Bananas was a good place to stay in Esperanza especially for travelers who aren’t spending a whole lot of time in the hotel or are backpacking. I mean that in the best way possible, just that we were mostly going to the beaches and exploring or eating outside at their restaurant or getting beers at other places on the malecon. We simply slept in the room and that was about it and it works for the $90 a night rate. They have a powerful a/c unit for use while you are in the room which aids in sleeping well and nice fluffy beach towels for your use which was great since we didn’t pack any kind of towels. We did get woken up by roosters every day starting at 6am which is just kind of typical for the area, and they were doing some drilling and construction at 7am literally right into the wall that our headboard was against. A man was installing some doors or something. Nights were not bad as the restaurant closes at 10 on weeknights so we were able to get to sleep at a decent time. We got up early most days anyways to make the most of the daylight and explore. It’s easy to get to Bananas by a publico from the ferry and the view looking out over the water is gorgeous. You can also walk to Sombe (Sunbay) beach in ten minutes from this guesthouse. Cindy was nice and helpful in giving any of the guests tips about where to go and what to do. Great location – definitely stay in Esperanza!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bananas is on island time: the clock in our bar landed on happy hour and never gains a minute. Come from the beach for a burger or salad, or stroll in at sunset for a pina colada. The office staff is always happy to guide you through options for transportation, bio bay and other activities. Island time means no worry, no hassle. We don't do wake up calls. In fact, our rooms don't have phones, or TV. They are comfortably furnished with an island decor and we don't scrimp on the towels. We are happy to point the way to the best snorkeling or swimming beaches, suggest kayaking, reef or fishing trips, tours of the bioluminescent bay and recommend dining spots on the island (but don't tell our chef)! Leave it all behind when you come here. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bananas Guesthouse Hotel Isla De Vieques