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Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort
Ranked #5 of 14 Hotels in West Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Tampa, FL
1 review
“Best resort on the island!”
Reviewed January 27, 2010

We flew to Roatan for the weekend for our first time. I am a frequent traveler and Roatan is now tied for 1st as my favorite place to go. The Bananarama resort was amazing, our room was clean and comfortable with good airconditioners and hot showers. We stayed in the dolphin room with the loft and it was ideal for us. The hotel bar made amazing pina coladas with fresh pinapple, 2 for $5. The coconut shrimp they made were the best I have ever had. The owners and staff are friendly and very helpful. The free kayak rental was a definite plus as the reef is right off shore, you see so much just kayaking. I cannot wait to go again, the Bananarama will always be our first choice on the island.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Reviewed January 24, 2010

Me and my friend spent a week at Bananarama. The first 3 days was cold and rainy - of course that wasn't the resorts fault! LOL - We stayed in cabana #12 which was right next to the laundry facility so our bedroom looked out into the area and at times there was a "funky" sort of scent that drifted in. The cabana was a nice size, but is in need of a some updating. We told the owner (Guy) that the colors should be brighter and that the futons needed to be replaced and he agreed. Other than those minor quips the property is on beautiful beach, we are not divers, but we are water fanatics and sun worshippers and West Bay beach is perfect for that. The hotel has a bar/restaurant that serves the island standard fare. The staff at the hotel was warm, friendly and extremely accommodating. Sara in the front office was a dream!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with friends
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Minnesota
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Reviewed January 23, 2010

Our trip was too short (3 days) and I cannot wait to go back. My brother and his fiancee raved about this place having stayed there about a year ago. Now I know what they were talking about. Guy and his staff at Bananarama provide an unmatched level of service. Every member of the staff is welcoming and genuinely interested in ensuring a good experience on Roatan. The dive staff was just as excited as we were to go diving. Their enthusiasm and professionalism made for a memorable experience. The reef was incredible and so close to the beach that we were able to make the most out of our short time there.

  • Stayed January 2010
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Idaho
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Reviewed January 18, 2010

If you are looking for a beautiful setting and laid back atmosphere you have found the resort for you. From the hammock on the front porch of our cabin to sipping bananarmas on the beach this was a very relaxing vacation.

The rooms have a very home like feel to them, the grounds are beautifully maintained and the staff is very friendly and anxious to help in any way possible. We felt very welcome and at home from the moment we stepped onto the resort.

This resort is know for diving and snorkeling but we don't do either and still found it the perfect place for us.

The Thirsty Turtle Bar and Grill has fantastic food for reasonable rates and for a more elegent dining experience they also have the Vintage Pearl which has a great atmosphere and delicious food.

We are already planning our return trip....and it can't come to soon.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Fairport Harbor,Ohio
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Reviewed January 16, 2010

The location was very beautiful with a casual and relaxed attitude. The bar and food was excellent and the experience enhanced by a great staff. Great location for beach walks, bar hoping, snokeling / scuba and just hanging out. What ever your pleasure the staff was always able to help us out. Turned us on to a taxi driver( Rudy) and he provided a fntastic tour of the island. Guy, the owner/ manager was always very helpful and accomadating.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 12, 2010

I am really not sure why you would stay anywhere else, honestly. Amazing value, location and staff! West Bay beach is beautiful with amzing diving/snokelling right out front of the Bananarama. The staff (thank you bar staff for keeping my Port Royals full!) are awesome ans uper helpful. The dive staff amazing and the restaurant (oh, Vintage Pearl, you are missed) sensational. Our stay in Casa Santa Cruz (room 26) was awesome...a beautiful villa right on the beach. The location is centre of the beach and an excellent to chill! Thanks Guy for you and your staffs amazing hospitality. The nights were fun and you are only a short trip to the party centre in West End (if you need to even go. You definitely won't be disappointed if you stay here.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 9, 2010

We only were able to stay for 2 nights but what a great experience had by all. We were two families - (2 couples, a grandma, an uncle, 2-11yr old boys, 2-8yr old girls, 1-16yr old girl). Not easy to accomodate but easily done and a great experience at Bananarama!!

The food at the Turtle grill and bar was great...... we didn't need to go anywhere else according to the kids!

Fanatastic beach out front and great snorkelling for the kids a mere 5 minutes down the beach to a great reef.

Can get busy when the cruise ships come in but the resort is very strict on "resident areas only" so you can get away if you want to a private beach or lounge areas.

The staff are great, friendly and attentative to your needs couldn't have asked for more.

The bar closes early which is great for families and if you want some night life it is just a few short steps in either direction...... the best of both worlds!! The rooms are rustic but clean and comfortable.

I would recommend this resort to anyone travelling and wanting to experience the West Bay area. I know we will be back.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort

Property: Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort
Address: West Bay Beach, West Bay, Roatan, Honduras
Location: Honduras > Bay Islands > Roatan > West Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Top resorts Hotel in West Bay
#3 Family Hotel in West Bay
#4 Romantic Hotel in West Bay
#4 On the Beach Hotel in West Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bananarama Beach and Dive Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located directly on West Bay Beach, our Roatan Eco Friendly Dive and Beach Front Resort is blessed with the turquoise waters of the Caribbean shaded under an amazing tropical canopy. We offer an island dream vacation for those who want to escape the stress of everyday life and relax Roatan style. We offer clean, comfortable and affordable rooms with a hammock on every porch and offer free breakfast, wifi, beach chairs, kayaks and smiles. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Bananarama Beach And Dive Hotel West Bay
Bananarama Dive Hotel
Hotel Bananarama Dive
Bananarama Beach And Dive Resort Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

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