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"Nice resort. We chose not to do the all inclusive package because we wanted to eat the local flavor. Bonaire has so many amazing restaurants. This res ... " More

By a verified traveler on Tue 10 Apr 2018

Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront resort near Bonaire Donkey Sanctuary

On the beach

You'll be within 3 miles (5 km) of Bonaire Donkey Sanctuary and 9 miles (15 km) of Pink Beach. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Lac Bay Beach and Bonaire Flamingo Sanctuary.

Private beach, dining

This smoke-free resort features a private beach, a casino, and a marina. Enjoy beachfront dining and relax with free beach cabanas and sun loungers. Enjoy a meal from the restaurant and perks like free self parking and free WiFi.

Free WiFi, patios

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 126 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include furnished patios, separate bathtubs and showers, and free bottled water.

Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Lagoon View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$135* Per night/room Dec 9 - Dec 10

Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Lagoon View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Premium Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire ratings based on 12 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.5 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire

Everyone (2) Couples (1) Family (1)
3 out of 5
Beautiful grounds, pool and ocean access... not as dive friendly as other places as there were rinse tanks near shore, but no gear storage that we found with resort being very spread out and far from parking. Not great for divers, but nice for families and snorkeling.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice resort. We chose not to do the all inclusive package because we wanted to eat the local flavor. Bonaire has so many amazing restaurants. This resort was close to town, but you almost needed a car to drive into town each night for dinner. About a 5 min drive. Would stay here again. Great diving company onsite too that we used and had amazing dives with.

Posted by on Apr 10, 2018

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3 out of 5

Great location, good amenities

Pros: Great wait staff, Beach was nice
Cons: Front desk was not well organized, tried to bill us twice for an upgrade
Location: It's a diving destination, dive dive dive
The only problem we had was the air conditioning was not working properly and no one ever came to check it out

Posted by , from Massachusettes on Mar 27, 2017

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3 out of 5

The Plaza Resort Provided Fun in the Sun!

Pros: Close restaurants, Quiet
Cons: Poor breakfast
We arrived at the hotel hot and tired and received a mediocre explanation of hotel services. We toted our heavy bags ourselves over the bridge and up the stairs to our "ocean view" room. I used quotes because, yes you CAN see the ocean, but you first need to look over the bar and the pool. Although the trip started out a little rocky (literally...the beach is man made, I believe), the beautiful weather, amazing scenery and overall friendliness of the island made up for it. If the sink, shower and toilet in our room got fixed, we'd definitely go back.

Posted by , from Minneapolis, MN, USA on Jun 12, 2012

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5 out of 5

Pefect Vacation

Pros: toucan dive shop, tim at the coconut crash bar
Perfect vacation – just what we wanted. A trip to Bonaire is perfect if you are looking for a quiet Caribbean getaway with gourmet restaurants, a relatively unspoiled island atmosphere, and great water sports. The Plaza Hotel is perfect. The pool is conveniently located and clean. The beach is perfect and there are always available chairs and the rooms are large. As divers, we could not have asked for a better run and more convenient dive set up – Toucan Divers. Norin, the organization dive manager, and the other dive shop personnel could not have been more welcoming and helpful. We cannot say enough about Jackson and Pursey the dive masters who made our boat dives memorable, easy and above all safe. The dive equipment was new, in good shape and easy to store in the conveniently located lockers. We could roll out of bed…into our gear….and into the water. Then shower off, store our gear and have a great meal. What a deal, a boat dive package with unlimited shore diving. We were able to move between the two to have a wonderful dive experience. The shore dives around the island were something special we did not expect. As for the service, I think Tim at the Coconut Crash bar, says it all. He was always attentive to our every whim. He and the facility manager, Han, visited with us. In our case, a couple of us are Gluten intolerant. Not only did they make us feel at home but also they went shopping for special gluten free items so that there was always something available for us. We must also say the restaurants in Kralendijk, while offering gourmet options were also well versed about gluten intolerance and they too went over the top for us. AB Car rental, while small does a terrific job. They made picking up our car and dropping it off about as easy as a car rental has ever been for me. And I am a long time Hertz #1 Club Gold President’s Circle member. Don’t get me wrong – this is not Aruba with large perfectly manicured international hotel chains (we particularly like the Hyatt in Aruba) and big crowds which we like too. But restaurants like Cactus Blue in Kralendijk will transport you into Jimmy Buffet land without the commercialism. And when you get lost in the back streets and one way alleys in Krelanijk you will come across Wil’s, a gem of a restaurant, run by a wonderful couple including one of whom hails from New York City. Then you will find the tapas restaurant La Guernica (sorry about the reference to a wonderful painting that commemorates a devastating chapter in the history of Spain) that could compete with some of our favorite tapas restaurants just off Las Ramblas in Barcelona in terms of the variety and quality of it’s food while sitting on the veranda watching the sunset. I should also mention that Capriccio’s is wonderful. The special touches were wonderful – a complimentary mimosa before the meal. And they had wonderful gluten free pasta. That’s hard to find in Paris, London and New York City. This is a laid back island. We did not see any obvious spring breakers over the entire spring break week. The Plaza Hotel was the perfect home base. I feel like I was stepping back in time and out of the rat race for a week.

