Just got back from a wonderful one week stay in Bonaire 4/4 to 4/11. We very much enjoyed the apartment, Kadushi, with two important exceptions that I will mention below.
First the good, the host was extremely helpful, the rooms were large, clean and well maintained with the exception of no feather pillows which I prefer. We used the nice kitchen and saved a lot of cash by eating breakfast in the apartment. Although far from luxurious, I cant over emphasize how nice the apartment was. The Blachi Koko was convienently located to restuarants and diving facilities. We bought a pool pass at the nearby Plaza hotel to get our afternoon pool fix for the kids. We loved the Blachi Koko so dont take the negatives as deal killers but they certainly lowered our satisfaction level.
Now the two buyer beware issues:The apartment is Very Noisy at night and early morning unless you sleep with the air conditioner on. Every day at 7 am, construction workers began nearby with loud hammering. At night, noisy neighborhood dogs barked at anyone that passed by. Also, cars drove by at all hours of the night. With that said, shut the shades, turn on the air and most outside noises were covered by the equally noisy air conditiioner in the room that you get used to. The other MAJOR problem, which I understand was a problem throughout the island, were the mosquitos. Apparantly the rainy season was very rainy last year and the mosquitos were thick and made it impossible to enyoy the Kadushi deck without spraying yourself with OFF before you go outside. Inside was just as bad until we learned that you could never open the doors and that everytime you left you must spray the apartment with DEET. Prior to the use of DEET, my 8 year old and myself were covered with bites and literally had blood on the sheets after the first night of being attacked. The second night i had to sleep with the sheets over my head to avoid the bugs. By the end of the week, however, we had made the apartment Almost mosquito free but had gone through 3 large cans of DEET to get there. Spray the place thoroughly before you go to dinner (the smell is gone by the time you get back), never leave the doors open (no screens on the doors) and then the place is very enyoyable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Blachi Koko apartments are truly unique, reflecting the inviting influence of Caribbean colonial living, in a private setting, offering a very special alternative to traditional hotel experiences. Proprietors, Matthieu Foudraine and Laetitia Sernaglia have carefully renovated and restored this classic Antillean colonial property, creating 3 two-bedroom apartments and 2 one-bedroom apartments. Each residence is appointed with a private kitchen, full bath, air-conditioning, and contemporary furnishings, accented with colors and styles elegantly influenced by Matthieu and Laetitia's worldly travels. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blachi Koko Apartments Bonaire Kralendijk