Belmar Oceanfront Apartments Bonaire, Netherl. Antilles
Belmar Oceanfront Apartments
A small and intimate resort with a colorful garden and of course, spectacular ocean views wrapped around terraces and balconies
Take leave of your everyday stress and step into an exclusive resort that refreshes your body and soul!
Now we have made it even easier, try our Drive, Dive and Stay packages and Surf Away Packages. Or any one of our three diving packages - unlimited shore diving, 1-tank boat dives, or 2-tank boat dives. Not to worry we have non-diver rates as well.
Belmar Oceanfront Apartments Bonaire offering first class accommodations to scuba divers, sunseekers, snorkelers, birdwatchers, nature lovers, and especially the "get away from it all" vacationer. Enjoy shore diving from our resort anytime of day.
For your comfort and convenience, Belmar Apartments features either one, two or three air conditioned bedrooms, one to two bathrooms, large living areas with cable TV, telephone, fully equipped kitchens with refrigerator, dishwasher and microwave, private room safe and large covered terraces or balconies on the second floor.
(2 bed/2 bathroom on ground floor)
Living (300 sq .ft.) luxury furnished with music-center, cable TV, telephone and ceiling fan with fully equipped kitchen, USA fridge with ice maker & chilled water, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster etc.
Master bedroom (King Size bed) with air conditioning & ceiling fan and safe with master bathroom with bath tub.
Bedroom with air conditioning & ceiling fan (2 single beds) with bathroom with shower.
Large covered terrace (268 sq. ft.), with rotan furniture & ceiling fan.
(1 bed/1 bathroom on second floor)
Large Living (432 sq.ft ) luxury furnished with music-center, cable TV, telephone and ceiling fan with fully equipped kitchen, USA fridge with ice maker& chilled water, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster, etc.
Master bedroom (King Size bed) with air conditioning & ceiling fan and safe, master bathroom with bath tub.
Large covered balcony (268 sq. ft.) with rotan furniture & ceiling fan.
Grand Deluxe 2 bedroom
(2 bed/2 bathroom on ground floor, corner unit)
Living (360 sq.ft.) luxury furnished with music-center, cable TV, telephone and ceiling fan with fully equipped kitchen, USA fridge with ice maker & chilled water, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster etc.
Master bedroom (King Size bed) with air conditioning & ceiling fan and safe master bathroom with bath tub.
Bedroom ( 2 single beds) with air conditioning & ceiling fan.
Large covered terrace ( 268 sq.ft.) with rotan furniture, ceiling fan.
( 3 bed/2 bathroom on second floor)
Large living (485 sq.ft) luxury furnished with music-center cable TV, telephone and ceiling fan with fully equipped kitchen, USA fridge with ice maker& chilled water, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, toaster etc.
Master bedroom (King Size bed) with air-conditioning & ceiling fan and safe
Master bathroom with bath tub.
Large covered balcony ( 285 sq. ft.) with rotan furniture, ceiling fan.
Bedroom with air-conditioning (2 single beds)
Bedroom with air-conditioning (Queen Size Bed)
Bathroom with bath tub
( 2 bed/2 bathroom on third floor)
Unique open Living/Kitchen (700 sq. ft.) with "open" access to the double covered balcony ( 540 sq. ft.). Beside the "natural air conditioning" 6 ceiling fans making this area the ideal place to stay.
Open kitchen with a cooking island with electric stove and microwave in the center, kitchen is fully furnished with USA fridge with ice maker & chilled water, dishwasher, etc.
Master bedroom (King Size bed) with air conditioning, ceiling fan, TV and Safe.
Bathroom with toilet, and shower.
Bedroom (Queen bed) with air conditioning, ceiling fan and TV.
Bathroom with toilet and shower.
Wireless internet available when you bring your own laptop. There is a desktop computer available at the front office for guest use.
All units face the blue Caribbean Sea and are just about 20 feet from the water, with excellent swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving right off your patio on your "private" reef. There are also two private piers for direct access to the sea, a large fresh water swimming pool and a front desk/office. There is a fully equipped dive shop.
Belmar is located in the area of Belnem, three minutes South from the airport and about eight minutes from Kralendijk, downtown restaurants, bars, shops, casinos etc. For more information about Bonaire check out InfoBonaire the Tourism Corporation Bonaire's web site.
How to get here
Several airlines such as Continental and Delta fly to the Netherlands Antilles from the United States and Canada. It is also possible to fly to Bonaire through Aruba or Curacao with one of our local airlines. KLM lands daily from Amsterdam, with optional connection to Quito. Arkefly is flying on Saturdays only.
