Best Affordable Beach Resorts
Courtesy of Roomer Hotel
Hotel Roomer, Bonaire
A young Dutch couple, Martin Franken and Nicole Roomer, run this 10-room inn just south of this Dutch Antillean island’s main town, Kralendijk. It’s not much to look at from the road, but there’s an inviting pool in the courtyard, lounging space under the thatched-roof bar, and bright rooms accented in yellows, reds, and greens. In the evening, order the fish Creole or garlic shrimp, cooked on the spot by local ladies in a hut beside the pool.
Cost: From $100
Don’t Miss: Lac Bay, where the steady trade winds and warm, shallow water are great for beginner windsurfers. Rent gear at Bonaire Windsurf Place.