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A SANCTUARY FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.

1975 Like the Bigelows before them, Henry and Gloria Jarecki searched for their perfect island paradise. In December 1974 they and their young sons arrived on Guana for their first visit. At that time the Bigelows called it the Guana Island Club and could host up to 24 guests. The Jareckis bought Guana in 1975 and began improving accommodations and other facilities. Their intention was and is to continue to improve Guana without losing its historic style and ambience. Their interest in conservation led them to establish a long-term program to protect Guana’s flora and fauna and bring back once-common species. This blending of focus on the historic, the naturalistic, the aesthetic and the human elements of Guana is the Jareckis’ guiding philosophy that will keep Guana the extraordinary place it is for future generations to protect and enjoy.

“I do not believe we can save the world, but maybe—just maybe—we can save one really superb small piece of it." —Dr. James Lazell - Science Director, Guana Island 2005

“When, thirty-five years after I first came, I once more visited Guana, I found it still a fairy tale island and I wish to thank the Jareckis for making it a protected natural sanctuary." —Erma J, (Jonny) Fisk, Ornithologist 19966
   
 
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