My wife and I are looking at spots to take a vacation in January/February of 2009, and we became interested in Bonaire after reading how great the snorkeling and diving is.
We are not divers, but can't get enough of snorkeling. We loved snorkeling in Kaua'i, because there were so many great spots to snorkel from shore. In Grand Cayman, we just didn't enjoy being packed on a boat and snorkeling in a small area with fifteen other couples.
Our biggest concern with Bonaire is that we've read some reports of it being "rather boring if you're not a diver". In Kaua'i, our days consisted of snorkeling in the mornings, having lunch at a local spot, heading to the beach or relaxing on our lanai in the afternoon, and then having a nice dinner and drinks at a oceanfront restaurant.
Would this be the type of day we would find in Bonaire? Are there enough great local spots to keep us happy for a week? Again, we plan on snorkeling every day for a couple hours, but just want to make sure there's enough to do besides that. Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!