Banana Bay Resort and Marina Marathon
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... conspirator with Booth in the Lincoln assassination). The fort was made obsolete by the rifling of cannons so it really only served as a prison, but it is still an awesome place. And to have it to ourselves was even better.
After our self-guided tour, we headed out for some snorkeling on a beautiful beach next to the fort. We enjoyed paddling around and looking at the coral and fish beneath the surface and the ...
... via a trolley ride and a rental car. The highlight of our past week was taking a fast ferry to the Dry Tortugas where we visited Ft. Jefferson, a national park 75 miles west of Key West. The ferry was a 110 foot power catamaran that traveled between 35 - 40 mph. Very cool!
Ft. Jefferson is an impressive Civil War era masonry structure that is built almost entirely of brick brought there by sailing ships. Dr. Mudd, who treated ...
... and we were both very full once we were done. Down at the dock, there were a few green lights illuminating the water and the large tarpin that were swimming about. It was definitely time for bed after that!
The next morning, we had a lazy start to the day before we drove down to the Stuffed Pig for breakfast. Matt also had told us about that place so we were keen to see what all the fuss was about. It wasn't very big and it was pretty busy. It had been there for a ...
... wooden shutter-board buildings, art galleries, clothing stores, bars and restaurants. Totally geared to tourism it's a mile-long tropical, relaxed hippysville.
It also houses a couple of eye-watering stores designed for a particular kind of gay man. Some of the underwear choices are jawdropping and leave absolutely nothing to the imagination.
We make it about a third of the way up the street before the first drops of rain start to fall and so we pop into a ...
... numerous fish, and countless amazing birds. It was an unbelievably hot day, and the kids complained during the entire bike ride. But, when it was over, I think they were all proud of themselves, and said it was one of the coolest things they’d done.
We went to an alligator farm next. We saw a man “wrestle” an alligator. I think what impacted me the most was that he seemed ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Banana Bay Resort and Marina 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.
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.