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“Just Relax and Enjoy”
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Bananas Bungalows
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

Between the great food and a bamboo bungalow - it is hard not to relax.

Our bamboo bungalow was:
- basic but had shower and flushing toilet...
- clean and fresh...
- private - but open to the local conditions (appreciated the mozzie net)
- welcoming to the local wildlife - geckos and some beautiful frogs will visit you

We didnt look at them, but there are other bungalows made of bricks with air con and the like

We had a lovely time and although we could get to Krabi easily (on the local bus) or ride our motorbike (reasonably priced at Bananas) to the other small towns... we spent most of the time:
- hanging out in the hammocks
- swimming when the tide was in
- walking on the flats when the tide was out
- sitting and chatting to the other guests

Olli was a charming and gracious host and I would recommend this to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing place to unwind from the world.

Cheers

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

There's lots of reasons why people might not enjoy there stay here but it really is a gem. When you arrive you might be put off by not perfectly clean bed sheets in fairly basic huts and the wide array of wildlife living around you but Olli will help you forget about your hang-ups fairly quickly. His relaxed attitude and humour is really infectious and the food is reason enough to go there. I fell in love with the masaman curry and roti but all the food on the menu was excellent and very reasonably priced. The Kayak trip through the mangroves was great for us and its fun to rent a moped and explore some nearby sites as the surroundings are beautiful.
It is a bit tough to find the first time as locals in Krabi are no help and Olli's directions were a bit vague but if you manage to find the old local bus to Ta Lane Pier you'll be fine as it seems like the driver is the only guy in Krabi who actually knows what Bananas bungalows is.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

I stayed at bananas with 3 friends and had a fantastic few days. Oli the host was excellent from point of booking to our departure. The bamboo huts are above basic with lights and fans!the atmosphere is great with a very chilled out living area with plenty of books although mainly in German. The food by the local cooks was outstanding, I would highly recommend the masaman curry with a roti, best Thai food I tasted in my 3 weeks there. Pancakes are pretty tasty too. There is a little board walk out to the sea through the mangrove forest...a great place to chill and forget about the rest of the world, or attempt to swim to one of the nearby islands if you are feeling super energetic. The only bad point I have to say was the kayaking trip booked with the hostel was poor, although its the hostels recommendation, I guess its not their fault if the guide is poor on the day. All in all a great place to spend a few days!

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

Lovely place and beautiful. It is a very nice atmosphere and I strongly recommend "the bananas" if you want a very relaxing holidays or stay. Ana Cristina Perdomo Gomez

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 February 2012

There's nothing better in my opinion than finding the perfect balance between relaxation and active fun. Bananas gives you both, in a hospitable and gorgeous setting! Olli is the owner - he's a very tall, hilarious man from Germany. Many Germans stay here, but despite the fact that I was the only one from the US and most folks spoke to each other in German, it was a great experience! There were tons of activities such as sea kayaking and island exploring, but there was also the opportunity to sit in your own bamboo bungalow and listen to nature as you sleep. Lots of time to relax, read, and eat the delicious food the Thai staff cooks. They are very talented in both Western and Thai cooking! The Massaman Curry is not to be missed, and strangely, neither is the chicken sandwich :) Just remember that you'll have to arrange transportation here, because it is about 35 km away from the city of Krabi. Let Olli take care of it for you, or else you might get transported somewhere you didn't mean to go! Don't worry about the distance...all the traveling you do to get there gets you far, far away from the drunken beach parties of Koh Phi Phi and the like. This is pure, relaxing bliss.

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 27 November 2011

Bananas is great - we left the place feeling very relaxed and well fed after a lovely 3 days. It is located by the sea with a wooden pier to sit a relax on.

We stayed in the bamboo bungalows with shared bathrooms - the bungalow was clean, it had a double bed, mosquito net, fan, light, porch. The shared bathrooms were also clean and we didn't mind the cold showers after sitting in the sun. There were other bungalows with bathrooms, but we were travelling on a budget.

The food was great - especially the Massam curry. Olly, the owner, was a great host and very friendly and helpful. He made us feel at home and we enjoyed hanging out in the communal area/restaurant.

Highly recommend this place if you want to relax with a good book. Do not come here if you want to party all night! Thanks Olly for a lovely 3 days :-)

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 January 2011

The Bananas are the perfect place if you like to escape all the touristy places in Krabi and Ao Nang and just enjoy the beauty of the nature, relax and have some beer with friends instead of partying all night. But still - if you like that, take a motorbike and cruise through the little nice villages along your way to Ao Nang where you can find bars, restaurants etc. And then go back to Ao Thalen to Bananas, in your hammock, read a good book and look at the ocean and the rocky islands. Make friends with some crabs crawling around, with the fluffy cats or the cute kids of the kitchen staff (they prepare delicious food!!!), and of course - with Olli, the very nice and funny owner. Many evenings he also sits around with his guests, having some beer and telling some stories and have a good laugh.
The rooms reach from basic in Bamboo Bungalows with just a matress on the floor, a little cupboard, mosquito net, and a fan to stone Bungalows with aircon and attached bathroom, all for reasonable prices. It's all situated right next to the ocean but with no beach, you just walk from the balk right into the water - if there's high tide. If you like a secluded beach, walk some 30-40 minutes and you'll find a hidden gem for your own. Or take the island trip and visit beautiful beaches and islands or take the boat to a little beach near by that you only share with one monkey :-) And don't miss to go cayaking in the mangroves...it's like the set for Jurassic Parc!
To get to Krabi you can take the bus or rent a motorbike right at Ollis place. When you arrive at the airport you can also get a pick-up service. It's not more expensive than a normal taxi but maybe a bit faster as the driver exactly knows where to go.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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Address: 54 Moo 2, Ban Tha Lane, Khao Thong, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Khao Thong
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Khao Thong
Price Range: £15 - £32 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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