A great fit for families/retirees
Posted Apr 4, 2016 on Hotels
If you are looking for a family vacation spot in south San Pedro, Banyan Bay might be the perfect location for you. The two bedroom, two bathroom condos are spacious and easily fit a family of 4 or 5. The resort's pool was a hub of activity for families and retirees (sunset was around 6 pm, so the pool is quiet in the evenings), there is a restaurant on site if you don't want to cook in your condo kitchen or travel for food, and there is an excellent dive shop on the wharf. Banyan Bay's staff is professional and friendly, and if the resort doesn't offer a service, they will work with a partner vendor (i.e., canoe rentals) to help you. The resort is a three minute walk to other services like grocery stores, pharmacies, laundry, and a bakery/cafe. You will pay resort prices at Banyan Bay for food, drinks and services so having the option of self-service is excellent. The resort also has resident iguanas, which are a big hit with children and adults. There is a beach for swimming although most people use the pool. Banyan Bay does not have a shuttle from the airport but does pay for guests taxis to and from the airport (you just provide a tip). I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Banyan Bay for families, retirees or couples who like to socialize, and who like there independence at resorts but also like easy access to services.