The Banana Islands are a group of islands that lie off the coast of Yawri Bay, south west of the Freetown Peninsula in the Western Area of Sierra Leone.
Three islands make up the Banana Islands: Dublin and Ricketts are linked by a stone causeway. The third Mes-Meheux is uninhabited.
Dublin Island is known for its beaches, while Ricketts Island is best known for its forests.
Banana Islands are surrounded by the Freetown peninsula; and the islands are only accessible by boat and ferry. The major industries in Banana Islands are fishing and tourism.
The islands were visited in the 17th century and perhaps earlier by Portuguese sailors. They were settled in the late 18th and 19th centuries by freed slaves, mostly from the Americas. Their descendants make up most of the population of the islands today.