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“Great view and nice facilities - take a picnic!”

Ranked #6 of 24 things to do in Montserrat
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Owner description: 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
Reviewed 27 March 2014

This takes a bit of a drive to get to but it has been thoughtfully developed with not only a great view of the volcano and what is left of the old airport, but a nice garden, viewing deck, picnic benches.

Thank Phil C
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Reviewed 24 February 2014

The drive to Jack Boy Hill was difficult due to road construction. We had to wait at several places to get by the work being done. It will be a very nice drive when complete. The view of the pyroclastic flow into the ocean was amazing. This was the only spot that we could see the sulphur dioxide plumes rising from the crater. Bring Binoculars. The property is well maintained and has flowering gardens all around the observation deck. There are restrooms but no other facilities.

2  Thank PLnDBRA
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Reviewed 17 January 2014

This was a great place to see the volcano. The flowers and greenery were very nice as well. I recommend the drive.

Thank KJTripps
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

The Jack Boy Hill Viewing Facility is some distance away from all the island's towns and villages and takes some time to reach along a poorly maintained road. Stop off at the new football stadium along the way to break the journey and see this new FIFA funded project.
The Jack Boy Hill facility is unfortunately situated next to the island's garbage dump which can be a bit smelly but the views when inside are well worth it.
There is ample parking and free entrance is through a self operating metal gate. Walk through the gardens to the wooden balcony for the most amazing views of the volcano and the damage it has done including the destroyed airport at your feet in the valley below. There are picnic tables in the grounds if you wish to linger. The original bar in the grounds is now closed down so bring your own drinks!

1  Thank Richard A
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Reviewed 16 July 2013

Getting to Jack Boy Hill takes a while to get to mainly due to the pot-holed road. I think it was about an hour from Little Bay (maybe a few minutes less). The views at JBH as well as along the way were great. The observation post was nicely landscaped and well kept. It is definetly worth the drive out to it.

Note: you will be playing peek-a-boo with the volcano due to the sulfur clouds it is immiting so do not expect to see a blue sky and volcano top.

2  Thank Eric P
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