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Bananas Village Resort

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2.5 of 5 Resort   |   Colon | Isla Grande, Isla Grande, Panama
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Bananas Village Resort
Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Isla Grande
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

We just got back from our stay at the resort. The pictures on the website are a bit misleading because when you arrive, you realise there is no beach! While the scenery beautiful, the bungalows were average and clean, and air conditioned. However, the price for a room, the horrible food, and service made the experience terrible and not worth... More

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Panama City, Panama
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30 reviews 30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

After reading several reviews about this property, we were pleasantly surprised. The accommodations, food, ambiance, and friendly and helpful staff made our stay unforgettable. A free, secure parking area is provided, and transportation to the island is readily available.

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Palm Desert, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is the most beautiful spot. Waves at your door, snorkeling during low tide, nice room, very quiet and clean. The grounds are absolutely beautiful as well- the only problem the staff. The groundskeeper was charming. However, the waitstaff and reception- not good at all. And they made you feel like it was a chore to actually serve you. Now,... More

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Panama City, Panama
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68 reviews 68 reviews
8 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The hotel is on the quite side of the Island so it is peaceful and relaxing. The food is very good, although they take a long time to prepare it. If you want to have some fun, you can walk to the other side of the island. The beach at the hotel is nicer than the rest because it is... More

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Sora, Panama
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110 reviews 110 reviews
41 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

My wife and I and another couple spent two nights at Bananas. We had a wonderful time. We had a special rate through a promotion they were running. Our rate included breakfast. We were there from a Wednesday through Friday. Living in Panama for over 4 years now we only do our travel during the week. We never go over... More

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Cape Coral, Florida
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

This place is very beautiful the food was amazin however the service was horrible. The people that worked there were not hospitable at all. On top of that they were not very intelligent. I had made two reservations. I ended up being charged twice and have been dealing with their representatives to get my refund back since May. When i... More

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Avignon, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

If you are looking for a fun place to chill out and have fun with family and / or friends, Banana's is THE place! At Banana's, you have free access to snorkeling equipment (there is a rich marine life in the area), volleyball field, mini beach soccer field, babyfoot, pool, ping pong, swimming pool, and so on... all this in... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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130 reviews 130 reviews
40 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2012

Location away from crowds, with nice view. Went with our 2yr old. We asked for baby bed, which was provided. There is no beach at all, and cannot really swim in sea bc of corals. Pool a bit small and a bit murky. Restaurant was over challenged with amount of people, food (lunch) was not very good, came slow (and... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

The trip to get to this resort is an adventure. Had an outstanding time at Bananas. The manager, staff, and chef are customer service friendly and went out of their way to meet to please our group. The food was really delicious, which was surprising considering how remote this place is. I highly recommend this resort. The only negative is... More

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Panama City
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Just visited after not coming for two years- Many improvements in the staff service, well maintained buildings and grounds...I love Bananas for the close-to-nature experience- the whole place has amazing sea views, the rooms are up against the rainforest. You are totally away from it all . I just want to spend the whole day in the hammock on the... More

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Address: Colon | Isla Grande, Isla Grande, Panama
Location: Panama > Colon Province > Isla Grande
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bananas Village Resort 2.5*
Also Known As:
Bananas Village Hotel Panama City

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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The Bananas Village Resort is that idyllic place you were wishing for.This boutique hotel is located in the most beautiful and picturesque setting of Isla Grande, on the Caribbean coast of Panama, with a secure and comfortable ambience, combining the exuberant splendor of a tropical forest with clear and tranquil waters, white sands and more important, complemented with the hospitality of our friendly staff ready to pamper you. ... more   less 
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