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What are Bonaire Beaches Like?

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What are Bonaire Beaches Like?

I've seen serveral posts noting that Bonaire is not a beach destination. I planning a trip to Bonaire for snorkeling and am curious now what DO the beaches look like and feel like?

Also, for snorkeling, in addtion to snorkeling off the coast, are there companies who will boat you out to snorkel?

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We have a trip to Bonaire planned for January. Ended up booking at The Plaza cuz from what I found it has a nice beach and snorkeling - got a room on the beach. We usually avoid large places like it. It looked like the Divi also has a beach.

If you have not checked it out, also goto http://www.bonairetalk.com/ for info. The people posting were a wealth of info for me.

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Thanks so much for pointing me to that website.

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We have lovely clear water and some say the best diving and snorkeling in the Caribbean. With that said we do not have strands of white sandy beaches. The reason is our island is surrounded by reefs so the dead rubble comes ashore and makes it somewhat rocky. We all swim and have places to lay in the sun but this is NOT Anguilla or Antigua.

Plaza has a man made sandy beach but a coral entry. Eden Beach has a real sandy beach with a rocky entry. Divi has a tiny sandy beach with a sandy entry. A few of my villas have small sandy beaches. Most hotels and condos have docks where one can swim and snorkel from.

This island is incredible. The entire area is a marine park with permanent moorings. We have healthy reefs and a plethora of sealife.

Two women can take you snorkeling: Renee Leach and Caren at Sea and Discover. Caren was featured in this month's Caribean Travel adn Life. Email me for details if you wish.

Ann Phelan


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