My wife and I were recently blessed with a full weeks stay at the North Beach Cottage on Guana Island. The entire experience was one we will cherish for life.
Departing the Tortola airport we were greeted immediately by a Guana representative who drove us the short distance to our water taxi. The whole experience was expeditious and fun (try your first Carib while on the boat).
Once you see Guana from the boat you know it’s different than all the other islands as there are no visible houses. Here’s when things get good…
There to greet you on the deck is the aforementioned, in previous reviews, Jason Goldberg (aka Goldie or GGTG) the GM of Guana Island. All you’ve read about him and the staff is true and then some.
Think of Jason as the debonair and suave white-suited Mr. Roarke of Fantasy Island fame. He can help make your stay 'that special' if you take the time to get to know him and ask for his help with whatever it is you need.
We stayed at the all-inclusive North Beach Cottage and highly suggest it to anyone who is okay with being away from civilization. You are given your own golf cart to get to and from the cottage on North Beach.
North Beach Cottage becomes your home complete with a stocked frig, full kitchen, your own heart shaped pool and…. Oh yeah, your own private beach! If there is anything missing from the cottage just ask Goldie and it will be there is a snap. We wanted great coffee… we got great coffee… candy, we got candy. So on and so on… Thanks Jason!
Meals are all served up at the main building on top of the hill. You can eat at a solo table with any one of the incredible views or with some of the other guest if feeling more social. Food is very good and pretty much covered in the other reviews so I’ll leave that be.
Guana is for the active as well as leisurely. The first half of our week we conquered serious hiking trails, snorkeled, swam and burned all those calories that made the wonderful meals guilt free. The second half of our trip we were slugs laying on our beach, by our pool, the wonderful main beach, read several books, got messages… you get the point.
If you can’t deal with the occasional bug, lizard, snake or lack of air conditioning then you may want to look elsewhere but you’d be missing out on one of life’s great treats!
Thanks again Jason for making our stay so wonderful! You’re now a friend for life!
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- Also Known As:
- Guana Island Hotel Guana Island
- Guana Island Hotel Tortola
- Guana Island Tortola
- Guana Island British Virgin Islands