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Guana Bay
Posted by: RichNH (
Date: March 27, 2011 08:29PM

Hello all, I'm a new member here. My wife and I aren't travelers, in fact we are going on our first real flyaway vacation next August to a villa that is right next to Guana Bay beach. She was looking for a beach that is fairly private and we think this is from what I have read. I was curious if anyone can offer advice of any kind to a couple of people celebrating 30 years together, aren't nightbirds or party goers, like the outdoors and beaches and who will have their passports stamped for the first time.

Some of the things I am interested in are snorkeling, hiking, naturist sunbathing and swimming (though she won't like being in the presence of others) and general sightseeing (walking along the tourist streets).

Thanks in advance.


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Re: Guana Bay
Posted by: Tabba Khady (Moderator)
Date: March 28, 2011 07:57AM

Guana Bay is known for being pretty rough and some sort of dangerous for swimming... 21 years on the island and never went to swim there, too many other safe beaches for it. On the other hand, it is difficult in my opinion to find a real secluded beach to swim not being in presence of others... for that (and thanks you like to hike) you will need to go to little key and Grande Caye on the French side, pass Cul de sac and the dump. You may also like Happy Bay, which is a beach accessible "almost" only by hike over a hill. But some day it maybe a bit busy. Otherwise, you always can walk along Baie Rouge and swim by the end of it.. nobody's there.

Kind Regards,


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Re: Guana Bay
Posted by: ANON (
Date: March 28, 2011 09:06AM

This is probably about the least safe beach for swimmers on the island that I know of. Strong surf and surg all the time-surfers not unusual to see at this beach. It will serve the purpose of being isolated but not so sure thats such a good thing. I wouldnt let my wife swim there no matter how good it matched the rest of my wishes.

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Re: Guana Bay
Posted by: Zebulon (
Date: March 29, 2011 07:43AM

I boogie board there more than once on every trip to the island.

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Re: Guana Bay
Posted by: RichNH (
Date: April 03, 2011 08:53PM

thumbs up Thank you all for the feedback. We will be careful of the surf (how high are the waves, I'm used to 4-6' waves as normal on southern L.I. NY.). We are planning on visiting other beaches. If the trip turns out to be good we may very well fit it in every other year.

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