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.
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- Lifts: 8, 1 building does not have a lift
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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.
Buffet breakfast and dinner.
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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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A great family resort
We stayed here in July 15 for a week. We rented an apartment for 4 people though there was only my wife, myself and my daughter aged 6. The apartment was modern and well equipped. However, the air conditioning was poor and didn't really keep the main bedroom cool. It would also have been a struggle getting 4 people in the apartment. However, those are my only negatives about the resort. The pools were very good. There's a great kids pool with slides and play frames for younger children. There's also a good adult pool which is really 3-4 pools that run through the complex. I was also pleased to see several lifeguards each day. The entertainment was good. The entertainment team ran several activities daily for young and old. There were also good evening activities for the kids followed by later night entertainment for all. The entertainment team were very good. We went all inclusive and I was impressed by the food. I can't have dairy and the staff were really helpful in making me aware of what I could eat and also arranging for food to be specially cooked. There was a different themed menu daily and each night they had a grill section where they cooked fish, stir fry, chops/steak etc to order. Even someone as fussy as myself had plenty to choose from! The staff were very friendly and helpful. I'd recommend this resort highly.More
jonnyboy1973, Aberdeen, Scotland
Nice rooms, clean, not enough sun beds at pools. Food okay not great in main restaurant. Area at back of baby pool needs sorted, rough with part of wall at back missing....resulting in some families letting their kids use the toilet there... Not something you would expect while on holiday.More
Ab9992015, Belfast, United Kingdom
Fab family resort
We stayed here end June/July for two weeks, with two children aged 7 and 8. It was our first time at such a large family resort with lots of entertainment etc., but we were pleasantly surprised. The children loved the kids club, which has daily sessions that are great fun (they loved the chocolate party and the you know you're going to get wet sessions especially!) The kids club team are amazing and really put their all into each session. The evening drop in clubs for all ages are great as meant me and hubby could have a meal out on our own safe in the knowledge that the children were having a great time and well looked after. The regular visits from Thomson the dog and the whole entertainment team are such a credit to this hotel. They get in the pool and play with the kids and are never grumpy.The mini disco was always a hit and Agadooley, Energy Emily and Cinderelley are my children's idols after two weeks! The regular pool side games and quizzes are fun, but likewise if not your thing you can get a sunbed further away and not be too bothered by it all. The rooms are nice and clean. If self catering my gripe would be that the kitchen area is very small. I did cook two meals there but was a struggle as so little space. Rooms are cleaned regularly and the maids are lovely always cheerful and pass the time of day. Air con isn't great but was cooler than outside! I agree with others about the sunbed situation, seems absurd that people get up at 6.30 to go and sit on a sunbed for an hour so they can reserve, but most places seem to be the same and the hotel do try and police, not sure what the answer is? We upgraded to AI last few days as food looked good and hotel had a deal on. Always lots to choose from and again staff in dining room friendly. Having never done AI before we were impressed with quality and variety. There are plenty of restaurants nearby though if SC and a nice walk along to Cala Millor. Its worth hiring a car as the island is beautiful and has many gorgeous beaches. The roads are easy to navigate and we had a great time exploring the area. Overall, if you have children they will love this place, we met plenty who return year after year. The prices seem to have gone up for 2016 as its gone into the Platinum collection. I would still not rule out returning in the future.More
Keri P, Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Perfect for a family holiday
My wife and 4 year old daughter flew in on May 28 2015 after booking this hotel based on reading reviews the previous year. The reviews were correct this place is awesome for a family holiday it has everything and ticks all the boxes. Thomson run this holiday experience to perfection. Flights from Bournemouth on time and lots of Reps at the airport to direct you to the correct bus. After about a 90 minute transfer we arrived at our hotel and were booked in to Room 3204. Reception staff were excellent, booking in was easy and the added bonus with some of the Thomson kids staff meeting people of the bus added to the welcome and kept my daufghter happy whilst we checked in. The complex is quite large but I think the photos on this site make it appear larger than it is as everything is close at hand. The room was great, exceptionally clean with a sofa bed for my daughter in the living room, a separate bedroom, great shower and a handy kitchenette (only used the fridge as all inclusive). We had a great