Eden Beach Resort
Travel Blogs from Bonaire
Third visit to Bonaire (see 2011 dive trip for general information about the island). Flew from Houston into Bonaire; return trip was through Newark.
Stayed with Bamboo Bali again; they are building two cabins, and from the pictures Anno showed up, they are going to be pretty high-end.
Finally made it to the grocery store; that was a site to behold. They have many of the foods we would find in the States, but their layout was extraordinary. I was unable to find any ...
... before renting gear and obtaining our park passes. The room was ready by the time we were done with this. Took a nap and we were doing our check dive before noon. It's a beautiful thing.
Bonaire has a Mangrove Information Center where you can go kayaking and/or snorkeling in the Mangroves. This is a great activity for the 24-hour no fly day. We didn't do the snorkeling, but the kayaking by itself was ...
... we leave.
-No, that’s no how
it works, leave now.
I then started to
grab our stuff together very very slowly. After another 5 mins. The
manager gets angry and says: now you have to leave !
- But I have to wait
for the others.
He then really gets
angry and just grabs my bag and then I also get angry. After some
seconds starring at each other he let it go. I finally pay the bill
and leave the resort. What a stupid idiotic manager, ...
... get our priorities right in getting the boat back into working order.
Our first priority was to go provision as there was no fresh food on the boat. We gave all our perishables away to SV Meercat before we left so we had to go buy fruit, veg and meat. In order to get to the supermarket we decided to hire a car and do a big shop, which we did and managed to get almost everything we needed.
Next item on the agenda was getting the water maker working again ...
... for the donkeys that roam the island freely.
It's a shame we don't dive, as Bonaire is one of the worlds best spots for diving with over 60 different designated diving spots around the island. The beauty here is that you can dive straight off the beach with the water depth dropping off quickly to several hundred feet in some cases after only 20 yards off the beach.
All in all Bonaire is a good quiet little island, secure, with little ...