First Ever Dive Festival in June 2009 in Montserrat

   May 2009 Issue – Revised Edition

First Ever Dive Festival Coming in June
 The Green Monkey Dive Shop with the support of the Montserrat Tourist
Board (MTB) and the Montserrat Tourism Challenge Fund (MTCF) will host
the destination’s inaugural Montserrat Dive Festival from June 27 – July
4, 2009. Held in conjunction with Montserrat’s bi-annual Reef Check
Program, the scheduled dive program includes a free Coral Reef
Conservation Specialty course, discounted Peak Performance Buoyancy
course and two tank dive trip to the elusive Redonda Island. The
Montserrat Dive Festival will also offer activities for adults, children
and non-divers including scenic boat tours to Plymouth, land tours and
kayaking trips.  Dive festival registration is $25 USD and includes a
2009 Montserrat Dive Festival & Reef Check T-shirt, welcome cocktail
reception, reef check classroom instruction and reef check dives
including tanks and weights (buoyancy control device and regulator
additional), PADI/Project AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty course
(certificate card additional), BBQ and Beach Party, and 20 – 30%
discount on all dives and scheduled activities. For more information,
visit <>  or call
(664) 496 2960 or 496 3483.

Tropical Mansion Suites Summer Vacation Packages
 Offering more bang for the buck, guests can take advantage of the
following summer vacation packages at Montserrat’s only hotel, Tropical
Mansion Suites. US$80 Dive Festival Rate – In conjunction with
Montserrat’s first-ever dive festival, guests receive accommodations,
daily breakfast for two, airport transfers, rental vehicle, and
complimentary late check-out for a rate of $79.99 per night, per person.
Rate is valid from June 15 – August 1, 2009, based on double occupancy
and requires a six-night minimum stay. There is also an US$ 86 Weekend
Getaway Package and a Volcano Adventure Package for US$97.50.  The rates
for both of these pacakges are per person, per night, based on double
occupancy, and valid from May 15 – September 15, 2009.  A speical Family
Vacation Package is also available upon request from the hotel. Package
rate can be adjusted based on the number of travelers by calling the
hotel.  For reservations or more information, visit <> , email
<>  or call 664.491.8767.

Montserrat Now Has its Own Facebook Page
 The island of Montserrat can now be viewed on Facebook. The Montserrat
page is a virtual way to experience Montserrat, where you can view
recent articles, photos, videos, events and other related items. The
Montserrat page has a current fan base of over 1000 persons and
continues to grow rapidly.  To become a member of the growing Montserrat
fan-base and to add your own personal pictures or experiences of
Montserrat go to

ZDF TV From Germany Visits Montserrat
During the period May 7-12th, 2009, a four man crew from ZDF TV in
Germany visited Montserrat, to film a documentary on the island. ZDF is
Europe’s largest television station and the documentary on Montserrat
will air during the 2009 Christmas period to an estimated audience of 5
million viewers.  Mr. Juergen Podzkiewitz, a producer with ZDF TV in
Germany, visited Montserrat earlier this year on a scouting mission.
His visit convinced him that Montserrat had a tourism product offer that
was unique enough to warrant the production of a documentary.   

Montserrat Featured in Lonely Planet Magazine
Montserrat is featured in  an 11-page spread in the June 2009 print
edition of the Lonely Planet Magazine UK.  The piece was written by UK
comedian and journalist John O’Farrell who visited Montserrat during the
2009 St. Patrick’s Week celebrations.  The link below provides a
five-page preview of the piece on Montserrat (scroll to pages 29-33 for
the online edition of the story).

Win a Free Villa Vacation
A chance to win a free villa vacation to Montserrat is still open. For
details and to enter online go to

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 Upcoming Events        
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Guest House <>

snorkler <>

masqueraders <>
Whit Monday Holiday
June 1st

Rotary Club Road Relay
June 1st

Queen’s Birthday Parade
June 13th
Laugh Out Loud featuring Paul Keens Douglas
June 14th

Queen’s Birthday Public Holiday
June 15th
Montserrat Dive Festival
June 27th – July 4th
Summer Drama Camp
July 1st – August 31st
Calabash Festival
July 11th – 19th
Cudjoe Head Celebrations (20th Anniversary)
July 30th – Aug 1st
Look Out Day
Date to be confirmed
Emancipation Day Public Holiday
August 3rd
St. Peter Parish Bazaar August 3rd  

