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CARIBBEAN TRAVEL GUIDE
An Overview Of The Bonaire Caribbean Vacation   by Mike Selvon

Tired of the same old Caribbean vacation packages year after year? Fed up with cheesy tourist towns, themed hotels and fighting the crowds at amusement parks? Why not try something different? Why not try what some call the best Caribbean vacation ever - the island of Bonaire? The only complaint visitors have had about this island was there wasn't enough time to do all the things they wanted to!

Located in the southern Caribbean, Bonaire is mostly known for its fabulous scuba diving, snorkeling and windsurfing. The people of Bonaire are very conscious about preserving the wildlife in their area both on land and under the water; this is what makes Bonaire a key destination for adventurers.

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Bonaire also offers kayaking, cycling and mountain biking in an almost perfect climate. Statistics have shown that over thirty percent of all first time visitors to Bonaire end up returning again and again. It makes a wonderful family Caribbean vacation.

When looking for the Caribbean vacation packages that include scuba diving, Great Adventures at Harbor Village has an excellent reputation. Great Adventures offers personalized instruction to those who have never been on a dive before, and advanced dives for those with more experience and who might be looking for more of a challenge.

The children won't be left out either, Great Adventures has a program for the younger members of your family, age 5 and up called SASY or Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth. You can give your child the experience of sailing, kayaking, scuba or snorkeling at a reasonable price. Bonaire also offers many all inclusive Caribbean vacation packages that not only include the diving, but lodging and accommodations at luxury resorts.

Bonaire has 86 dive sites and 30 years of environmental protection laws that have resulted in some of the most pristine dives in the world for the most exciting of Caribbean vacations. There are more than 300 species of aquatic life around the island. Located outside the "hurricane belt" helps to keep the climate on an even keel and amazing visibility no matter how deep the dive.

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One practice you will find throughout the Caribbean is that of taking ships seized in drug raids and sinking them off shore to form artificial reefs. Not all of these wrecks have such a notorious background; the Our Confidence, sunk in 2004, has a very colorful and honorable history.

The Our Confidence started out as a Danish fishing boat that, during World War II, helped to transport refugees. The Our Confidence was also the first ship to bring help to the victims of the hurricane that struck St. Maartin years ago. Complete Caribbean vacation packages need to include a visit to this sunken ship.

One of the best Caribbean vacation packages you can find is Bonaire. Bonaire is known the world over as the foremost destination for diving. CNN and Scuba Diving Magazine rank it high as a place for both beginners and the experienced diver. But what if you don't want adventure?

Well, Bonaire can fulfill that need too. Bonaire has many spas, shops and restaurants that are sure to appeal to those of you looking for that laid back, tropical vacation. Bonaire's clean, white sand beaches are the perfect place for relaxing with a drink in your hand or a good book. Whatever your vacationing goals are, Bonaire is sure to meet them.

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FEATURED BONAIRE HOTELS, BEACH & CONDO RESORTS
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Belmar Oceanfront Apartments Bonaire
This apartment property is situated on a Kralendijk beach. Area attractions include Pink Beach. Belmar Oceanfront Apartments has an outdoor pool. The property offers business services. Guest parking is complimentary. The staff can arrange concierge services. This property is self-catering. Amenities featured in guestrooms include air conditioning, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. Business-friendly amenities include voice mail. All guestrooms provide microwaves and refrigerators. Bathrooms provide shower/tub combinations and complimentary toiletries.
Bonaire Fun Apartments
This Kralendijk aparthotel is situated near the beach, close to No Name Beach. The property offers wireless Internet access. Guest parking is complimentary. The front desk is open during limited hours. The staff can arrange tour/ticket assistance, express check-in, and express check-out. This property is self-catering. Bonaire Fun Apartments has 12 guestrooms. Televisions are equipped with cable television channels . Guestrooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access. Guestrooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, coffee/tea makers, cookware/dishes/utensils, and kitchen linens (dishtowels, sponges, etc). 
Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire
This apartment property is situated near a Kralendijk  beach, close to No Name Beach. Buddy Dive Resort has an outdoor pool. The property offers high-speed Internet access. Buddy Dive Resort has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar. Room service is available during limited hours. This 2.5-star property provides an airport shuttle (surcharge). This property is self-catering. Amenities featured in guestrooms include air conditioning, coffee/tea makers, and clock radios. Business-friendly amenities include voice mail. All guestrooms provide microwaves and refrigerators.
Caribbean Club Bonaire
This Kralendijk cottage property is close to No Name Beach. Caribbean Club Bonaire has 3 outdoor swimming pools and a pool. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Caribbean Club Bonaire has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar. This 2.5-star property provides an airport shuttle (surcharge). Event facilities include conference rooms. The staff can arrange concierge services, wedding services, and tour assistance. 33 guestrooms are available at Caribbean Club Bonaire. Balconies are featured in all guestrooms. All guestrooms offer kitchens with stovetops, refrigerators, and coffee/tea makers. 
Golden Reef Inn and Villas Bonaire
This Kralendijk hotel is situated near the beach, close to No Name Beach. Golden Reef Inn And Villas has an outdoor pool and a pool. This 2.5-star Kralendijk property features massage and treatment rooms, body treatments, and facial treatments. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Golden Reef Inn And Villas has a restaurant. Transportation services at this property include an airport shuttle (surcharge) (available on request). The staff can arrange tour/ticket assistance, wedding services, event catering, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Additional amenities include a concierge desk, a grocery/convenience store, and laundry facilities. This is a smoke-free property. A total renovation of this property was completed in January 2009. 
Plaza Resort Bonaire
This spa condominium resort is located in Kralendijk. Area attractions include No Name Beach. Plaza Resort Bonaire has a private beach, tennis courts, a health club, an outdoor pool, and a fitness facility. This 3.5-star Kralendijk property features massage and treatment rooms and spa services. Business amenities at this 3.5-star property include a business center, high-speed Internet access, meeting rooms for small groups, and business services. Plaza Resort Bonaire has a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a poolside bar. Room service is available during limited hours. This property provides an airport shuttle (surcharge).
Sand Dollar Condominium Resort Bonaire
This Kralendijk property is close to No Name Beach. Sand Dollar Condominium Resort has tennis courts and an outdoor pool. The property offers business services. Sand Dollar Condominium Resort has a restaurant, a poolside bar, and a coffee shop/café. Guest parking is complimentary. This property is self-catering. Amenities featured in guestrooms include air conditioning, coffee/tea makers, and free local calls. All guestrooms provide microwaves and refrigerators. 
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