|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.
Houses at Salt Mines, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
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.
Scuba Diving, Bonaire, Caribbean
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.