Montserrat remains a Caribbean secret, quaintly reminiscent of the 1950s, a far cry from neighbouring Antigua. With so little tourism, and as Montserratians are unfailingly welcoming, visitors become part of island life. An active volcano (an entirely safe distance away) makes for a fascinating expedition, as do numerous guided forest treks.
I discovered Montserrat during a trip to the Caribbean in 1999 when I and my family were invited to stay with friends. We fell in love with the island.
Sea Song is a world away from the heightened energy of London and our family visit as often as we can. We have made quite a few changes to the house in the intervening years, but its essence remains the same – serenity, beauty and tranquillity.