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The ratings and comments you see at Hideaways.com are based on detailed surveys we send to travelers on their return from stays we've booked for them—real travelers; real reviews. All ratings are against a best rating of 5.
Lapsed5.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between May 18, 2009 and May 22, 2009- Rating added November 10, 2009No comment was entered by this user The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Lapsed- Stayed at this property between April 18, 2009 and April 25, 2009- Rating added September 08, 2009Comments:Everything about Guana was wonderful: its location, the facilities, and the staff. It surpassed our high expecatations. The staff was nicer and even more accommodating than we had hoped!The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: Accurate
Lapsed5.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between August 05, 2007 and August 09, 2007- Rating added January 07, 2008Comments:Four nights here were as restorative as a week anywhere else. Our fellow guests at Guana (and also those at Kamalame Cay) were far more interesting than anywhere else we have traveled (and we have lots of miles under our belts). It's a shame, though, that more of Guana's visitors don't venture past the admittedly beautiful beach to discover what's "beneath the surface," like we did. I got some spectacular underwater photos. We had a bottle of champagne as our Hideaways perk; Jason, the GM, even intuited that Veuve Cliquot is my favorite. This was my second trip to Guana. Every year I go somewhere alone as an "advance scout," and if it's spectacular at that destination, we save up in order to go back as a family. So this year's trip to Guana was a truly genuine endorsement.
SCOTT, H RODNEY4.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between July 19, 2006 and July 25, 2007- Rating added January 25, 2007Comments:2nd visit with the island now under a brand new manager - facilities in much better shape with more promised, summer on Guana is even quieter than normal, we were the only paying guests for the first 3 nights. An incredible retreat from the rest of the world.The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: AccurateDoes this member recommend the property? Yes, Highly Recommend
SCOTT, H RODNEY4.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between July 19, 2006 and December 26, 2006- Rating added December 02, 2006Comments:2nd trip - for a brief period were the only paying guests, but had company of the achitect and engineer working on the owners new house, friends of the owner, and a team of arheologists digging on the island. There is a new manager and needed energy, making this trip entirely different and even better than the first.The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: AccurateDoes this member recommend the property? YesKudos for a staff member: Katia was great as always.
CAVANAGH, ROBB4.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between February 01, 2000 and February 08, 2000- Rating added August 04, 2005Comments:Had a wonderful time and would recommend it to both the adventurous and the lazy!The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: AccurateDoes this member recommend the property? Yes, Highly Recommend
SCOTT, H RODNEY4.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between January 30, 2004 and February 08, 2004- Rating added July 08, 2005Comments:Incredible seclusion and relaxation, a return to the island clubs of the 50's and 60'sThe quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: AccurateDoes this member recommend the property? Yes
3.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between March 16, 2004 and March 30, 2004- Rating added March 16, 2004Comments:Food was good but limited choices. Bland - veddy British.....*They are Atkins-savvy and made special desserts, etc. Location, setting and beach were spectacular. Great beach bar and changing room. Total silence and relaxation. Hiking was fun, hard, and the views worth the effort. For the price should have hair dryer in room w/o asking, only 2 towels, no robes. Lunch was available at the beach but you had to ask and you felt like you were imposing. *While management tolerates children some of the guests we met were militant about their unwillingness to be annoyed in the least. This is really not a place for kids. (We understand kids allowed only in the "off" season?) While I appreciate the natural setting and unspoiled ambiance I did find the maintenance of the grounds surrounding the cottage and "lodge" to be a bit shabby. It was neglected (my husband says it's natural"). I don't like grass a foot tall growing out of the path to the room, piles of dried leaves on my tiny terrace, etc.The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: OverstatedDoes this member recommend the property? Yes
3.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between May 01, 2003 and May 15, 2003- Rating added June 23, 2003Comments:For those who: want a complete escape from society, love to hike and explore, want to get to know new friends, and love the Virgin Islands, Guana is the perfect place.
