Caribbean Tourism

Guana Island

North of Tortola, Guana Island is an 850-acre private island and wildlife sanctuary as well as having a very expensive hotel. LL Guana Island, PO Box 32, Road Town, T4942354, F4952900, www.guana.com 15 rooms in stone cottages, 1 secluded beach house, tennis, restaurant, watersports, US$35 for airport transfers, no credit cards.


The island is available for rent for up to 30 guests. The owners discourage visitors apart from guests, in order to keep the island a sanctuary for wildlife. A few flamingos have been introduced to the island. They live in a small pond where the salinity fluctuates widely so their diets are supplemented with food and water if they need it. The birds used to live in a zoo, so they are fairly tame.


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Tortola

The main island, is where 81% of the total population live. Mount Sage, the highest point in the archipelago, rises to 1,780 ft, and traces...

Beef Island

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Marina Cay

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The Dogs

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Virgin Gorda

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Mosquito Island

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Necker Island

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