caribbean beach resort bonaire
Caribbean

The Caribbean’s Newest Beach Resort Is Open In Bonaire

By: Alexander Britell - December 1, 2021

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. 

caribbean bonaire beach resort
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. 

caribbean beach resort bonaire

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. 

caribbean beach resort bonaire

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

Popular Posts

The 10 Best Overwater Bungalows in the Caribbean, From Aruba to Belize

Overwater villas at Caribbean resorts aren’t just a novelty — they’re also among the most luxurious and beautiful accommodations you can stay in. And while all of the bungalows perched above the waves have their charms, some stand out among […]


The 10 Best Luxury All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean, From Antigua to Jamaica

all-inclusive hammock cove

All-inclusive resorts are more popular than ever, particularly in the Caribbean. The all-inclusive concept just keeps winning over travelers, who have been drawn to the ease, comfort and convenience of the concept. But the biggest thing within the space isn’t […]


The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island Just Completed a $150M Renovation

walking on the beach in nassau

A new eatery by Michelin-star Chef Michael White. A new-look casino. State-of-the-art guest rooms and the Caribbean’s first Shake Shack.  The Bahamas’ Atlantis Paradise Island resort has officially completed a $150 million resort-wide renovation, a significant project that included a […]


Related Posts cancun photo caribbean

Caribbean Photo of the Week: On the Beach in Cancun, Mexico

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Michael Lockwood, who sent in this lovely shot of the beach in Cancun, Mexico. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to news@caribjournal.com with CPOTW in the […]


Kimpton's New Dominican Republic Hotel Just Opened Its Doors

The art galleries. The cafes. The 500-year-old streets. The Colonial Zone of Santo Domingo remains one of the best-kept secrets in the Caribbean, a colorful, vibrant, fascinating historic quarter that’s a reason in itself to visit the Dominican Republic’s capital.  […]


More New Nonstop Flights Between Colombia, Bonaire

blue water next to chairs and a balcony

In a boost for Bonaire’s efforts to tap into the increasingly important South American market, a new nonstop flight is launching between Colombia and Bonaire.  Later this month, Z Air will kick off a new nonstop route between Barranquilla and […]


SUBSCRIBE!

Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.


No. Thank You