view over the main pool - pool bar and at night this room benefitted from being able to see the outdoor stage so we could go to the room early if we wanted, put the daughter to bed and sit and have a drink on the balcony and watch the entertainment. The Thomson staff make this holiday. My daughter attended the kids club 1000 - 1200 most days, this is free and booked on a first come first served basis, either booking at the kids club or with the staff around the pool about 1230 the previous day. She loved it and the staff were all extremely professional and enthusiastic throughout, my daughter really bonded with them and they were all good at remembering your child and their name which always makes a child feel special. The chocolate party for the kids is great (an extra 5 euros) but well worth it for the smiles you receive. The facilities for the children are second to none, the kids club had lots of room and the splash pool with the Pirate ship (slides an all) is brilliant. The main pool is great and the day time entertainment for everyone starts at 1100. Dancing, adult/ children games, water polo, football pool party all great fun and all co-ordinated by the exceptional staff namely Agadooley (Dom), Cinderellie, Energy Emily and not forgetting Funtime Frankie - not sure what his role was but he is great fun and the kids loved him (and he was always the centre of the laughter around the pool whether dressing up or just being his normal happy self - great guy). These guys need a pay rise they were incredible. The food at the hotel was incredible and the service provided by the friendly waiter staff was spot on, drinks brought to you as you sat down (Miguel always had a lolly for my daughter - little touches mean a lot). The main restaurant was mainly buffet with an area where a really friendly chef would cook for you whether it was an omelette or pancakes for breakfast or fresh fish / steak in the evening and even a great stir fry( be warned they can be a bit spicy - and I like vindaloo). The menu varied daily which f or an all inclusive resort was great with theme nights. Each day the dessert selection was fantastic and the cheese board was the best I have ever seen ( not forgetting the chocolate fondue) Food definitely 10/10. The main restaurant was also open for lunch but apart from the first day we ate around the pool areas. The Splash pool has its own bar/ restaurant serving great pizza, kebabs, burgers, nuggets etc and the main pool also has its own chef cooking fresh fish, steaks kebabs etc. The food was superb. Add to this the all inclusive ice creams and cornettos and the cakes and gateaux brought out at 1600 each day you can eat all day long. Another nice touch about this place compared to some other all inclusive resorts I have been to is that the drinks are served in proper glasses at night with plastic glasses only through the day. Waiter service again around the pool bar throughout - great staff. Evenig entertainment again is ran very professionally with Thomson the dog the highlight for the chidren. The kids all get a chance to hog the limelight on the stage, wether telling a joke or picking up a certificate for winning a game throughout the day or for eating all their fruit and vegetables It starts at 1900 for the young ones with the adult entertainment starting around 2100, again the Thomson staff are incredibly infectious and enthusiastic. A lot of the entertainment involves some crowd participation but it is all done light heartedly and in good spirits. The adult shows are typical of a all inclusive holiday with singers/dancers/acrobats etc the norm but the highlight is fdefinitely the two shows put on by the hotel Thomson staff. The wild west night and the adaptation of snow white and the seven dwarfs are great - again hats off to Agadooley, Cinderellie, Energy Emily, Funtime Frankie and all the other staff involved. To sum this hotel up - It has everything required for a great family holiday which is made even better by the Thomson staff and their enthusiasm and professionalism. Hats off to Thomson - we will be back for sure.More
martin c, Andover, United Kingdom
Our 2nd visit to the Bonaire, which it's hard to say but was even better than the first. I was very worried about returning to a place for the 2nd time after having such a wonderful time the first time, but I shouldn't have. It has improved again. The receptionists are outstanding. A big drop off of guests on a Saturday so could have been a long wait. Very fast and efficient, friendly, polite and very helpful. We had a wonderful card in our room (requested room) and was a lovely welcome back. The hotel is very clean, the rooms are lovely and the location is fantastic. The reps were great and the entertainment team also good. the evening entertainment was the same, clearly Thomson have an annual group dance making seminar where they are shown the routines for the season. If so, my kids want to come!!! The restaurant has the ability to be a food fight mania, but somehow there is a very calm, clean and military operation to keep this a wonderful place to eat. My kids love the pic n mix type selection where they just choose what they would like to try and this was perfect for us. The bar staff are wonderful and made us feel so welcome. Would you believe they even remembered our drink order. Lamamba and piÃ±a colada!!!!!! Fantastic. Thank you Peppe, Oskar, Miguel, Jose and anyone I haven't mentioned. We have booked to visit again next year as this is the perfect place for a family holiday. Thank youMore
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