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Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff was friendly. Hotel location is excellent - close to downtown! We will definitely stay at this property again if we make it back to Bonaire.

I prepaid for an ocean view room with two beds. Upon arrival they did not have this available. They told me (a 70 year old grandmother) to sleep with my 24 year old grandson! Not happening! They did provide a room for one night on one side the resort then moved us the next day to the opposite side, still not giving me the upgrade I had paid for. The room was slightly below ground and occupied not only by us but by several 4 inch land crabs. The bathroom in the first room had a toilet that overflowed and where they moved us, had a very bad odor. I won't even go into details about the dive shop except to say after one day of diving, I switched resorts I was diving with. So sad to have this happen after planning this to be a special trip with my grandson.

In late January 2014, my wife and I took our 6-month old daughter to Bonaire. We'd previously been to Aruba and Curacao and wanted to complete the 'ABC islands' trifecta. This island had the best diving by far and is much more reserved and 'untouched' when compared to Aruba. Our hotel met expectations since we were looking for something family-friendly that met our budget, which also provided an on-site dive shop and close location to town. It was a relatively short and safe walk along the waterside road to the town where we found different restaurants to try each night. My wife and i took turns diving each day while the other enjoyed time with our daughter in the pool or ocean. There is no sandy beach, per se, but rather a concrete sea-stone pier, but it was still a blast. There is a small casino on premises if that peeks your interest. We didn't realize this was an option until we arrived and spoke to other guests, but there are hotel food plans available. May need to directly call the hotel to make package arrangements. Breakfast buffett costs $14.25 per person and a lunch meal averages about $11 without any plan. Might have been cheaper to seek a meal plan. Still, it was worth it and we would go back. The hotel won't blow your socks off with the luxuries of a 5-star hotel, but it surely provided my family with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We'd go back.

The hotel was probably really good about 30 years ago. It seemed very dated in many ways. The paint on our patio was all peeling off. There is no beach here but very nice views. The dive shop with Alvin and Serge was superior...very attentive, flexible, remembered our names, very personal. The casino was very smoky and the waitress staff in the casino very rude and insulting. If you want to gamble, go to the other casino just down the street. They could use more parking spaces. If you go to Bonaire for a week, having a rental car is a good idea. It is a very relaxed island but not a lot of extra to do if you want night life.

Perfect hotel for divers that want super easy diving. You can easily walk to town. Rooms are decent but nothing fancy for sure. Scuba diving was pretty amazing and the BEST part of the hotel was the crews at the dive shop and on the boats!

Rooms were right on the water with very easy access to swinmming via a dock. There is limited beach access, but snorkling is great right from the hotel. Food was very good and reasonable. Walk down town. Access to diving, snorkeling, and other water tours was at the hotel. We had a great time. Hotel staff were very nice. Pools were well maintained. Everyone had things to do.

Very nice resort. Staff was quite pleasant and helpful. The three restaurant/bars are located side by side on the waterfront. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Was very quiet the week I was there so there was no waiting lines at all. There is no sandy beach to speak of, but swimming and snorkeling is done off of a jetty. A long travel day and requires some effort to get there from Boston, MA but it was worth it and I would recommend staying at the Divi.

Great for snorkeling and diving or totally relaxing. No sandy beach at Divi Hotel. Breakfast package was well worth it. Caring staff. Short walk to town. Great restaurants but pricey. Could rent a car and book side trips right at the hotel.

I've been coming to this hotel for years and I still like staying here. The rooms have been updated in the past couple of years. There are several pools for kids and adults. The food at the Chibi Chibi restaurant in the hotel is good. The breakfeast buffet at Calabas is nice as well. It's a short distance to town so if you don't want to dine here every night you can go into town on foot or you can find good dining around the corner and some other places two blocks from the hotel. There is a good dive shop on site for scuba divers and they have their own small beach. It's very close to the airport but not too close.

The room was comfortable. The restaurants/beach bars were nice, as well. The BEST thing about this hotel is the dive shop and pier that goes straight out to the reef. You can dive any time of the day and go right off the pier. They leave tanks out for you and give you a locker. I did not appreciate arriving at 5:30am (after an overnight flight) and being told in the outdoor lobby we had to wait until 2pm to check in. That is something that needs to be dealt with. While I was taking a nap on the couch, another person came up and told me she had the same experience the day before. The worst part of this hotel was the woman working at the Hertz car rental. She was incredibly rude. We had questions and every answer she gave began with a big sigh and an eye roll. NOT professional AT ALL. The car rental service was the biggest inconvenience I've come across in a long time. Aside from those logistical things, the hotel was great and we enjoyed our trip.

I have been traveling the world for 35 years and stayed in some bad hotels, but I never stayed in a hotel this bad. The service was nonexistent, the best rooms were barely those of a 2 star hotel and the staff was bordering the unpleasant. It sad because, for an Island that lives off tourism, they aren't doing anything to develop it.

