With 850 acres, Guana Island is one of the largest of the British Virgin Islands and arguably one of the most private, tranquil hideaways in the Caribbean. Built on the foundations of an 18th century Quaker estate, Guana Island Club features stone cottages with fantastic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea beyond the stunning White Bay Beach. The hotel came tenth in the 'Top Resorts in the Caribbean' category in the Conde Nast Traveller Magazine 2016 Readers' Choice Awards.
All the guest rooms and villas at the private island resort have great views and are decorated with charming, old school Caribbean style. In addition to Seaview rooms, there are three villas, North Beach Cottage being the most private with a natural sea pool and rooms which open on to covered decks for dining, lounging or sunbathing. Harbour House is a two bedroom villa situated on the island's main ridge with its own infinity pool and hot tub, which can be rented as a one or two bedroom villa. Jost House is a luxurious three bedroom villa where guests have the option of renting it as a one, two or three bedroom villa. The main terrace has an infinity pool and hot tub. Guests have use of a golf cart to travel around the island.
The restaurant has talented West Indian chefs who provide excellent American, Continental and Caribbean cuisine. Guests can enjoy three meals a day plus wines at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea, coffee and snacks, with all meals being served on an open air, covered dining terrace with spectacular views of the surrounding islands. Alternatively, guests can request a 'castaway picnic' for day trips to Guana Island’s more secluded beaches which are only accessible by boat. Lively Caribbean music is a weekly event at the restaurant, made especially memorable when there's is a full moon and crab racing!
Complimentary activities on Guana Island include Hobie Cat sailing, kayaking, wind surfing, pedal boats, tennis, swimming and use of snorkel and fishing equipment. Diving, water skiing, guided hikes, kite boarding, boat charters, fishing trips and spa treatments are all available at an extra charge.
Guana Island Spa offers relaxation massage, as well as deep tissue and hot stone massage. Reiki, the ancient healing art of laying of hands to guide life-force energy, to affect change and release the body's natural healing mechanisms is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Thai foot massage, reflexology and aromatherapy massage using essential oils to relieve tension and spasms promoting healing and reducing stress are available. The spa menu also includes a number of wraps, scrubs and moisture treatments.
Weddings are a specialty at Guana Island Club - for the perfect ceremony chose from Guana White Bay Beach, the Queen's Terrace or the fragrant Garden of Eden, followed by the wedding feast in the form of a very special beach banquet with everything taken care of down to the smallest detail. Whether it's a small wedding or a larger affair, Guana Island Club will make your special day perfect.
Why not book the whole island? For family, friends or business colleagues, where everyone can enjoy the sun, sand, sea and seclusion of Guana Island with its white sandy beaches, tropical foliage, mountain trails and even flamingoes!
Children: Welcome during the school holiday periods, sharing a room with parents. Children’s dining is at 6pm. Children may dine in the dining room during the evening at the manager's discretion.
Distance from the airport: Guana Island is approximately 10 minutes by boat from Tortola Airport. Fly to Antigua then on to Tortola, a journey of approximately one hour
Beaches: There are 7 beaches on Guana Island- White Bay Beach, a half mile of pure white coral sand and used most days by the hotel's guests, within an easy walking distance or guests can be driven. In addition there are another 6 beaches, some very secluded and accessible only by boat, which can be arranged together with private picnic. Sunscreens, bags and T-shirts are available at the boutique in the office.
Complimentary facilities: All rooms and villas have use of island activities including transparent kayaks, Sunfish, wind surfers, Hobie Wave or pedal boats, snorkeling and fishing (equipment provided). Two tennis courts, volleyball, badminton, croquet, table tennis, bocce, lawn bowling and horseshoes at the beach are available. There are marked hiking trails.
Wi-Fi: Wi-Fi connection is available in room.
Other Activities: Other island activities are available at an extra charge - spa treatments, massage, yoga and access to tennis pro/partner. Scuba diving, snorkeling trips, day sails, water skiing, kite boarding, boat charters and deep sea fishing, light tackle and fly fishing trips. Guided hikes. Beach barbecues and movie nights after dinner in the Garden of Eden are provided at an extra cost. Access to the Museum of Guana's history and its diverse wildlife are available.
