Welcome to Bonaire Lodging, Highlighting Bonaire’s Small Accommodations
Bonaire Lodging offers a wide variety of accommodations for its visitors to suit a range of needs and vacation desires.
The most popular type of accommodation, and usually the most expensive as well, is the ocean side resort, with on-site dive shop and dining, and traditional hotel rooms. Some ocean front resorts also offer condominium-style or villa units with kitchenettes for larger groups, families, and those who want to economize a little by cooking their own meals.
Private homes and apartments, inland and ocean front, can be rented as well, but are usually quite difficult to track down. Pelican Reef, VINIBU at Bellevue, or Villa Ganshi offer seaside accommodations with lots of privacy for you to enjoy your vacation.
Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn offers a small resort with only eleven units and it is perfect for those who do not want the hustle and bustle of larger resorts. Known for years for their great service and value, Carib Inn offers oceanfront accommodations, as well as lodging in nearby houses, so that there is a price range to meet every budget. All their dive staff are fully certified PADI Instructors, even those who accompany guests on their boat dives. They offer a full range of PADI dive instructional courses right on-site.
As an alternative seaside accommodation, Alan and Joan Zale’s Condominium, which is at the Sand Dollar Condominium Resort, provides an ocean front location, but also offers resort amenities. Kas Bientu di Pasat offers the advantages of a seaside townhouse community with a beach and pool, plus diver friendly amenities like outdoor rinse sink and indoor drying area for dive gear. And for hill-top luxury with sweeping views of Bonaire, La Pura Vista will fit the bill. These apartments and villas are perfect for the vacationer who does not want the constant activity of a resort.
Often the best solution for budget-minded travelers are the myriad of apartments and small hotels on Bonaire. Consider the Boutique Hotel Sonrisa which offers ten rooms, including apartments, in a private and intimate setting with an on-site pool and free continental breakfast. Or, Coco Palm Garden/Casa Oleander offers accommodations with several units–perfect for couples or families, or even larger groups.
Each home or apartment owner will have his or her own restrictions and rules. And of course, since they are private rentals, payment will usually be in the form of cash and not credit card. Check the information carefully before making arrangements. We do suggest a car rental for visitors staying in apartments to better enable sightseeing, sports activities, grocery shopping and dining out.
A full range of additional links and information about visitor accommodations can be found in the InfoBonaire Accommodations pages.