BONAIRE, July 16, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bonaire, Dutch Antilles – Don't let the sun set on summer without planning your escape to Harbour Village Beach Club, the Caribbean's Premier Luxury Dive and Beach Resort. Experience ultimate luxury and bountiful fun-in-the-sun activities at this unspoiled island oasis--including the best dive opportunities in the Caribbean—all while enjoying the resort's lowest rates of the year.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Harbour Village Beach Club features reduced off-season rates through December 21, 2013. Located on a four-acre private peninsula with well-appointed private villas nestled amid lush tropical gardens, a white sand beach, an onsite First Class 5 Star PADI Dive Center catering to all ages and skill levels, Harbour Village is the ideal summer destination.
The island of Bonaire is designated as having the most pristine coral reef environment and most species of fish in the Caribbean by the NOAA and is consistently named Best Overall Dive Destination by Scuba Diving Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards. Due to Bonaire's leeward location outside of the hurricane belt, and its consistently pleasant climate, crystal-clear visibility prevails at any depth, giving an enthralling view of the undersea landscape. Guests can explore dive sites just off Harbour Village's shore, including the shipwreck of the 60-foot "Our Confidence," located just 50 yards out from the beach a great spot for beginners that can even be seen by snorkelers from the surface. Another popular dive site, "Something Special," is also a short swim away.
Many other thrilling experiences on both land and sea await guests at Harbour Village, such as:
Diving: The dive shop at Harbour Village is conveniently located along the resort's private white sand beach, just a short distance away from its hotel rooms and suites. Daily boat dives to numerous sites around the island, dive instruction for all levels including advanced certification and specialties, equipment rental are all offered to guests. Also offered are unique programs such as florescence night diving, allowing guests to use special UV lights to see the astounding array of florescent colors emitted by underwater animals and corals. Bonaire diving packages are available for both non-certified and certified divers and include a seven-night stay in the resort's luxurious rooms or suites, a full American breakfast, airport transfers and unlimited use of the fitness center, tennis courts, sun fish and kayaks
Youth Programs. For those seeking the ultimate family vacation, Harbour Village is the ideal setting to introduce kids to the wonders under the sea. The Harbour Village CampDive Junior Scuba Open Water Certification Camp for ages 12-15 will be offered July 15 – 19, 2013 and August 5 – 9, 2013. Harbour Village Beach Club also offers other popular youth programs such as SASY or Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (ages 5+), Bubble Maker (ages 8+), and dive instruction and certification program for 'tweens (ages 10+). Land-based youth programs include geocache treasure hunts, photography adventures beach scavenges for sea glass and driftwood that are used to create keepsake art projects.
Other Activities: The resort's concierge can help you craft the perfect itinerary of land-based island adventures. Explore natural wonders such as Bonaire's famed solar salt beds and one of the world's largest pink flamingo nesting grounds, or catch a glimpse of the island's rare Bonairean Lora Parrot. Or relax at the resort, lounging at the seaside pool, dozing in a hammock on the beach or taking to the waves with our complimentary sun fish and kayaks. Klein Bonaire, a small uninhabited island off of the coast, is the perfect distance to reach by paddle.
Harbour Village's luxurious accommodations are situated just a few steps away from the beach and feature opulent décor and thoughtful details like secluded lanais and double hammocks. The resort is also home to the acclaimed La Balandra Restaurant and Bar, which gives the sensation of sailing into the Caribbean seascape with a dining deck located on a jetty extending out to sea, as well as The Spa at Harbour Village Beach Club. The spa offers a full menu of professional reflexology, aromatherapy and therapeutic massage, along with facial and salon treatments using Pevonia Botanica spa products. A private cascade pool and pool deck offer a tranquil retreat before or after a treatment.
About Harbour Village Bonaire
Located in the Dutch Antilles within an exclusive beachfront enclave on a four-acre, private peninsula on Bonaire, Harbour Village Beach Club is often referred to as "the best kept secret" in the Caribbean where vacationing is effortless, and the world's best diving and underwater landscapes are just steps away. Harbour Village Beach Club offers 30 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a private white-sand beach, onsite PADI 5 Star Dive and Water Sports Center, private 64-slip marina, beachfront restaurant, full-service spa, lighted tennis courts, beachside and cascade pools, fitness center, supervised children's programs, complimentary wireless Internet and a wealth of other premium amenities.
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the island of Bonaire offers year round sunshine, low annual rainfall, and has been designated as having the most pristine coral reef environment and most species of fish in the Caribbean by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation lists eight out of almost 90 of Bonaire's dive sites in their top 10 in terms of species richness in the Caribbean -- abundant underwater life includes more than 300 species of tropical fish and over 120 different types of coral. The island is able to maintain this environment and receive awards for Bonaire diving year after year because its surrounding waters have been protected as the Bonaire National Marine Park for over 30 years.
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