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Address: Montserrat
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Jack Boy Hill Viewing Facility strategically positioned to view the...

Jack Boy Hill Viewing Facility strategically positioned to view the volcano

and surrounding environs including the abandoned airport and destroyed

Eastern villages. The Facility includes:

                  - A Viewing Platform

                  - A Concession Area

                  - Picnic Areas with seating

                  - Toilet Facilities

                  - A telescope to zoom in on the volcano

                  - A mini-trail

                  - Barbecue Grills

                  - Landscaped Areas

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Very Cool!

I think the roads have just very recently been fixed. Lots of sections of fresh concrete. The roads weren't that bad at all. The worst is right at the end, we would have driven... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
sambrown19
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Uxbridge, Canada
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Uxbridge, Canada
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think the roads have just very recently been fixed. Lots of sections of fresh concrete. The roads weren't that bad at all. The worst is right at the end, we would have driven right down to the new beach, but it looked a little shifty without 4x4. We viewed the beach and volcano from the last curve before you... More 

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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We drove a very long way over some very bad roads to get to the overlook. You could see the mud/ash flow that covered the old airport but it did not seem to be worth the hassle of the long drive. There was just a chimney sticking up. That was it.

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Thank Bruce S
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place was not easy to find. After a few wrong turns and help from friendly locals, we found it. The views were well worth the trip. The coast road has several good vantage points for photographing ocean vistas.

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Thank LJGD48
Newark, Delaware
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10 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

Honestly, it is just a viewing platform for the volcano. But there is parking, a few picnic tables, and fixed free binoculars. What makes this a '5'. Lets start with easy and ample parking, extra clean facilities, well-tended tables and deck, and a great view. We've been to lots of 'viewing facilities' that are deteriorating - no facilities - dirty... More 

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1 Thank bcdonthego2016
Montserrat, Caribbean
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Clean environment which gives one a clear view of the volcano, and neighboring islands of Antigua, and Guadeloupe to some extent. The pyroclastic fan which destroyed Montserrat’s airport can be seen from this area. Noise from non natural sources is almost totally absent.

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2 Thank darroux33
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

Yes, the road is not in the best of conditions, but I suppose I've been in worse here in the US. Take it slowly and enjoy the ride. The viewing facility is a well manicured garden park with plenty of picnic tables and even a large grill. If we had known we would have packed a lunch. There is a... More 

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2 Thank Mark V
Scotland
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016

The old road from little bay is in bad condition but with a jeep you can drive to the view point and look over the destruction caused by the volcano. It's hard to believe that the airport lies hurried in the ash and bolder field right in front of you.

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Thank marrda
Columbia, South Carolina
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

Jack Boy Hill offered amazing view of volcano. Very serene and quiet. Great place to take amazing photos.

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Thank Chara H
Laguna Beach, California
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016

We visited this viewing area twice. While it is a shame that Montserrat allows the viewing to be next to a trash site (what are they thinking !?!?), it is worth the drive to see...would be interested to view at sunset.

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Thank JeffLebowski92651
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12 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

Best view we experienced on the island. Working toilets and provided with paper ! Picnic tables and lovely flowers. A free binnacles set. Some wild donkeys (ca. 600 on the island) that you can sometimes see on the lava flow. You can not really see any part of the aeroport except an about 10m cheminee from an old sugar industry... More 

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