Great diving,Hotel&food.Great front desk night staff [...] very helpfull.Only downsides if your calling the states take unlocked cell phone and get digicel calling card in town hotel long distance can be pricey.Also Bring deep woods off mosquitos depending on time of year can be a problem as all over Carribean you can get Dengue fever if you are unlucky in the mosquito lottery.Overall Bonnaire Divi a wonderfull place.Recommend it.[...]

Room not ready for two hours after check in. Alarm clock did not work. No new towels after housekeeping one day nor coffee/cups. No electrical plugs near coffee pot nor to plug in alarm clock. Had to pay for safe lock, $6.00/day despite high crime area. Hotel staff was slow to attend to needs. They tended to speak about guests in Papamiento behind guests' backs. Shuffleboard court was cracked. Pool bottoms were cracked and broken. Dive shop equipment was dangerously in poor repair causing dive emergency when bouyancy control device inflator fell apart on 10 year old SCUBA diver in open water. SCUBA tank "O" rings were faulty on multiple tanks and blew out on several dives.

When we arrived they had no record of our reservation, or anyone's who had been made on a Friday and arrived before the following Monday. They did their best to accommodate us, although they were not able to find our records even with our [...] confirmation. Package was slightly different than expected, included a welcome drink and matching coupons for the casino, but we were charged for our electricity use, and we were unaware of this in advance. Location is close enough to enjoy the main city and local restaurants, if you don't mind a good walk in the heat. Staff did their best to accommodate us when we arrived early, but when they offer to let you leave your bags, they mean an unsecured closet that they encourage guests to go in and out of unattended to drop off and retrieve bags. Breathtaking view for such a low price though, with multiple pools and areas to swim and snorkel in the ocean. Great swimming area! Although pools are very basic, over all experience was good, but average. Main bedroom and terrace of our room were updated and plenty new, but we found the bathrooms to be very outdated and not as clean as the rest of the room.

This was our second time staying at the Divi in Bonaire. We choose to stay there because we have access to all the diving services we need without the inundation of other scuba divers. The oceanfront rooms are great to enjoy the sounds and sights of the ocean, not to mention the wonderful sunsets.

The view of the water and relaxing on the jetty in front of the hotel was really nice. We watched the sunset there each evening before getting ready for a nice dinner. The iguana and crabs were fun to watch, too. Lots of activities at the dive shop onsite which was excellent - great operation, meticulously organized and safe for divers.

Was not sure what to expect with the Divi - turned out it was a really good mid-priced hotel and the location was ideal. The rooms were pretty typical - air conditioner was critical as it was about 90 the entire time. The outdoor balcony overlooking the water was nice. The onsite restaurant provided fast service and decent food. The onsite diving provided excellent service and wide variety of options for diving. Also, everything was within walking distance to the downtown area - which was very convenient. Overall the Divi was a good deal for the price.

third time there since 1983, great location and location is everything! Not for people who want fancy or want elaborate. Just a nice little place and I wish I was still there!

My wife and I lived on Bonaire for three years. We spent our wedding anniversary at the Divi when we lived there. In our opinion this resort offers the best that Bonaire has to offer. On site dive shop, on site restaurant with great food and reasonable prices. There are two pools to relax by and the staff is fantastic. The resort is managed by an American who understands what is important to a US traveler. All of this helps to make this a great place to spend your time in the dive paradise of the Caribbean.

We had a great time at this low key, not fancy place, with the right amount of service and awesome water sports

J.A. Abraham Boulevard 40 Kralendijk Bonaire

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Private beach

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino is located within a 15-minute drive of Bonaire Donkey Sanctuary and Pink Beach. This 129 -room, 3.5-star resort has 2 outdoor pools along with a private beach and a casino. Lac Bay Beach is also within a 15-minute drive of this Kralendijk resort.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Chibi Chibi Restaurant, which specializes in local cuisine. Start your day off with breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

The 129 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including coffee makers, safes, and phones. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other standard amenities include ironing boards and free toiletries.


Property features

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino features a private beach, 2 outdoor pools, and a casino. If you drive, put free parking to good use. Helpful staff can provide dry cleaning/laundry services, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include a fitness center, free WiFi in public areas, and conference space.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Studio

Full 2 | Full 1 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

Everyone (1) Couples (13) Business (2) Family (10) Other (4) Friends (5)
5
Everyone

Staff was friendly. Hotel location is excellent - close to downtown! We will definitely stay at this property again if we make it back to Bonaire.

By , from NY on Oct 16, 2017

1

bad room, bad service, double billed

Families

I prepaid for an ocean view room with two beds. Upon arrival they did not have this available. They told me (a 70 year old grandmother) to sleep with my 24 year old grandson! Not happening! They did provide a room for one night on one side the resort then moved us the next day to the opposite side, still not giving me the upgrade I had paid for. The room was slightly below ground and occupied not only by us but by several 4 inch land crabs. The bathroom in the first room had a toilet that overflowed and where they moved us, had a very bad odor. I won't even go into details about the dive shop except to say after one day of diving, I switched resorts I was diving with. So sad to have this happen after planning this to be a special trip with my grandson.

