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Bonaire's Specials for Valentine's Day 2013

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**Special Offers Available Throughout the Island**

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (January 28, 2013) With an exciting selection of romance-tempting offers available, travelers will not want to miss Cupid's arrow this year that he's aiming at Bonaire. From mouth-watering romantic dinners, to intimate strolls along the coastline, to great dive vacations with a special buddy, now is the time for sweethearts everywhere to make their plans to spend Valentine's Day on Bonaire.

The Valentine's and Romance Specials are:

Appetite is offering a five-course Chef's Tasting Menu on February 14, 2013, which includes a free glass of Prosecco, all for $47.50 per person. For more information or to make reservations, call +599-717-3595, email appetitebonaire@gmail.com, or visitwww.appetitebonaire.com

The Black Durgon Inn is offering Valentine Packages for sweethearts that are arriving on February 23, March 2, or March 16, 2013, to keep their romance flowing. Package includes seven night's accommodations (including air-conditioning, fans, and hot water showers), six breakfasts, use of kayaks, swimming or snorkeling instruction, a Bonaire gift and chilled champagne, and a box lunch and directions to small, intimate locations. Book either the Find a Sweetheart Package (for singles) which is $600 per room based on single occupancy, or Sweetheart Package (for couples) which is $700 per room based on double occupancy. Diving can be added for an additional $120 per diver per week. Scuba instruction is available at $350 per person. For more information, or to make reservations, email bonaire@blackdurgon.com, or visit www.blackdurgon.com

At Buddy Dive Resort, love struck visitors can celebrate the day with a romantic, sunset dinner. They will enjoy the breathtaking views of Klein Bonaire and feel the gentle ocean breeze as their palettes delight in the chef's special Valentine's Day menu. The three-course menu includes a choice of starters and entrées, and ends with a rich chocolate soufflé served with strawberry compote and vanilla ice cream. After dessert, taking a romantic stroll through the garden to the gazebo or enjoying a walk hand-n-hand on the dock where they can sit back and view the stars, will make this a Valentine's Day to remember. For more information or to make reservations, call +599-717-5080, email info@buddydive.com, or visit www.buddydive.com

The secluded, peaceful setting at Caribbean Club Bonaire sets the stage for an ideal romantic escape. Combined with the convenience of an on-site restaurant and bar, swimming pool with sweeping ocean views, a full service dive shop, and personalized service in a friendly atmosphere, couples can't help but fall in love for the first time or all over again. In celebration of Valentine's Day, Caribbean Club Bonaire will serve a special cocktail called "Kiss in Paradise" or "Un Sunchi den Paraíso" in Papiamentu. It will only be served on February 14, 2013. The resort is an ideal destination for divers, nature lovers, and peace seekers. With studio apartments to full, two-bedroom villas with kitchen and living areas. For more information or to make reservations, call 1-800-906-7780 or +599-717-5080 ext. 572, email reservations@caribbeanclubbonaire.com, or visit www.caribbeanclubbonaire.com

Caribbean Wind & Sun has teamed up with Windsock Apartments to offer a Romance Package at the small, intimate apartment complex featuring a private beach and pool. Nestled amongst a mature tropical garden, guests can enjoy casual comfort in an ocean view setting. The Romance Package includes discounted accommodations for seven nights (stay for seven, pay for six), plus a $50 room credit and a $25 dinner credit for use at Kontiki Resort. The Romance Package for Two, including tax and service, is USD$888 based on double occupancy. For more information call 1-508-737-5245, email ann@bonairecaribbean.com or visit www.bonairecaribbean.com

Flamingo Wedding & Spa Services Bonaire is offering a VIP Massage, regularly $70, for only $55. This special massage includes a one-hour combo massage (Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu and/or Tui Na) for one person, and is valid from Monday, February 11 through Friday, February 15, 2013. For more information or to make an appointment, call +599-785-0006 or +599-717-2972, email info@flamingoservicesbonaire.com, or visit www.flamingoservicesbonaire.com

H2O Visions Bonaire offers private, personalized snorkel and photo tours above and below the water and PADI continuing education. To make the day special, a pre-dawn or night snorkel trip can be arranged to see up close how the reef environment changes in early mornings and evenings. In celebration of Valentine's Day, all night snorkel trips booked during the week of February 10, 2013 will include a bottle of wine to enjoy after the excursion. If folks are traveling with children, and still want to have that romantic interlude, H20 Visions will take the kids for the day for a snorkeling and reef eco-education. Photo tours can be in or out of the water, camera rentals are available, and those with special needs can be accommodated. Transportation, quality snorkel gear, snacks and refreshments are included with all excursions. For more information, call +599-700-4361, email brenda@h2ovisionsbonaire.com, or visit www.h2ovisionsbonaire.com

