Sunny Bonaire is a very charming and friendly priced bungalow with a beautiful garden. It's located near the centre from Kralendijk
Lots of privacy
Flora & Fauna
60-150 guilders (=25-70 dollars) per night (prices change by season)
Exelent apartments with kitchen, cooking 'gear', shower, toilet and...a swimmingpool!
You have your own little minigarden with chairs. You can often feed small lizards here -they live in the wild and hide in the shadow-. They come immediately towards you when you feed them...tomatoes!
This is the Van der Valk Hotel seen from the St Anna Bay, Otrabanda, Willemstad.
I think it's a bit expensive like at hotels such as the Princess Hotel, the Seaquarium Beach hotel etcetera.
The Van der Valk Hotel. Van der Valk is a Dutch family that has hotels allover the Netherlands. So they also have a big hotel at the Netherlands Antilles. It is situated near the governmental building as you can see on the picture.
The Van der Valk Hotel has a private beach and a fair restaurant.
On this picture you can see more of surroundings of the swimmingpool at the apartments. The woman on the picture is my mother.
Alablanca apartments also have a swimmingpool! It's nice cooling off here after a day of visiting beaches, the city of Willem Stad or some parks :)
Alablanca apartments provides apartments for two, three or four people (and yes ofcourse as one person you can stay at a two persons appartment).
Every apartment/cabinhouse has it's own terrace at the back. It's nice sitting here. You can see it on the picture.
We have stayed at both the Sand Dollar and Buddy Dive Resort and both are satisfactory and offer good value. It appears the Sand Dollar will be ready for full operation in about another year.
3 bedroom apt. $220US
Both resorts have a full complement of pool, restaurant, bar, lovely sunsets, dive shops, dedicated boats for diving. Prices very competitive.
Queen's Gardens is a small (15 rooms) hotel that is beautiful and quite special. It is on the leeward side of the island and therefore a bit out of the way but worth it.
Depends on the season but in high season it is around $200 per night.
Sonesta Hotel has it all when you want a quite time during your stay... quick and direct access to beach... and it's only 7 minutes from downtown whenever you want some noisy time!
the beach is quite good, anyway the tide is too strong to be sure to not go alone... maybe no one will notice if you disappear... The pool is great an it has a caribbean design full of 'palmeras' around it, that gives it a little shade for those avoiding the premature melting...
While we were living on St. Maarten we lived in a rental house. But when we went to Saba we stayed at a place called El Momo, which was owned by some friendly people, did not cost too much and still offered a good stay.
I think we payed about $40 for a double, which is cheap compared to other places to stay. Probably the prices went up since then, but it will probably still be affordable.
The price is pretty good for what you get.
I recommend that you take Carnival cruise to this island.
$600 to $1000 per person per week plus $9.50 per day for tips. This will include your cabin, food, and entertainment but it will not include alcoholic beverages, taxis, tours, or airfare.
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There is quite a divers choice for accommodation Personally I prefer to be around the center of Willemstad, which is the capital of the island, but it is definitely worthwhile considering to be further away where you can find some more recently build parks with bugalows. This is also influenced by the kind of transportation you have access to....
The following hotels have their pro's and con's and are therefore always within my scope of choice:
right in the center, cheap, no beach.
Avila Beach Hotel:
classical and pleasant surroundings, private beach, good restaurants.
Never stayed there but I have understood this is also a good choice. Nice environment with many plants, on the beach, private swimming-pool.
Plazahotel is relatively cheap. You can stay there for US$60 per night per room. Don't expect the most fancy room, but it is good enough...
Avila is among the more expensive hotels, but I still think it is reasonably priced for the quality you get.
Lionsdive is also not among the cheapest. However they are very active with special offers, therefore it is always usefull to check their site.
I paid $35.00 US per night
Because the beach is not within walking distance as I found out, the pool would have to do.
It is an excellent hotel, if you are on a budget. The rooms are cleaned daily. In the room is a kitchenette. The view can be of the sea or the neighbours in Cay Hill.
Since it was time sharing vacation, we stayed at the Towers at Mullet Bay. These condos are very beautiful and completely furnished. First they made a mistake. They promised a 2 rooms condo, but we ended up with a studio. Since we were 4 and didn't really want to sleep with my in laws, we called the company. They arranged us to have a studio on our own, but with the bad view (because of Lewis tornado). Since we didn't really care about the view from the room, we were in heaven!
Marble everywhere... very chic!
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