Posted by , from Chicago, IL on Apr 8, 2012

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1 out of 5

Over-rated, over-priced, terrible service

Pros: all diving including shore at resort
Cons: No free Internet, Poor breakfast, dirty & run down, terrible service
Plaza bills itself as a 5-star resort but really it’s built as a 3-star but is being run as a 1-star. We were disappointed from the dirty rooms to the dirty restaurants to the dirty grounds. The rooms are “recently renovated” but in ours the front door stuck, the handle was broken on the bathroom door, and the AC unit was terribly noisy. The shower was an attempt at being a modern open-air design, which instead left us with puddles on our bathroom floor all the time since they didn’t set up the drainage right. The service is ridiculously bad. It took 7 complaints about the bathroom door and 5 different promises to finally a maintenance man on the 3rd day. The daily cleaning was basically emptying the trash and replacing the whopping 2 towels. When we complained for the 3rd time that the floors weren’t being mopped the housekeeping “supervisor” came and did it herself while glaring at us the whole time. Then they never did it again. Under the chairs and bed you could see garbage & heavy dust. Out in the common areas there was little attention to details and garbage was not uncommon. We were there over New Year’s and after 3 days they still had not cleaned up all the fireworks laying around. There was a huge fountain/gazebo area that was taped off with yellow “caution” tape. Any time it rained the lobby was full of buckets collecting water. They claim to have 3 restaurants but one looked permanently closed, as was casino and one of the bars. The “on-site” car rental agencies have all moved out so don’t believe their resort map. Their high-end restaurant “Tipsy Seagull” is excellent, but the day-to-day one “Banana Tree” is cafeteria quality at resort prices with fast food service – absolutely terrible. The front office management (mostly Dutch) is really good at saying everything is “no problem” but nothing they say gets done - it appears they cannot get the hotel staff (mostly local) to do anything properly. Most of the hotel & restaurant staff are fairly rude and it seems they find tourism an annoyance rather than their lifeblood. If it wasn’t for the diving, which was amazing, this trip would have been thousands of dollars wasted.

Posted by , from Atlanta, USA on Feb 9, 2012

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3 out of 5

NICE PLACE

Basically comfortable place. Faily convenient to downtown and a nearby casino if you don,t mind a little walk. Rent a bike and you can get anywhere easily. Staff apparently did not like to change bed linens eaven when my wife left the litlle card requesting to do so. She caught the maid and helped her change our sheets. I thoiught the reef just off the beach was very good. I could only snorkel but I could spend hours watching the life go by. Resteraunt had a very good breakfast buffett and the luch and dinner menus were good and reasonable for a resort area. Will probably at least try another hotel if we go back to the Isalnd.

