Four Places More Difficult to Get to Than Montserrat
It may seem to some as a trek to get to our little bit of paradise but trust me there are places on this planet that are harder to reach. Here are a few of them.
North Sentinel Island
Located 400 miles from Myanmar, North Sentinel is one of the 572 islands making up the Andaman chain in the Indian Ocean’s Bay of Bengal.
Tristan da Cunha
Tristan da Cunha with a population of 266 people is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world. Located in the South Atlantic archipelago is part of the British Overseas Territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha.
There’s no airstrip and you need to have permission before you can show up. You’ll also need to set up your own transportation, which means taking a multi-purpose mail/cargo/passenger ship from Cape Town, South Africa. The trip takes six days and is a total of 1,540 miles.
1,000 miles from Antarctica is the glacier covered island of Bouvet. Its cliffs are sheer and in winter, its seas are pack ice.
Less than 200 people reside on the world’s 10th largest island found up in the Canadian Arctic.
Make your way to Ottawa or Montreal, Canada then fly north to Iqaluit. From the capital of Nunavut, located on the also remote Baffin Island via an almost four hour flight. Then fly to Resolute from Iqaluit. You will have to stop in Arctic Bay on the way to Resolute in a flight that will take more than 4 hours total.
In Resolute, get on a Prop Plane to Grise Fiord. Grise Fiord is the only Airport on the island and is served infrequently by charters and cargo flights, so it’s probably best to plan ahead for this flight.
Getting to Montserrat often feels like it will take days upon days but it really doesn’t have to.
International flights from across the globe land in our closest neighbour Antigua daily. From there, you can take the ferry which is a 90-minute ride or get a 20-minute flight on Fly Montserrat or SVG Air. Yes, some preparation is needed as the ferry does not run daily (Check the current ferry schedule here). However, we are definitely worth the extra planning.