The staff was very friendly and conscious of your desire to dine separately from others or with the group. Having lunch brought down to the beach upon request was nice, as was the barbeque on the beach.
There could have been more variety in the menu as it seemed repetitive over a week's time.
We will return in the future--probably with family or friends.The quality of Hideaways' description of the property is: AccurateDoes this member recommend the property? Yes
5.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between April 08, 1990 and April 22, 1990- Rating added April 05, 2000Comments:The staff was just super, especially to our two-year old! We recommend Guana Island only to those who want a complete getaway, i.e. quiet, rest, isolation, beauty. Guana Island is not for the gregarious types or those who need to be entertained. Those who enjoy studying unusual flora and fauna will find it interesting. It was the perfect solution for us.Does this member recommend the property? Yes
5.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between November 09, 1990 and November 23, 1990- Rating added April 05, 2000Comments:Guana Island was wonderful thanks in large part to Suzanne, Jorgen, and Ralph. The first two are the managers and the latter is the head of maintenance. Nothing was ever too much trouble for them. They just wanted to make our stay memorable. We had a wonderful cottage with a beautiful patio and view. The food was excellent and of an interesting variety. Extra snacks were available if you were hungry. The meals were served in a beautiful setting and were the social highlight of the day. Dinner is by candlelight with red and white wine available. There is a cocktail hour from 7-8 pm where hors d'oeuvres are served and everyone mingles prior to dinner at 8 pm. Unfortunately there was construction going on while we were there which spoiled the tranquility somewhat and as it was by the main beach, it made the beach area noisy and less private. I also think their claim of 7 lovely beaches is over-emphasized. Only one beach, the main one, is long and white, and sandy. The others are very small and a couple aDoes this member recommend the property? Yes
4.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between March 23, 1991 and April 06, 1991- Rating added April 05, 2000Comments:Guana Island is a marvelous setting for a couple who wants the ultimate romantic hideaway totally removed from all the hustle and bustle. The accommodations are set high upon the hillside of Guana Island, a tropical paradise where the club is the only facility. The rooms are large, airy, and immaculate. The staff is superb, your desires are their commands. If you wan a deserted beach or island, one of the two boats owned by the club, is willing to whisk you there. The staff will warn you before you go to use caution and/or sunscreen to prevent burning delicate parts of your body. The staff will also accomodate youif you desire to have a private lunch or dinner for two overlooking the gorgeous beach set below the club's main building. All meals are sumptuous, the only shortfall was the non-availability of lobsters during our stay. If you go, be sure to take plenty of sunscreen, a couple of good books, and your favorite person, and be prepared for a wonderful visit...Does this member recommend the property? Yes
5.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between April 08, 1993 and April 22, 1993- Rating added April 05, 2000Comments:Guana Island is not for everyone. If you love a day at a secluded beach snorkeling in Coral Gardens with incredible fish, and hiking challenging trails amidst gorgeous flora and fauna, a truly friendly staff and gourmet food and wine in a spectacular setting, then Guana Island is paradise. When you leave, a group of your new friends will wave goodbye and watch as you toss your farewell hibiscus into the water. We happened to be on the island when the owners and their families and guests were there. We were treated like family and extended their gracious hospitality. Cocktails and dinner were truly an entertaining occasion.Does this member recommend the property? Yes
3.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between March 04, 1999 and March 18, 1999- Rating added April 05, 2000Comments:This is the resort where you pay for what you don't get! No day trippers, no TV, no room phones, no casinos just beautiful beach, great food, congenial guests and thoughtful staff!Does this member recommend the property? Yes
5.0 Guest Rating- Stayed at this property between April 04, 2000 and April 18, 2000- Rating added April 05, 2000Comments:The staff at Guana Island was wonderful. The service was impeccable. This island was by far the best we have seen so far. The meals were wonderful. Each day the chef prepared something different. The beach is one of the most beautiful I've ever seen. I would recommend that anyone looking for privacy and relaxation, go to this islands. We will certainly return.Does this member recommend the property? Yes