Hiking Trails: There are about 20 trails throughout the island, marked with yellow, red and blue ties on branches and white painted arrows on rocks. Wear hiking shoes/trainers as some tracks can be slippery and may have loose stones. Backpacks provided with a trail map and cell phone.
Day Trips: Visit Tortola and take a complimentary taxi trip around the island stopping for lunch and shopping in Road Town.
Boat Charters: Trips can be taken to other islands in the BVI aboard 'Double Eagle' - the resort's 28ft Bertram cruiser. Visit Virgin Gorda and the famous Baths, Norman Island to see the caves or lunch at Pirtes. Whalers can be chartered for nearby fishing and snorkeling.
Sunset Cruises: Take a scenic cruise around the island by yourself of in a group and enjoy a tropical drink while watching the sunset.
Castaway Picnics: The boatman can drop you off on a small private beach with all you need for a special lunch including wine.
Meal Arrangements: Full board includes bed & breakfast and an evening meal plus wines at lunch and dinner, afternoon tea and coffee and snacks.
Dining: Breakfast is served from 8-10am. Buffet lunch at 1pm or lunch can be taken on the beach by arrangement. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails are taken in the Living Room from 6.30- 7.30pm. Children's dining is at 6pm. Children may dine in the dining room during the evening at manager's discretion. The Club and Beach House self service bars and honour system meaning that you record your drinks.
Dress code: Cover over a bathing suit is permitted at breakfast and lunch. Cocktails and dinner is smart casual.
Smoking policy: Smoking is permitted in designated locations only.
Electricity: Standard US. 110 volt. 60 cycle. AC is made by the Club’s own generators.
Currency: US dollars
Medical Care: Special emergency services are available at Peebles Hospital on Tortola and medical care by private physicians can be found on Guana and Tortola. Emergency air evacuation can be arranged.
Check In/Out: Check in at 2pm and checkout at 12 noon. Guests arriving earlier or leaving later are welcome to use the facilities.
Internet Access: Available.
Services: Laundry - limited wash and fold service at no extra charge and is collected daily. Linens and towels are changed every three days (Guana Island Club is ecologically sensitive and trying to conserve water - however more frequent changes are available). All rooms have king size beds with two down pillows and two polyfill (different configuration available). Soaps, shampoo and conditioner are provided and plus shower caps, lotions, toothbrushes and first aid items are available.
Sea View Cottage: All rooms have a ceiling fan, Wi-Fi, a hairdryer, a coffee machine, a refrigerator, alarms clock, sewing kit, an iron and ironing board and a choice of either king or twin beds. The rooms are attractive and comfortable with an adobe style bath and a private terrace offering sweeping views of the Atlantic and Caribbean. Maximum occupancy: 2 people.
Sea View Pool Cottage: One bedroom villa with the same amenities of a Sea View Room with the added luxury of a private pool. Guest rooms are attractive and comfortable with private terrace and views as above. Maximum occupancy: 2 people.
North Beach Cottage: One bedroom villa - the most private beach house features a comfortable bedroom plus attractive living room, kitchen and bathroom. All rooms open on to covered decks for dining, lounging or sunbathing. The Cottage has a natural sea pool with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Guests have the use of a golf cart. Meals are offered at the Cottage or on the dining terraces of the main Clubhouse. There is a choice of king or twin beds, and up to one single rollaway allowed. Maximum occupancy: 3 people.
Harbour House: A one or two bedroom villa situated on the island's main ridge with sweeping views of Guana, the Atlantic and Caribbean. There is a large terrace and dining veranda, an infinity pool and hot tub. There is an option of dining at the villa or at the Club plus free use of a golf cart. Maximum occupancy: 4 adults and 2 children (up to 2 single rollaways allowed.) Harbour House can be rented as one or two bedroom villa.
Anegada House: A three bedroom villa that has been newly renovated with air conditioning, a comfortable living room and private pool with views of the Caribbean and Atlantic in a convenient location near the main Clubhouse. This villa is perfect for a large family or group. There is a choice to dine at the villa or at the Club. Maximum occupancy: 6 people.
Jost House: A luxurious 3 bedroom villa with breathtaking views of Guana, the Atlantic and the Caribbean from its living room and terrace, as well as the dining veranda, infinity pool and hot tub. Guests have use of a golf cart. Guests can choose to dine at the villa or at the club. Maximum occupancy: 6 people