Great Guana Cay, Bahamas

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Great Guana Cay, Bahamas

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The perfect tropical base on Great Guana Cay

Whether you come to these palm-shaded shores for a romantic escape, a family break amidst the Anglo-style cottages, a lonely trawl over Robinson Crusoe beaches, or a rigmarole of sunbathing and cocktails with the Caribbean trade winds, Great Guana Cay vacation rentals have everything you need. That could mean walking access to the gorgeous sands that fringe the Atlantic Ocean on the west coast. It could mean a location next to the Abacos fish-grilling shacks. It could mean private yacht links to Treasure Cay and the other paradisiacal islands that pepper the Carib waters nearby.

Tranquil living on Great Guana Cay

"Don't worry, be happy" _ the words of one Caribbean maestro ring true across the slow-paced isle of Great Guana Cay. Sunbathing, swimming, and snorkeling are the three pastimes that can consume whole vacations here. Other than that, it's about strolling the palm groves or chartering yachts to sail between empty coves and lagoons. SCUBA trips are possible, too, and so are sea kayaking outings around the shores. The whole lot is always best capped off with an evening of rum punches and seafood in the local bars.

Great Guana Cay _ where sands are center stage

There's no question about it _ the main attraction on this glimmering Caribbean island is the long beachfront that runs the length of the Atlantic shores on its western haunch. There, pink-hued grains of coral imbue the coast with a rose tint, while the seas go from light aquamarine to deep blue as the swells roll in _ Great Guana Cay vacation rentals there are some of the best. Boat trips across to Elbow Cay and the Pelican Cays open up one of the most amazing national parks in the Abaco chain. You'll see underwater caves and curious marine life aplenty.

Get the beach weather on Great Guana Cay

It's likely you'll want to dodge the stormy, uber-hot summer months in the Bahamas that run from the end of May to the end of September _ tropical cyclones occasionally brush through the Atlantic hurricane belt then, with high winds, and temperatures can be in the 90s. Much better is to book a Great Guana Cay vacation rental on the sparkling beaches in fall and winter, between November and March. Milder days and plenty of sunshine dominate then, and the shorelines look simply irresistible.

A tropical menagerie is Great Guana Cay

Great Guana Cay acts like a barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean and the coast of Great Abaco. One of its sides is fringed with a long and glimmering stretch of beachfront. It's the most famous of them all here, and looks like the Caribbean of the postcards. The other side of the island has many smaller, rockier inlets such as Fisher's Bay, where clusters of mangrove spill into the sea. Meanwhile, the Pelican Cays National Park is just a short boat ride away. Go there to discover kaleidoscopic coral reefs and unique marine animals.