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“Snorkeling Heaven”

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Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 November 2010

Just came back from my 5th stay at Bananarama. I keep coming back because: 1. The superior staff. Everyone from the grounds crew to the owners are always cheerful and willing to stop whatever they are doing to help you in any way that they can. Never, in all of the time that I have spent there have I ever encountered a rude or sullen employee at this resort. The tone is set by the owner Guy, who refers to the guests as his "family", that attitude trickles down to everyone else working there. 2. The Resort. I love the simple, cabin-style accomodations set in lush tropical foliage. They provide the basics at reasonable prices. 3. Since everything I need is either onsite or nearby I save additional money by not having to rent a car. 4. The reef. None of the above would matter to me if there wasn't a great reef right off the beach in front of Bananarama. This means that I can snorkel whenever I want for as long as I want and I don't have to hire a boat or be on someone else's timetable. The morning that I left to go home I snorkeled for 1 hour and saw 4 sea turtles. This review wouldn't be complete without a few "Shout Outs". Thanks to Owner Guy and partner Phil for taking the time everyday to make sure that everything is ok or just to say hello. They are attentive but never intrusive. Special thanks to Phil for the great cigar. Thanks to Louise who is ever helpful when i make my reservations. The gals at reception are not only a great help but give hugs to returning guests. The entire wait staff is great but special recognition for Tim & Vilma two top flight bartenders. Thanks to Carolina for the lovely gift, to Jessica who keeps the cheeseburgers coming, and Shany for the spanish lessons. Lastly thank you to Head Maid Marleny who was always pleasant even though she had the toughest job at the resort - cleaning up every morning after a sloppy bachelor.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

My wife and I visited Banarama and The Thirsty Turtle Restaurant in Nov 2010. The service was awesome, the beach beautiful and the food delicious. It was all extremely affordably priced and the folks could not do enough to make sure we had a great time. Thank you Guy and Phil for your great hospitality!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled with friends
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Thank TravelPower11
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Reviewed 15 November 2010

WOW! From the minute we arrived, I knew we were in for a HUGE treat!!! The cabanas were warm and inviting. There was a cute little towel twisted in the shape of little elf on one of the beds and it was adorable! So welcoming! We got internet right away, but when we got to the bar, WOW!!!! DELICIOUS food and AMAZING island drinks just like you see in those island photos. YUMMY! Huge menu, delicious food, and right on the water... what a beautiful beach! The staff was friendly and helpful and welcoming and it was just a MAGICAL day!!!
I LOVE Bananarama and would go there again and again and recommend it to ANYONE!!!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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Thank sallyshields
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

Our company 21TEN, treated all of the Leaders to a day at the Bananarama Resort. What an amazing experience! This place is incredible! It's THE Jewel of the island. Great food, music, snorkeling and the most beautiful beaches we've seen. And we were treated like island royalty! A real highlight of our week's incentive trip... Thank you!

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Thank princesslisa11
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Reviewed 14 November 2010

The service was the best service we experienced through our whole cruise at any destination.
We felt welcome, and relaxed right away.
The staff was amazing and worked quickly to make everything perfect. They were warm, friendly, and took pleasure in caring for our every need!

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Thank duncanandjenny21ten
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Reviewed 12 November 2010

Took a group of 27 here. What a beautiful beach with fantastic diving and snorkeling. The service here is top notch, the beer ice cold, the live music perfect and you cannot beat the price.
Look for owners Guy and Tina and Phil...from Coeur d Alene, Idaho and Marco on the dive boat. They are the best.

  • Stayed: November 2010
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Reviewed 28 October 2010

The Positive Side of Bananarama Beach Resort:
1. Beach is wonderfull nice and looks like a beach from the caribbian island.
2. Resort is located direct at this wonderfull beach
3. The Manager asked personaly if we feel good and everything is ok. Was really kind!
4. Cabanas were always clean and well equiped! We liked it very much. Maybe the mates use an other cleaner that smells a bit better then the one they used (guess it was car cleaner)
5. Internet is everwere in the resort availible, even at the beach.
6. Guys are cleaning day & night the sand around the hotel from all the leaves that fall down.
7. For guests are always sunbeds availible.
8. Well organized tranfer to the hotel and back to the airport
9. Nice Staff
10. Tasty food
11. Breakfast included
12. A/C


Now the bad thinks i did'nt liked that much. Not everything is the fault of the hotel.
1. Cruiseships:
Guests are between tuesday and friday at this wonderful beach. It changes it from "the paradise" to a beach with a lot of crowed, loud music and "walking commerical center" (the guys that try 1000 times to sell u a sunglas, cigarrs, necklesses, massages).
its really anouing and i prayed that the ship is departure soon!!!
The restaurant Thirsty Turtel was sooo crowded that we waited more then 10 minutes til a server came to the table. Relaxing is really NOT possible these days. To get as much as possible relaxing days just start your holiday on a saturday. So u have at least 3 days relaxing days. The hotel was sorry for the inconvenience and we had a letter in the hotelroom when we arrived to warn us and to plan maybe something else on the island. (Diving, horseback riding .....)
2. Noise at Cabanas #15&#16:
There was a compressor or something direct next to that cabanas. it was not really relaxed to sit outside on the porch. In the cabanas itself u dont hear the noise at all. Guess the other cabanas dont have that noise next to it.

Without this 2 negative things it just would be a 5* place.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank mileshighclub
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Additional Information about Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort

Address: West Bay Beach, West Bay, Roatan 34101, Honduras
Region: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in West Bay
#3 Top resorts Hotel in West Bay
#4 On the Beach Hotel in West Bay
#4 Romantic Hotel in West Bay
Price Range: £61 - £195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on West Bay Beach, our Roatan Eco Friendly Dive and Beach Front Resort is blessed with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean shaded under an amazing tropical canopy. We offer an island dream vacation for those who want to escape the stress of everyday life and relax Roatan style. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable rooms with a hammock on every porch and offer free breakfast, wifi, beach chairs, kayaks and smiles. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bananarama Beach And Dive Hotel West Bay
Bananarama Dive Hotel
Hotel Bananarama Dive
Bananarama Beach And Dive Resort Roatan, Honduras - West Bay

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