Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
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- Refrigerator in room
- High-speed internet in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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. ...
... the legions in line for their daily ration of Cubano Goodness. We made our way to the shack and waited in line - obviously any place that has a line at 6:30am is the place to be. One by one we ordered, eager to receive our reward for putting up with each other for so many days. I knew I would not be sorry. After three attempts (hey the guy was cuban and who knew there would be a Henry, a Kerri, and an Eric all at the same time AND They pretty much came out ...
... hold informal sessions as we all stood on the dock around the open-water pens. It was amazing to see these animals interacting with their trainers. We found it really informative & you could ask questions. Some people paid to go in the water with the dolphins & give commands & some kids had the dolphins paint a T-shirt!! A little commercial for a non-profit research centre but I guess they have to make ...
... and sand. The table was blown over and the coffee pot was buried in sand. It closely resembled a FEMA disaster zone. Out on the water several kayaks and smaller fishing boats had come unmoored and were floating aimlessly. Some of the other tent camps looked similarly beaten and destroyed, and even the people who had RVs and campers looked traumatized as they wandered around the flooded campsite. So much for our good luck with the weather.
Jon and I tried our best to ...
... temperature is perfect. We have lost our winter pallor and are brown as little chocolate drops. The restaurant is right next door to the pool so we constantly smell delicious garlic bread baking. We have met some great new friends and reconnected with old ones. Just the other day we had lunch the with the nice sailboat couple we met in Venice and plan on dining with them again. We also had a visit with our beloved boat mechanic, Diesel Don, who just happened to be in the Keys ...