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Banana Beach Resort

At a Glance

    Pros

  • Recovering under original management
  • good value
  • friendly staff

    Cons

  • Some furnishings are a little dated
  • beach has a seawall

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Banana Beach Resort Review

Original management has reclaimed Banana Beach, bringing it back to the casual, friendly, well-run, beachfront resort that it was for many years. The original section, built around an interior courtyard, has one-bedroom suites; a newer section has regular rooms at bargain prices, plus "flex suites" that expand from one to four bedrooms, depending on your needs. A fourth night is free on bookings of at least three nights, and an extra two nights are free on five-night stays, so rates are lower than they appear. Breakfast is included. Our favorites are the seafront suites in the newer section. There are two pools. The restaurant, El Divino (named after a beloved staffer who passed away), is a steak house and martini bar.

    Hotel Details

  • 28 rooms, 43 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
Updated: 08-28-2013

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    Howard Johnson's 20 yrs ago

    This room was a big disappointment.The pillows were 1/2 " thick and must be original to the hotel.Only thing that helped the sagging mattress was the egg crate foam pad they had on the beds. If it rains, there is no place to sit except in your room. The pools are not heated and my ears got cold trying to swim. Water dripped from the ceiling onto our shoulder when on the commode. They do not supply shampoo /conditioner or kleenex. Refrigerator woke me at night when it kicked on and the AC blew right on our heads.There are only 3 very small drawers to use and a closet with 5 hangers. No one was in the water in front of the place as it is all sea grass and debris that washed up. If you go into the water, be extra careful as boats zoom up to the docks and also to throw nets in the shallows and they aren't looking for you to be there. We were there 8 days and only saw 4 other people in the water in that time- 2 people in the pools.Food was average in the restaurant. Locals speak English and leave you alone. Floors were cleaned once a day(ceramic tile) but no broom in the room to clean it up everytime you drag it in. Won't be going back and would never recommend it to any friends.

    by swim1, 2/4/07

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