Best Bonaire Resorts and Hotels 2019
Reviews of the best Bonaire resorts in 2019: Coral Paradise , Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel, Harbour Village Beach Club, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino, Buddy Dive, Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, Captain Don's Habitat, Plaza Resort Bonaire, Caribbean Club Bonaire, Eden Beach.
Plaza Resort Bonaire - All Inclusive - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address: J.A. Abraham Boulevard 80, Kralendijk, Bonaire
When you are searching for an all-inclusive Bonaire resort, then you need to book at the Plaza Resort Bonaire. Located just minutes by feet just south of Kralendijk on the western shoreline of the island, the Plaza Resort Bonaire is situated within a lush tropical landscape directly on a manmade beach. The Plaza Resort Bonaire has a Dutch colonial low-rise design with 126 suites that have a modern decor. Junior suites are 559 square feet and have a private patio with views of the lagoon, marina or ocean. Grand suites are larger with a sitting area and private balcony or terrace with views of the lagoon, marina as well as ocean. The beach area at the Plaza Resort Bonaire is a pleasant manmade area with plenty of space to lounge and swim in the calm water. You have access to a limited number of non-motorized watersport equipment and you can arrange for your favorite watersport adventure through the dive shop as well as the activity desk. Offsite attractions nearby include the Donkey Sanctuary, a daytrip to Klein Bonaire, Lac Bay is ideal for kitesurfing and you can go shopping at Van Den Tweel. The entertainment staff does a nice job with keeping the resort lively during the day with yoga and dance classes. There is a large freshwater swimming pool next to the beach with a shallow kid’s area as well as drink service from Coconut Crash Beach Bar. The Plaza Resort Bonaire contains a beach tennis court, fitness center, dive shop, shopping boutique, casino and full service spa. Dining consists of buffet-style meals at the Tipsy Seagull for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Offsite dining selections include Joe’s Grillhouse, Sebastian’s Restaurant for Caribbean fare and Kite City for fresh fusion cuisine. Nightlife brings movies to the beach area, themed beach parties, a small casino in the lobby and live music almost every evening at the Coconut Crash Beach Bar.
Coral Paradise - Teens Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address:Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot 107, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
The Coral Paradise Resort is the best boutique Bonaire resort which is ideal for couples and families with children over the age of thirteen. Located 5-minutes north of Kralendijk along the western coastline of the island, the Coral Paradise Resort has an intimate setting with big views of Klein Bonaire. The Coral Paradise Resort is composed of one Mediterranean style building that contains eight deluxe studio rooms which have a contemporary island decor. Deluxe studio rooms are spacious with a full kitchen and private balcony with views of the pool and the Caribbean Sea. You are just steps away from a nice beach with excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities just offshore. The scuba diving in Bonaire is world class and the shoreline that surrounds the entire island is protected within the Bonaire National Marine Park. You can arrange for diving trips and other watersport adventures at the dive shop as well as land based excursions to Kralendijk or hiking in Slagbaii National Park or simply relax next to the freshwater swimming pool that is onsite. There is a small shopping boutique that sells vacation essentials. The Coral Paradise Bonaire resort does offer a breakfast buffet plan which includes a complimentary breakfast at Captain Don’s Habitat or Buddy Dive’s Restaurant. You can easily stock your refrigerator before or during your stay at the Coral Paradise Resort for easy in-room cooking and dining. Offsite dining selections include Between 2 Buns for deli sandwiches, Eddy’s Bar and Restaurant for Caribbean delights and Sonia Home for Italian cuisine. Nightlife is quiet with a drink poolside or you can walk the beach to the Spice Beach Club which offers live music every evening.
Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address:10 EEG Boulevard, Kralendijk, Bonaire
The Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel is an ideal Bonaire resort for couples and families who are seeking accommodations that offer resort style amenities in a small boutique property. Located 15-minutes south of Kralendijk along the southwestern coastline of the island, the Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel is situated next to the Caribbean Sea within a lush tropical garden. The Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel has a four-story Mediterranean design with 22 suites that feature a modern island decor. Studios are sized at 355 square feet with a small kitchen, an integrated living space and a patio with views of the Caribbean Sea. Junior suites are 540 square feet with one-bedroom, separate living room, full kitchen and views of the Caribbean Sea from your balcony. Senior suites are one-bedroom with 1,100 square feet of living area which features a full kitchen as well as views of the sea from a private balcony and families can combine this unit with a studio for additional space. Grand suites have 1,302 square feet of space featuring two-bedrooms, two bathrooms, a full kitchen and two balconies with ocean views. Penthouse suites range from a one-bedroom to a two-bedroom with 2,185 square feet and features multiple bathrooms as well as 270 degree views of Bonaire and the Caribbean Sea. The Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Bonaire resort does not have a beach area but you can lounge on the dock and enter the Caribbean Sea for superb swimming and snorkeling in the Bonaire National Marine Park. Te Amo Beach is located within a 5-minute walk to the property and boasts soft sand with plenty of space to relax. Other offsite activities nearby can be arranged with the onsite concierges and include the Bonaire Saltpan Ponds, a boat ride to Klein Bonaire, a trip into Kralendijk to view the historic architecture or you can go windsurfing as well as kiteboarding in Lac Bay. There is a small soaking pool ocean side, storage lockers for dive gear and boat dock. There is not an onsite restaurant at Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Bonaire resort but you can have your refrigerator stocked before or during your stay with your favorite foods and drinks. Dining options offsite include the Cactus Blue on the Beach for a quick lunch, Kite City for healthy Caribbean cuisine and Cuba Compagnie for Latin fare. Nightlife includes fantastic sunsets on the dock and live music at La Cantina as well as Little Havana.
Harbour Village Beach Club - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address: Kaya Gobernador N.Debrot No. 71, Kralendijk, Bonaire
When you are seeking prime accommodations in a Bonaire resort that has a great reef offshore for water activities, then you should try the Harbour Village Beach Club. Located 5-minutes north of Kralendijk along the western coastline of the island, the Harbour Village Beach Club is situated within 4-acres of lush gardens on a private peninsula with a white sand beach. The Harbour Village Beach Club has a Mediterranean design with 43 rooms and suites that have an upscale modern decor. Courtyard and Marina view rooms are over 430 square feet with a private patio. One and two-bedroom beachfront suites range in size from 1,121 to 2,809 square feet with direct beach access, multiple bathrooms and private balconies with views of the beach. Premier beachfront suites range from a one-bedroom at 1,300 square feet to a two-bedroom with 2,458 square feet and feature a full kitchen as well as multiple balconies. The Premier Marina two-bedroom suite has 1,639 square feet with a full kitchen, two bathrooms and multiple balconies. There are four categories of Harbour Club suites where the smallest is the Caribe with 480 square feet with a kitchenette. The Harbour and Playa suites are just over 590 square feet with a kitchen as well as multiple bathrooms. The white sand beach at Harbour Village Beach Bonaire resort is ideal for lounging with excellent swimming and snorkeling opportunities just offshore. Other watersport activities can be arranged at the onsite dive shop or private marina. The resort offers yoga, dance and scuba diving classes. There are two freshwater swimming pools and one has waterfalls. The property contains a fitness center, game room, dive shop, marina and full service spa. Dining at the Harbour Village Beach Club Resort consists of La Balandra Bar and Restaurant which is shaped like Spanish galleon and serves international cuisine for all three meals as well as providing beach service during the day. Guests receive free rum punch and a tiki-torch dinner on the beach when you arrive. Offsite dining choices may include Pasa Bon Pizza, Italy in the World and It Rains Fishes. Nightlife at Harbour Village Beach Club Bonaire resort has live music on selected nights and you can venture to Zazu Bar for a nice drink.
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address: J.A. Abraham Boulevard 40, Kralendijk, Bonaire
If you are seeking a Bonaire resort which has an all-inclusive option and has a family atmosphere, then you should try the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino. Located within a 5-minute walk to downtown Kralendijk along the western shoreline of the island, the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino is situated on a nice beach within a tropical landscape overlooking Klein Bonaire. The Divi Flamingo Beach Bonaire resort has a distinct Dutch Caribbean design with 129 rooms and suites that received a makeover in 2016. Standard guest rooms are spacious with views of the pool from a private balcony and Deluxe rooms are similar in floorplan with a view of the Caribbean Sea. Studios are ideal for families with a small kitchen and views of the pool from a private balcony. The Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino has excellent snorkeling and swimming opportunities just off one of the several piers and there is an excellent adults-only sundeck where you can soak up the sun while relaxing. You can also arrange diving trips and other watersport activities within the onsite dive shop. There is a full time entertainment which keeps the property lively during the day and children will stay busy at the kids club which boasts organized events for the kids. The Divi Flamingo Beach Bonaire resort has two freshwater swimming pools with poolside service. There is a fitness center, casino, shopping boutique, kids club and full service spa onsite. Dining at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort includes breakfast and dinner at Pureocean which serves international cuisine. There is also the Chibi Chibi Restaurant and Bar which prepares fresh seafood as well as Caribbean specialties for lunch as well as dinner. Nightlife includes choreographed shows, live music and there is an onsite casino for your gaming pleasures.
