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Charming
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Snorkeling
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Tennis court
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
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Ocean view
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Guana Island hotel emerges as a sanctuary of service excellence, with guests frequently celebrating the staff's attentive and professional demeanor. The rooms earn high marks for their comfort and impressive sunset vistas, adding to the overall tranquil yet vibrant atmosphere of the resort. While opinions on value vary, the consensus on the hotel's amenities and location is overwhelmingly positive, with many visitors enchanted by the serene natural beauty and the array of activities. However, some guests feel the costs may not always align with their expectations of service and dining quality.
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Expensive
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Katya A wrote a review Aug 2022
London, United Kingdom
Hotel's Favorite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our trip so much that almost don’t want to post this review to keep this island a secret for longer! We travelled as a couple on our babymoon holiday. Guana Island is a family owned private island with a small, luxurious but subtle resort for 30 guests which makes you feel like you’re staying with a family friend. The beaches and island itself are gorgeous - lots of hiking, water activities, private areas to relax. The nature is beautiful. The food is absolutely exceptional. The staff are super friendly, helpful and discreet. Really couldn’t have asked for a better holiday and will definitely be coming back!
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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WesternMassfamily wrote a review Jan 2020
Springfield, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I spent a wonderful week on Guana Island this month. It was our first visit to the island, which was somewhat unusual, as most couples we met had come yearly for many years. What distinguishes this resort from all others in the
Caribbean we have visited for the past 30 years is its sense of community. Meals are all enjoyed at large tables with other guests, who were about half American and half European when we visited. The number of guests on the island ranged from 6-18, so you really have a chance to meet some interesting world travelers. This offers some safety as well—if you fell off a cliff while hiking and did not make it to dinner, your fellow guests and the staff would send someone to find you. Rooms and resort seem to be improved after the renovations following the September 2017 hurricane, according to many guests.
Pros:
1. Unbelievably quiet, without TV, radio or cars.
2. Plenty to do on the water. We enjoyed kayaks, snorkeling, and Hobie wave when it was not too windy.
3. Many hiking trails cleared after Hurricane Irma in 2017.
4. Some of the best food we have ever had in the Caribbean, and all included. Dinners were all 4 courses, with one night having an 8 course tasting farm to table menu! Generous paired wines with lunch and dinner.
5. Nice grass tennis court. We played doubles with another couple.
6. Superb staff who knows your names.
Cons:
1. Challenging to get there from the US. Best way is to fly to Puerto Rico and take a Cape Air flight to Beef Island. A boat from Trellis Bay, close to the Airport, will take you to Guana.
2. Beds in rooms are quite firm.
3. If your goal is to remain anonymous and spend all of your time with your partner, such as on a honeymoon, this may not be the best destination for you.
Overall, a great week. We would go back for the food alone, and might try another week or month in the future for variety.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DivemasterTK wrote a review Aug 2021
Marlborough, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Whenever someone asks about Guana Island, I always say "It's not for everyone, but it's perfect for us!" If you want non stop entertainment, shopping, TV, crowds, etc., go elsewhere. But if you like nature at its finest, quiet, a perfect beach, great food, etc., you've found the right place

Once again, we had the pleasure of staying on Guana Island in July 2021 after having to postpone our 2020 trip five times due to the pandemic. Jason Goldberg is always at the top of his game to arrange the perfect trip and reaccomodating you when plans change for various reasons - all you have to do is call him at the 800# or send him an e-mail. He truly makes everything happen.

We also had the unusual pleasure of staying in two separate rooms this time around. While G2 has been our favorite due to the wonderful breezes, especially at night, we also were able to spend four delightful days in the 2 bedroom North Beach Cottage with its own private pool. While G2 is a stones throw from the main building, the NBC comes equipped with its own golf cart so you don't have to climb the 700 ft from its location to the main building or to get to the beach on the other side of the island. NBC is the perfect place for people who may want extra privacy. It comes with a great kitchen!

As always, the staff is top notch. Everyone is on a first name basis and it truly feels homey. The meals excellent with your choice of Meat, Fish or Vegetarian for lunch and dinner and great choices for breakfast. If you have a special dietary request, it's easily taken care of. Chef Miguel has been doing an excellent job in the kitchen.

