Protur Aparthotel Bonaire  

This award-winning aparthotel delivers plenty for families, including a river-style pool and a splash park.

This place has a long and winding main pool. Better still, there’s a children’s splash park with chutes, slides and a giant pirate ship. On the dining front, you can choose from a buffet place and an Italian.

The hotel’s about a 2-minute walk from a small sand-and-shingle beach. Meanwhile, the centre of Cala Bona is about a 10-minute walk away, and it’s a little further to Cala Millor, a bigger resort.

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Based On 1995 reviews

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Food & Drink

Self Catering

Bed and Breakfast

Buffet breakfast.

Dining options Breakfast Lunch Evening meal Drinks Snacks
Half Board

Buffet breakfast and dinner.   

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continental late breakfasts 10.30-12.30 and 1 visit to the Italian à la carte restaurant per stay.  Local alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, until 24.00.  Tea, coffee and cake 16.00-18.00, ice lollies and snacks for kids and assorted fruit 10.00-24.00.

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Splash pool

There's plenty of thrills and spills for little ones in their own splash pool.

Outdoor pool

The outdoor pool comes with a large sun terrace so there's loads of room for sunbeds and parasols. Palm trees are dotted along its edge, giving that bit of extra shade during the day. Pool towels are available here too.

Thomson Kids’ Club by Family Life for 3 to 11 year olds, Apr - Oct

Available from April 2017. Designed for 3 to 11-year-olds, our Kids’ Clubs by Family Life offer daytime activities, five times a week. To ensure all activities suit your little and not-so-little ones, we’ve split the Clubs into age groups and tailored the activities for each. Just like in our Family Life resorts, there’s Bamse Club for 3 to 5-year-olds and @611 Club for 6 to 11-year olds, so you and your kids get a taste of the full experience. For your peace of mind, all of our Kids’ Club team are trained to UK standards by TUI, and have undergone relevant checks.

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1 bedroom apartment with balcony

Styled with modern furniture and warm tones, these 1-bedroom self-catering apartments open onto a balcony bringing in lots of natural light. You'll get air-conditioning and a kitchenette. They come with 1 twin bedroom plus 2 sofa-beds in the lounge area.

1 bedroom apartment with balcony

Styled with modern furniture and warm tones, these 1-bedroom self-catering apartments open onto a balcony bringing in lots of natural light. You'll get air-conditioning and a kitchenette. They come with 1 twin bedroom plus 2 sofa-beds in the lounge area.

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family visit - 3rd time at this hotel

We ( myself, husband and 2 boys aged 11 and 16) have just returned from 11 nights here. The Hotel/ protur having stayed in other Protur hotels this is certainly a chain I would recommend. We received a warm welcome on arrival. The waiters , bar staff were generally the most friendly we have come across. Our room was cleaned 5 times a week and was fine- although the air con was not the best. The pool is huge but on main concern to us was the fact that in the whole time there we were not aware of the floor around the pool being power washed- unlike the hotel we stayed in last year where this was a daily occurrence. Also there were occasions when the bins around the pool were over flowing from first thing on a morning and were not emptied till lunch time . sun beds this was our main gripe of the holiday. there are notices up saying not to reserve sunbeds before 7.45 and this was adhered too but it meant some people were sat in the spot they wanted from stupid o clock to bag it. Some people were then reserving up to 12 sun beds at a time. This meant that if you wanted a brolly for shade you had to join in. Last year the hotel managed tis much better- there the lifeguard if he saw towels on beds put a polite notice on saying that f you didn't return within half an hour he would remove the towels and he did until about 11am so therefore there were always beds and shade available for everyone. entertainment/ Thomsons what can I say except personally I think the hotel would be better without them. There entertainment reps worked hard but it was boring - same repetitive things everyday and other than splash bingo nothing for the children around the pool. no water polo for the kids, no water basket ball - very limited and boy did they like the sound of their own voices! night time was just as bad if not worse. Also we sat at the other side of the pool away from the entertainment shed in the day time and never once saw a rep around our side even just to talk to people and encourage them to join in - very little engagement with people and not what we expected at all. would be a really good idea for the hotel to open up the bar at the splash pool at night so you don't have to listen to the "entertainment". Food/ drink can't complain both great - we went AI and the choice in the restaurant at lunch time was limited but there was always something and you can eat outside from the grill if you prefer- we liked to go inside for a break from the heat. Drinks were fine - often without asking was served eg a gin and tonic as a pint! would I return for a 4th visit? if Thomsons weren't there yes- if the price was right. we did overall have a good time and met some lovely people - my youngest son loved it - especially playing football on the morning - though was organised by parents not the reps the latter made no use of the astro at all.More