Buddy Dive Resort - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
The Buddy Dive Resort is an ideal Bonaire resort for all travelers who are looking for onsite amenities when they are not scuba diving or snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea. Located 5-minutes north of Kralendijk along the western coastline of the island, the Buddy Dive Resort is situated directly on the beach within a tropical garden landscape. The Buddy Dive Resort is composed of eleven Mediterranean style buildings that contain apartment style units that sport a clean contemporary decor. All units have a full kitchen and a private balcony with views of the Caribbean Sea or lush tropical gardens. Accommodations range from a small studio to three-bedroom apartments that sport a large balcony and multiple bathrooms. The beach area at Buddy Dive Bonaire resort is raised and protected by a gorgeous rock seawall with stairs leading you down to great swimming as well as snorkeling opportunities just offshore. While you are lounging you can enjoy the wonderful views of the Caribbean Sea from your chair. Scuba diving instruction for novices is available as well as more detailed dive trips for more experienced scuba divers. When not snorkeling or basking in the sun you can go kitesurfing, windsurfing or take a day trip into Kralendijk to the Terramar Museum. The Buddy Dive Bonaire resort has two freshwater swimming pools with one poolside bar for drink service. The resort has a dive shop and an activity desk to help plan your excursions. Dining at the Buddy Dive Resort consists of a complimentary breakfast buffet and two restaurants. Blennies Restaurant offers casual lunch fare during the day as well as an international menu in the evening and Ingredients Restaurant serves up Mediterranean influenced cuisine for dinner. Nightlife brings a manager’s rum party, themed parties and great sunsets from the seaside bar.
Captain Don's Habitat - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address: Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot 103, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Captain Don’s Habitat is the perfect mid-range Bonaire resort which was for created for scuba divers and accommodates travelers of all types while boasting a tremendous eco-friendly environment. Located 2-miles northwest of Kralendijk along the northwest coastline of the island, Captain Don’s Habitat is situated directly on the beach within a lush tropical landscape that features over 50 species of flora and fauna. Captain Don’s Habitat is composed of several buildings that sport a distinct Dutch architectural design which contains 60 rooms and suites that have a bright Caribbean decor. Deluxe ocean view rooms are ample in size with a private balcony. The Deluxe junior suites are larger with a kitchenette and private balcony that has views of the ocean. One, two and three-bedroom bungalows have plenty of space with a full kitchen, separate living room, additional outdoor living space and a balcony with ocean views. The Ocean Front Villa has two-levels of living space with three-bedrooms, a full kitchen, expanded outdoor living areas and multiple balconies with oceanfront views. The beach area at Captain Don’s Habitat Bonaire resort is gorgeous with plenty of places to swim and snorkel just offshore. Scuba diving is the big attraction at Captain Don’s Habitat with an onsite PADI school and scheduled dives leave from the property throughout the day. There are a number of educational classes taught on the resort that explains the eco-system of the Bonaire area. Other attractions nearby include the Bonaire National Marine Park, the historical city of Rincon, Washington Slagbaai National Park and Fort Kostverloren. There is one freshwater swimming pool with a nice deck surrounded by a lush tropical environment. Captain Don’s Habitat has a shopping boutique, dive shop and full service spa onsite. Dining at Captain Don’s Habitat Bonaire resort includes the Rum Runners Restaurant which serves all three meals and the Pizza Temple has afternoon and late night snacks. Offsite dining involves a short drive or taxi ride to Posada Para Mira located in Rincon and Capriccio as well as At Sea in Kralendijk. Nightlife includes live music four evenings at the Deco Stop Bar.
Caribbean Club Bonaire - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
The Caribbean Club Bonaire is a perfect Bonaire resort for couples and families who are searching for a beach property with plenty of onsite amenities. Located 8-minutes north from downtown Kralendijk on the western coastline of the island, the Caribbean Club Bonaire is situated within a lush tropical compound with a nice beach. The Caribbean Club Bonaire is composed of several modern style buildings that house a variety of suites which sport a contemporary decor. There are seven categories of suites with studios starting at 215 square feet which features a full kitchen and private balcony with views of the resort or ocean. Standard cottages feature one or two-bedrooms sized from 344 to 560 square feet with an expanded outdoor living space, full kitchen, one or two bathrooms and views of resort or ocean. The Deluxe two-bedroom cottage is slightly larger at 592 square feet with gorgeous views of Klein Bonaire and ocean from a large private patio. Penthouse cottages are available with one-bedroom at 367 square feet or two-bedrooms at 807 square feet with each unit sporting a large outdoor living space, a full kitchen and views of the ocean. You can relax on the nice sandy beach and the swimming, snorkeling as well as scuba diving is perfect just offshore with easy access from the onsite pier. There is a dive shop on the property which will help arrange other watersport activities and the concierge services will help with land based tours to places like to Lake Goto or the historical village at Rincon. There are two freshwater swimming pools including a kid’s pool at this Bonaire resort and each offers poolside service for food as well as drinks. There is a dive shop and boat pier onsite. Dining includes the Caribbean Club Restaurant and Bar which serves all three meals and you can have your kitchen stocked with food before or after you arrive. Offsite dining options include Bistro De Paris for French and Bon Aroma Restaurant for Italian. Nightlife consists of a quiet drink at the bar or you can venture to Zazu Bar for a relaxing libation and there is live music at Kunuku Arawak.