The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The beds are the perfect firmness. The shower is hot with plentiful water. A/C and ceiling fans do the trick.

Sylvia is the best down at the beach. Whether is lunch or drinks or getting you to where you need to go, she is there to help with a smile. The private beach is the best in the BVI. We spent all day, every day at the beach

There are numerous hiking trails around the island and, in non-pandemic times, various trips to the other islands are easily arranged. All you have to do is ask. You also have a beach side spa with menu choices for everyone.

I cannot recommend Guana more. It is truly our favorite spot for well deserved down time. Our hat is off to the entire gang for making us feel so welcome during a difficult time in the world.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jcostasprint wrote a review May 2022
Alexandria, Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The experience of Guana Island is amazing! The staff go above and beyond to make your trip enjoyable. Sampson was our favorite host at the beach every day. There is a perfect mix of available activities and relaxation. White Bay Beach has the softest sand and clearest water. There is not a bad view on the entire island. This is the most unique all-inclusive resort with amazing food from chef Clayton. The menus are curated to the guests and different every day. The seafood options were our favorite and the best we’ve had. The meals are scheduled at certain times of the day at the clubhouse but they also offer to bring your lunch to the beach. We enjoyed the breaks for meals and helped us plan out our days. They make it easy to socialize with other guests at cocktail hour and optional group dining which helped us meet some amazing people on our trip. The rooms are private and we were able to watch the sunset over the water on our terrace. The island is buggy at night but they provide bug spray in every room and in common areas. We enjoyed the iguanas on the island and they were never a bother to us. We would definitely recommend exploring the island and doing an Orchard Tour. This was truly a dream honeymoon and we hope to be back in the future!
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Date of stay: May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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katN21856 wrote a review Mar 2023
Greenville, South Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We visited Guana Island with my 79 year old mother and our two adult children. It was the perfect place for our multigenerational group. We stayed in the Jost Villa which was the largest on the island with 4 bedrooms and incredible views and a beautiful half-moon shaped infinity pool. The setting was much more beautiful than expected from the photos on the website. The island is an idyllic place for people who value privacy, minimalism, tradition, unspoiled natural beauty and dining on exquisitely prepared food. We enjoyed the cocktail hour before dinner where guests were expected to dress in smart casual attire and could gather to meet other guests many of whom had been frequenting the island for years. We spent the mornings tackling rugged and very challenging hikes and the afternoons swimming and kayaking at the beach. We were unable to snorkel because the sea was quite rough. The most appealing part was the absence of single use plastics as there is a water filtration system on the whole island and the reverence for preserving the diverse environment where native flora and fauna thrive and the complete lack of commercialism. This is a unique destination perfect for those seeking connection with nature, peace and quiet, seclusion, culinary excellence and attentive but un-intrusive service.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Brittany P wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Guana Island was our little bit of heaven on earth for 6 days. We stayed in Harbor House Villa which I can't recommend enough. We had gorgeous views of both oceans, relaxed in the chairs under the covered deck area, and enjoyed the private pool after our hikes around the island. One of the best parts was sitting in the hot tub after dinner looking into the star-filled sky and waiting for shooting stars. The villa was big, clean, and nicely decorated.

The food was incredible and we enjoyed eating in different areas each night. The service from staff was wonderful and no ask was too much. They organized a catamaran snorkel tour and speedboat half day snorkeling tour, both of which were great.

We both had massages which were fantastic and we highly recommend.

You can be as active or relax as much as you want on Guana. The water and views are beautiful and we met some great people while there.

This is a must visit place and we hope to be back soon!
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Room Tip: Harbor House Villa is amazing!
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C Lewis wrote a review Aug 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I have been fortunate to travel many places in the Caribbean and the world, and Guana Island is at the very top of the list. As another one of the guests described the hotel, "Guana ruins the rest of the Caribbean. There is no need to go anywhere else." After a week on island, we could not agree more.

