My Husband and I have just returned from the Bonaca (May 2008). Although the hotel is quite basic, everything else makes up for it. The rooms are in blocks around the grounds. When we opened our front door, we had a mountain view, and our back door led onto a small balcony, which provided a distant sea view. We were surrounded by beautiful scenery. The birds were always singing in the trees/pine forests (including the dawn chorus!). It was such a relaxed atmosphere. The beds were so comfy (sprung mattresses). The hotel was very clean, the food was nice. The choice of food was good, we have experienced a better choice on other all inclusives, but there is more to a holiday than the food! The pool area was clean and attractive, but our concern was that the different levels and steps (which didn't have handrails or markings) could be a hazard to people, who have any sight/walking difficulties (or had too much to drink!). The entertainment team were lovely, they work very hard all day and evening. In fact all but a few of the staff at the hotel were very helpful and friendly. The hotel had different nationality guests, but it is the best one we have stayed at, where the atmosphere between everyone, was so good. It was wonderful! Brac and the resort of Bol were beautiful. We loved the town of Bol with it's dear harbour, shops, bars and restaurants and rustic/historic architecture (very Venetian). This can be reached easily, by walking along a lovely coastal promenade. This same promenade will also take you to the Golden Horn, which is beautiful. The sea is so clear, with different colour blues. The beaches are pebble but lovely. Everything is so scenic (beware, you will take hundreds of photos!). The resort can be as relaxing (well being centres/spa's) or as active as you want. You can do kayaking, diving, windsurfing, tennis, cycling and hiking. You can even hire a boat to explore the other islands, or for the less adventurous you can use the ferries. (Croatia has at least 1,200 islands). We would recommend a trip across to Split, for history and shopping. And we strongly recommend a day trip to Dubrovnik, it is so beautiful and interesting. The trip is a long one, but the scenery en route gives you a chance to see, just how lovely Croatia is, and you can't leave the Country without having seen Dubrovnik! Overall, a truly wonderful holiday, and yes, we would go back!
Recommends To: Active/Adventurous, Budget, Couples, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Honeymooners, Large groups, OAPs/Elderly, Singles, Young
Tags: Wonderful, Scenic, Historic, Beautiful, Activities, Sightseeing, Beach, Mountains, Forests