Guana Island covers 850 acres and is one of the largest of the British Virgin Islands. It is very much a private island resort, a real getaway. You’ll get there by boat having been greeted at the Airport at Beef Island and transferred to the dock for a short ride on the island’s own boat where you will be liberally supplied with cold beers or bottled water.
After arriving on Guana Island you ride up to the Great House on Golf Carts , and after familiarization of the ‘local rules’ you are taken to your room, which is one of only fifteen rooms in white stone cottages, so the maximum number of guests at any one time would be thirty. Thirty guests in over eight hundred acres is not what anyone could call crowded but then again one has to assume that anyone on a private island honeymoon or wanting a total getaway would be looking for.
By the way if fourteen other couples you don’t know is too much for you, it isn’t difficult to book Guana Island in its entirety for your family and friends, and have the wedding on your own, very own private island!!
Rooms are spacious, with a separate sitting area and a private terrace with glorious views. The bathrooms have an extra large shower and good amenities. If you seek the ultimate in privacy making your getaway honeymoon on Guana that bit more special then you can book North Beach Cottage which is extremely private, hidden away on its own beach with a private pool and a golf cart to transport you back to the Great House. It has spectacular views of the Atlantic from everywhere and has its own kitchenette.
Guana Island is all inclusive, in that you get three meals a day plus wines at dinner and lunch, afternoon tea, coffee and snacks, plus all activities on the island and WiFi internet service even though this is supposed to be a private island getaway, so who needs it!!
You will pay an extra charge for Massages, beverages outside meal time wine, water skiing, fishing trips, sunset cruises, castaway picnics, lessons from tennis professional, yoga, scuba diving, boat charters, and visits to other islands.
All in all Guana Island has seven quite superb beaches, and although described as a five star Caribbean Resort it ought to be best described as rustic luxury. If you need 21st Century facilities and constant entertainment then this private island getaway won’t be for you.
However if you are happy to explore this island retreat, enjoy the views, and the beaches, meet interesting people who feel like you do, then you can’t go far wrong on this unique British Virgin Island resort.
For example you won’t find air conditioning in your room, but ample sea breezes to keep you cool.
No radio or television, what a treat in itself, in fact because of the size of the island you can escape and spend hours by yourself if that is what you want to do. Having said that there will always be a member of staff with a warm smile, offering unobtrusive but very effective friendly service. In fact you will feel like royalty the service is so good
Private island honeymoon food needs to be special, and the five star resort of Guana Island doesn’t disappoint. The menu changes every day, and is fresh according to what is available. Meals are served dinner part style on a picturesque patio overlooking the ocean below. If however you want to dine alone as part of your romantic honeymoon then this is easily fixed for you.
Breakfast has the classic buffet, but also cooked specials, in fact almost anything you want. Lunch is also a buffet, and could be barbeque, or calamari, quiche, and it’s different every day.
Dinner which follows the traditional cocktail hour is a set menu although there is a choice of entrée. The food is a culinary masterpiece so don’t be put off by the apparent lack of choice, and the desserts are just heaven.
Guana Island may not be for everyone but for a private island Caribbean honeymoon it is unbeatable. The best Tortola Hotel if you need a private island getaway by far.