This Caribbean escape is perfect for personalized vacations.
By Federico Tibytt
If you want to enjoy the privacy, pleasure and exclusivity of staying like a monarch in an entire private island, the solution to your chic predicament could be the Guana Island Resort. Located in the Caribbean, the island of Guana—part of the British Virgin Islands—can accommodate only 32 guests, who have at their disposal an entire island of 340 hectares (850 acres).
Guana Island Resort has all the attributes of a secluded island in the middle of the Caribbean: white beaches, lush rainforests, beautiful corals and rich wildlife, not to mention its exclusive accommodations and private villas.
The double rooms offer spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean from their private terraces, some with infinite-edge pools. Their style—simple yet elegant—evokes the rustic aesthetic of the abodes of the Quakers that came to the island for the first time in the 19th century.
The resort also offers four villas of one, two and three bedrooms, spread across the property to provide privacy and make the best use of the location. For example, the North Beach House offers direct access to the white sands of the island’s beaches, and the Harbord House, built on the hills of the island, has incredible panoramic views. All the villas have their private pool.
At dinnertime, you can dine in the privacy of the isolated beaches, in the villas and rooms of the resort, or go to The Club, the island’s main restaurant serving tasty libations throughout the day and gourmet dishes created by Chef Xavier Grilli, who has worked in prestigious kitchens such as the Nobu restaurant in London.
The menu is international with strong local influences, emphasizing tropical fruits and fresh fish and seafood. The chef will create especial dishes suited to the tastes and requirements of each guest. The resort boasts a unique gastronomic treat: the beautiful garden with tropical fruits and vegetables, which are used daily in the restaurant's kitchen.
Amenities abound. Guests can enjoy just doing nothing or massages, hiking through the jungle, scuba diving, snorkeling, tennis, sailing, kayaking, fishing, water skiing, and sightseeing excursions to admire the exotic flora and fauna of the island.
With the option to reserve the entire resort or individual units, the Guana Island Resort offers the opportunity to live on a private island, and experience the finest level of personalization in your vacation. ■
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