Bonaire

Hotels in Bonaire

The 10-room inn is run by a young Dutch couple, Martin Franken and Nicole Roomer. 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.

The resort is great for those serious about diving (and even those who aren’t). The 77 rooms are actually small apartments, ranging from studios to three-bedroom units, most with a full kitchen or kitchenette.

The hotel is like staying at your fabulous wealthy uncle’s villa—except he’s out of town. Four of the five breezy rooms face the brick-lined pool; breakfast is from 8 to 10 a.m., and the front desk is staffed until noon; after that, it’s all yours.