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“Return to Divi Flamingo for the thrid time” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino

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Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Kralendijk
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Charlotte
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10 reviews
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“Return to Divi Flamingo for the thrid time”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2012

This is my third visit to the resort over the last 10 years. I have to say that I have had a mixed bag of results over the years. In order to make the best of my current stay, I contacted the reservations department two weeks prior to my visit. I explained to them my expectations and was more than pleasently surprised when I checked in. I got room 205, Second floor Ocean front room. Spotlessly clean, Excellent air, Clean fridge, comfy bed. My meals so far have been good and all of the staff has been friendly ! ( Hint for you... You go first ! Say hello... Once they know which language to engage you with they will greet you with a smile !!! )
I've seen both good and bad reviews on this resort... It has been around for many years, is a low rise sprawling resort, and has a charm that grows on you. The sunsets are magnificent, the stars are bright and beautful, and the water warm and clear.
So... Moral of the story... Make your expectations known up front !! That way if they can't accomodate you... You can go else where before you arrive saving you furstration and heart ache.

Room Tip: Ocean Front have great views, But all of the rooms have charm.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

I'm a dive center owner from Columbus Ohio. We just recently brought a group of 46 customers to the Divi, Bonaire and had a memorable time. The staff are knowledgeable and prepared, particularly as it relates to Scuba Diving. The resort is very clean and well kept. Keeping 46 people happy for 7 days is quite the challenge but I can honestly say, everyone had an amazing time. Location is clutch, being so close to town. We had an inclusive package that served breakfast daily. I was expecting more of a continental style breakfast. It was actually more along the lines of gourmet with an omelet station, fresh fruit and juices, bacon, eggs, pancakes made to order and a variety of cheeses. Great way to start a dive day with the group. Wish they offered a 3 meal inclusive at a reasonable price but you cant have everything. the restaurants in town were average to above average though the service is slow on the island. The restaurant at the resort was excellent and reasonably priced. Dive staff was above average, though some newer paired with experienced divemasters. House reef is not too bad though it is worth renting a vehicle to explore sites along the island. Serge is great and organized our group well. Definitely a thumbs up! We'll be back in 2013.
-Andy (Columbus Scuba Inc.)

Room Tip: The ocean view rooms are worth the few extra bucks. 100 block lower Water rushes right up to your...
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012

As the a manger of a dive shop that has traveled extensively to dive destiantions through out the world, I would like to highly recommend Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Divi Divers as the best place to stay and dive on the island of Bonaire. I just returned form a group trip with 89 divers and did not hear one negative comment the entire week. The rooms are clean, and up to date, the beds very comfortable, and the food quite tasty. Sara and her staff go above and beyond to provide great service, and every need was met or exceeded. The dive operation runs like clockwork. Serge and his staff are a well-oiled machine. Serge was on top of every detail no matter how small, and the diving itself was outstanding. We'll be back!

Jeffry Jones, Manager
Weavers Dive & Travel
Boulder, CO

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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DiviResorts, General Manager at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino, responded to this review, 5 November 2012
Thank you, thank you and thank you once again for such a great review of your stay with us, here at Divi Flamingo! It would seem that you experienced a wonderful vacation on Bonaire and took advantage of all that we have to offer here at the resort. We’re doing our best, and are all too glad to see some fruition of our efforts; but then too, we had some great guests to work with! We do hope to see you all, once again in the near future, so make sure to keep in touch, and thanks again for having chosen Divi Flamingo.

Sincerely,

Sara Matera
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2012 via mobile

Columbus Scuba brought a group if 40+ people to DiviFlamingo in Oct '12. The resort was clean and well kept. We loved our boat captain and DMs, Rafino & Astrid! They took us to some beautiful reefs. Astrid was very good about pointing out the wildlife and found some turtles for us! The food at the resort was good but a little pricey. We would definitely visit the resort again!

  • Stayed October 2012
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Ft Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

My dive store ran a trip to the Divi Flamingo and we all enjoyed this resort and the dive center very much. The rooms were very clean, the beds were comfortable, and the staff was very helpful. Breakfast every morning was enjoyable. We also enjoyed that we could walk into town from the resort and that we were given great restaurant recommendations.

As for the diving and dive staff...first class! The dive manager Serge is very helpful and accommodating. Our dive guides, Max & Ruud did an amazing job on selecting amazing dive sites and showing us all the critters on the reef. We all really enjoyed the house reef because it was so simple to get in our gear and jump off the dock to view some of the best diving on the island. Especially at night...we had a blast playing with the tarpon.

If I could suggest anything....the resort should offer free wifi to their guest, because it was $10 an hour to use the internet and that just doesn't seem fair.

Room Tip: stay in the suites by the dive shop...they are bigger and offer a full kitchen
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2012

46 of us went down for a group trip from ColumbusScuba (Ohio). The staff went beyond our expectations in service before we arrived, while we were there, and follow ups. The rooms were up to date, the food was wonderful, and the dive operation run by Serge was TOP NOTCH!! The staff was always smiling asking if we needed something. The food in the restaurant was super (much better than the restaurants we tried in town)! The rooms at the Divi have been updated with flat screen TVs, safes, furniture, and linens. Serge has a well run dive operation. The staff did a wonderful job with our newer divers to divers with over 1000 dives! Divi's house reef was a favorite to many of our divers!
ColumbusScuba will have Divi Flamingo at the top of our list to return to!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2012

I stayed at the Divi Flamingo in Bonaire at the beginning of October, and the hotel was the ideal place to stay if you want to SCUBA dive. I did 11 boat dives with Divi Dive, the onsite dive shop there which was the best aspect of this hotel. The shop manager, Serge, and all of the divemasters and staff, were top notch and totally pro. You really get a lot of personal attention from these guys, and all of my dives were world-class, fun and safe... The equipment is great, the boats are comfortable, and you couldn't ask for a more convenient situation for diving, because the dive shop is steps away from your hotel room. Getting tanks for shore diving, which is also world-class, is super easy. Also, the house reef, right off of the pier in front of the dive shop, is a lot of fun, couldn't be more convenient, and is a great place to refresh your skills before you get into some more challenging diving. Awesome. This place was recommended to me by a very experienced diver, and it really lived up to my expectations. I highly recommend staying at, and diving with, Divi Flamingo. Thanks for an unforgettable experience...

-Aaron

Stayed October 2012, travelled solo
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Property: Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino
Address: J.A. Abraham Boulevard 40 | Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
#2 Spa Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino 3.5*
Number of rooms: 129
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino allows you to experience the simple pleasure of tropical life. Whether you want to lounge around all day by one of our two freshwater pools, test your luck in our on-site casino at night, relax with a massage in the on-site spa, or scuba dive and snorkel through the beautiful Caribbean ocean, our Bonaire resort offers a truly memorable experience for all ages. Divi Flamingo is colorful, laidback, and fun; our resort and casino serves as the perfect home base for divers and vacationers drawn to explore the unpretentious island and stunning waters surrounding Bonaire. ... more   less 
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