Holidayfever52, 190832

Our second time here

After our first fantastic stay here I was nervous of coming back. I didn't need to worry. We had a fantastic time. This hotel really is ideal for families. My children are 11 and 7 and both cried when it was time to go. The hotel is spotless. Housekeeping come 5 days a week. These women are amazing. They are in and out like ninjas. All the staff here (literally every department) are really friendly and so willing to help or answer questions. The reception team speak English and are so knowledgable about the area. They will also book taxis for you. We went to Porto Cristo (which I would recommend. It's a gorgeous cove. Beautiful beach and harbour). €10 euros in the taxi. My fussy kids found lots to eat in the restaurant. At lunchtimes they preferred eating at the splash pool bar. If you are travelling with little ones they are well looked after and the staff will help you with anything you need. There is always pasta, yogurts, fruit and full fat milk etc in the dining room. We really enjoyed eating in the bbq restaurant on an evening. All the food in all the restaurants is really fresh and there's something different on offer every night. Kids can help themselves to ice creams and there is a special step at the bar so they can always get drinks. If you have kids, get involved with the entertainment team. They work so hard all day and even my surly 11 year old got involved with the games. Whether your child is quiet timid or noisy hyperactive the kids team and entertainment staff will make their holiday one to remember. There is a board in reception with the weeks activities on. Sign up to any clubs they want early as the places fill up quickly. A special mention to Lovely Lottie who is fantastic and so full of energy. If your kids go to the chocolate party put them in clothes you don't mind putting in the bin (they are provided with Tshirts). I would definitely recommend it, my kids loved it. They ended up covered head to toe in chocolate! (It washes off them really easily but not their clothes). My kids loved Pirate day. My 7 year old got to fight a "REAL" pirate. I literally have nothing bad to say about this hotel. It's ideal. The evening entertainment seating and stage is in the perfect position to see your kids in the park, playing pool, air hockey etc while you relax. The hotel is small enough to feel cosy and safe but big enough to never feel on top of each other and we were there when it was full. However you need to be up very early to bag the specific sun beds you want. But don't worry there are plenty for everyone. If you walk out of reception and head towards the sea. When u can't go further without falling in the sea. There is a Spar just on the right hand corner for all your basics and inflatables. Giant rings €4. Lilos £7. Less than a 5min walk. If you ask nicely they will inflate them for you as well. The boat trips from the harbour are great for seeing coastline but are just that and are heaving. You only get 15mins to swim which can take you that long to get off the boat. In my opinion not worth 3 hours of your holiday. A hair braiding lady come to the hotel on an evening (9 ish). She doesn't really speak to you but get a price first. I paid €10 my friend paid €8 for the same thing. That being said, she is fast. The braid was done well and was really easy to remove. The beach is a bit of a walk. Through the harbour and shops. But very doable. If beaches are more your thing though I would recommend going a bit further to Cala Millor. The beach is large and the water is crystal clear. All the beaches have lifeguards. Cala Millor has a traditional market. Leather, lace etc. Def worth a visit. The little train cost us (family of 4) €10 euros to Cala Millor. I would recommend the taxis though. Cheaper, air conditioned and the drivers we had were all really friendly. The harbour on an evening is bustling and definitely worth a visit. Quite often there are street performers, flamenco dancers, fire eaters etc. Or simply watch the fish swimming round the boats. You will not regret choosing this hotel and resort. We will be going back again. 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟More

coop1906, 186343

Fantastic first stay

Stayed for a week. Hotel is so clean, food excellent with a very good choice every day and staff great. We travelled with a 3 and 2 year old and they had a great time, all the Thomson staff are great and entertainment was spot on. The only downside was the splash pool was a bit of a let down, many of the slides could do with a lick of paint and they could do with more water as the kids got stuck on the main one most of the time. The main pool is amazing though. Would definitely recommend and would 100% return again More

