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In September 2017, Hurricane Irma caused extensive damage across the island. Many places closed for rebuilding. Frommer's recommends that vacationers check in advance with all businesses before traveling.

This 340-hectare (840-acre) island resort is one of the most private hideaways in the Caribbean. Don’t come here looking for action; do come if you seek serenity and rustic old-school luxury. Just off the north coast of Tortola, Guana has virgin beaches, nature trails, and rare and unusual species of plant and animal life, including iguana, red-legged tortoise, and the Caribbean roseate flamingo. Arawak relics have even been discovered here. You can climb 242m (794-ft.) Sugarloaf Mountain for a panoramic view. Guana Island sends a boat to meet arriving guests at the Beef Island airport (trip time is 10 min.).