What We Love
- The castaway vibe — with just 18 rooms, the resort is secluded and intimate
- White Bay Beach, along with the resort’s six other nearby beaches
- Gourmet selections at the on-site restaurant
- An aromatherapy massage overlooking the beach
What To Know
- Not all units have AC, but ocean breezes are plentiful
- No TV or phones in Seaview Cottages (but there is WiFi)
- There’s no gym or pool
- No locks on any of the doors, except the wine cellar
- Free WiFi
Getting yourself on island time is easy on Guana. After arriving on a skiff, guests hop in a golf cart, tropical drink in hand, and whizz past resident flamingos and salt ponds before arriving at check-in. It’s only a matter of time before you’ll be swimsuit-clad and lounging on the beach. Named for a prominent rocky outcropping that resembles the head of an iguana, Guana Island is an 850-acre nature preserve where meandering stone paths bordered with fragrant jasmine and frangipani trees lead to detached cottages and villas perched on a ridge, each with crisp whitewashed walls and floors and private terraces, a great spot to enjoy the trade wind breezes. The “club,” a historic stone building dating to the 18th century (when the island was a Quaker sugar plantation), serves as a gathering place for meals and the nightly cocktail hour.
In the Area
Mornings are best for a hike on one of the 26 diverse trails; as for the afternoon, enjoy a sun-soaked seat on the beach. Come dinner, the resort’s restaurant turns out delicacies like conch chowder and grilled local lobster with melted butter. While there are not many people on this island, there are numerous activities and chances to see wildlife, including the Guana iguana.
How to Get There
Beautiful, peaceful getaway, in an intimate setting, with wonderful food, clear blue warm water, many hiking trails. Best for adults or older children (teens). Staff were very accommodating to special requests.
just got back from Guana Island and for the first time ever on a vacation, i am truly sad to be home. As a former Peter Islander, i did not thiink anywhere else could as nice and private , yet Guana proved me wrong. From the start, the booking manager made me feel great about my decision and the employees could not have been any nicer or more thoughtful. Awesome food and great rooms. I am not sure i want to post this for fear of too many people going and ruining it!
Guana Island is one of the best resorts we have ever stayed at. The property is unique and very private. The staff is excellent. They make you feel pampered and also are genuinely friendly and always helpful. Every single meal, breakfast lunch and dinner, were perfectly prepared, the service was five star, and the table and views unforgettable. We loved our hike to Crab Cove, and the snorkeling on the far side of the dock was easy to reach from the beach, and saw tons of fish. Make sure to visit the orchard. Takes some effort to get here, but worth it.
Guana Island Resort offers a beautiful setting, comfortable rooms with great views, and excellent food. The staff is attentive, accommodating and warm without being intrusive. Relax or engage in a host of activities included in the rate. Sitting on your verandah and reading a good book is a treat.
Bring walking shoes for the hills if you want to do some exploring, but carts will get you to and from the beach and tennis court.
The island was beyond spectacular. The service was fantastic. The weather was perfect. The rooms were beautiful. But the food was not all that great. They try too hard to be avant-garde and foodie and it misses. Nothing is simple. They would do well to be a little more traditional with the cuisine.