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“Good remote location for relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Bananas Bungalows

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Bananas Bungalows
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 hotel reviews
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“Good remote location for relaxing”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

The place is 45 km away from the airport. It is a very quiet location. So remote than everything can be organised from the bungalow (island tours, kayak, food). If you want to organize yourself or eat somewhere else, you have to rent a motorbike and explore.
The bungalow are very nice and well built. there are two mosques nearby so be prepared to be waken up in the middle of the night by the muezzin.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

Bananas is truly paradise! If you are looking for a place in Thailand that has few tourists and opportunities to interact with locals or just to spend time by yourself in a hammock then this is where you should be! They can organize kayaking, island tours, scooter rentals, massages and so on. Every evening there is a communal dinner for 150b which provides an opportunity to share experiences with fellow travelers and make friends.

Other reviews I read described Bananas being far from town or other petty things, but if you read the information that Oli provides beforehand then there should be no confusion about what Bananas is like. I really can't understand why anyone would complain about spending time in this beautiful part of the world!

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2014

Booked a private ensuite bungalow and given a shared bungalow with shared facilities on arrival. Told that this was the correct accommodation when we told them it was not. Next day, finally given an apology by the owner who admitted there had been a mix up and offered three choices. Stay in the bungalow we were in, move to a more expensive bungalow and pay the extra or LEAVE ! Virtually ignored by the owner for our 5 night stay and felt very uncomfortable! Have noticed in other reviews that this has happened before.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014 via mobile

We loved the relaxed vibe of the place. You help yourself to drinks and just write in the book.

Lots of helpful advice from Ollie and Ana

Very relaxed and beautiful location

I'd highly recommend this place if you want to get away from it all and relax

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

The best resort I have visited in Thailand, far from the turistic noise and very close to the sea, mangroves, islands, national parks, caves, secret beaches. The atmosphere is very chill out, the owner makes you feel like home and the chefs in the kitchen cook delicios food. Lots of beautiful people whom I met there became close friends. It's like a big family living in a havenly home.

Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

It's a very interesting spot. far away from town. Its quiet. basic bungalows is clean(better ones available). owner is nice. Food and drinks are decent. it's close to the pier which is a great place for kayaking. The wifi doesn't work when we were there, all guest and owner had to share one PC. All the book on the shelf is in German. Local village sings pray from 5 am on loud speaker every few hours until 8 pm. Good place to stay to get away from touristy places. For a few night. its a good spot to relax. wish it had a beach :)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

We came here, planning to spend a quick night after visiting the islands a bit closer to the airport. Were I to do it again, I would have skipped the islands and spent all the time here!

To be clear, this place IS the location -- it is quite far from other places, so if you are in this area you are at Bananas. Something to keep in mind, though its a benefit too.

We were warmly greeted by a taxi driver with a sign for us when we arrived at the bus station in Krabi. When we were arrived, we were given an introduction from the owner who told us there was a kayak trip leaving in 5 minutes (which I highly recommend doing!) so we quickly put our stuff down, changed into bathing suits, and left.

When we got back, we ordered lunch from their well stocked and well priced menu (and all food and drink is self-reported in a book on the honor system!) which was delicious. After lazing in hammocks by the shore, we joined the communal dinner which was also delicious and vegetarian (the owner is vegetarian, so there is always something veggie friendly). Also, all the travelers are very friendly and we got to hear about all sorts of adventures both good and bad while sipping on cheap beer.

The next day, we booked a boat tour around the islands, which ended up being just the two of us on the boat and we could direct the day however we wanted! We came back and ate another great meal (couldn't pass up more of the great food!) before leaving for the airport.

I highly recommend you make the Bananas a part of your Thailand journey, and go on all of the activities that they offer! I can't wait to come back!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bananas Bungalows
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Speciality Lodging in Khao Thong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4

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