This luxury resort lies a short drive from the airport, on a strip of land midway between a saltwater lagoon and a sandy stretch of Caribbean beachfront. Designed in 1995 by a team of Italian architects, it resembles a white-sided village along the coast of southern Portugal, thanks to terra-cotta roofs and a pair of bridges that traverse the lagoon for easy access to the 5 hectares (12 acres) of grounds. It's an extremely large property for Bonaire, where most hotels are more intimate. Some units are privately owned. Rooms are quite large, though be aware that what management here refers to as suites are actually very large bedrooms, without interior dividers. The one- and two-bedroom villas contain kitchenettes, ceiling fans, and simple, summery furnishings. Most units are large and airy, with private balconies, and queen-size beds. Bathrooms are roomy and luxurious, with showers and deep tubs.
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- Recommended 2010