Posted by on May 15, 2010

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5 out of 5

Plaza Resort

Plaza Resort is one of the better places on Bonaire for accommodations both hotel and diving. My wife and I along with friends have stayed there several times over the past 8 years since we begun diving in 2002. While it may be on the upper end of cost you get what you pay for. Toucan diving had done a great job when we were there and the resort the same. Its been literally couple #402#41 of years since weve been there - we need to return to Bonaire in the next year or two - our favorite Caribbean island for diving - and the Plaza will be of consideration. Great accommodations extracurricular activities great dining and opportunities to interact with other divers and guests. Go and have fun! Hope to see you there!!

Posted by on Feb 5, 2010

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3 out of 5

Could be better

Arrival was miserable, with no accommodations on early arrival, misinformation from the front desk about dive arrangements, so we missed a day of diving. Beach is good, but very crowded as the hotel allows people from cruise ships to use the hotel beach and pool facilities. No poolside food/drink service at all. At best 3 stars; facility is good, and hotel could be much better if the owners actually cared about service for thier guests.

Posted by on Apr 11, 2007

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About the Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire

Location J.A. Abraham Boulevard 80, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 14 July 2019 to 14 July 2020 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Swimming pool

Renovation work will only be conducted during business hours. Every effort will be made to minimize noise and disturbance.

All-inclusive Details

All-inclusive room rates at Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

  • All buffet meals, snacks, and local beverages included

Not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Gratuities

  • All meals served buffet-style
  • Local beverages and soft drinks only
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Gratuities not included
  • All food and beverages included

Property Features

Some rates at Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire are all-inclusive. These rates include onsite meals and beverages, and may include taxes and gratuities. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Simply walk outside to smell the salt air and watch the ocean waves from the white sand beach. Hit the beach and work on your tan in the sun loungers (chaise longues) or relax in the shade with complimentary cabanas and umbrellas. After a day at the beach, enjoy amenities at Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire like a marina, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. There's a restaurant on site, as well as a snack bar/deli. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a beach bar and a bar/lounge. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. This beach resort also offers a garden and a terrace. Self parking is free. This 3.5-star Kralendijk resort is smoke free.

  • 126 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • 11 sq ft of conference space
  • 0 sq m of conference space
  • Casino
  • Dining venue
  • Bar on the beach
  • Bar or lounge
  • Deli
  • Cabanas on the beach (free)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Business facilities
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • ATM
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • On private beach
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free long-term parking , Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Bonaire (BON-Flamingo Intl.) (2.2 km / 1.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking and extended parking

Room Amenities

Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire offers 126 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to furnished patios. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Private patio (furnished)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Separate shower and tub
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy buffet breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Tipsy Seagull - This beachfront restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool and a children's pool are on site. Other recreational amenities include a private beach.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Fishing on site
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Water skiing on site
  • Motor boating on site
  • Windsurfing nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Sailing on site
  • Segway rental/tour nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby

Spa Services

  • Reflexology
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Detoxification wrap
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Airport transportation is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 6 per night.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No elevators
  • 24-hour check-in
  • Number of children who can stay free - 3

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: USD 23.50 for adults and USD 11.75 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 18 per person (roundtrip)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: USD 18 (roundtrip), (up to 13 years old)
  • Late check-out fee: USD 25 (subject to availability)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 6 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Bonaire Plaza Resort
  • Plaza Bonaire
  • Plaza Beach Resort Bonair
  • Plaza Beach Resort Bonair
  • Plaza Hotel Bonaire
  • Plaza Hotel Kralendijk
  • Plaza Resort Bonaire Hotel Kralendijk
  • Plaza Resort Bonaire Kralendijk
  • Plaza Beach Resort Bonair
  • Plaza Beach Resort Bonair
  • Plaza Beach Bonaire
  • Van der Valk Plaza Beach Dive Resort Bonaire Kralendijk
  • Van der Valk Plaza Beach Dive Resort Bonaire
  • Van der Valk Plaza Beach Dive Bonaire Kralendijk
  • Van der Valk Plaza Beach Dive Bonaire
  • Van r Valk Plaza Dive Bonaire
  • Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire Resort
  • Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire Kralendijk
  • Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire Resort Kralendijk

You should know

  • Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the resort before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Guests may experience noise disturbance due to nearby construction work.
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