Not only does Bonaire boast some of the best shore snorkelling sites in the world, it also makes a perfect week-long active Caribbean island getaway.
Dozens of snorkelling sites scatter the shoreline of Bonaire, with waters that boast some of the greatest diversity of marine life in the Caribbean.
All of Bonaire is designated as a marine park, and the entire western side of the island provides calm conditions and colourful reefs ideal for snorkelling. There are 86 sites on the island, which are clearly marked, allowing for a variety of snorkelling adventures including boat trips, snorkelling in the mangroves and even cave snorkelling for the more adventurous.
Day1: Fly to Bonaire
Depart the UK for Bonaire, arriving later the same day.
On arrival, transfer to Buddy Dive Resort for a week long stay. This informal and spacious resort is ideally located to discover Bonaire and has a vibrant house reef right off the jetty.
Activities include an introduction to snorkel, guided shore snorkel, boat snorkelling, a mangrove snorkel trip, and a thrilling cave snorkel trip.
Day8: Depart Bonaire
Day9: Arrive UK
You should note: A marine park fee is payable locally.
Our trip ideas are offered to inspire you and can be tailored to suit your requirements.
Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 9 daysfrom £1,775 pp
When to go: Jan-Dec: Daily throughout the year
Included in the price/package:
Return flights from the UK
7 nights in resort
Introduction to snorkelling
Guided shore snorkel
Mangrove snorkel trip
Cave snorkel trip
Lying just north of Venezuela, Bonaire is a perfect year round family destination, with little rainfall, a village feel and much to see and do. Undoubtedly the shore diving capital of the world, this is a also great choice for those wanting to learn to dive, and photographers.
Ideal for viewing: hawksbill turtle, giant frogfish, southern stingray, spotted eagle ray
Excellent for: Resort based diving, Family diving, Shore diving, Snorkelling, Underwater photography
Suggested accommodation options are shown below.
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This resort in Bonaire enjoys a reputation of informal relaxation, personable staff and spacious accommodations. It is located just a step away from a lively house reef, and offers diving courses for both adults and children.
Located on a private beach, this exclusive resort provides luxury and romance, whilst keeping the old island charm of Bonaire alive. Accommodation choices include beachfront suites, courtyard or marinafront rooms.