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“Awesome Adventure in Tropical Paradise”
Review of Banana Bank Ranch

Banana Bank Ranch
Naples, Florida
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Awesome Adventure in Tropical Paradise”
Reviewed 24 May 2013

Our family spent an amazing week at Banana Bank Ranch. Half our group stayed in the air-conditioned rooms and the others had a jungle cabana. We were pleased with all our accommodations which were clean and comfortable. Carolyn Carr is a gifted artist and her talent is displayed not only in her paintings but also in the unique personalities of these accommodations.
I have 4 teenage boys and they gave the meals a five star rating. The food was delicious and plentiful. My favorite was the fresh-baked bread and home-grown vegetables. Meals were served family-style and offered a great time to visit with other travelers and our gracious hosts, John, Carolyn, and Leisa Carr. Banana Bank offered a variety of tours and helpful travel advice.
The beautiful grounds and refreshing pool were a great place to return to after a full-day of sightseeing. There was also a variety of tropical animals on the grounds. Some had been rescued after being orphaned or injured in the wild and were now being cared for at the ranch.
We rode horses several times and each trip was an unforgettable adventure. Sherman, Stephan, Joey and Marvin were experienced with horses and excellent guides. The horses were healthy and well-trained and we never wanted the rides to end. In fact, no one wanted our stay at Banana Bank to end. We can't wait to come again on another visit.

Visited April 2013
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English first
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“nice lunch stop”
Reviewed 19 March 2013

we had lunch on the way from the airport to Clarissa Falls and looked at the jaguar in a cage and the birds in the aviary. Lunch was delicious -a stir fry

Visited March 2013
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san antonio
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Did not stay here.”
Reviewed 7 March 2013

Used to go horseback riding only. Jungle cleared way too much for us. Horseback riding was interesting.

Visited February 2013
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Thank hinesight02
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Canton, Ohio
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“fun horseback riding”
Reviewed 16 February 2013

Went here to go horseback riding on a tour from another lodge - the horses were really great for inexperienced riders, and the guides were terrific!

Visited February 2013
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Thank Angela R
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Horses”
Reviewed 15 January 2013

I did not stay here only rode their horses. The tour I did was great but we almost booked to stay there and after seeing their grounds compared to Caves Branch where we stayed there is no way I would of enjoyed it unless I planned on riding horses all day every day.

Visited January 2013
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Thank Ryan L
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