DICK ZEBO'S CARIBBEAN RENTALS
Guana Island in the British Virgin
Islands is, perhaps, the oldest private-island resort in
continuous operation in the entire Caribbean. And for good
A PRIVATE ISLAND WITH 15 ROOM GUEST
ACCOMMODATIONS AND GUEST COTTAGE
GUANA ISLAND IS LIKE NO PLACE ON
EARTH.THOUGH ITS NOT UNCOMMON IN FICTION
The escapist kind, In which a character
knows someone who owns a private island in the Caribbean
where a small group gathers and the plot unfolds. The island
doesn't have bus tours, public restaurants, or glitz of any
kind. It does however, have excellent accommodations, fine
service wonderful food, acres of privacy per guest, a year
round daily temperature in the low eighties and a choice of
oceans. This makes good reading, we admit. But , as your
about to discover, its even better when its real.....
Guana Island, Where the sparkling
Caribbean meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Some say its the only Virgin Island that
A private island hideaway where the sun always
shines, the tradewinds keep the temperature where you like it and
there is no pace to keep but your own.
Guana Island is an 850-acre unspoiled paradise in
the British Virgin Islands. Once a Quaker sugar cane plantation, the
island is now the exclusive province of the Guana Island Club, a
beautiful intimate resort built on the historic ruins of the
centuries-old Quaker estate. Guests on Guana Island stay in rooms
with private baths and terraces, in cottages along a ridge with a
panoramic view. With the splendor of nature taking peoples breath
away at every turn, some restraint was used indoors.
The interiors are comfortably but not overwhelmingly
furnished in a style that comes out of the history of the island. The
mood favors native stone architecture without media rooms and discos.
White Bay Beach is the mile-long stretch of pure white coral sand
that most of the guests use every day. And since they never number
more than thirty, its hard to imagine anyone thinking it crowded.
However, when you really want to be alone, there are six more beaches
on the island, some so secluded they are accessible only by boat, and
a very private picnic can be arranged.
Guana Island is a haven for many endangered species,
including the Masked Booby, the Barefoot Screech Owl, and the
Crestfallen Traveler. This is a real wildlife sanctuary, with an
official designation and more flora and fauna than any island its
size in the Caribbean, maybe even the world. The dining terrace
overlooks both the Atlantic and the Caribbean.
After cocktails, guests gather at friendly social
dining tables for dinner, or they can opt for more privacy.
Guana Island takes its name from an iguana-shaped
rock formation on its western coast.
Getting there is easy. Fly to Tortola via San Juan,
St. Thomas or St. Croix. Guana's boatmen will meet you at Beef Island
Airport and take you on the ten-minute cruise to this very special
island in the Caribbean with 7 Private Beaches
Built in the 1930s amongst the 17th century ruins of a Quaker
sugar plantation, Guana Island has been painstakingly diligent in
preserving its old-Caribbean character and charm. There's no glitz
here. No TVs, no phones in the guest rooms. The spacious,
paddlefanned accommodations and large modern baths admittedly extend
beyond Quaker tradition, however. And ample cross ventilation and
openness allow the scents and sounds of this 850-acre, private-island
sanctuary to find their way to you.
This superb resort has seven beaches (some so private they are
accessible only by boat), two tennis courts, myriad boating
activities and miles of well-marked trails through unspoiled foliage
to splendid mountaintops. The guests of the 15 accommodations enjoy
panoramic views of the sea and neighboring islands. And for
honeymooners and others desiring ultimate privacy, there is the
secluded North Beach Cottage, a one-bedroom house with living room,
kitchen and bath, surrounded by open and closed decks for dining,
lounging or sunbathing.
Guana Island is a place where busy people can pause, take stock
and renew themselves in absolute comfort and assured privacy.
YOU GUESSED IT. TEAMS OF DECORATORS WERE
NOT FLOWN IN FROM NEW YORK
With the splendor of nature taking
people's breath away at every turn, we decided to use some
restraint indoors.Our interiors are comfortably but not
overwhelmingly furnished in a style that comes out of the
history of the island, which was once a sugar cane
plantation owned by American Quakers. Thats right, Americam
Quakers - but Quakers who knew how to live!
The favored native stone architecture
and managed very nicely without media rooms and discoe...
That mood still prevails
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