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Monday, April 15, 2013

Harbour Village Beach Club in Bonaire Dutch Antilles


Discover an Underwater Paradise – and Spectacular Savings – with a Summer Escape to Idyllic Harbour Village Beach Club. Book now to lock in the year’s lowest rates at this luxurious beachfront island oasis surrounded by crystal-clear Caribbean waters brimming with vibrant undersea life.

Bonaire, Dutch Antilles – Soak up ultimate luxury and the best diving opportunities in the Caribbean – all at the year’s lowest rates – with a summer escape to Harbour Village Beach Club on the unspoiled island of Bonaire.

A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Harbour Village Beach Club offers reduced off-season rates for stays between April 14 and December 21, 2013. The idyllic tropical retreat is 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 skill levels and dive sites just off its shore. The nearest, just 50 yards out from the beach, is the shipwreck of the 60-foot "Our Confidence,” 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 from Harbour Village’s shore. Daily boat dives to numerous other sites, dive instruction for all levels including advanced certification and specialties, as well as equipment rental are all offered to guests. The resort also offers florescence night diving, allowing guests to use special UV lights to see the astounding array of florescent colors emitted by underwater animals and corals.

In addition to being named Best Overall Dive Destination by Scuba Diving Magazine's Reader's Choice Awards, Bonaire has been designated as having the most pristine coral reef environment and most species of fish in the Caribbean by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). 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 robust underwater life.

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. Harbour Village Beach Club also offers a unique children's program that lets younger guests experience Bonaire’s undersea wonderland. It includes many exciting activities such as SASY or Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth (ages 5+), Bubble Maker (ages 8+), and the dive instruction and certification program (ages 10+).

In addition to diving, the resort’s concierge can help you craft the perfect itinerary of 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.

Harbour Village’s luxurious accommodations are situated just a few steps away from the beach and feature opulent d├ęcor 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.

For more information on Bonaire and Harbour Village Beach Club, visit the luxury hotel's website at http://www.harbourvillage.com/ or call 1-800-424-0004 for inquiries on the resort's luxury diving packages.

About Bonaire - 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.