Mike W, 190736

Good but not great

I'd like to start this review by saying that my family and I had a lovely holiday in Cala Bona and that the Protur Bonaire Aparthotel (PBA) was a nice place to stay. The word 'nice' however doesn't paint a wonderful image in one's head when describing a once a year holiday. You want 'amazing', 'brilliant' and a 'fantastic' to wet your appetite. Sadly, in my opinion, PBA is not deserving of these words. Don't get me wrong, PTA is clean and exceptionally well maintained. The welcome you receive is courteous and enthusiastic. The rooms are great and furnished beautifully, although my sons (12 & 15) moaned about having to sleep on the sofa beds. If you suffer from a bad back, the mattress in the main room does not show any mercy... Once you've checked in and sorted yourself out, you head to the pool area for a drink and a laze on the sunbeds. You'll find the bar staff very efficient and polite, although some are more courteous than others. The drinks are great. Some reviewers have mentioned the lager is watered down - not so. It's rather pleasant! With spirits, they'll give you very GOOD measures, so watch out ;) Make sure you make the most of the free ice lollies - they are great. Sunbeds are a bit of an issue. If you want beds around the pool, you have to get up at about 7am to sit and 'reserve' them. I say reserve as you are NOT allowed to put towels on beds before 7.45am. I did on my first day and someone from the front desk took them off my chair, put them into a heap and said it wasn't acceptable and that I was party to 'anti social behaviour'. Personally I found this very insulting and rather rude (as I wasn't aware of hotel policy). Once you've reserved your loungers, it's time for breakfast. I've stayed in many all inclusive hotels and this is by far the best for breakfasts. There is something for everyone and the waiting staff are great. If you can, try one of chef Motto's omelettes as they are superb. If there was a face of PBA, it should be him - smiling, happy and eager to please. After breakfast you'll head to the pool area. Please don't expect too much from the 'entertainment' staff. It feels like they are only there to serve children under the age of ten. The activities they do are very repetitive and this is the first year in many that we haven't got to know the reps. This is partly because we haven't made the effort to know them but in the past we haven't needed to as they've ALWAYS tried to get to know us first. My young lads felt excluded from the activities because of their age. The reps need to consider this and hold daily football, volleyball and pool activities to accommodate children of their age. If my lads hadn't met other children their own age, I think they might have been at a loose end... Lunchtimes are great. The poolside snacks are very tasty as is the food in the restaurant. My wife, who likes fish and white meat with out any sauces etc enjoyed this mealtime best as on a nighttime the food in my opinion was a real let down. We all struggled to produce one cohesive plate of food. It was very 'bitty' (for want of a better word) and needed more seasoning in my opinion. Of course, one man's hamburger is another man's steak so read my comments with a pinch of salt... Don't expect too much from the Italian restaurant either. As for the BBQ, I can't comment as we didn't do that. The entertainment on a nighttime is very poor. I'm sorry if people have been here already and disagree with me, but compared to other hotels we have stayed at, this is by far the worst. The reps admirably entertain the families of younger children from 8-9.30pm but after that you might as well make your own entertainment or venture into Cala Bona harbour etc. Cala Bona is a lovely place. Lots of wonderful restaurants and souvenir shops. Walk along the coastline (approx 4.5miles) into Cala Millor to visit the wonderful beaches. You won't be disappointed. We used the local bus to visit several markets on the east coast on Tuesday/Saturday to buy gifts. I also took one of my sons to Aqualand (50 minute transfer on coach; GET a Fast Pass). I hope that this review doesn't deter you from visiting Cala Bona and choosing PBA. It is a good hotel, but it could be so much better as it has FANTASTIC potential. Maybe I expect too much, but we've experienced better (and cheaper as well).More

James B, 186220

Let's get loud

Just returned from an 11 nights stay at this hotel, our 2nd visit to this hotel. We stayed all-inclusive. We had an excellent time, the food is lovely, the entertainment is great, the rooms are excellent and the place is nice and clean. Being disabled, there are ramps for steps and lifts available but it is quite a big resort so there is a bit of walking or pushing/wheeling a wheelchair. The hotel is situated at the end of cala bona port which is a pretty, cosmopolitan area full of nice bars and restaurants with loads of things to do. We enjoyed a nice curry whilst sitting by the waters edge. The only downside to the hotel is the sunbeds. You aren't allowed to put towels down before 7.45 am but people are getting up a lot earlier than that and just sitting on the sunbeds and waiting until 7.45 to put down their towels. You have no chance of getting a parasol or sunbed if you don't do this yourself. And you have little chance of getting a sunbed around the main pool unless you're up around 6.30-7.00 am to sit on a bed. People were block booking them for families of 12 plus. Being disabled, I found this very frustrating as I need somewhere to rest whilst my family plays in the pool so I had no choice but to get up early and go and sit on a bed. The hotel staff do their best to try and stop the towel putting down but are being defeated everyday.More

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