Guana Island, British Virgin Islands (PRWEB) January 11, 2008
Guana Island is listed in the December 2007 issue of Islands as a "Blue List" property," one of the top 100 leaders in responsible tourism who ensure that islands remain environmentally and culturally sound for future generations."
"The American owners of the British Virgin isle have created a refuge for Caribbean wildlife as well as for travelers seeking an elemental-yet-luxurious tropical escape," said Islands Magazine.
Guana Island, the first resort in the British Virgin Islands, has focused on protecting its natural environment for the past 75 years. The 850-acre Island is a designated Nature Sanctuary and has been intentionally left pristine except for its 70 acre resort area.
Miles of walking and hiking trails meander through the hills and valleys offering guests magnificent views of other islands, the Caribbean and the Atlantic Oceans.
Guana is home to more than 50 bird species, including the Caribbean flamingo. Other restored, endangered species include the rock iguana, the red legged tortoise, the bridled quail dove and the white crowned pigeon.
The resort limits its occupancy to just 42 guests - singles, couples or even groups who rent the entire Island. Guests, which have use of seven white sand beaches, are accommodated in fifteen guest rooms and three luxury Villas, each with its own pool, and one, North Beach Cottage, on its own beach.
Begun in 1933 as the Guana Island Club, it was the first resort in the British Virgin Islands. The resort occupies only a small part of the Island's 850 acres, leaving the rest untouched for the pleasure of guests who choose to walk or hike its many trails. Water sports include windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling, water skiing, diving, fishing, Hobie wave and pedal boats.
Full American plan meals are served on scenic dining terraces with views of both oceans. The cuisine is a variety of European, American and Caribbean specialties prepared by local chefs, featuring fresh local seafood dishes and island grown fruits and vegetables.
Phone: 800-544-8262, 914 967-6050. Web: http://www.guana.com
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