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

You'll find an abundance of beaches to visit on and near the island. Snorkeling is an option at some locations, for people who enjoy the underwater scene. Just click on the beach names for detailed information about that individual beach.

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

Another place that beach-goers can consider is Cemetery Beach. On the southern end of the island, and on the east coast, is where you'll find the quiet Cemetery Beach. The calm, translucent Bahamanian ocean here is perfect for wading or swimming in, and the soft white sandy beach is a prime spot for a picnic.

Treasure Cay Beach: Treasure Cay Beach is known for its calm, turquoise waters and soft, diamond white sands. The beach stretches along the coast for three and a half miles.

These are just a sample of the available options. Click this link to find our page dedicated to beaches for Great Guana Cay.

Nature Preserves and Hiking

Do you enjoy spending time seeing the local flaura and fauna? You might be happy to learn the island has a popular nature preserve nearby.

Fowl Cays National Park is a 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 have heard about 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 found on Great Abaco, Southeast of Great Guana Cay.


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

To surround yourself with beautiful tropical vegetation, consider visiting Byrle Patterson Memorial Garden, which is located 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 worth looking into are displayed down below.

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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