By on Aug 21, 2015

3

great location

Families

In late January 2014, my wife and I took our 6-month old daughter to Bonaire. We'd previously been to Aruba and Curacao and wanted to complete the 'ABC islands' trifecta. This island had the best diving by far and is much more reserved and 'untouched' when compared to Aruba. Our hotel met expectations since we were looking for something family-friendly that met our budget, which also provided an on-site dive shop and close location to town. It was a relatively short and safe walk along the waterside road to the town where we found different restaurants to try each night. My wife and i took turns diving each day while the other enjoyed time with our daughter in the pool or ocean. There is no sandy beach, per se, but rather a concrete sea-stone pier, but it was still a blast. There is a small casino on premises if that peeks your interest. We didn't realize this was an option until we arrived and spoke to other guests, but there are hotel food plans available. May need to directly call the hotel to make package arrangements. Breakfast buffett costs $14.25 per person and a lunch meal averages about $11 without any plan. Might have been cheaper to seek a meal plan. Still, it was worth it and we would go back. The hotel won't blow your socks off with the luxuries of a 5-star hotel, but it surely provided my family with everything we needed to enjoy our stay. We'd go back.

By on Feb 4, 2014

2

ok for the retired generation

Families

The hotel was probably really good about 30 years ago. It seemed very dated in many ways. The paint on our patio was all peeling off. There is no beach here but very nice views. The dive shop with Alvin and Serge was superior...very attentive, flexible, remembered our names, very personal. The casino was very smoky and the waitress staff in the casino very rude and insulting. If you want to gamble, go to the other casino just down the street. They could use more parking spaces. If you go to Bonaire for a week, having a rental car is a good idea. It is a very relaxed island but not a lot of extra to do if you want night life.

By on Nov 24, 2013

3

diver's hotel

Singles

Perfect hotel for divers that want super easy diving. You can easily walk to town. Rooms are decent but nothing fancy for sure. Scuba diving was pretty amazing and the BEST part of the hotel was the crews at the dive shop and on the boats!

By on Apr 22, 2013

4

family vacation - grand parents, parents, children

Families

Rooms were right on the water with very easy access to swinmming via a dock. There is limited beach access, but snorkling is great right from the hotel. Food was very good and reasonable. Walk down town. Access to diving, snorkeling, and other water tours was at the hotel. We had a great time. Hotel staff were very nice. Pools were well maintained. Everyone had things to do.

By on Mar 10, 2013

5

it was all good!

Couples

Very nice resort. Staff was quite pleasant and helpful. The three restaurant/bars are located side by side on the waterfront. Food was very good and reasonably priced. Was very quiet the week I was there so there was no waiting lines at all. There is no sandy beach to speak of, but swimming and snorkeling is done off of a jetty. A long travel day and requires some effort to get there from Boston, MA but it was worth it and I would recommend staying at the Divi.

By on Mar 4, 2013

4

nature's paradise

Couples

Great for snorkeling and diving or totally relaxing. No sandy beach at Divi Hotel. Breakfast package was well worth it. Caring staff. Short walk to town. Great restaurants but pricey. Could rent a car and book side trips right at the hotel.

By on Oct 21, 2012

4

great for scuba divers and everyone else too.

Singles

I've been coming to this hotel for years and I still like staying here. The rooms have been updated in the past couple of years. There are several pools for kids and adults. The food at the Chibi Chibi restaurant in the hotel is good. The breakfeast buffet at Calabas is nice as well. It's a short distance to town so if you don't want to dine here every night you can go into town on foot or you can find good dining around the corner and some other places two blocks from the hotel. There is a good dive shop on site for scuba divers and they have their own small beach. It's very close to the airport but not too close.

By on Aug 27, 2012

3

dive vacation

Families

The room was comfortable. The restaurants/beach bars were nice, as well. The BEST thing about this hotel is the dive shop and pier that goes straight out to the reef. You can dive any time of the day and go right off the pier. They leave tanks out for you and give you a locker. I did not appreciate arriving at 5:30am (after an overnight flight) and being told in the outdoor lobby we had to wait until 2pm to check in. That is something that needs to be dealt with. While I was taking a nap on the couch, another person came up and told me she had the same experience the day before. The worst part of this hotel was the woman working at the Hertz car rental. She was incredibly rude. We had questions and every answer she gave began with a big sigh and an eye roll. NOT professional AT ALL. The car rental service was the biggest inconvenience I've come across in a long time. Aside from those logistical things, the hotel was great and we enjoyed our trip.

By on Apr 1, 2012