DID YOU KNOW?
- Bonaire, a Caribbean island of 114 square miles, is located less than 50 miles from the coast of Venezuela.
- The island is the easternmost of the "ABC" islands (Aruba being "A" and Curacao being "C") -- that were all a part of the Netherlands Antilles until 2010, when Bonaire became a special municipality within the country of the Netherlands. Aruba and Curacao are autonomous countries within the kingdom of the Netherlands.
- The currency of Bonaire is the U.S. dollar.
- The capitol of Bonaire is Kralendijk, which means "coral dike" in Dutch. The population is around 16,000.
- The ABC islands all lie outside of the Caribbean hurricane belt and have an arid climate. The average air temperature is 81.5 F (27.5 C) and ocean temperatures fluctuate between 78 F/26 C (wear a full wetsuit!) and 85 F/30 C (a bathing suit will suffice).
- Annual rainfall is about 20 inches (520 mm), most of which happens between October and the new year.
- Bonaire is surrounded by a fringing reef that is accessible to divers, snorkelers and nature lovers from the shore all along the leeward (western) coast of the island. There are more than 350 species of fish and sixty species of coral to be found in these waters.
Villa Salentein Bonaire
37 Crown Court
Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Villa Salentein is located within a 10-15 minute drive to all of Kralendijk's restaurants and stores, yet is far enough away to be considered "off the beaten path". It is the perfect place from which to enjoy both Bonaire's bustle and its inherent nature-based character.