We stayed at Sorobon Beach Resort in September, 2011. We went there with the expectation that the facility would somewhat resemble the description on their website. However, despite their claim of a "fully equipped kitchen furnished with all the necessary gadgets," we arrived to find our kitchen lacking paper towels, dishwashing soap, a sponge, coffee maker filters, and a striker for the gas stove. The receptionist told me that they did not provide these items, but they did give us matches for the stove, which were useless after a day or two due to the humidity. Although each unit had a useful clothes line, one had to obtain clothespins by harvesting them from unoccupied units (this technique was suggested by another resident). The front desk told us twice that housekeeping would bring some over, but they never appeared. Similarly, our unit had a mosquito net for the bed (important during Bonaire's rainy season), but no hook in the ceiling from which to hang it. Again, the front desk agreed to address this, but I ended purchasing an eye hook at the local hardware store and doing the job myself when no hook was forthcoming. Although kayaks were available, as advertised, the resort had no proper kayak paddles. Luckily, I had heard rumors about this issue and we brought collapsible paddles with us from home. This would have been a show stopper for us, as our main reason for staying at SBR was for easy access to the reef in Lac Bay. The web site also states that "the entire resort has high speed wireless Internet," but this is no longer true either. The only success I had with getting a WiFi signal was in the outdoor lounge area, not a good place to linger with the prodigious number of mosquitoes during this time of year. We did not eat in the restaurant, opting instead to have several remarkably good meals in Kralendijk for about 10-20% less. During one of the afternoons while we were there, a large influx of noisy non-residents showed up on the beach, making it difficult to read or sleep on the beach. We learned subsequently that the resort allows non-residents to visit the beach for free, presumably to bolster business at the beach bar. The management was kind enough to let us stay in our unit for an hour beyond check-out time, which saved us an hour of killing time elsewhere waiting to go to the airport.
Perhaps the truest statement on the SBR web site is that they sit "on one of the most beautiful stretches of sand in the Caribbean." I will not dispute that statement. However, we have arranged kayak rentals with the nearby Windsurfing Place for our next Bonaire trip, and may choose to stay elsewhere.
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