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Where do I start.... 1. The property is extremely outdated. They are doing some renovations but honestly this place should be shut down so they can 100% focus on renos. 2. I paid for all-inclusive and the hotel was constantly out of basic foods I asked for like a banana, butter, pizza. I was told to go to the grocery store and buy myself my own food. What is the point of all-inclusive if I have to buy and cook my own food? 3. A water pipe burst due to construction and we couldn't have access to any water. No washing our hands, flushing the toilet. How did the cooks cook with no water? Very unsanitary.4. Food names are "healthy sandwich" and "snack". Can someone please tell me the ingredients to the food being served? Is this chicken? Vegan? Vegetarian? Beef? Steak? No one knew what the food actually was. For all I knew, the 'hotel' served us cat and dogs to eat. 5. They have an activity sign with activities and themed dinner nights. Well the sign said BBQ night was Wednesday. Guess what that was wrong and BBQ night was a totally different night. Terrible communication.. 6. There is no functionality to the bathroom. A man must have designed this. Mold everywhere and the corking was ripping away from the tiles. 7. Casino has no-smoking signs everywhere, yet you allow everyone to smoke. Either enforce the sign or take it down. Stop with the mis-communication. 8. Positives: some staff was nice. Please shut this place down and re-open after your $50M reno is over.

Good Shore Diving with tanks always available. Boat Diving & Staff at Toucan Diving on site were excellent. Fast Boat. Large comfortable Rooms with the Premium Suites, and the All inclusive Dining was very good. Great Restaurant right on the water. Beautiful Sun Sets.

Everything easily accessible, great Resort. Dive Operation excellent. Wonderful Reef, 18 Palms teeming with Sea Life.

Excellent Reef to Dive on right at the Resort. Nice Beach with new Beach Chairs in abundance. Karge Pool. Good choice to eat & drink at the All Inclusive, and wonderful restaurants downtown in Kralendijk. 3 minute drive from Plaza Resort. Or within walking distance.

Nice hotel on the beach. The staff was very friendly

We enjoyed the Plaza. It is the only all-inclusive on the island. It's not the prettiest resort, but it's in a great location, has very friendly staff, and amazing snorkling/diving right off the beach. We like all-inclusive for the ease of getting food/alcohol. The food was fine, but not spectacular. There are some amazing restaurants in Bonaire, though, so venture out. You should rent a jeep or truck so you can fully explore the island. It is small, fun to explore, and everyone was just very friendly and laid back. The Plaza was a great base of operations for our week of adventure

Great time in a place that is well kept secret. Bonaire is beautiful has a great climate, intersting things to do. The resort is nice, clean and the people are friendly and try to make your stay comfortable. It is not as fancy as some where there are many to compete as in Mexicobut it may be the only one on Bonaire. Word of advice. Bring electric adapters. They do sell them reasonably but the current is not like ours.

Simple but comfortable room. Variety and quality of all-inclusive food was excellent. Not only buffet style but "live cooking" to order at every meal. Outdoor waterside seating shade or sun. Accommodating and pleasant staff. All-inclusive drinks convenient at meals and beach bar. Dive shop on the property is very accommodating with reasonable dive prices and free tanks for shore diving. All hotel and diving staff were excellent. A great experience!

We had a great time. Great place to stay. Really liked the $5/day voucher for going green when reusing your towels. Centrally located to all the dive sites. Great resort. Would stay again.

Husband had food poisoning after he ate sparerib grinder at Coconut Crash Bar!

At first glance Plaza Resort looked like the perfect place for our vacation. Then the AC didn't work in our room and we were offered a fan. When we declined and insisted on being moved we were accommodated and moved to an up-graded room and assured there would be no additional cost. All went fairly well for the next 8 days although I must say the staff needs extensive training in customer service. When time came to check out we were charged an additional $700+ for 2 extra guests. I am still furious and would never go back or recommend this hotel to anyone. The additional cost is being disputed, but to date no refund! What a SCAM and sad way to end a wonderful vacation with my children.

J.A. Abraham Boulevard 80 Kralendijk Bonaire

Hotel highlights

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

Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire places you within a 15-minute drive of popular attractions such as Bonaire Donkey Sanctuary and Pink Beach. This 126-room, 3.5-star resort welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a marina, and a casino.


Dining

Enjoy a bite to eat at the resort's restaurant, or relax with a drink at the bar/lounge. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Rooms

All 126 rooms feature furnished balconies or patios, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other standard amenities include laptop-compatible safes, desks, and free toiletries.


Property features

Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire features a private beach, a marina, and a casino. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 18 per person roundtrip. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with tours/tickets and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach resort include an outdoor pool, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas.

