Caribbean Islands Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Caribbean Islands activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Welltravbrit's Cuba Trip Report - Finally!
  2. 2 Trip Report Best Luxury Place to Stay in T&C
  3. 3 Puerto Plata Lifestyle Crown Residence Suites
  4. 4 St Lucia - Where to Stay
  5. 5 aruba planning advice
  6. 6 Move to grand cayman
  7. 7 Bitter End Yacht Club or somewhere else?
  8. 8 Looking for affordable, secluded honeymoon bungalow/villa?
  9. 9 Malaria Punta Cana
  10. 10 Fun Ideas for Christmas Eve Family Dinner?
  11. 11 What to pack for Bahamas in Dec.
  12. 12 Last min 5 night stay suggestion
  13. 13 Cuba for 6 Americans
  14. 14 New Destination
  15. 15 Which island for first visit? April/May
  16. 16 Bahamas help
  17. 17 Cayman VS Jamaica
  18. 18 Hilton Rose Hall Jamaica for toddlers -- how's the food?
  19. 19 Vacation suggestion, please
  20. 20 Best use of 800,000 Hilton points for family with toddlers?
  21. 21 Good time of year to visit Turks & Caicos
  22. 22 ANTIGUA & DOMINICAN REPUBLIC CASINO SCAM ALERT!!
  23. 23 Best Itinerary - Brazil, Puerto Rico, Dom Republic and Cuba
  24. 24 Fun Family Lunch Spot in Anguilla?
  25. 25 Trip Report Thanksgiving Week in St. Thomas
View next 25 » Back to the top

Divi -right decision

Jump to last reply

My husband and I snorkel and I also dive. We booked a deluxe oceanfront room at Divi Flamingo for January. In shopping around I liked the prices and (for the price) the looks of Eden Beach and Sun Oceanfront Apts. Has anyone stayed at any of these three places? What are your experiences? Is Divi worth the extra money? We would appreciate any help. Thanks.

  • Report Abuse

    I would personally go back to the Divi Flamingo in Bonaire anytime. I had an oceanfront room, and altho they are not deluxe like the Ritz, they are right on the water, AC works, clean and spacious, and near a pretty pool. You are only 6 block walk to town with all the restaurants there. The dive shop at the Divi is well run and takes good care of you. I travel solo and always had good experiences on their dive boats. Obviously in apartments, they are cheaper because you don't have the hotel amenities - can also save money by cooking, but I don't want to cook on vacation. Divi does have some timeshare/kitchenette rooms if you do want to cook.

    Don't expect long wide beaches in Bonaire - they don't exist. The Divi actually does have a small beach for sunning. The diving is easy and not too expensive. The one warning I hear consistently is, if you rent a car, don't lock it and don't leave anything in it - petty theft from rental cars is apparently common. Get a waterproof pouch and carry your money, etc right into the water with you. However, I felt safer walking in Bonaire alone than on many islands - saw no panhandlers or street people, everyone was friendly and said hi, and a number of good restaurants right along the main drag in Kralendijk, so I never rented a car - altho I might the next time just to see more of the island.

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement