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“Nice Way to Spend the Day in Roatan”

Bananarama Island Activities Center
Ranked #10 of 18 Tours in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Nice Way to Spend the Day in Roatan”
Reviewed January 21, 2013

My wife and I were on a cruise that stopped in Roatan. Our cabin steward was from Roatan and he suggested we visit Bananarama for the day. We took a 30 minute taxi ride from the port and after arriving, we paid $10 for use of the facilities, which included the use of a beach chair. Snorkel gear was available for another $15, which I rented and had a great time snorkeling the reef, which is about a five minute walk down the beach from Bananarama. The beach itself is beautiful and the properties along the beach are really well kept. Unfortunately, the beach itself isn't very wide, which means that it gets crowded quite easily. The vendors are also a downfall, as you are constantly being asked if you want a massage, or to buy a pair of sunglasses, or seashells, etc. As long as you don't mind being bugged every couple of minutes, it's not so bad. Anyhow, aside from using their shower and bathroom facilities, we didn't spend much time on the grounds, as we were on the beach and swimming. It seems like it would be a nice place to stay and security made it's presence felt, even though it didn't feel unsafe.

Visited January 2013
Thank Scott M
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Los Banos, California
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Ray and Dane are the guys to see for the sea”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Ray has lots of options for island adventure. He and his company were informative and very helpful. A snorkeling day trip was planned, however weather did not cooperate. Dane found me and ensured a full refund without any trouble. A very comfortable business transaction - plus Ray's dimples are gorgeous!

Visited November 2012
Thank Tracey R
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Los Angeles
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great people!”
Reviewed September 7, 2012

We stayed at Bananarama Resort for several days and we did partake in different activities. The one thing that stick to mind is the activities center employees! They were so wonderful to us and so hospitable. Julio and Joshua are such great people. They were constantly asking us if we needed anything. We became so close to them that we exchanged phone numbers. When we returned home, Joshua called us to make sure that we got home safe and sound.

Can you imagine how kind and generous these people are?

I'm in love with Roatan! It may have the best beach in the world - but it has the best "People" in the world too!

By the way - Bananarama is the best place to stay while in Roatan. The beach, the accommodations, the food, the service and the entertainment are all THE BEST!

Visited August 2012
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Gilroy, California
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great vacation”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

the beach was beautiful,the water was nice and warm.We really enjoyed walking on the beach at night. very romantic!!

Visited April 2012
1 Thank orlando r
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Tampa, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A nice place to spend a rainy day”
Reviewed January 30, 2012

We visited West Bay on a cruise stop in January 2012. We took one of the group tour buses, which was $15 per person, much lower than the quoted $60 cab ride. After walking down the beach to find a place to set up camp for the day, we settled on Bananarama. Unfortunately, not five minutes after paying the very reasonable $5 chair rental fee, the rains started. We took cover in the dining area, which had ample seating (and more importantly, a roof!). There was a very entertaining musician playing the synthesizer and singing, much to the delight of the rowdy crowd, which made sitting in the rain a bit more bearable. The food at their restaurant was great- very fresh and reasonably priced. I'm a vegetarian, and their veggie wrap was really good, as were the homemade tortilla chips. I seem to recall, though I can't say for sure, that they also had other vegetarian options on the menu. The service was a bit slow, but to be fair they were very busy due to the unexpected storm, and there were a few large groups there. We would definitely return and hope for better weather!

Visited January 2012
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