We selected Guana Island as our honeymoon destination based on its reputation for beautiful surroundings, a relaxing atmosphere, and opportunities for privacy. It far exceeded our expectations in every single way.
From the moment of our arrival on the dock, we were struck by the beauty of the island and warmth of the staff. After a brief tour of the grounds, we were escorted to our sea-view cottage (Eleuthera). The cottage was very private, with a porch overlooking the sunset each evening. While it didn't have air-conditioning (apparently some of them do), we found the large screened windows and ceiling fans to keep us cool and refreshed, especially as night.
The rooms are spacious and clean. While we were out on the beach most of the day, we were always excited to head back to the cabin for afternoon naps and some...privacy :)
One thing to note is that the screen, while generally in great condition, don't keep out every single thing. We found a few small lizards (which we actually loved), chilling in our bathroom, and reading lights after dark could attract a few tiny moths. We didn't have any run-ins with biting insects or mosquitoes.
Outside the room, the island is gorgeous. I've included a few photos, since words simply can't do it justice. The beaches were pristine, and the grounds were beautiful. We especially enjoyed the wildlife: iguanas, pelicans, lizards, crabs, and a variety of birds.
Meals were, without exception, phenomenal. Breakfast and lunch offered a huge amount of variety, with fresh fruit (much of it grown on the island) was the best I've ever had. Dinners were quiet, romantic, and delicious.
I could go on about what else we loved (snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, outdoor movie in the 'Garden of Eden'), but I suggest you go check out the island for yourself. This is not a vacation for people who want to go out on the town every night. If you're looking for a place to ditch your cell phone, forget about 'real life', and completely unwind in a nearly untouched setting, Guana is for you.
We can't wait to return for an anniversary down the road, and will continue to recommend the island to our friends and family!
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- Guana Island Tortola
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