We travelled from the UK for a week at Guana. The holiday was arranged by Joyce at BVI holidays who did a marvellous job. It was a long journey; BA from Gatwick to Antigua, then 2 hours wait, 90 mins Liat to Tortola, then 10 mins on the boat. However it was so worth it.
I consider myself well travelled, as a beach lover we've been to several Caribbean & Indian Ocean Islands, but we were blown away by Guana.
It's a large island, with stunning beaches but due to their policy of not building any more accommodation it's incredibly private. The website depicts the natural beauty of the island, however we found it much more luxurious that we had imagined. The rooms are simple, but very well equipped; comfortable beds, coffee maker, wifi, endless supplies of towels etc.
We were most impressed by the staff. Jason in reservations was really helpful before our departure & management are very visible & customer oriented. Some guests commented that they'd seen Key Limes in the orchard, Hannah arranged for us to have Key Lime pie the next day. Another couple fancied Lobster before their departure, no problem, we were all offered it.
There are so many activities from hiking, canoeing, tennis, paddle boarding & fantastic snorkelling it's impossible to be bored. My husband really enjoyed the fishing (he took his own fly rod) though despite a lot of effort he didn't catch the 70lb Tarpon.
If it's down time you're after this is the place. It's impossible not to relax, all the cottages have lovely porches with a spectacular views. We spent hours in the rocking chairs, reading & snoozing.
I don't know if we were especially lucky but really enjoyed the company of the other guests. No one was a repeat guest (although I suspect we all will be). Most people enjoyed time alone in the day, although many of us played a riotous game of cricket on the beach one afternoon, but guests tend to meet for cocktails before dinner. We were asked when we arrived if we would prefer communal dining, if we'd said not we would have been on a table for two. As it was we had some fabulous evenings with the other guests, which were one our highlights.
I can't recommend Guana enough. It's the perfect location for couples to relax in splendid isolation. I suspect we'll be those repeat guests I've read about. I may well become a Guana Groupie!
I'd be happy for anyone to contact me regarding this trip. We've also been to PSV, so would happily compare it required.
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