Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
Wonderful Wedding at Banana Bay Marathon
Banana Bay was everything we hoped for and more. We planned our wedding over the internet and everything went perfectly. Everyone was so nice.
Our room was beautiful and very tropical. The entire resort area looked like you were on a tropical island. The pool area was very clean. The daily breakfast was always good. If you are looking for party central, this isn't the place. Don't get me wrong, the karoke at the Tiki Hut on Thursday and Saturday was great, but it is not like the bar hopping scene you may find in Key West. We were there in early September, which is the "off season", we didn't get to visit some of the local shops and restaurants due to the fact that they shut down and go on vacation the first couple weeks of September. We sure miss everyone there. We met a lot of good people. Larry, Larry, and Linda we think of you often. We can't wait to get back to Banana Bay.
We got married on the beach in Banana Bay, Key West, it was a dream come true. We were the only ones to get married that day, very private and peaceful. the wedding co-ordinater, David, did everything we wanted. I had my hair done by Dolly Parton's hairdresser, we got married to the music of our choice and we dined in the most fantastic resturant on an island of it's own. We stayed in Banana Bay for 14 days and it was so fantastic we never left Key West. What is nice about Banana Bay is that it is adults only and it is a small resort so it is very quiet and the rooms are fantastic, i've never slept in a 4 poster bed so big! i would recommend this place to any one looking for a quiet holiday and especially to couples who want to get married or to renew their wedding vows. It is a wonderful place and my husband and I shall definatley return.
Staff friendly, property needs renovating
We just returned from Banana Bay. Front foyer in our building smelled musty. "Beach" is piled rocks with sand sprinkled on. Staff was friendly, helpful, but the place is run-down. We won't be back.
We loved Banana Bay and hope to return next year. Everyone was helpful and friendly. Only thing, we had breakfast every morning and only once did we have bananas. We truly enjoyed our stay at Banana Bay.
Not What I Expected
Well, if you're looking for mediocrity, the Banana Bay is it. When we arrived we got a not-so-warm welcome from the staff, both of whom appeared bothered that we were even there to check-in. The room itself was a typical hotel room complete with a king-size bed held up in the middle with pieces of lumber. The "bayside view" which we had paid extra for was nicely obstructed by trees and shrubs. The "beach" is nothing more than a few chaise lounges within a 200 sq ft. area... What we did like about the place was the well-maintained pool. I think next time we go to the Keys we'll try a different hotel.
Banana Bay Resort exceeded our expectations
My husband and I went to Banana Bay Resort in Marathon for our honeymoon, May, 2003. I liked the way it looked on the internet and booked it with no other references. When we got there we were so impressed. The rooms and grounds were even prettier than shown on the website. Very, Very clean. Everything was immaculate from the rooms, hallways and the grounds. The grounds were lush with tropical foliage and colorful flowers. It was well worth every penny.
Tropical place to be!
A very tropical place to stay. Actually seems like your entering a jungle! We really enjoyed the resort! Our room was very refreshing and our bed was so very comfortable with a canopy bed. The pool was really nice and good food at the Tiki Bar. The small but nice beach was a nice place to watch the sunset. We would definately stay there again!
Once is not enough.
It was out of this world. The service was wonderful everyone at the resort made us feel like royailty. We can't stop talking about what a beautiful time we had. We can't wait too go back. The best part was we were greeted ever day on a first name bases. Thank you Louis, Harold,Chuck,Kate,Diana,Doug,Dolly,Daivd and Milagros. Until next time this is Diana and Victor :)
My husband & I were married at Banana Bay, the wedding coordinator was wonderful, she took care of everything even after I changed my mind a couple of times and she did it with a smile. We did all of our arrangements online and via telephone, it was all perfect. The wedding itself was breathtaking and the pictures are gorgious. We were married at sunset on the tip of the island, the sand, the palm trees and the beautiful sunset made our day somewhat unreal....The resort itself was completely relaxing, it's an adult only resort which was great, there was nothing better than spending the hours in the evening sitting at the Tiki bar and watching the sunset. The staff were kind and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable. There are so many things to do in the area, its half way to the mainland and half way to Key West.....we had the time of our lives...you will too! Kevin & Kari Eide
Banana Bay is a very nice place to stay in the Keys. Mostly everyone is very friendly and accommodating. The restaurant is a little 'pricey' but the food is good. We usually had our lunch onsite but went elsewhere for dinner. A real plus is the Continential Breakfast we received every morning poolside. The only drawback is the pool. It is not heated and it is EXTREMELY COLD. Many guests complained about it. We have stayed at Banana Bay three times but this year we are staying elsewhere. We enjoy swimming and lounging around the pool so we have opted for a heated pool for our stay in December at a different resort.
TripAdvisor Reviews Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
Travel Blogs from Marathon
... good, and the fried oysters were great. A walk down the pier connected to the restaurant allowed to view to parrot fish and others that were just hanging out waiting for patrons to "accidentally" drop in a morsel of food.
Later, we all hung out at the pool, and tried to snorkel around the condo area, but it was far too murky. Sue and I took a walk along the beach over to the condos next door to see what we could see in the water along the way. ...
... impossible to find free places to stay in the USA and apparently Florida is the hardest state to sleep for free. Well the Keys are the hardest. They don’t have any Wal-Marts to sleep in and everywhere we went had big signs that said closed at sunset or no camping. I had looked online before coming and found 1 person mention they had found a spot to camp for a few days. The directions were a little tricky but we somehow managed to find it. It was a old overgrown ...
... there are pieces of her work all over. We were sat next to a helicopter at this stage, very surreal ! With full tummies we waddled off to the beach for a swim in the sea. Oh my god it was so warm. Lots of Finding Nemo fish swimming around too. Back on the sun lounger I found 10 mins for a lovely snooze while the girls swam. With a road trip it is always hard to tear your self away from where you are, but exciting to think of where you are heading. So ...
... said, “it’s not camping, it’s a campaign” to survive!
We left around 10am on Sunday June 8th and headed due south. It only took about 3 hours to reach Miami; although this city is at the southern end of the mainland, there is still a LONG chain of islands trailing out into the Caribbean, so we were nowhere near our destination. Just south of Miami we encountered a thunderstorm of note, such that Jon could barely see the road to ...
... the convenient stores (Publix, West Marine and Home Depot) as well as many fine restaurants.
The marina itself is very nice, with a great view of the Seven Mile Bridge. The sunsets are truly spectacular. There is a lovely pool and restaurant as well as a decent laundry. The ocean is a gorgeous color and you could stare at it all day. But, once you get away from the water, Marathon is both impoverished and unkempt. Trips into town are not an esthetic experience. I have ...