This is not a cheap place to go on holiday however we feel it would be hard to go elsewhere in case it wasn’t as good - which is why we keep returning. The general feel of the place is that it is full of nice families – it’s not your typical all inclusive drink as much as you can resort! You get one or two feral children but most are under control.
The hotel as always was very clean, the staff work very hard from the cleaners, chefs, bar staff to the gardeners who work quietly behind the scene to make sure everything is spick and span! The hotel manager is everywhere - he clears dinner plates and mucks in when needed which is great to see. His team is a credit to him! The rooms are large with plenty of room and good quality fixtures and fittings. The food is great something for everyone even the fussy eaters will find something here. The new sunbeds were a welcome addition and whilst I have heard lost of complaints over the reserving of sunbeds there were often some still available at 10am. If you do want a sunshade or pick of where you sit you will have to get up early – you can’t reserve before 7.45 but that happens anywhere. If families only got the number of beds they require it would help the situation a lot. The one thing I would say the pool this year looked a little dirty with bits and pieces floating in it. The in room wifi was a welcome addition!
The kids club has been great every year however I don’t know what it was about this year but they stepped up their game even more! They were round the pool, in the bar in the restaurant everywhere! I can’t really pick out individuals as it would be really unfair to single anyone out as they were all great!
The Crèche –now I am a fussy mummy and this is the first time I have been in a position to use this service – I said from the outset if it wasn’t up to my high standards I wouldn’t use it. Well all I can say is they were amazing!!!! Thank you so much Coco pop Courtney and Nic Nac Nicola – I hope I have got your names right!!! A credit to the Thomson team!
Entertainment – Yes I’m one of those returnees who has previous years to compare to! I think the big difference is that the past two years have been teams of three with either one or two really big characters who have captured the audience – this year there were four and they worked more as a team. The kids entertainment was great however I think the adult entertainment was somewhat lacking. I know we forget how young some of these guys are and maybe don’t have the skills to always cope as we would expect in difficult circumstances ie with competing individuals but I expect fully skilled staff when I’m paying this kind of money. They developed as a team and got stronger towards the end of the holiday but I am afraid they just didn’t do it for me during the adult entertainment. Some of the outside adult entertainment was good but I think it may be worth looking at the likes of the Cala Bona hotel and the acts they get in – even some of the street entertainers down the harbour could outdo the Bonaire! The new dance routines were really good but it might be worth noting my 7 year old was more interested in the adult entertainment than the kids!! I did notice that the entertainment finished earlier this year but as its a family resort it wasn't a big deal.
Overall though another great holiday and we will be back next year!
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