Guana Island in Guana Island, British Virgin Islands
Imagine 850 acres of undisturbed natural beauty - an entire private island with eight white sand beaches to call your own. This is Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands, where the caress of the Caribbean meets the vast sweep of the Atlantic. Boasting a tradition of low-key luxury and acres of privacy per guest, this former sugarcane plantation offers some of the most distinctive accommodations in the region. From the exclusive Beach Cottage, which is the only house on the island's stunning north shore, to the hilltop private hideaways that boast private terraces and commanding sea views - Guana Island is a true discovery.
Whether bathing in gentle trade winds on your patio or taking a massage on White Bay Beach, you will revel in the art of relaxation. You can explore miles of hiking and walking trails, and if you are feeling energetic, climb to the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain. For yoga you will find the calm of the Garden of Eden, and when snorkeling you can claim your own reef. From deep-sea fishing and scenic cruises to fresh seafood dinners and castaway picnics on secluded beaches, island living has never been so sublime.
Location of Guana Island
Nearest Airport: EIS
Amenities for Guana Island
- General Information
- 18 Guest Rooms
- Private Dining
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa Services
- Laundry Service
- High-Speed Internet Access
- Tennis Courts
- In-Room Amenities
- No Televisions or Telephones
- Private Terraces
- Table Tennis
- Bocce Ball
- Active & Adventure
- All Inclusive
Reviews for Guana Island
Guana Island is fabulous!! 850 acres to explore. Terrific hiking trails. 7 beaches (you do have to hike to some of these-which is fun in itself). Only 15 rooms.That's only 30 guests max. One of the most attentive and by far friendliest staffs we've encountered. Neat accommodations. Outstanding chef with 3 gourmet meals a day included (you can even gourmet dine for lunch at the beach every day if you wish). Did I mention you'll have the expansive beach almost to yourself. All kinds of non-motorized water sports. Good snorkeling in crystal clear waters. If you are looking for quiet, some good ole fashioned pampering I can't think of a better place...and we've been to a bunch of difference places in the Caribbean. This has to be #1.
Larry G - Washington DC, District of Columbia
This was our second trip to Guana and will certainly not be our last. As we did last year, we found exactly the right combination of activity (hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding) and relaxation (lounging on the beach, floating in the water). The staff continue to be just wonderful and really make your stay perfect in every way. There are only 15 or so rooms, including villas, which are variable in size, whether they need and have AC, and the different views. Call for reservations and talk to Jason about what you're looking for. We've stayed in Fallen Jerusalem #1 twice and just loved it. The wildlife was in full view this year and we saw stout iguanas every day, a great array of birds, sea turtles around the dock and raft -- clearly the work to keep the island healthy and productive is working. The orchard also looks to be thriving and we loved seeing the new chickens. We also had the right combination of "alone time" and social time and met really interesting and enjoyable people again. The food was fantastic. This is a truly special place and we're so grateful to know we can come back again.
Kathleen E - Atlanta, Ga
I really wish I could lie and tell everyone that Guana was overrated and poorly run so that it never becomes discovered...and I kind of hope that the eclectic group of patrons quietly continue to visit year after year and nothing ever changes...because Guana in simply the best. I cannot find one negative comment to make about the experience my wife and I just had on Guana Island. From the ride over on their private boat from the airport to the warm greeting we received even though we missed our connecting flight and arrived late in the evening (where they kept the kitchen staff up to feed us a welcome meal). The island is stunning, the staff beyond superb, the accommodations with views that will blow your mind at every turn. It was the first vacation in a very long time where we could truly unplug and focus on nothing but happiness because that is the vibe this place (and the staff) gives off. If you are looking for crazy nightlife, parties, casinos, flashing lights, and people with attitudes telling you how rich they are, then avoid Guana. This place is for real people with interesting backgrounds from all walks of life. One last comment...the food...I am a foody and I will honestly say that Guana competes head to head with some of the finest restaurants I have visited in the world.
Businessman4000 - Sparta, Illinois
This is the most perfect place, ever. The room was wonderful. We had a great view and every morning we lounged around in our robes drinking nespresso before heading to breakfast. The meals were fantastic. It was like eating at a top restaurant every lunch and night. You have the choice to be on communal tables or to dine privately. We mixed it up, but the communal tables are where you get to meet interesting people. The beaches, hikes, water sports all make for a very entertaining vacation. Do as much or as little as you want. The staff are fabulous. They greet everyone with a smile. Not everyone will get an opportunity to go to Guana, but if you do, don't hesitate. You will never regret it
nicolatwig - san diego
We visited the place in late May-early June and the weather was not the best - windy, which made for a not so great first night of sleep. The staff was extremely nice and accommodating and we ended up moving to a different room, in a less windy location and with an A/C unit, which helped in part with the noise and the very high humidity. Snorkeling - water visibility was poor on most of the days, which made for less than optimal snorkeling, but on the one day where the conditions were good, the snorkeling was nothing to write home about. Hawaii is by far better, and in the Caribbean, there are better reefs on neighboring islands like St. John. Dining - food was great at lunch and good at dinner, and the chefs were extremely friendly and willing to share their wisdom with us. We left with the recipe for what must be the most tender and flavorful preparation of octopus we have ever had. The wine they provide is of average to low quality. Nature - The vegetation on the island is very nice, there were many different kinds of birds and seeing flamingos at the pond on my morning runs was a nice addition to the "not very many times in my life" stack of experiences. The Atlantic side was rougher, with a wild beauty to it, and it was great to have that contrast. The bugs were terrible, both mosquitoes and sand flies; we are usually okay with picaridin-based repellent, but we had to go for the DEET here. The hikes to and from the main beach are not super-strenuous, but add humidity to the equation and the situation changes drastically. The seclusion that we were looking for was not exactly as we had imagined/hoped for, the common areas, while very charming and with a rustic elegance to them, are very tiny and you inevitably are in the vicinity of people. The staff, again, is very good at setting your dinner table based on your preference of dining alone or with people, but for breakfast and lunch you are sometimes stuck at the communal tables.
zabi_chi - Kentfield, California