My wife and I have stayed at the Banyan many times and think it's a delightful, charming facility at an extremely convenient location. The rooms and suites are more like those at an Inn or B&B than those in newer, much larger time-share developments, but we've always found service and cleanliness well above average, the pools modest-sized but adequate, and the Tiki Bar a big plus.
We were surprised to read negative comments about staff friendliness and maintenance by some guests in May-June 2005. The bitter dispute between the Banyan's directors and the management firm at thetime likely contributed to those situations. A new management team took over in July, and our stay in November was most pleasant despite our arrival shortly after the last of 3 hurricanes.