Eden Beach - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address: Kaya Gobernador Nicolaas Debrot 73, Kralendijk, Bonaire
The Eden Beach Resort is a perfect mid-range Bonaire resort for couples and families looking for a value as well as a good beach area. Located 2-miles from downtown Kralendijk on the western coastline of the island, the Eden Beach Resort is situated directly on the beach with a beautiful view and easy access to Klein Bonaire. The Eden Beach Resort has a modern low-rise architectural design with 71 rooms and suites which boast a contemporary but simple decor. Standard rooms are 280 square feet with no balcony and are perfect for active travelers such as scuba divers. Superior rooms have 367 square feet with a private balcony and views of the ocean. Studios are sized at 430 square feet with a full kitchen and are furnished with or without a terrace boasting views of the resort, pool or beach. The King Studio has 484 square feet which features a full kitchen and private balcony with views of the ocean. The two-bedroom apartments have 860 square feet with a full kitchen, two bathrooms and private terrace with views of the resort, pool or beach area. The Eden Beach Resort has a nice beach area which is good for lounging and the swimming, snorkeling as well as scuba diving is ideal just offshore. There is the Spice Beach Club for beachside services for food and drink. The Eden Beach Bonaire resort offers a water-taxi to the undeveloped island of Klein Bonaire which has stellar white sand beaches. Other activity options include a short taxi to downtown Kralendijk or you can windsurf in Lac Bay or walk to visit the Terramar Museum. The staff keeps the resort lively during the day with various activities and there is a kids program to help keep the children busy with organized events. There are two freshwater swimming pools including a kid’s pool. Eden Beach Resort contains a dive shop, shopping boutique, full service spa and you have access to a fitness center 5-minutes from the resort. Dining at Eden Beach Resort includes the Spice Restaurant and Bar which serves all three meals as well as the Spice Beach Club for light fare during the day. Offsite options consist of Between 2 Buns for deli sandwiches, Pasa Bon Pizza and La Cantina for Latin flavored cuisine. Nightlife at Eden Beach Bonaire resort features live DJ’s at Spice Bar on selected nights and you can venture to Coco Beach next door for live music every evening.
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn - Family Friendly Bonaire Resort
Address:J.A. Abraham Blvd 46, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn is one of the best mid-range Bonaire resorts for people who love scuba diving and want a carefree stay while enjoying the underwater world surrounding Bonaire. Located within a 10-minute walk to downtown Kralendijk, Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn is situated along the beach with excellent water access. Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn has a modern architectural design with 11 rooms and apartment-style units that have a simple Caribbean décor. Entry level standard rooms have ample space with a kitchenette but no patio. Studio apartments are poolside with a full kitchen and patio. The Efficiency apartment is located in the garden with a full kitchen and patio. Deluxe Seaside apartments range from one-bedroom with one bathroom to two-bedrooms with 1.5 bathrooms and have a patio with views of the Caribbean Sea. There is also a three and four bedroom house available that have two bathrooms with a sea-view deck. Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn Bonaire resort is located on the beach where the emphasis is on scuba diving. Scuba divers will enjoy offshore diving from the pier as well as several diving tours throughout the day to Bonaire National Marine Park and the nearby areas including around Klein Bonaire. Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn offers certification for novices and expert diving trips for more experienced scuba divers. You are also within an easy walk to downtown Kralendijk where you can shop at Van Den Tweel, view the historic architecture or go to the Beauty Inside Outs Parlor for a spa treatment. There is a diving pier, dive shop and one freshwater swimming pool onsite. There is no restaurant onsite at Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn Bonaire resort but you can easily stock your kitchen with your favorite foods to cook in your kitchen. Offsite dining options consist of Sebastian’s Restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine, At Sea for European influenced food and Capriccio has Italian dishes. Nightlife is quiet with a nice drink on the sea-view deck or you can venture into Kralendijk to Coco Beach Bonaire for live music.