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.
I've just returned from ten days at Bonaire with my partner and our two year old daughter. There were excellent facilities for families, with plenty to keep our little girl occupied, even on the one rainy day that we had. It was great to have some facilities for toddlers - a play park and soft play room, where our daughter could go and play with other children, day and evening. There were plenty of options for swimming too, with a main swimming pool, the splash pool with slides and pirate ship, and an indoor pool with shallow areas. Another bonus was the parent and toddler play sessions at the crÃ¨che! None of us ever got bored! Our little girl enjoyed the 'Little Pups' music and movement session which was on for 15 minutes, before the main children's entertainment started at 8pm. The Thomson staff and the hotel staff were all brilliant, very cheerful, friendly and hard working. They always smiled and said hello and also acknowledged our little girl every time! The Reception staff were very efficient and helpful. The apartment was very clean and spacious enough for the three of us. We were on the ground floor, block 3, a few steps away from the main swimming pool and restaurant, but in a quiet position overlooking gardens and olive trees!
We were half board and enjoyed the food in the buffet restaurant, especially the roast meats and the fish in the evenings. It was good to have a kids buffet section too! We could purchase a bottle of wine in the restaurant and have some with our meal, then either take the bottle away with us or the restaurant staff would keep it for us for the next night! The wine was very reasonably priced as well! My only gripe about the hotel was that the pools were very cold! But that didn't stop our little girl from having a great time swimming every day!
Outside of the hotel, there were supermarkets only a five minute walk away, so we could easily stock the fridge in our apartment for our lunches and snacks. The harbour area at Cala Bona was only a short walk away and it was very pretty. We ate at Oliva's by the harbour and the food was fantastic! We walked further along the seafront to Cala Millor, and found a childs play park along the way, beside a small sandy beach. Beyond that point, we were not so impressed. There were a lot of British bars.
Overall, it was a fab hotel, we enjoyed a very happy holiday here and we were sad to leave!More
Suzanna L, Norwich, United Kingdom
As good as ever
My Mum and I have just returned from our 2nd holiday in the Bonaire this year.First visit was in 2001,and have been back on a number of occasions. We have seen many improvements to the hotel, including modernization to the apartments makeover in dinning room bars and sun loungers.
All the staff from the manager down,cant do enough to make you stay "first class" its like coming back to old friends.
Cala Bona has a lovely harbor with the glass bottom boats in and out all day. many bars and cafes to stop and watch the world go by.
Thanks again for a great holiday at the Bonaire, also the weather was great for our 11 day..More
I stayed at Protur Bonaire Aparthotel this October with my husband, my mother and sister( Poor husband). We had a great time, the hotel was welcoming, clean and all the staff were extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed half board, the choice of food was excellent, and it was also convenient to have kitchen facilities in the apeartment, for my mothers tea cravings.
Being on the outer edge of Cala Bona, the hotel was perfectly positioned for a relaxing holiday, within walking distance to Cala Bona, Cala D'Or and Cala Millor, and also on the main bus route to take you all over the beautiful island, if you want to explore (Palma, Valdemossa, Soller). The hotel is a family hotel, this time of year, the hotel wasn't full, and what children there were seemed to be aged mostly under 5 years old, so not too much of an issue if you like peace and quiet, although I think if you went during peak season it may be an issue. We didn't stay at the hotel to watch any of the entertainment, although up to about 9pm it is children orientated...but as I said famly hotel. I would rcommend this hotel, and would definitley stay there again.More
BevNMark2103, Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom
Soo much better 2nd time around
Absolutely loved the Bonaire. Stayed here 5 years ago on all inclusive and enjoyed it much better 2nd time around self catering.
Thomson flights and transfers on time and so we'll managed compared to going to other resorts on the island.
Hotel - stayed in block 2 facing back of hotel, good view, rooms been modernised since last stay.lovely rooms although when staying self catering not a lot of storage for food but it's like that most places so you just make do. Great storage for clothes and rooms well equipped for a family holiday. Cleaning staff efficient and friendly. Rooms cleaned 5/7days.
Range of activities for all ages of kids amazing. Our son is 7 lots to do and he really enjoyed the chocolate party.thomson staff are amazing, so full of energy.
Reception staff friendly and helpful.
Forgot what a wonderful resort cala bona is, so picturesque , loads of good eateries(Olivia's a personal favourite at the harbour) . We do like self catering better and seemed to have a better experience this time as all inclusive too restrictive for us and soo many nice places to eat for good value close by.
Tips - we took our soons scooter as the whole resort pedestrianised and great place to walk and scoot about. Big supermarkets in cala millor but the local b.i.p supermarket near hotel is great value.
Entertainment hit and miss really but always plenty on in the evenings to save venturing too far. By far the resort shops and bars are good value compared to others on the island,stayed in cala dor in the summer and prices so much more reasonable here. The harbour of cala bona is amazing with so much to see and do.take a walk or hire a bike and go into cala millor.
Very unusual for us but we would defo come back(we like to try new places)my son already asked when we will go back. Bonaire is a great value,clean, family friendly hotel in a wonderful resort.can not wait to come back. Thomson package great as well, we have been to many resorts on the island (alcudia, cala dor, palmanova etc) and by far this is the best family hotel in best resort.More
Memo M, Fife
Good resort, average food, cold pools
Title says it all. Clean and well designed resort. Rooms very functional, clean and spacious with balconies. Staff very helpful at all times.
Food was ok, but nothing special - average food from back home. No local Spanish cuisine. Italian restaurant on site not really that - the chef clearly had no idea what Italian food was. Bruschetta is not deep fried vegetables and pizzas were from frozen with a bread like base.
Swimming pools great and separate splash pool very good for small kids. Water though was not heated, so towards the end of season it gets very cold if not in the sun. Too cold for small kids actually.
Free WiFi - good and reliable.
Cala Bona - nothing special. British resort on Spanish seafront. Would barely know you're in Spain at times!More
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