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Guana Island
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“Our favorite vacation ever”
Reviewed 26 February 2007

Words cannot describe the experience of visiting Guana Island. It has taken me nearly a month to write this review simply because it is so difficult to write a succinct review about this magical place.

The entire experience - which was a celebration of a 40th birthday - was perfect. Beyond perfection, really. The landscape, the environs, the rooms, the STAFF (!!!) -- fantastic. From the moment you arrive via boat from Tortola until the sad moment when you need to leave -- you will have the best time ever. This is the perfect place for the type of traveler that seeks natural beauty, attentive but not over-the-top service, seclusion, quiet, lazy days and a truly unique experience.

The rooms all afford beautiful views of the gorgeous island. This place is indeed the best kept secret in the Caribbean and as a result, I reluctantly write this glowing review. I don't want too many people to find out! I researched over 5 months on the web and in countless guidebooks..... Caneel Bay, Little Dix, Peter Island, Bitter End all beckoned. Guana won out and I sure glad it did.

The cherry on the top of this perfect experience was April, the guest relations manager. She was fantastic and was so thoughtful and made us feel so welcome. Our week on the island would not have been so special if it wasn't for April. The owners of the island are lucky to have her on staff.

Additionally, Dr Liao (the resident ornithologist and gardener) as well as the new general manager Jason were great as well. The guests - some of whom we hope to be friends with for life - are also a real plus. A unique and eclectic bunch from around the globe.

Guana is a truly special place. We cannot wait to return.

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  • Stayed February 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2007

We arrived under less than the best of circumstances.

For my Wife's birthday, I had chartered a sailboat to take us from St. Thomsas to Guana Island. Unfortunately, I picked a day when the Caribbean decided to have a storm!

Due to the storm, and my wife's severe seasickness, we were not able to finish our charter and the boat was forced to pull into West End for repairs.

Working with Jason, the General Manager at Guana island, we were able to get to Nellis Bay and were personally met by Jason who got us to the Island.

Once there, the staff, lead by the Assistant General Manager, April, attended to my wife to help her get over her seasickness and explain Guana to us. Their kindness and compassion are greatly appreciated.

My wife and I have stayed at some of the best hotels and resorts in Europe and North America. Guana Island's staff beats them all. We never heard the word "no" uttered once.

As others have written, Guana is different. If you want a place that that has constant steel drums, activities each minute of the day, or shopping, then Guana Island is not for you.

If you are looking to relax on a beach, walk along nature trails with outstanding views, to interact with interesting fellow guests, or just find a spot to "get away froom it all," then Guana Island is the place for you!

We can't wait to return.

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Property: Guana Island
Address: P.O. Box 32, Guana Island
Region: Caribbean > British Virgin Islands > Guana Island
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Guana Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Guana Island 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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