Harbour Village Beach Club, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Tel: 800 424 0004 (toll-free)
Tel: 599 717 7500
Concierge.com's insider take:
Most Bonaire hotels are truly, madly dive-oriented, and this 30-room enclave is no exception. And you don't have to go far for great diving. The wooden-hulled island freighter Our Confidence, which sank in 2003, is clearly visible just 50 yards off the beach in 55 feet of water. The hotel's onsite outfitter, PADI-certified Great Adventures, also offers one- and two-tank boat-dive trips that accommodate snorkelers, and can also arrange night dives at Town Pier. The hotel itself is tucked into a larger condo and marina complex and has lots of amenities for more land-based travelers (a golden beach, spa, and fitness center). The well-tended coconut and sea grape trees shade two wings of Dutch-colonial-style rooms with ceiling fans, plantation-style furniture, and private porches or balconies. The second-story corner unit in Kasa Amapola (Room 225) combines privacy with the best beach and water views. Ship-shaped La Balandra restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner along with wide-angle views of uninhabited Klein Bonaire island.