Room options

Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Lagoon View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Premium Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Premium Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Lagoon View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

Junior Suite, 2 Queen Beds, Partial Ocean View

2 Queen Beds | Sleeps 4

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

Everyone (3) Couples (2) Family (6)
1
Family

Where do I start.... 1. The property is extremely outdated. They are doing some renovations but honestly this place should be shut down so they can 100% focus on renos. 2. I paid for all-inclusive and the hotel was constantly out of basic foods I asked for like a banana, butter, pizza. I was told to go to the grocery store and buy myself my own food. What is the point of all-inclusive if I have to buy and cook my own food? 3. A water pipe burst due to construction and we couldn't have access to any water. No washing our hands, flushing the toilet. How did the cooks cook with no water? Very unsanitary. 4. Food names are "healthy sandwich" and "snack". Can someone please tell me the ingredients to the food being served? Is this chicken? Vegan? Vegetarian? Beef? Steak? No one knew what the food actually was. For all I knew, the 'hotel' served us cat and dogs to eat. 5. They have an activity sign with activities and themed dinner nights. Well the sign said BBQ night was Wednesday. Guess what that was wrong and BBQ night was a totally different night. Terrible communication.. 6. There is no functionality to the bathroom. A man must have designed this. Mold everywhere and the corking was ripping away from the tiles. 7. Casino has no-smoking signs everywhere, yet you allow everyone to smoke. Either enforce the sign or take it down. Stop with the mis-communication. 8. Positives: some staff was nice. Please shut this place down and re-open after your $50M reno is over.

By on Dec 28, 2019

Review comment responded on Dec 28, 2019

We are really sorry that you did not enjoy your stay with us to the fullest, but want to thank you for informing us and future guests about your experiences. We indeed are renovating our resort. There is a great new swimming pool and end of next year we hope to finish a completely new Main Building with Front Desk, new restaurant, casino and even a shopping street. Meanwhile we will keep checking the quality of the suites, of course! We have checked your bathroom to remove some mold and new corking for the tiles. Our restaurant always has a wide variety of different kinds of food, that are available on our beautiful island. Some days there simply are no banana's in the grocery stores or we decide to serve another snack than pizza. Never we should sent All-inclusive guests to buy their own food, and we will check this with the restaurant staff. Also we already requested the staff to give more detail about the (healthy) snacks in our restaurant, but rest assured, it's NEVER something "absurd"! Indeed we had a temporary problem with a water pipe, which meant we had to close off the water for a few hours. We provided all the guests with extra bottles of water and the kitchen used bottled water as well. Although the casino is not run by Plaza Beach Resort, we will certainly request the owner of the casino to follow his own rules... Thank you for also complimenting certain staff members in particular. You have written down the names on our survey from at the hotel and I have notified them personally!

5
Family

Good Shore Diving with tanks always available. Boat Diving & Staff at Toucan Diving on site were excellent. Fast Boat. Large comfortable Rooms with the Premium Suites, and the All inclusive Dining was very good. Great Restaurant right on the water. Beautiful Sun Sets.

By on Nov 23, 2019

5
Family

Everything easily accessible, great Resort. Dive Operation excellent. Wonderful Reef, 18 Palms teeming with Sea Life.

By on Sep 1, 2019

Review comment responded on Sep 11, 2019

Dear Pat, Thank you for staying with us! We appreciate your review about our resort.

5
Family

Excellent Reef to Dive on right at the Resort. Nice Beach with new Beach Chairs in abundance. Karge Pool. Good choice to eat & drink at the All Inclusive, and wonderful restaurants downtown in Kralendijk. 3 minute drive from Plaza Resort. Or within walking distance.

By on May 3, 2019

5
Everyone

Nice hotel on the beach. The staff was very friendly

By on Aug 5, 2018

4

great location

Everyone

We enjoyed the Plaza. It is the only all-inclusive on the island. It's not the prettiest resort, but it's in a great location, has very friendly staff, and amazing snorkling/diving right off the beach. We like all-inclusive for the ease of getting food/alcohol. The food was fine, but not spectacular. There are some amazing restaurants in Bonaire, though, so venture out. You should rent a jeep or truck so you can fully explore the island. It is small, fun to explore, and everyone was just very friendly and laid back. The Plaza was a great base of operations for our week of adventure

By , from S. on May 22, 2017

5

great all inclusive close to everything

Everyone
Room on arrival View from covered patio

Great time in a place that is well kept secret. Bonaire is beautiful has a great climate, intersting things to do. The resort is nice, clean and the people are friendly and try to make your stay comfortable. It is not as fancy as some where there are many to compete as in Mexicobut it may be the only one on Bonaire. Word of advice. Bring electric adapters. They do sell them reasonably but the current is not like ours.

By , from PA on Mar 19, 2017

5

fantastic anniversary getaway

Couples

Simple but comfortable room. Variety and quality of all-inclusive food was excellent. Not only buffet style but "live cooking" to order at every meal. Outdoor waterside seating shade or sun. Accommodating and pleasant staff. All-inclusive drinks convenient at meals and beach bar. Dive shop on the property is very accommodating with reasonable dive prices and free tanks for shore diving. All hotel and diving staff were excellent. A great experience!

By on Jun 28, 2014

4

loved it!

Couples

We had a great time. Great place to stay. Really liked the $5/day voucher for going green when reusing your towels. Centrally located to all the dive sites. Great resort. Would stay again.

By on Oct 17, 2012

3

one of best off shore snorkeling!

Family

Husband had food poisoning after he ate sparerib grinder at Coconut Crash Bar!

By on Apr 22, 2012

Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire

J.A. Abraham Boulevard 80, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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