Photo courtesy of Guana Island
With seven beaches and 850 acres of untouched tropical scrub, Guana Island can be your own private paradise. To make the experience even more exclusive, the resort can arrange for a local boatman to take you to a castaway picnic on a secluded shore. Guests can also explore the surrounding waters, which are home to more than 125 species of tropical fish and aquatic life, or hike the nearly 12 miles of trails that crisscross Sugarloaf Mountain, where once-endangered birds, lizards, and plants now thrive. After a day of sun-splashed discovery, retire to one of the 18 individually appointed ocean-view cottages and villas before dining on Caribbean-inspired dishes (coconut chicken soup, simple grilled dorade), made with fruit from the resort’s organic garden.
By Jennifer Fernandez, AFAR Contributor
Guana Island is a relatively large private island that has long prioritized its conservation of local flora and fauna. It is a habitat for both interesting animals and tropical fruits like papayas and mangos. Visitors can either rent the island or rent a single room in the Guana Island Resort, a petite but elegant resort with an amazing restaurant and organic orchard on site.
Vacation like a Celebrity on a Private Island
Luxury private islands like Guana Island and Sir Richard Branson’s Necker Island are available for exclusive hire, so visitors can rent out the entire island to enjoy a private piece of paradise all for themselves. Many of the islands offer some unique features like zip lining, organic orchards, or personal DJs.
Guana Island, British Virgin Islands