For guests who have an interest in science and nature, Guana provides an unparalleled opportunity to experience and participate in serious scientific exploration while enjoying deluxe accommodations and fine dining. Since taking ownership of Guana in 1975, Henry and Gloria Jarecki have succeeded in creating a truly one-of-a-kind, upscale Caribbean retreat while preserving and profoundly enhancing the island’s biodiversity.
Through the establishment of the Guana Island Science Program in 1980, the Jarecki family has shepherded the restoration of many endangered plant and animal species on Guana. For six weeks each year, the island hosts scientists and students from around the world for research and fieldwork in botany, entomology, marine biology, ornithology, herpetology, and more.
In addition, the marine science program, initiated in 1992 by Lianna Jarecki, Ph.D., has ensured that Guana’s three distinct reef areas—White Bay, Muskmelon Bay, and North Bay— will remain home to over 125 species of tropic fish as well as numerous gastropods, crustaceans, and larger sea animals.