Getting to Bananas from Phuket was no problem, the owner was able to arrange a taxi who was waiting at the airport (they were able to do the same for us to get to Krabi Pier). When you're there, however, it doesn't seem like it should be so accesible because of how beautifully secluded it is. We loved the communal meal every night (had the best pumpkin curry I've ever tasted), and the grounds were a tropical paradise with no shortage of hammocks and places to relax. If you are opposed to a 25 minute walk to a beach then consider the rating a 4, but if you don't mind a nice walk, which frankly made it feel like we were getting even further away from it all, to a couple of great beaches, then you will have no problems. Staying here is not necessarily "roughing it", but also not what I would call luxurious. It's perfect if you're looking for a relaxing, care-free stay.
Bananas is also located near a mosque. The prayer and singing are very clearly heard, which is quite beautiful. A light sleeper might not love this aspect, but luckily there were none of those in our bamboo hut. We found it very peaceful, adding to the already serene, dream-like atmosphere in the evenings.
The location also provides one of the most beautiful sunsets we saw on our travels, with a crowd of spectators every night.
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