There are a lot of reasons why I might dream of spending sunset at a particular place and Woodlands Beach Montserrat checks pretty much all of them.
What makes a great sunset?
While I may consider sunrises to be even more enchanting, I love a good sunset. Still, there are a few criteria that can take an end of day inevitability and transform it into an experience to remember.
First, exotic destinations always make a sunset better. The more off-the-beaten-path, the better in my opinion.
But besides just being different, it makes a huge difference if your location is also gorgeous and ideally warm!
Next, it’s all about the company. Who are you there with? Or sometimes, who are you there without? The answer to either of those questions can make all the difference in the world.
And finally, what’s the unique state of the sky on that particular day?
A Woodlands Beach Montserrat sunset
Before I go into all the ways that Woodlands Beach Montserrat checks all my boxes, take a look and see for yourself!
Exotic destination? Check! Montserrat is one of the most exotic destinations in the whole Caribbean.
As for Woodlands Beach Montserrat, it’s possibly my favorite ebony beach on the island. Found about halfway down the west side of the island, it’s nearly a quarter-mile-long strip of beautiful black sand beach bookended on either end with soaring onyx cliffs facing directly west. Perfect for being painted in color as the last rays of sunset fall over the Leeward Islands. To say it’s picturesque is an understatement.
On this particular day, I’d spent the past few hours swimming, listening to great music, drinking, and chilling at Woodlands with a clutch of new local friends and my brother Steve. It was the quintessential Caribbean beach lime. But as the sun began to sink low, most everyone separated for a moment to just take in the spectacle. Warm with fresh friendship, rum, and the clear Caribbean sea; it was, in a word, perfect.
And luckily, the sky didn’t disappoint. The horizon practically caught fire as the sun descended into the water.
Woodlands Beach Montserrat truly delivers a sunset to remember and aspire to re-experience!
More on Montserrat, our volcano paradise, here.