Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire Dive Resort reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.0
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5

316 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Polite staff and a clean hotel

U5792OImm on Feb 06, 2024

After a multi night stay: The grounds are well maintained and the common areas clean. The room we stayed in had no maintenance issues and the housekeeping did a thorough job during each visit (housekeeping service is offered every other day). The Front Desk staff is polite and willing to assist. The in room TV offers multiple Dutch language, English and local channels. The Wi-Fi worked without any issues. As others have mentioned, no idea why this is branded as a "Courtyard" (a business brand in my mind), but that is irrelevant to the quality of the stay. Peaceful and conveniently located for the island exploration.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Amazing 40th birthday experience

MrBodyDefining (Newark, New Jersey) on Aug 17, 2023

Courtyard Bonaire Dive Resort @courtyardbonaire So after you check in they will take you in a golf cart to your room as there are no cars allowed on that part of the property (optional since its not a far walk) From there i got to my room which is the 1 bedroom waterfront villa. This villa is very spacious and dope. Comes with 2 full bathrooms and a fridge even has a little stove top to cook if we wanted to and all the utensils necessary. Im so grateful to the staff here who welcomed me with some nice words, a cake and even some gifts for my 40th birthday. That was such a pleasant surprise which im honored by. This resort is very chill and laid back as well as pretty quiet. Even despite being so close to the airport the sounds of the planes are definitely not a bother at all. Having Platinum Elite status is definitely an amazing thing to have. It comes with free breakfast every day annnnnddddddd a $20 food and beverage credit i can use daily at the restaurant & bar. Cant beat that. Of course i hit the gym too it isnt that big but has all the things essential to getting in a good workout while on vacation. There is a pool on site which is nice and there are some lounge chairs as well as cabanas for you to relax in. The hotel is not far from a lot of things and comes with free parking. You should definitely rent a car to explore. There is an awesome water activities shop on property to help you organize your excursions and you get a discount for being a guest at the hotel. I highly reccomend you do at least the snorkeling tour with them. Bonaire is just right up my alley being so chill and laid back like myself. Excited to explore and learn more about the island!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 3 out of 5

A Dive Resorts?

397dirkw on Aug 16, 2023

The Hotel is very close to the airport lying at an artificial laguna. It's a nice location, but a little ofside of any attraction or beaches. You need to have a car to really enjoy Bonaire. The hotel itself marked itself as a Dive Resort, but there is no dive center. Behind the hotel there is a shop for watersports activities and they work with a dive center. The staff was friendly but missing competence, with the exception of the staff at the restaurant. The food was quite limited but of good quality Rooms are ok, but only cleaned every second day. I have never seen this before. It is absolutely not accessible for a hotel of such name. We will not come.back again as there are much better options in the area.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Good trip, solid 4.5.

Harry E (Springfield, Illinois) on Aug 07, 2023

Full disclosure: I am a Marriott premium member We stayed for a week at the Courtyard Bonaire Dive Resort. The hotel name is a little misleading - there's no beach at the resort, but there is a beautiful, albeit shallow, pool at the property and a shop where you can rent equipment for diving. Location: The resort location is very close to the airport, normally within walking distance if you wanted to hike a bit, but construction around the airport and hotel prevents that. I suspect in a couple of years construction will be complete and you can stretch your legs after the flight by walking over! The property is not really "near" any services. Taxis seem to be flat rate ($15) to go anywhere like downtown or to a dive shop. Probably best to get a car rental. Car rentals were reasonably priced. Rooms: The room we had were spacious with plenty of electricity around the beds for electronic device charging or medical equipment like a CPAP. Electricity is standard 120VAC. Beds were Marriott standard - very comfortable. The HVAC was not able to keep up with the heat and humidity during the June stay so the room was always damp and clammy. Internet service was poor and spotty, but we were warned about that on check-in as they were having some issues around the island. People: In a word - AWESOME! Above and beyond service from Rakell, Thomas and Nicole. They went out of their way to accommodate us in every way. The restaurant served mostly pub food (fried). Food and beverage prices were in line with what I expected them to be at an island resort. If I were to come back to Bonaire, I would most likely stay here again, but would arrange my ground transport and diving quite differently for convenience. Namely, get a rental car first day.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

A comfortable, familiar stay with top-notch service and attention

JnickB (Houston, Texas) on Jul 10, 2023

We just got back from another fantastic stay at the Courtyard Marriott Bonaire. It was our fourth trip and what keeps us coming back is 100% the staff and incredible service we receive! We've built great relationships with everyone at the resort and are greeted with a warm and friendly welcome back each time. The breakfast buffet has improved and makes for a great start before a long day of diving. Special shout-outs to the bar/restaurant team who always keep us full and satisfied. Nelly, Andres, Jeanne Marie, Jesus and the team are 6-star professionals and we look forward to visiting with them each trip. Hope to be back again later this year. Only negative thing to mention is the new "watersports" shop next door no longer offers complimentary dive lockers for hotel guests.

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