We visited Guana for our honeymoon/first anniversary (as COVID delayed our trip a year). Jason Goldberg was phenomenal in accommodating us in every single way. From the second we stepped off the airplane on Beef Island to the moment we left, the Guana Island team provided an incredible vacation for us. If you have a request, they will make it happen!

This is a wonderful place to have a honeymoon. It is private, quiet, absolutely stunningly beautiful, and you can be as active or lazy as you want. A few highlights were sitting on the beach, hiking all over the island (especially to Chicken Rock), snorkeling, the orchard tour, sailing the Hobie, and watching the sunsets on top of the hill during cocktail hour ! The food is incredible and we loved dressing up for dinner and sharing our table with a few other guests some evenings.

The customer service sets Guana a part from other luxury hotels. Our bags were delayed due to a tight connection, and the Guana Island staff went out of their way to ensure we got our bags. Colin even went to the airport on his way home to check in. Kathleen, Sylvia, Eddie, and Colin greeted us with a smile and a laugh every day and you could not ask for better customer service. These folks are your friends!

It's difficult to fully describe Guana to someone who hasn't been, but its a luxury hotel without all the nickle-and-diming that hotel groups do, in the most incredible geographic setting, with incredible food and fabulous people. It's essentially your own private island. You certainly should go with no hesitation, and we will be back for the rest of our lives.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bear99 wrote a review Feb 2024
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Positives: It is a beautiful island. Great hiking. Fascinating wildlife (Iguanas, snakes, pelicans, and turtles). A stunning white sand beach and turquoise sea, great for swimming and water sports (although the sun umbrellas are small so there is a shortage of shade if you do not like sitting in the sun). The local staff are lovely, so kind and hard working. We particularly enjoyed meeting and sitting each evening with interesting people at communal dinner tables.

Unfortunately, there were some big negatives. The resort sells itself on providing "tranquillity in an unspoiled setting". However, our peace was disturbed in several ways:
1. Screaming young children. The resort has relaxed its policy and now accepts children all year round. A teenager even played music through portable speakers on the beach one day. Parents seemed oblivious to how this affected other guests.
2. A large group of 14 (three generations of one family) were very noisy. They all sat at one table for dinner and together on the beach. We were placed on the next table to them one evening and could hardly hear each other speak. The resort did not warn us in advance about this group, or we would have cancelled. We have since been told that family groups are common on Guana Island.
3. Diesel-fuelled jeeps, emitting a lot of unpleasant noise and fumes, roared up and down the hill and outside our room. Hardly in keeping with the Resort's claim to be eco-friendly.

Contrary to previous rave food reviews, we were disappointed. Meat and fish were often overcooked and dry, and desserts tended to be rather bland. Several repeat guests agreed that food quality had deteriorated. In the Caribbean we expect lots of fresh fruit at breakfast, but it was surprisingly limited. Guana is the first resort we have stayed at that never offered even bananas at breakfast.
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Date of stay: January 2024
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Guana Island, Other at Guana Island
Responded Feb 12, 2024
Dear Bear99, Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. I’m sorry to hear that the experience didn’t live up to your expectations and that we didn’t solve these problems to your satisfaction while you were on-island. I understand that you are already in touch with your travel agent and appreciate you sharing feedback with me via email as well. I shall also address your feedback here for clarity. Our policy on young children and family groups hasn’t changed in over 10 years. While this isn’t typically problematic, I realized that the 2 young children and family on island during your stay impacted your enjoyment and we are looking at how to better manage these elements in the future during the rare instances that it happens. We strive to prepare fresh organic meals and I’m sorry that we didn’t meet your standard. I will be meeting with the culinary department and our newly arrived pastry chef to ensure that these shortfalls are corrected. We aim to restrict our reliance on imported fruits and rely on our own organic orchard. Sadly while our banana supply is abundant the ripening schedule can occasionally leave us short. Our owners' commitment to being an eco-friendly island has encompassed many elements from being only 1% developed to a conservation program that has covered everything from marine to flora and fauna. In recent years we have transitioned to electric golf carts but found ourselves with waste batteries that have no recycling options in the BVI and we started reverting back to clean burning gas/petrol powered golf carts and mules. Yours sincerely, Andrew Marston Managing Director
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Fred S wrote a review Jul 2022
Livingston, New Jersey
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Guana is truly one of my favorite places to be. The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, and the scenery is amazing. The hotel rooms are somewhat on the more
"rustic" side, which I think actually adds to the unique ambiance. To be clear, you are not here for an ultra posh experience. You are here to experience some on the best hiking, snorkeling, and beautiful beaches in the world. 'You are not here to be in the best spa/pool/pampering type of vacation. Once you have that set in your mind, then you will truly appreciate this place. The mosquitoes are abundant, but with liberal use of bug spray you will be fine. Again the main experience here is to enjoy the ability to have entire beaches to yourself and your hiking partner. Be able to look 5 feet into the water and see a hundred varieties of tropical rainbow fish without having to get on a boat. I think the # of guests max out at about 50 and during out stay it was often closer to half of that. There is an orchard on the island where 80% of the veggies and fruits that you eat come from their own orchard. The chef was excellent and I thought all of the food was excellent, somewhat of a mix between island/carribean/french flavor. I think that the people that would enjoy the island the most are the ones that are willing to be a little more active, as the best spots for swimming and snorkeling usually involve some hiking, which can range from 15min to an hour plus. The hiking is not for the faint of heart. We brought the grandparents along and they did have a hard time with some of the 'spots which are steep enough that they include ropes so that you can get down more safely. So if you are not able bodied, you will find yourself restricted to the main beach which is beautiful with the softest sand ever, but you are really missing out on what makes this island so much more unique than the others. There are different types of accommodations too on the island. Some of the bigger villas have private pools to use so if this is important to you, just know that there is no communal pool. In reality though, the beaches are so mild there is no need for a regular pool. I have travelled with my family all over the Caribbean and this is the only place where I want to go back over and over again.
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Bamaga wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Gorgeous views in every direction, lovely spacious, clean, updated accommodations, and incredible food at Guana. We enjoyed the communal dining, and meeting international guests who come back year after year (this was our first time here). Service could not have been better. The surf was not quite as placid as we would have liked, nor the snorkeling as good as we have seen elsewhere, but the beach amenities are excellent. We enjoyed several hikes, as well as the tour of the resort's orchard. We would have preferred a less hilly terrain -- it's a very steep walk from the accommodations to the beach, but you can always request a lift in a golf cart. Also, connecting from San Juan to Tortola (and back) can be iffy.
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Date of stay: January 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Answer from Alison P
United Kingdom
Service charge is inclusive of gratuities for the staff
Answer from bkutik
Westport, Connecticut
Not for questions or reservations. Jason Goldberg at the 800 number is a former resident manager and now world-wide reservationist. He's not in NY, but no one knows the island better.
Answer from 244nell
Charlotte, North Carolina
When I was there in February they took people by boat to a clinic on tortola that did the testing.
Jessica S wrote a tip Nov 2023
North-Eastern Region, Venezuela
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Is a MUST when you visit the British Virgin Islands, you can do hikes in different trails, sport activities in the beach, and more"
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Alison P wrote a tip Mar 2023
United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask whether you will be able to hear the generator from your room. It is loud!!"
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GuavaMike wrote a tip Dec 2022
New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"North Beach is the most secluded. The views are stunning. It's a bit far from everything, but that's the point."
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Suzanne H wrote a tip Dec 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Splurge for a room with a private pool :-)"
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jojosmomma wrote a tip Jul 2021
fayetteville, AR
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Barbados was excellent, with a wonderful porch for reading and watching the boats go by."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Guana Island
Which popular attractions are close to Guana Island?
Nearby attractions include The Pottery Garden (2.5 miles), Josiah's Bay (2.3 miles), and Aromas Cigar & Martini Bar (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Guana Island?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Guana Island?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Guana Island?
Conveniently located restaurants include Brandywine Estate Restaurant, Dove Restaurant, and Red Rock Restaurant & Bar.
Is Guana Island located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Guana Island.
Are there any historical sites close to Guana Island?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Callwood Rum Distillery (6.5 miles).
Does Guana Island have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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