reefs of this small Dutch Caribbean island are so spectacular, it’s no wonder that Bonaire’s local license plate slogan reads: “Diver’s Paradise.” Bonaire is also one of the Caribbean top spots for kiteboarding and windsurfing. With a location south of the hurricane belt, guests at Bonaire vacation rentals can enjoy year-round average temperatures of 82°F (27.8°C). Home to more flamingos than people, this is the perfect island for those seeking ocean adventure and relaxing views.
Experience villas in Bonaire
From the first inhabitants, the Caiquetios (a branch of the Arawak Indians) who sailed from Venezuela almost 1,000 years ago, to the many cultures who call Bonaire home today, Bonaire vacation rentals will introduce you to a Caribbean island with a distinct character that is all its own.
The beaches take on a pink hue from ground coral washed ashore. Your ocean view villa in Bonaire offers many places to snorkel, picnic or scuba dive, such as Pink Beach. Hidden gems like Playa Frans at the North Point near Slagbaa are definitely worth a visit.
One of Bonaire’s best-kept secrets is sportfishing – it’s one of the top bonefishing destinations in the world. These pristine waters contain a great variety of gamefish, such as tarpon, permit and snook, and Bonaire hosts regular fishing tournaments.
But above all, guests of Bonaire villa rentals will be attracted to its pristine reefs and diverse marine life, unique to the Caribbean. The warm, unspoiled waters around the island are designated as an official marine park. An arid climate means little rainfall; so the water is remarkably clear of silt and divable year round.
From sailing to kitesurfing, you’ll find a wide variety of watersports to enjoy, or explore some of the island’s protected parklands. Although the flamingo sanctuary is off-limits to tourists, visitors with binoculars can witness the comings and goings of Bonaire’s most beloved guests. For other flamingo-watching spots, head to the Willemstoren lighthouse at the southern tip of the island. Like these exotic birds, Bonaire villas have everything you need to get you feeling “in the pink.”