My parents, my wife, and I are planning a trip to the Caribbean for next January or March. We've been to Turks and Caicos several times, and we're ready to try a new place.
Since this is the Bonaire forum, obviously, I thought I'd seek some advice from you pros about this location. (But if you have experience with the others, or some not mentioned, we'd appreciate that, too.)
Here's our criteria for both an island and lodging:
1. We'd like to have access to small towns, restaurants, and some activities, but we really want to avoid any overly-commercialized areas at all costs. No AIs, no big resorts, etc.
2. We'd prefer to rent a beautiful house or villa, possibly one that is part of a small community of rental homes or villas. Water views are a must. A pool would be nice. Our budget would be around $1200/night. We could stretch that if we found the perfect place. A little luxury wouldn't hurt.
3. As I said, we'd have to have access to diving facilities, as my parents would do that 2 or 3 days during our stay.
4. My stepdad is also a fisherman. So, if we could access a fishing excursion, that'd also be great.
Any recommendations? I know this is a wide net we're casting, here.
I appreciate any input! Thanks in advance!