Bitter Guana Cay is right around the corner from Staniel Cay, there’s wild iguanas that live on the island and it is a secluded and interesting place. It was only a 1-day stop for us, but we certainly enjoyed the experience.
We had to battle our way into the anchorage, with a very strong Easterly blasting us the whole way. Once we arrived, we were nicely sheltered by the tall limestone cliffs lining the edges of the anchorage. The sand was soft and white, and the holding was excellent.
I always wonder how these islands got their names, and this one, is actually pretty obvious once you set foot on the island. These iguanas actually are bitter. It’s not apparent why they have such a bad attitude towards each other, but they do.
They’ll fight, hiss, huff and puff at each other for hours. Luckily, they don’t share the same distaste for visitors, like us, who shower them with treats… or at least try to. They didn’t seem overly enthused about our cantaloupe rinds, but they did like the squishier pieces.
2.27.17 Today before we left Staniel Cay, we went to the store one last time to get some provisions. After that we left for Bitter Guana Cay. It was a lovely day, we went to shore and played with the iguanas, Ben and Molly went swimming, and we hung out on the boat. We’re headed to Blackpoint tomorrow. Where we hear that there are showers and a laundry facility!!