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Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

First let me say that some of the staff at Bananarama made our stay wonderful.

Sarah on reception couldn't be more friendly, helpful and truly caring. Nothing was too much trouble and she checked on us each day to make sure we were all good. Thanks Sarah!

Louise the manager was great, responsive and heard our concerns genuinely, and fixed our worries shortly after.

In the bar Eddison, Zebby and Derry were so much fun and made awesome drinks! I only wish they had fresh fruit for their Daqueries.

The location is the BEST on the island and they often spray to take care of the sand flies (which are a pest everywhere so make sure you have sunscreen AND bug spray on the beach ).

Concerns:

Some of the rooms are particularly noisy early on because of the staff talking and music - those being near the kitchens, the bar and the dive shop (where they prep the dive equipment). I would take a garden hut away from the dive shop if i came again. It rained a lot when we were there so were in our room a lot - which probably made the noise more noticeable.

Hot water is sparse. It is promised, but we ran our shower for 10 minutes one morning (on advice from maintenance) and it still didn't work. The pressure is terrible in some rooms (ours) but reportedly ok in others.

Room towels are ratty and have holes in them, not a big deal, but then when you are MADE TO PAY for your BEACH TOWEL for the week, you would expect them to spend a little money on upgrading some linen. I was so shocked - even though it was $5 each, this is the only resort i have been to where your very own beach towel isn't included - or at least you only leave a deposit. Not pay.

On a more positive note, movie night and crab racing is fun, and the bar and restaurant have a great vibe (ok food, nothing amazing for the price).

SO i guess it depends what your expectations are to begin with - I wish someone had warned us about these things and then we'd be prepared for them, not expect something more.

It was a fun experience though and i'm glad we went :)

Room Tip: Quieter rooms are the back garden cabanas or upstairs garden rooms.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We just returned from a week's stay at Bananarama. Prior to going, we did all of the typical research and scoured the internet. We don't regret our decision to stay at Bananarama for a moment. It has the personalized one-on-one service you find in an all-inclusive resort -- but it's not an all-inclusive. The staff goes out of their way to get to know you. From the room attendants, restaurant servers, to the office staff, to the most amazing bartenders, and the hands-on management... it was a memorable experience. Bartenders like Zebby, Derry, Stephen, Eddison and Sandra made you feel like "everyone knows your name". This review wouldn't be complete without highlighting their amazing Dive Shop! The staff at the Bananarama Dive Shop is just as accomodating and professional with attention to detail and tevery diver's safety. They quickly tune in to your invidual dive needs and go out of their way to be helpful and encourage your love of the sport. They offered a wide range of dives with small groups. Our divemaster, Martin, was extremely professional and made you feel safe. The reefs in Roatan are some of the best in the world. Our only regret was that we didn't go on a shark dive -- which is the perfect excuse to return to this resort and their dive staff.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Maria O
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Bananarama is an awesome Eco-friendly resort that provides excellent customer service from the minute you arrive until the time you leave! Very friendly staff,clean rooms, and great food! The wait-staff is wonderful as well-especially Shawnee!! She heard it was my friend's birthday and made awesome cinnamon rolls and gave us some too! Can't wait to return!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Sarah M
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Reviewed November 17, 2012

We took a long shot and tried the west Bay Area of roatan. We usually go snorkeling in the west end area however the wind was too strong to go there so we decided to have a beach day at the bananarama resort. This place is cool. It's run by a group of Americans from Idaho, they keep this place safe for kids and adults alike. The food was great , prices were in line and we enjoyed it. We had our two young daughters with us. They enjoyed getting their hair braided by the resort approved vendor and the great beach. Leave your snorkel gear on the ship as there is really nothing to see off the beach except sand.
They need to work a little harder at controlling the outside locals trying to sell you everything, this makes the atmosphere a little un comfortable . Overall it well worth the ride to hang with these guys for the day. Darwin was our server for the afternoon and he was excellent, an asset to this establishment for sure. Thanks guys well be back.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank snapper75088
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Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights and can honestly say it was some of the best service I have experienced. Everyone went out of their way to accomodate us and the management were "hands on" in ensuring that the staff did the best they could. This is not a high end hotel but a great property with a lot of charm that provides great value.

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1  Thank Hsessel
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