BON BINI WELCOME in our 'House Under the Stars' on Bonaire - or 'Kas bou di Streanan', as it is called in Papiamentu, the Creole language spoken by the locals. At our first stay on Bonaire, we were fascinated by the unique atmosphere of this island and especially by the fantastic underwater world.
As of January 2012, we offer this special place to all divers, surfers, nature lovers or those just seeking a quiet place to relax, to enjoy the sun and the Caribbean lifestyle – what more do you need for a dream vacation? Please do come in...
The holiday home has a living area of 150 m² (180 yd2) made up of:
Spacious living area with double sofa bed.
Fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
Two bedrooms, each with double bed and wardrobe.
Two bathrooms, accessible via the bedroom, with shower and toilet.
Generous, covered terrace opening into the quiet garden.
The tropical garden (approx. 1000 m²) with a large variety of plants offers you many lovely places
“Bonaire - Diver's Paradise” it says on the license plates. Find out why. With a valid diving certification, an introduction at one of the dive centers and after payment of the STINAPA nature fee start discovering the 50 dive sites accessible directly from the beach and individually – just rent a pick-up and off you go!
Of course, you can find plenty of boat dives and guided dives offered by the various dive centers, for example on Klein Bonaire or on the wild side of the island.
Windsurfing & Kiteboarding
On Bonaire, the 'island in the wind', you will find optimal conditions:
Windsurf Place Kiteboarding
Washington Slagbaai National Park
You should plan for sufficient time to explore the wild and unique fauna and flora of the island:
Washington Slagbaai National Park
Swimming and snorkeling trip to Klein Bonaire
You should not miss this opportunity! A short ride on the watertaxi, leaving from the main Pier in Kralendijk gets you on Klein Bonair
Underwater World: The importance of an intact environment was recognized early: Already in 1962, the Foundation of National Parks of the Netherlands Antilles (STINAPA) was established, and a lot has been achieved since then: Apart from the protection of the flamingo hatcheries and the gradual establishment of Washington Slaagbai National Park, the Bonaire National Marine Park (BNMP) protects the spectacular underwater world since 1979. After payment of the 'nature fee', you can start exploring the underwater world any time, either by snorkeling or scuba-diving. Divers can move around freely, guided by over 50 well marked dive sites easily accessible from the coast. About another 30 marked, unique dive sites are accessible by boat, in particular those along the island of Klein Bonaire, a small island west of Bonaire (and which should be visited for its white sandy beach), and the 'wild side', i.e. the east side of Bonaire. Selected dive centers offer respective tours.
Underwater photography: For us, underwater photography is another exciting topic on Bonaire: The individual shore dives give you all the time you need and your personal journey of discovery. No hustle and bustle, so often characterizing group boat-dives. A few samples of our underwater encounters are shown ...
Many dive sites can be reached from Kas bou di Streanan, which is also located on the island’s lee side, in just a few minutes by car. This gives you the freedom to dive any time you want. Unique weather or interesting lighting conditions, a spontaneous urge to get wet? Just gear up and get some spectacular photos or just some unforgettable memories.
This underwater world is simply impressive and fascinating. It offers intact coral, impressive sponges and an incredible variety of Caribbean reef dwellers.