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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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Location, Location, Location

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 July 2016
bcdonthego2016
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Newark, Delaware
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Newark, Delaware
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9 reviews
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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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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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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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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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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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Thank Malik N
Germantown, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

Worth the trip! Great views of the beach that was extended by the pyroclastic flow and of the volcano. There is a covered area to keep you out of the sun, picnic tables, restrooms, and viewing binoculars.

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Montserrat
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Up close to the eastern flank of the still active volcano. Bonus: nearby beach newly deposited by volcano runoff.

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Thank Pamela H
michigan
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2015

LOVED the view here of the Volcano. The only better I thought was near Plymouth in zone C. The facilities are pretty over grown and could use cleaned up but I was shocked to see bathrooms and more shocked when I looked in to see them clean and stocked.

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