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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- Lifts: 8, 1 building does not have a lift
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Bed and Breakfast
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Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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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There's plenty of thrills and spills for little ones in their own splash 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 April to October
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.
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We just got back from our holiday, 3-10th may 2015, with our 20 month old and 4 year old. Such an amazing place, lovely food, rooms were great, staff were amazing- so friendly and really entertaining, but the pools were freeeeeezzing! Was such a let down as our kids love going in the water and on the slides but was too cold for them to go in, I could manage going up to my knees. It really ruined our holiday as the kids didn't want to go swimming like they usually do. I was told that the sun usually heats up the water but as it was early season it hadn't managed to do it yet. They should really look in to this as they have customers coming to enjoy themselves outside of the busy season who should be able to have fun and swim. Unfortunately I would not return for this reason.More
Mixed thoughts on this one!
We recently visited the Protur Bonaire Aparthotel in Cala Bona for a 10 day stay with a group for a cycling break. The hotel itself is well appointed with good facilities in the bedrooms/living areas, it is clean and well maintained generally and the buffet has a good selection although the food could be described as a little bland. There is an option for a meal in the "Italian" a la carte restaurant which made a pleasant change one night. The hotel staff were all very helpful, friendly and spoke good English in the main. However....the one HUGE downside is that Thomson Holidays have this as a hotel for families which is fine but if you search hotels anywhere on Mallorca for 2 adults and without children, this hotel comes up as Thomson's number 2 recommendation so something isn't right. The pool area is unbearably noisy with the use of a tannoy, and loud music played between 10 am and 4 pm. As most bedrooms face the pool, there wasn't even an option to sit quietly on our balcony! I don't understand why the children's entertainment can't be focused in the area specifically designed for children behind the hotel where they have their own pool and play area and then the main pool could be distinctly more peaceful. Evening entertainment is also incredibly loud and it invades other seated areas such as the TV room so there really isn't anywhere to meet up with other adults and have a quiet evening in. It certainly drove our group (of c 70 adults) out to the local bars to have drinks or coffee after dinner. In summary, fine if you have children and enjoy holiday camp mentality, but if you are looking for something a little more tranquil then give this hotel a wide berth.More
Travelergirl22, Southern England
Should I have gone half board or self catering?
Stayed here for a week 18th April - 25th April 2015 in two rooms with my wife and grown up "children". WEATHER The weather for the time of year was good and varied between 18 and 24 degrees for our stay. Sunny and dry for the most part and only one day was it overcast, but you can never tell. HIRE CAR As there were 5 of us decided to get a Hire Car before we came. Searched around and found www.doyouspain.com who had the best offers in terms of prices and they do their own insurance which is less than the hire car companies. It is a comparison site and they put us with Goldcar as they have second driver free. The queues to pick up car were about an hour long - so beware. the queues on other hire car companies were tiny, but it tells a story of price. Well worth it for 5 of us compared to the coach transfer, and about an hours drive from airport. Made use of the car everyday and visited caves of drac, Alcudia and markets, and of course the shops. Got rid of half a tank of fuel in the week. FOOD We stayed Self catering, and brought over lots of UK food such as Crunchy Nut, Biscuits and even Heinz Baked Beans (yes they are about 3 Euros a tin out there). We ate breakfast in the rooms which have limited cooking capabilities but sufficient with twin hob and microwave, but no cooker or grill. In the evenings we ate out most of the time and would highly recommend Janet and Johns on the seafront by the harbour. We also decided to try buying the odd meal in the hotel. Now the pricing is very odd. At the time we were there you could buy an evening meal with drinks (eg house wine, beer, etc) for 24 euros, or you could buy half board - evening meal and no drinks and a breakfast for 30 euros. By the time you add the drinks at the evening meal it became a lot more. Be aware of that. Depending on the time of year and the deals you can get from Thomson take that into account. I must say the evening buffet on the two occasions we tried was Excellent, but I still enjoyed going out to the local restaurants as well. I have answered my own question. We got the best of both worlds by doing a mixture of Self catering and eating in/out. LIDL SHOPPING Having a car gave us the ability to drive down to LIDL in Cala Millor. Bit out of the way with another enormous Supermarket right next door. Prices are so much cheaper at these than the other local Supermarkets, and they have in store bakery and lots of nice things to eat and drink. Talk about drink - when we were there LIDL had an offer on San Migel for 8 euros for 24 cans. We paid 80 cents for 8 litres of water. THE POOL Other things. In April the water is so cold that only the hardy can swim. Such a pity that they dont heat either the inside or outside pools. Its probably the only thing that lets it down compared to other places I go where the water is heated. INTERNET Since last time I was here they have installed really god and fast internet throughout the hotel, so you'll be fine. Also since last time the number of stray cats has gone down significantly around the whole area, which is much more pleasant. ENTERTAINMENT Entertainment wise - fantastic. the boys and girls on the entertainment team worked hard from morning to bed time. Well done. Good visiting acts in the evening. I was a bit cheeky and as we went out some nights for a drink there was also some good entertainment in other hotels in the area, and if I timed it right we got two shows in a night at different places. HIRE A BIKE Lovely and flat from the hotel right down the coast to Cala Bona town and on to Cala Millor. Why not hire a bike - very bike friendly pavement - and go for a ride. PROTUR CLUB Before I went I joined the Protur club. It accumulates about 5% on any spend using the card in the hotel. Only really any use if you intend to go to another Protur Hotel within a period after this visit so cant say if its worth it, but it didnt cost anything to join - and you never know for the future.More
MalcolmBooth47, Gloucester, United Kingdom
A FAB WEEK Well done Thomson Family Resorts
Just come back from Bonaire 10th May after a week self catering with 8 and 11 year old boys. Wow, lovely place, nothing was too much trouble for the staff, place spotless and excellent facilities. Thomson staff excellent also and always around. Kids club staff lovely and quiet time of season so we had no trouble getting a spot, don't know if this differs in high season. If your kids like football they play for an hour most days but the astro turf pitch is not locked so you can go and play. Enjoyed the evening entertainment also and surprisingly the prices to eat and drink in the hotel are the same as in resort. Resort a little quiet for kids but there are the boat trips in the harbour and a soft play, trampolines behind Smithys and if you smoke I found a tabaconist opposite there also, Mayfair cigs 43 euros, glad i don't smoke anymore but dearer in duty free (Majorca end) and of course not available on flight. No beach in Cala Bona only a small bit by Levante Hotel, Calla Millor is 20 stroll away but my kids didn't like the beach because there are no rock pools or fish. There is a Burger King there as well. Didnt have a bad meal anywhere but being here the first week of May everywhere stopped serving food at 10pm. Pizza place near hotel, great food. Brill Brill holidayMore
Dfamilyof3, Warrington, United Kingdom
Great Place to Visit
We have just returned from a week in this hotel with our 15 month old son. It is a perfect place to take a little one, the complex is ideal for children, the food is of a very high standard and the staff are faultless. My only niggle would be that the childrens swimming pool is far too cold and doesn't really warm up through out the day. The rooms are spacious, which have cooking facilities and a fridge so you can keep snacks in your room. The surrounding areas has plenty to offer also, picturesque scenary, bikes to hire which can be fitted with a baby seat so you can take your little one with you, boat trips and a train that travels hourly to the Cala MilloR. If you are looking for a relaxing family break away with amenities to suit all ages then this is the place to visit. I highly recommend this hotel.More
LisaTav, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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