© Belmar Bonaire
Bonaire is a small island, but filled with dynamic opportunities for diving and eco-adventures. But also if you simply want to enjoy the laid back way-of-life, slow pace, and tranquility, you are in the right place.
Located in the southern Caribbean, outside the hurricane belt and just over 500 miles from Miami or a nine-hour flight from Amsterdam, Bonaire is part of the Netherlands Antilles, along with its sister island, Curaçao, and close to Aruba, which are only respectively forty and eighty miles (64 and 129 kilometers) away.
Click here to enlarge the map with Bonaire marked red
Constantly rated as the top dive destination in the world and as a pioneer in preserving nature, Bonaire is indeed the dream for every diver. Over eighty dive sites, many of which are easily accessible by shore, truly make Bonaire the “shore diving capital” of the world. But this boomerang-shaped island, 24 miles (39 kilometers) long by five miles (8 kilometers) wide, also offers a variety of activities for those who do not dive.
The eastern mangroves, the “nursery of the reef”, are best discovered by kayak, while on the western part of the island, several caves are open for guided tours to explore this unknown and mystic side of Bonaire. Lac Bay in the south has near-perfect windsurfing conditions, making the area ideal for beginners and advanced windsurfers alike, whereas the hilly landscape in the north is every mountain biker’s dream. Klein Bonaire, a small deserted island a mile off Bonaire’s coast, is a well known turtle hatching area and its beaches and clear waters are ideal for snorkeling and sunbathing. Diving, kayaking, caving, snorkeling, mountain biking, wind- or kite-surfing, bird watching, hiking, or just relaxing and re-energizing from the real world’s stress: you name it and Bonaire will make it happen.
Constant trade winds from the east ensure a pleasant breeze over the 112-square mile (290 square kilometers) island. Although influenced by a dry climate, Bonaire has three distinctive land types. The central region is semi-arid, while the southern region is flat and wide open with a unique mangrove system and salt pans. The northern part is more green and hilly. With a height of 714 feet (218 meters), Brandaris is Bonaire’s highest point. An average annual rainfall of 22 inches (56 cm), an almost constant water temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit (27 degrees Celsius), and a slightly higher air temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius), makes Bonaire a pleasant environment in which to vacation.
Bonaire’s population is a rich mixture of several cultures and goes back to around 1000 AD, the era of the Awarak Indians, when the Caiquetios sailed across from what is now Venezuela. Traces of their culture still can be found on various archaeological sites. Today’s population is a direct result of slavery. Slaves were brought from Africa in the early 1600s. Historical landmarks from this dark period in the Dutch history are still visible on the island. Most eye-catching and impressive are, of course, the slave huts on the southern tip of the island. Although defined by diversity, Bonaire’s rich culture is heavily influenced by African elements. Songs and dances of the slaves, created to deal with their inhumane treatment, are kept alive by the people of Bonaire. African styles have been successfully mixed with cultural influences of the island’s occupants, such as the Spaniards and the Dutch. Friendliness and an almost pleasant shyness are the best ways to describe the persons behind the smiles for which Bonaireans are so famous.
While Dutch and Papiamento are the official languages, English is widely spoken by the majority on the island. The Antillean Florin, also called the Guilder, is the official currency and has a fixed ex-change rate against the US Dollar, which makes dollars widely accepted in shops, bars, restaurants, and hotels.
There is no public transportation system on the island and renting a car is highly recommended. Taxis are available at the airport or can be arranged by your hotel as well.
For many years, Bonaire’s government has played a leading role in preserving and protecting the nature on the island, both under and above the water. Most significant and well known, of course, is the Bonaire National Marine Park, initiated over thirty years ago at a time when marine parks were unknown. At the moment, the island is still a part of the Netherlands Antilles. However, Bonaire soon will have direct and special ties with The Netherlands itself, and thus guarantee even more than the island already enjoys: good education, justice, and a stable financial structure that serves the wellbeing of both Bonaire’s population and its visitors.
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As of 2010, the Netherlands Antilles no longer exist; it was formerly a constituent state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The term is still used to describe the various islands in the Caribbean that were formerly Dutch colonial possessions. The Netherlands Antilles ceased to exsist on October 10, 2010.
The Netherlands Antilles consisted of the following islands:
 Lesser Antilles
 Leeward Islands
Sint Eustatius ***
Sint Maarten **
*Now a constituent state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (since 1986)
**Now a constituent state of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (since 2010)
***Now a public body ("special municipality") fully integrated in the Netherlands (since 2010)