Very nice place to kick back and relax
Just got back from four wonderful nights at Club Bananas in PDC!! First off hats off to the staff, your pleasantness and helpfullness was awesome, it was like being in a five star resort. The food was plentiful, good and generally had a varierty, Enrique told us alot about the different types of foods and always kept an attentive eye on us, we felt at home on the first night when he got us into the reservation only restaurant. Also want to say hello to Pepe the entertainer, thank you for taking the time to make us comfortable, and teach us a little about the culture in PDC. Sorry we did not participate in your activities, we are a little too shy i guess. Anyway back to what makes this place so nice. First the beach, yes it is a little ways away but a nice walk or wait for the bus that takes you right there. It is private and the security does a good job to ensure this. It is the best beach all along this corridor, if you walk left you get more crowds from public access but smaller beach and rocks. Do not go right, that is where the town starts and those beaches are nasty, a ton of boats, rocks and alot of people. Go that way to have a libation at one of the bars not for the beach. Bottom line the Club Bananas beach is the best! Our room was nice, no tv or refrigerator, but the bed and fouton were comfortable, there were two balconies and the shower had plenty of hot water. You cannot go wrong with this place, lots of different cultures, mainly european not many children as the pool is not very big and there is not much for them to do. This place has the best of both worlds, a nice inexpensive place to relax and lay at the beach, and close enough to walk to the charming town of PDC, where you can find loads of bars, clubs and restaurants to party at if you desire. Cannot wait to go back
Not for Children
The best thing about Club Bananas was its excellent staff in all areas.
The desk personnel were terrific and so very helpful. Everyone was friendly and service was fantastic. The downside is that it is not a great place for kids. The bikes were too big for them to ride, there were really no activities ever tailored to their needs on the beach, and it would have been nice to have occassional "kid friendly" food for them. The rooms are old though kept very clean. Our curtains had holes in them and the shower curtain was stained. The were huge openings around the door frame which invited many mosquitos into our room. The room smelled and the size of the two cockroaches was amazing, luckily not seen until our last morning. I will not be going back.
great time at club banana
I went with 5 other friends who ranged in age from 18 to 25. We had a great time. The staff was great. Most of the front desk employees spoke English. The cleaning and grounds crew were friendly and polite, as well as diligent in their work. The food was good and there is something for everyone, even for picky eaters. The drinks did not seem watered down as some say when going to all inclusive. The waiters and waitresses were very attentive, always picking up plates and refilling drinks (and you could easily forgive them when a “pina colada” came back as a “banana daiquiri”). The rooms were always spotless and I never worried about money being taken. We left money out a few times and there was never any problems. The showers were great the beds were, not so great. They were a little hard but they were HUGE. I never ran into and cockroaches as some have reported. The A/C was a life saver and worked really well. They were constantly giving new towel so that too was not a problem. I would have to disagree with the resort description that the beach club is only a 5 minute walk. While the actual beach may only be a 5 minute walk, I would say its more like 10 or 15 minutes on the beach club - but it was a walk that I would be happy to take daily. There are of course the options of the bus or the bikes which make it quicker. The beach resort was great too. Lots of fun activities and food (salsa and chips) and drinks available. The shopping and the night life are awesome in Playa. You are never saw anyone begging the entire time I was there and you feel safe to travel at night in a group. There are many clubs in the area, all are entirely entertaining. As well the shopping in the area is great. The hotel was very international and there was only one other group of Americans there and the rest were Dutch, Italian, and French, but it only adds to the experience. I cant even begin to describe how great the Animation Team was to my group, especially Niss and Claudy. I most definitely will be going back.
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