I was looking for a spot where we could soak in all the best of Bonaire with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and son and this villa was just perfect. We arrived on the United red-eye from Newark at 4:30 am on Saturday and there was Jerome to greet us as promised. We'd be checking in at 2:00 pm so Jerome gave us a tour of the places we'd be shopping and eating (Gio's Gelato is a must), some general background on the weather and conditions and a very warm and friendly welcome.
From there we started exploring Bonaire at sunrise in our rented truck and got the lay of the land. We stopped in at a nice spot for an early breakfast, explored some more, made plans for diving and went shopping then drove the ten minutes from Kralendijk to the villa to check in. The place was spotless and our jaws dropped as we walked through the airy living space and out onto the patio where we happily spent the bulk of our stay.
This place is gorgeous. Roomy, airy and easily accommodates 6. The kitchen is much better stocked than any I've ever seen and was very comfortable to work in. You're connected to the patio so you don't miss a minute of fun while mixing drinks or preparing a meal. We actually adjusted our plans to spend more time at the villa because, honestly, we didn't want to leave. There are so many wonderful places to relax - a chaise, a hammock, a comfy cushioned chair, the pool - all in a setting of palm and banana trees. Heaven.
The snorkeling and diving opportunities right out front at Andrea I & II are spectacular. So good that there were regular stops from sailboats and catamarans to enjoy what was 1 minute from our pool. That said, this location is perfect for accessing some of the very best sites on the island. Hop in truck. Hop out of truck. Snorkel or dive with a host of beautiful reef fish, octopi, morays, eagle rays and more. Our group had a range of water rats and everyone was ecstatic.
The access to the National Park (bring your dive or snorkel tags AND receipt) to the very cool local eateries in Rincon was easy too. Short story - the location is outstanding, To sum it up - Jerome and his wife deliver an outstanding villa and exceptional support if you need it. We're already planning our next trip.
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