Where to stay in Bonaire? Main requirement: great (not just good)snorkeling right off the beach/shore in front of the place we stay. Main thing we are interested in going for is the snorkeling.
A beach would be great but as long as there is a pool or somewhere to lay while I am taking a break reading but hubby is out snorkeling so I can watch him (worries me for him to be out snorkeling by self and no one to make sure nothing happens).
Would like a balcony or porch - don't want to be hemmed in when in the room. Gotta have ocean view. Going first of January - is AC a necessity then?
Prefer to not be in a large crowded place. We like to be off the beaten path of tourism if possible.
Will drive to different spots for snorkeling but also want the convenience of a great snorkel where we stay.
How is the Sand Dollar and how is snorkeling from beach of it?
Our interests: snorkeling, exploring an island, snorkeling. Shopping and fine dining are of no interest to me.
We are going to Aruba for a convention but first want to stay in Bonaire for a few days. In Aruba we're staying at the Hyatt Regency. Prefer not to stay in place like this in Bonaire.
Normally like to find quirky little place away from the crowds and resort atmosphere -- we like nice but doesn't have to be fancy. We find we get a better feel for an area if we stay away from bigger resorts. But in Bonaire will make an exception to our general rule if it is necessary.
Restaurant onsite is not necessary if there is a little kitchen to make own breakfast and lunch. No problem driving to dinner.
Not looking to go "on a budget" so not interested in budget accommodations that do not meet the ocean front and snorkeling requirements.
Also, suggestions on transportation to/from Bonaire?
Any other hints/suggestions about Bonaire?
Sorry so long but trying to be specific.