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.
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. Continental late breakfasts 10.30-12.30 and 1 visit to the Italian 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.
Designed for 3 to 11 year olds, Thomson Kids’ Club offers 2 hours of activities, 5 or 6 days a week. And that includes at least 3 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 3 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 2 of them on duty at all times. Available April to October.
Just returned from a 1week stay, really enjoyed this hotel we have a 2 year old son who loved the splash park and thomson dog, we went self catering as we like to eat in different places each night the hotel is well placed to access lots of restaurants and bars.
The kids entertainers work really hard although I do think they need to involve the kids that don't attend kids club a bit more during the evenings, but all in all a really lovely hotel, clean modern and well placed.
Bar staff were lovely and always happy, also reception staff always happy to help. More
Great for families
Just returned from a weeks stay at the Bonaire with my husband and 2 year old son. This was our first trip to the Bonaire and had booked it from reading other trip advisor reviews. The transfer from the airport via thomson coach took well over an hour so just be aware of this. Arrived roughly 1.30pm and was able to check in straight away. Had emailed the hotel prior to our stay requesting a quiet room and a cot for our 2 year old. got room 5115 which was the block furthest from the entertainment facing the road/ mountains. Perfect room! Be aware thomson charge £15/£20 for a cot but the hotel lend them out free so request one from the hotel and don't pay thomson! Room was spotless, infact the whole complex was spotless. Bathroom has an amazing shower and also had a hair dryer so don't need to take one with you. No iron and ironing board though which i would normally expect. TV remote cost 10€ but this is given back to you when you depart and safety box is 19€ with 5€ given back on departure. We went on a half board basis as this at the time of booking was a cheaper option that self catering . Breakfast there was a good choice of food from cooked breakfast to pancakes, made to order omelettes and cereals etc and the food tasted pretty good. Dinner was typical buffet bland food, we didn't really rate the dinner menu so tried to eat out as much as possible. The pool bar food was also pretty rubbish to. Our 2 year old loved the splash pool, had plenty of sunbeds around the edge and was always some available throughout the day. Didn't really use the main pool very much but same again with sunbeds always plenty available. Entertainment isn't our thing so we never watched any , nor did we use the crèche or kids club so can't comment on these things. Staff all very friendly and helpful . Situated at one end of cala bona. A good 20 mins walk to a decent beach and cala millor. If this hotel was in a different location then we would defiantly return but sadly we think cala bona was just too quiet for us and didn't have enough decent restaurants to choose
from. Perfect for any families who are happy to stay on base the majority of the time. Think it is defiantly suited to younger children. Has a small outdoor park but this was pretty poor , could do with improving this otherwise a great place to stay!More
Fun for families of all ages
Stayed here with my family of six and three and half year old grandson ..the pool is amazing perfect temperature and very clean there's also enough room for everyone ..the restaurant staff are fantastic so quick and there is plenty of choice for every palette , the paella is fabulous !! The rooms are modern and very clean ..then the entertainment staff are amazing trying very hard to get everyone involved with quizs music games! Dingo Danny is great along with natatouey and Minnie Mouse Megan my grandson fell in love with them and thompson the dog who pays daily visits around the pool ! There's lots to do or nothing if you want to chill..we were all inclusive which worked out great for us but if you are not then the harbour is literally three mins walk and full of fabulous restaurants and shops which carry on all the way to calla mill or with its perfect beach about 25 min walk ..hotel grounds are well kept and the splash pool for the kids is something elseMore
julie m, Maidstone, United Kingdom
My family & I are currently staying at this hotel on an all inclusive basis. Whilst the hotel for kids is fantastic - fab splash pool & kids entertainment. What lets it down for me is the food. Breakfast was fine & evening dinner but the main resturant at lunchtime was very poor. Hardly any selection at all. You can get food at the kiddies splash pool bar and this was just ok. I think the hotel isn't full therefore not much selection to choose from. I wouldn't recommend staying on an all inclusive basis I just don't think it was worth it at all unless you drink 24/7. We stayed in a 1 bedrooms apartment & this was fab! Loved the decor etc, couldn't fault the rooms at all. Plenty of sunbeds available regardless of the time of day. Would I stay here again, probably not, definately better family hotels out there. More
Lovely hotel to stay.......but no nice beach nearby
Cannot fault the hotel. Large main pool with plenty of beds, great kiddies pool with slides and pirate ship. Food is very nice with plenty of variety, can be hectic at popular times.
Rooms very a very nice size, one bed apartment has a large dining/sitting area. Large TV. You can self cater but only two small rings. Fridge was handy for bottled water etc.
Entertainment is your normal kiddies dancing and disco early on with magicians, singers etc on later in the evening.
Cala Bona itself is small but quite pleasant, obligatory souvenier shops, english bars and ice creams etc.
The only problem was the beach, do not let anyone tell you that Cala Boan beach is OK. It is gravely sand, with lots of large stones and felt as if you were walking on a bed of slimey seaweed. Also water was not very clear lots of suspended floating material. We had to get a 5 euro taxi each way to Cala Millor which has a nice sandy shallow water beach.
Overall if you are happy to stay round the pool all day a nice place. But if you like a beach go somewhere else.More
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