COTTAGES & VILLAS
Lodging in the Islands
No Frames Frames
|Like nesting seabirds,
white-washed stone Cottages and Villas of Guana Island
nestle above cliffs, high on a
ridge between two small mountain peaks,
overlooking Crab Cove on Muskmellon Bay.
Journey to Guana Island
|Boarding a boat,
by the rusty old Beef Island bridge, begins the
journey to Guana, out the channel lined
by mangrove 'knees,' the small mountains rising
so improbably in an archipelago
of cruisers have been amazed as they sailed past
these cliffs through the passage at Monkey Point,
itself cut through with a walkway, the opening
to a primitive world, past Tortola's
wild and rugged headlands breaking into
rocky outcroppings on its ocean coast,
and beyond, carved in Guana's mountainous terrain
like a giant bowl, the welcoming valley
behind White Bay, where nature rules,
prehistoric looking pelicans patrolling its
Humans here live
up on a saddle ridge in stone cottages and villas.
cottages and villas overlook this tranquil valley with its salt pond and
beautiful White Bay
with its white sand beach and emerald reefs. Natural
harmony reigns, since the whole island is a private wildlife sanctuary. See
The Restoration of
Guana's 'Guana (above photo: ScubaMom).
writing desks, cozy chairs, and a simple beauty inspired
by the island's Quaker history.
On the outside, cottages have private sun patios, porches
or covered verandahs--all with outstanding views.
Some cottages and villas
have adjoining sitting areas to accommodate a day bed for
an extra person. Others have several rooms to a cottage or villa, each
with a separate entrance. One villas can be rented
as a three bedroom suite with its own living room.
The North Beach
is a special
hide-away with living room, kitchen and two patios as
well as its own deck and room service breakfast (see
review). Great for a honeymoon
meals are included, along with complimentary
wine at dinner and lunch. The main house holds the dining
verandahs, a spacious communal living room, a library,
and a cozy self-serve bar. See review
by the ScubaMom.
scuba diving, deep sea fishing, trips and day sails, and
beach picnics are available. On-island, daysailors,
windsurfers, tennis, snorkeling and fishing, all with
equipment, is provided.
however, is the star attraction. In addition to a multitude
of trails, a small wildlife museum and natural
history guide are available. Guana Island is nature's own