Guana Island Beach

Guana Island is north of Tortola, a mostly uninhabited island of lush greenery. The beach is brilliantly white and empty of buildings and development. The waters here are calm, warmed by the endless sunshine and brilliantly blue.

Located on Guana Island, near Beef Island, this beach is on the South West coast of the island, You might think about stopping by regardless of whether you're staying nearby. This isn't just another pretty beach, it also has a private beach feel——a unique quailty in a touristy place like the Virgin Islands. While Guana Island Beach may be a little farther away, it permits unparalleled relaxation opportunities.

Amenities and Ambiance

Unfortunately, restrooms will not be available here, which is something to consider if you're bringing the kids, or plan to spend all day outside.

What's Nearby

Attractions

Found on the South West coast of Guana Island; the area is home to other attractions such as Josiah's Bay Plantation, which is one of the most conveniently accessible attractions.

If you're interested in mixing a little culture with your trip to the beach, you may want to consider visiting VI Maritime Museum. This museum is located three and a half miles to the south, and might make a nice break from the midday sun.

With a selection of nearby activities, you'll never run out of things to do. The attractions nearest to this beach are listed in the following table.

Activities and Attractions Near Guana Island Beach
Attraction Type Distance Direction Island
Josiah's Bay Plantation Historical Site 2.4 S Tortola
VI Maritime Museum Museum 3.6 S Tortola
St. Phillip's Church Historical Site 4.0 S Tortola
1780 Lower Estate Sugar Works Museum Museum 4.3 SW Tortola
Britannic Hall Historical Site 4.5 SW Tortola

Cities and Towns

Road Town is the closest town and is an area with plenty to do, but yet isn't overcrowded. From the beach, Road Town is a fairly short distance away, about four and a half miles (seven and a half kilometers).

Hotels

Whether this spot is full of bodies or practically empty will vary depending on the time of day, particularly in the high season when hotels overflow with tourists. This spot is not near many large hotels, but you may meet visitors from some of the area's smaller options.

Since the beach is located in a relatively popular vacation area, it is not typically all that difficult to find the type of hotel you're looking for nearby. If you and your group are hoping to get a place that's near the ocean, the table that follows lists the accommodation options closest to Guana Island Beach.

Accommodations near Guana Island Beach
Hotel Distance Direction Island Type
Lambert Beach Resort 1.8 mi. S Tortola Resort
Pusser's Marina Cay Resort 3.6 mi. E Marina Cay Hotel
Scrub Island Resort and Spa 3.6 mi. E Scrub Island Resort
Beef Island Guest House 3.6 mi. SE Beef Island Guest house
Mooring-Mariner Inn -- -- Tortola Hotel
Treasure Isle Hotel 4.2 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Village Cay Resort & Marina 4.5 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Maria Hotel by the Sea 4.6 mi. SW Tortola Hotel
Fort Burt Hotel 4.9 mi. SSW Tortola Hotel
Prospect Reef Resort 5.2 mi. SSW Tortola Resort

Food

If you need to grab a bite to eat around midday, the area near this beach provides some viable options, and you don't have to go far from these sands. One of the closest restaurants is The Turtle Restaurant. The restaurant serves Caribbean cuisine. It is located a mile and a half away.

Some nearby restaurant options are provided in the following table.

Restaurants near Guana Island Beach
Restaurant Name Phone Cuisine Style Distance Direction
The Turtle Restaurant (284) 495-2877 Caribbean Very Casual 1.8 mi. S
Mrs. Scatliffe's Restaurant (284) 495-4556 Caribbean Informal 2.3 mi. SW
Red Rock Restaurant & Bar (284) 495-1646 International Informal 2.7 mi. SSE
Flying Iguana (284) 495-5277 Caribbean, International Very Casual 3.3 mi. SE
Pusser's Marina Cay (284) 495-4554 American Informal 3.6 mi. E
CalaMaya (284) 495-2126 Eclectic Very Casual 3.6 mi. S
Pusser's East (284) 495-1010 International Very Casual 3.6 mi. S
Last Resort Restaurant The (284) 495-2520 -- -- -- --
Loose Mongoose Restaurant (284) 495-2303 -- -- -- --
Charlie’s (284) 494-2333 Italian Informal -- --
Ginny's (284) 494-2333 American, Asian Very Casual -- --
Mariner Inn Restaurant (284) 494-2333 Caribbean, International Informal -- --

Other Beaches

Guana Island has many nice beaches, and Guana Island Beach is just one option.

You might also enjoy Cane Garden Bay, found six miles to the south west. Stunning views greet visitors from the road leading into Cane Garden Bay, where all forms of tourists and locals mix together in this eclectic community by the sea to enjoy one of the island's prettiest beaches. Others might prefer Josiah's Bay, which could provide more action, and is closer to additional things to do and see nearby. It's found two miles to the south-southwest.

You may also enjoy Little Bay, located a mile and a half to the south.

Of course, there is much more to do besides lounge on the sand in the Virgin Islands, but visiting Guana Island Beach or the other beautiful beaches in the area can make your time in the Virgin Islands even more memorable.

 

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