June 5, 2009 Road to Wellness Workshop in Antigua

Become Proactive
Nasir Harris, N.D. – Herbs/Iridology
Jenita James & Earl Smith – Fitness & Exercise
Norma Fabian, Reflexologist – Reflexology
Jacinta Fenton, HHC – Food Therapy and Detoxification
DATE: FRIDAY June 5, 2009
TIME: 7PM – 10PM
Refreshments will be available
To be held at
Sir George Walter Hwy. Btwn Romeos Plumbing and Antigua Machine Works
Contributions   $10.00 
For More Info Call:.  268 780-8752

Radisson SAS Alcron in Prague activities for May 2009


2 Bloor Street West, Suite 1500
Toronto, Ontario
M4W 3E2
Tel: 416-363-9928, Fax:

  Dear Sir/Madam I would like to introduce you our new issue of ALCRON TODAY including news from the Alcron Hotel, special culinary offers and programs. You can find it at / section media/ or you can open it HERE  In this issue you can read about

  • the gala evening with 3 chefs from the Alcron (Pohlreich/ Stift/ Paulus),
  • the new program Dance evenings held every Friday in the La Rotonde Restaurant
  • the program Little Alcron starting end of August.

Shoud you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me at any time.   With my best regards,  Martina Pavlíková 736 606 905  Martina Pavlíková (Tkačová) | PR Manager | Radisson SAS Alcron Hotel Štěpánská 40 | Prague 1 | Czech Republic Tel: +420 222 820 220 | Fax: +420 222 820 120 Email: | |   Aktuální číslo časopisu ALCRON TODAY si můžete prohlédnout ZDE / For our latest issue of ALCRON TODAY please click HERE.  May 2009 in Radisson

Sailing to Montserrat from Antigua

See below from OnDeck regarding sailing trips to Montserrat from Antigua during St. Patrick’s Week Celebrations.

Please circulate to as many persons as possible.



St Paddy’s Day Knees-up in Montserrat? You gotta be kidding!

Montserrat is the only country outside of Ireland to declare St Patricks Day a National holiday and boy do they do it big time with a week of cultural events, music, parades and parties. If you haven’t been there then there is no better time to experience the warmth of the people and the spectacular nature of the island all washed down with a drop of the “The Devil’s Buttermilk “(Guinness!)

Make the adventure a truly memorable one by sailing the 5 hour passage there and back on board Ondeck’s spectacular Farr 65’s round-the-world ocean going yachts

Itinerary (all optional apart from the sailing)

Monday 16th March

0800 Set sail from AYCM Falmouth

1200-1300 Arrive Montserrat

Afternoon sightseeing

Evening events available including live music

Tuesday 17th March St Patrick’s Day

0600 Freedom Run/Walk

0700 Community fun sports and breakfast

1030 Legends and folktales

1300 St Patricks Day Parade

1400 Heritage Day & Feast

Sunset Ole Time Bingo

Evening Party!

Wednesday 18th March


1200 Meet back at the port for return trip

1800 + arrive back in Falmouth

Return sailing rate = $189USD per person

Passports required 15th March for clearance

Full list of events on

To book your Sail please call +1 268 562 6696

To find out more about Ondeck go to or email

Article in Caribbean Property Magazine

See link below to a very comprehensive piece on Montserrat in this month’s Caribbean Property Magazine – which has 250,000 monthly web visitors and 380,000+ opt in subscribers.  Note they got the access part wrong and we are trying to get them to correct it.

Ishwar Persad
Marketing Manager
Montserrat Tourist Board
P.O. Box 7, Brades
Montserrat, West Indies
Ph: (664) 491 2230/8730
Fax: (664) 491 7430

Facebook page for Montserrat

Please see link below to the Facebook Page that has been set up for Montserrat to promote tourism to the island.  Please check out the page and become fans.

Also please forward the link to anyone else who might be interested in Montserrat or to persons in your Facebook contact list.

The page has just been set up so we will be adding a lot of content as we go along.  The page will be administered by the Montserrat Tourist Board. 



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