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. This hotel will no longer be a Family Resort from March 2016. But don’t worry, it’ll still offer family-friendly holidays with Thomson Kids’ Clubs and entertainment.
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.
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.
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers two hours of activities, five or six days a week. And that includes at least three evenings. It’s split into sections, with Tots for 3 to 5 year olds, Team for 6 to 8s, and Tribe for 9 to 11s. Best of all, most kids’ clubs activities are completely free. And outside of peak season, there are parent and toddler sessions three days a week, too. For your peace of mind, all Thomson Kids’ Club staff have advance DBS checks and hold NVQ Level 2 childcare qualifications. They’re First Aid trained, and there’ll be at least two of them on duty at all times.
These 1-bedroom apartments with their natural tones running throughout can sleep up to four. They come with one twin bedroom and two sofa-beds in the lounge area. Air-conditioning is at the manager's discretion. Cots are available on request.
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Protur Have Lost Their Main Attraction The Bar Staff
This hotel is fantastic the main reason my family and I have returned year after year is because of the staff. I can simply not understand why the management would remove the hotels best assets. We have booked for next year already, but I will most certainly be re considering my booking for 2016.More
Top Dogs with Thompson
Protur Bonaire - Majorca
We travelled to the Bonaire for two weeks in Sept 2015 with our 21 month old boy and had an all round amazing holiday.
This hotel is well geared up for families and I can't recommend it highly enough.
It would appear the vast majority of travellers go all inclusive but we like to try out the local cuisine and restaurants when we travel hence we self catered.
I'll start with the Ents team as the were fantastic. Energyemily, Agadooley and Cinderellie were brilliant. Their energy and enthusiasm are unparalleled to anything we had experienced before. Naturals with the kids and adults alike.
We joined in with the pool party, quiz, aerobics etc but it was Little Pups in the evening that was my sons highlight.
The fly in acts were poor with the exception of the reps Wild Wild West show but then we are out every night in restaurant in Cala Bona and Cala Millor a 45 minute walk down the coast.
Main Pool - great size, varying depths, good temperature plenty of sun beds (although I did reserve beds at 09:00 to get our preferred area)
Kids Pool - perfect depth for our boy, he loved the slides we didn't queue at all.
The room was spacious, clean and comfortable. We were in block2 overlooking the main pool area. I couldn't fault the room at all. We put our boy in the main bedroom and put the two sofa beds together meaning he slept through and we could eat, drink,chat and stay up on the balcony without waking him. TV had CBeebies which was a bonus.
We met plenty of return travellers, all of whom shared their experiences and feel Thomson have a gem of a hotel here.
I hear it's not offering the full family resort package in 2016 which is a huge shame as we would have returned in a heartbeat. Apparently the kids club is going leaving one Ents employee to runs the activities.
My only gripe was the transfer which should have taken 50-60 minutes but after 14 hotel drop offs took close to two hours!!
Nevertheless, cracking holiday - well done team!
Cornishski, Rayleigh, United Kingdom
Why Change the bar Staff.
We returned from a holiday at the Bonaire from the 15/09-26/09/2015.
I did not post a review straight as I wanted to check out what other guests
Had written regarding the change of bar staff.
We arrived at the hotel about 20.30, had a meal, then up to our room unpacked and
Looking forward to a drink at the pool bar, could not believe lack of atmosphere and
Lack of friendly âfacesâ until Dannie came across to welcome us.
During the holiday found out that Miguel, Pepe and Oskar no longer working in the
Bonaire. We found that some of the new bar staff not friendly and did not feel as
Welcome as we have in the past!
Staying on half board, can find no fault with the breakfast, the evening meal a disappointment
and lacked variety. Standard has dropped since our last holiday in April this year.
The plus point at breakfast was having breakfast on the terrace.
We know that this a family hotel with many children who are well catered for, but lots of
Adults also, and the standard of entertainment is very poor, and the Quiz nights awful.
No wonder many people go down to Cala Bona for the night time entertainment.
We had had a number of holidays in the Bonaire, we feel the change of the bar staff is
a mistake and many quests have said they will not return. I do not think that the changes
will help the rating of the Bonaire..
Cala Bona has a lovely harbour, with many bars and restaurants, including âmelisâ andâ Costaâ
For lovely cakes.More
Fantastic Family Holiday
Myself, my partner and 3 year old spent 7 days at the Bonaire in June this year. Wasn't sure what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised!
Food: We went all inclusive and never had any issues with the choices on offer in the restaurant. The staff always went above and beyond to keep the dining room clean and they were always smiling and happy. My son adored the chef who made him an omelette every morning ("which were much nicer than mummies!"). The bar staff were lovely, in the evening they would take your order from the table and bring your drinks over. They were very attentive. Even brought me a surprise birthday cocktail :)
The reps and entertainment team: Well what can I say we made friends for life. Frank who we only realised about 4 days into our holiday was a rep and not part of the entertainment team was fantastic. Always on hand for any questions re. the resort and hotel etc. walking about chatting to families by the pool and getting everyone involved in activities. He was absolutely great with the kids (and adults alike) what a guy! Hoping next year he makes it onto an entertainment team as he is wasted as a rep!! Dom (entertainment) had us laughing constantly too, he and Frank worked very well together. The girls were all great too always happy and smiling and getting the kids involved!
Hotel: We arrived very late (and hungry). When we got to our rooms we has been left bottles of water and a plate of food (sandwich, salad, fruit etc.) which I thought was a nice touch. The room was spotless and was kept this way throughout our stay. It was my birthday whilst we were there and I arrived back at the room to find a cake and a bottle of fizz with compliments of the Bonaire. Such a lovely gesture :) Unfortunately we didn't have such a great view from our room but I wouldn't mark the hotel down for this as we only slept and changed in there. There are different blocks to stay in (we were in the main block), some of these offer views of the pools etc.
All in all cannot recommend this holiday enough we met some fantastic people. If I hadn't of booked for next year before going to the Bonaire we'd be going back again next year. Maybe 2017??More
Michelle D, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
2 day little break.
Stayed for a quick 2 day break. The hotel was really good. The room was spotless. The beds really comfortable.
Massive choice for breakfast and evening meal. I'm not the type who loves poolside entertainment but this was all quite low key and not in your face. Same as the evenings. More
NicolaTBrown, Port Andraitx, Islas Baleares, Spain