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Published on : Thursday, November 7, 2013
As the temperatures start to drop and the hustle bustle of the holidays approach, escape to Harbour Village Beach Club to soak up the warmth and relaxation that radiates from this idyllic island paradise. With the “Paradise Awaits” offer, book a 7-night stay between November 30 and December 21 and receive Harbour Village’s gift to you: free diving or a complimentary accommodation upgrade during your stay.
The Caribbean’s premier luxury dive and beach resort, Harbour Village Beach Club is located on a four-acre private peninsula on the unspoiled island of Bonaire. This stunning tropical retreat is designated as having the most pristine coral reef environment and most species of fish in the Caribbean by the NOAA and consistently named Best Overall Dive Destination by Scuba Diving Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Due to Bonaire’s leeward location outside of the hurricane belt, and its consistently pleasant climate, crystal-clear visibility prevails at any depth and allows for an enthralling view of the undersea landscape.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Harbour Village Beach Club is the ideal destination for a relaxing and adventure-filled fall getaway. Its luxurious accommodations, just steps from the resort’s pristine, white sand beach, are nestled amid lush tropical gardens and feature opulent décor and thoughtful details like secluded lanais and double hammocks.
Harbour Village Beach Club also offers an onsite First Class 5 Star PADI Dive Center. Explore dive sites just off the resort’s shore, including the shipwreck of the 60-foot “Our Confidence,” located just 50 yards out from the beach and a great spot for beginners that can even be seen by snorkelers from the surface. Another popular dive site, “Something Special,” is also a short swim away. Daily boat dives to numerous sites around the island, dive instruction for all levels including advanced certification and specialties, and equipment rental are all offered to guests, as are unique programs such as florescence night diving –incorporating special UV lights to see the astounding array of florescent colors emitted by underwater animals and corals. Younger guests can also get in on the fun with youth programs such as SASY or Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (ages 5+), Bubble Maker (ages 8+), and dive instruction and certification program for ‘tweens (ages 10+). Land-based youth programs include geocache treasure hunts, photography adventures as well as beach scavenges for sea glass and driftwood that are used to create keepsake art projects.
The resort is also home to the acclaimed La Balandra Restaurant and Bar, which gives the sensation of sailing into the Caribbean seascape with a dining deck located on a jetty extending out to sea, as well as The Spa at Harbour Village Beach Club. The spa offers a full menu of professional reflexology, aromatherapy and therapeutic massage, along with facial and salon treatments using Pevonia Botanica spa products. A private cascade pool and pool deck offer a tranquil retreat before or after a treatment.
In addition to diving, the resort’s concierge can help you craft the perfect itinerary of island adventures. Explore natural wonders such as Bonaire’s famed solar salt beds and one of the world’s largest pink flamingo nesting grounds, or catch a glimpse of the island’s rare Bonairean Lora Parrot. Or relax at the resort, lounging at the seaside pool, dozing in a hammock on the beach or taking to the waves with our complimentary paddle board and kayaks.