Guana Island in the British Virgin Islands is an exclusive reserve. Ninety percent of Guana Island remains wild but has a private resort, which holds just 35 guests in 18 rooms. The island is 850-acres of tropical beauty, making it one of the region’s largest islands. It offers an abundance of natural diversity such as tropical forests, mountains, hills, and valleys.
With abundant humidity, temperatures feel hot all year with a chance of rain throughout most of the year. The warmest time to visit Guana Island is August, July, and then September. However, moderate breezes and scattered rain showers help cool the heat.
Places to See
- Ruins of an old community. The recorded history of Guana Island begins in the 18th century. In fact, it started with the establishment of the “Quaker Experiment”—a sugarcane farming community. Ruins of the settlement are still visible on the island today.
- 7 magnificent white powder-sand beaches. You may even catch a glimpse of the local flock of flamingos.
- Crab Cove is the perfect place to swim with large, oceanic fishes such as tuna and king mackerel.
Things to Do
- Swim, paddleboard, or kayak
- Snorkel and dive. With three very distinct reef areas, the island offers amazing underwater experiences for everyone, from beginning snorkelers to hardcore, world-class divers. Snorkelers in the know will tell you not to miss a trip to Monkey Point. For experienced divers, Guana’s windward, rough-water North Bay has excellent deep reefs and wrecks. White Bay is a calm area with small reefs in shallow water. Muskmelon Bay is a deep bay with spectacular reefs at 60-80 feet.
- Hike. Hiking and walking trails are maintained throughout the Island.
Marinas and Anchorages
There are no marinas on Guana Island, however White Bay has mooring balls.