The Caribbean’s Newest Beach Resort Is Open In Bonaire

A major new beach resort has opened its doors on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, Caribbean Journal has confirmed. 

The new Time to Smile Chogogo Dive & Beach Resort Bonaire is the second property for the Chogogo brand, joining its existing resort in nearby Curacao. 

It welcomed its first-ever guests on Wednesday. 

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Some beachfront rooms at the Chogogo.

The 201-room resort has a mix of studios, one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom bungalows and three-bedroom bungalows. 

It’s instantly one of the most complete resorts in Bonaire: that means amenities including a beach; a bar and restaurant; on-shore diving and snorkeling; a pool and pool deck and, most notably, the only lazy river in Bonaire. 

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While the resort is still completing construction on a dive school, guests have access to a PADI dive center nearby. 

Dining concepts include an a la carte eatery called Sunset, along with a beach bar called Beach Bar Bari. 

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The Chogogo is set in the heart of one of Bonaire’s most popular west-coast areas, just outside downtown Kralendijk across the water from the island of Klein Bonaire. 

The original Chogogo resort is set on Curacao’s popular Jan Thiel Bay Area. 

The new Chogogo resort in Bonaire.

It’s the latest addition to a growing portfolio of new resorts in Bonaire, along with the island’s hottest resort, the Delfins Beach Resort, which opened before the pandemic (and is now expanding), and the soon-to-relaunch Sunset Beach Bonaire; the latter will add 160 more rooms to the island’s stock. 

Bonaire has also see a wave of new flights, including the relaunch of service from the Unite States on United and expanded flights from Miami on American Airlines.

For more, visit Chogogo

— CJ

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