24.1360° N, 76.4144° W
Located in the Exumas is a unique little island called Bitter Guana Cay. If you have a fear of reptiles, you are probably going to want to stay on the boat for this place as this island is one of few locations inhabited by dozens of endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas. Only accessible by boat, this secluded island offers stunning beaches, picturesque cliffs...and iguanas. LOTS of iguanas.
As you approach the shore of Bitter Guana Cay, you will immediately notice what appears to be dozens of small boulders along the beach but will quickly realize these 'small boulders' are moving. As your boat gets closer to the island, the reptile inhabitants greet you and investigate to see if you come baring any edible gifts. We did not feed them, and we do not encourage others to either as these are wild animals. Once they have completed their investigation, they either retreat back to the bushes or small caves looking for shade.
Though the iguanas are the main attraction here, the scenery is amazing as well, highlighted by rocky cliffs looking over crystal clear water. It's the perfect place for a beach day where there is a high likelihood you will not see another person here. So if you are looking for something 'off the beaten path' with some interesting wildlife, we encourage you to check out Bitter Guana Cay.
This area has inspired us in a special way - A collection representative of this location is coming soon.