Guana Island is a private island located to the north of Tortola. It is another BVI island that is blessed with numerous white sandy beaches. It is home to the Guana Island Resort that is totally private; the only way that you can visit this resort is to stay on the island. Passing yachtsmen are not welcome on this island.
There is however a nice anchorage on the western shore of the resort where larger yachts can anchor and smaller yachts can pickup a mooring buoy. The beach here is stunning and it’s a great spot to watch the sunset in the late spring and early summer months. If you’re lucky you may even have a dolphin visit the anchorage, we’ve seen dolphins here on numerous occasions.
There is a second anchorage at the southwest corner of the island closest to Tortola; here there are day mooring buoys. This is called Monkey Point and it is a snorkeling spot. Here the snorkeling is all about larger fish that may swim by and the underwater topography rather than the corals.
Both anchorages are untenable if any northerly swell is present, normally during the winter months.
You can visit Guana Island whilst on a Luxury Crewed Charter of the BVI’s aboard the beautiful monohull SY Pacific Wave. There’s no better way to visit all of the stunning BVI islands than on a BVI Crewed Yacht Charter with owner operators Lynn and Mark.