Great Guana Cay Attractions

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A beach that stretches along the coast for five and a half miles (while the island only measures at six miles long); some reefs perfect for fishing, snorkeling, and diving; and a historic cove are about the extent of the attractions available to tourists who visit this island.  It may not seem like much, but for those who travel to Great Guana Cay, the lack of things to do is what they find so appealing. 


Guana Cay Beach

There are an abundance of beaches to visit on and near the island. Snorkeling is available at some of the beaches, for visitors who enjoy the underwater scene. You can click on each beach name for a detailed article concerning that particular location.

Guana Cay Beach: Guana Cay Beach is located along the north eastern tip of Great Guana Cay.

Another location to consider is Cemetery Beach. From Queen's Hwy, take Cemetery Road northeast, away from Man-O-War Harbour. This will lead you right out to the beach.

Treasure Cay Beach: A side road off Treasure Cay Road nearby Treasure Cay Golf Club leads to Treasure Cay Beach.

Of course, you'll find a wide range of beaches on and near the island. To navigate to our detailed page about beaches, follow this link.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you want to enjoy part of your vacation outside? You may be happy to learn the island has an interesting nature preserve nearby.

Fowl Cays National Park is a great nature preserve located on Fowl Cay, East-Southeast of Great Guana Cay. Established in 2009, this is one of the newer national parks in the region. The reserve measures in at 1,920 acres and features a colorful barrier reef.

Nature Preserves and Hiking Near Great Guana Cay
Name Type Location Island
Fowl Cays National Park Nature Sanctuary/Wildlife Reserve 0.5 mi. North-Northwest of Central Fowl Cay Fowl Cay


Although most tourists come for the beautiful water and coastline, that isn't the only way to experience the area's natural beauty. One such example is Maxi Caves. It is located on Great Abaco, Southeast of Great Guana Cay.


Visitors can also spend some time in a couple of parks near Great Guana Cay.

If you enjoy tropical vegetation, consider visiting Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden, which is situated in Hopetown, Southeast of Great Guana Cay. A great change of pace from beaches and shopping, Byrle Patterson Memorial Gardens offer all who visit a relaxing walk through the maintained gardens of trees and plants. While today the gardens are simply a nice walk, they were originally built around 1850 in memory of those who died during a cholera epidemic.

The parks available are provided here:

Parks Near Great Guana Cay
Name Type Location
Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden Botanical Garden 0.1 mi. South-Southwest of Central Hopetown
Jarrett Park Park 0.0 mi. North-Northwest of Central Hopetown
Taylor's Park Park 0.3 mi. North-Northwest of Central Hopetown

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