Oasis Guesthouse is offering a special Valentine's Day package, including seven night's accommodations in a standard room, double occupancy, for only $699 per room. This package also features breakfast and includes the tourist tax for two persons. It can be booked throughout the month of February, 2013, subject to availability. Oasis Guesthouse is a family-operated Bed & Breakfast, located close to the sea in Belnem. For more information, call +599-796-0408, email info@oasisguesthousebonaire.com, or visit www.oasisguesthousebonaire.com

Piet Boon Bonaire is offering their Garden Villas at a special price from January 15 through March 31, 2013 in celebration of Valentine's Day. The price of $3,500 per villa per week includes a candlelight dinner for two prepared by a private chef in the villa, as well as round-trip airport transfers, breakfast supplies for day of arrival, gas, water, and electricity, cleaning and change of bed linen twice each week, cleaning of swimming pool weekly, wireless Internet, local telephone calls, and the services of the property manager. The local team is available to assist with reservations for flights, restaurants, car rental, diving, or other activities. Certain restrictions, conditions, and cancellation penalties do apply, including a damage deposit, and rates do not include a 10% service charge or tourist tax of $5.50 per person per night for those 13 years of age or older. For more information, call +599-717-6424, email patricia@pietboonbonaire.com or john@pietboonbonaire.com, or visit www.pietboonbonaire.com

Plaza Resort Bonaire is offering an all-inclusive package from $1,449 per person, including seven nights in a Standard Suite Laguna, seven breakfasts, seven lunches, seven dinners, 11 boat dive package, round-trip transfers, tax and service charge, and yes, drinks, plus a very special Valentine's Day cocktail to be served only on February 14, 2013. Room upgrades available along with single, triple, quad rates, and an upgrade to the romantic Honeymoon Suite is available for only $2,236 per person. (Note: tourist tax of $6.50 per person per night and $25 Marine Park tag are not included in the rates quoted.) For more information, call 1-781-821-6016, email usa@plazaresortbonaire.com, or visit www.plazaresortbonaire.com 

Rancho Washikemba offers unique trail rides on horseback through the pristine natural habitat of the areas of Washikemba and Lagun. And, just for Valentine's Day, private tours are available for just two persons on either of their two tours. The Lagun Tour allows riders to walk from the ranch to Bonaire's eastern coastline to Lagun for an opportunity to swim and play with the horses in the water, (bathing suits recommended). The Kunuku Tour offers scenic views of Bonaire's outback, with walks, trots, and canters. Transfers from hotels can be arranged, and rides last about two hours. The price is $95 per person, including tax and round-trip hotel transfers. Advance reservations are necessary. For more information or to make reservations, call +599-788-8668 or +599-786-7321, email bregje@rancho-washikemba.com, or visit www.rancho-washikemba.com

Travelers can indulge in the romance and seclusion of shore diving on Bonaire with Sand Dollar Condominiums and Dive Friends Bonaire. Partners can enhance their shore diving experience together by enrolling in a Shore Diving Specialty course that is being offered. Upon completion of the course, they will earn a PADI specialty card. During Valentine's Week, February 9-15, 2013, Dive Friends Bonaire is offering this course to certified divers staying at Sand Dollar on their Ride to the Reef Package on a "buy one get one free" price of $100 for two persons. Sand Dollar will sweeten that deal by delivering a free bottle of Cava Rosado Brut to all who complete the certification. Ride to the Reef Packages during the Valentine's week are $913 per person based on double occupancy Studio accommodations including room tax, six days of unlimited air or Nitrox tanks for shore diving and seven day rental truck. For more information please call 1-800-288-4773 or the Florida Office at 1-954-453-5025, email Res@SandDollarBonaire.com or visit www.SandDollarBonaire.com

Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most abundant fish population in the Caribbean. World renowned for scuba diving and snorkeling, it is also ideal for adventurers and explorers as it offers a myriad of eco-adventure activities from sea and mangrove kayaking to windsurfing or kite boarding and more. For those who want to kick back and relax, not having traffic lights on the island makes it easy to stroll into town or hop on a scooter or bike to peruse the island at their own pace. Accommodations range from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to intimate guesthouses, small inns and private villas.

For 20 consecutive years in Scuba Diving magazine's annual Readers' Choice Awards, Bonaire has been selected as the number one Shore Diving destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic. This year, it received 17 awards, more than any other Caribbean destination. It was voted number one for Beginner Diving, Advanced Diving, Macro Diving and Underwater Photography also in the Reader's Choice Awards.

 

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