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Lac Bay

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Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend
3.8scorecard
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  • 4.5Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Though diving is Bonaire's main allure, those seeking a quintessential Caribbean beach experience won't be disappointed. With stunning views, warm shallow waters, and the island's characteristic white sands, Lac Bay offers sun-seekers a retreat from underwater adventures. There are also ample amenities, like lounge chairs and a beach bar.

Situated on the eastern side of the island, Lac Bay's steady trade winds and limited boat traffic provide idyllic conditions for both novice and seasoned windsurfers. One TripAdvisor user says, "I came away with several bumps, bruises, and scrapes, but when you get your balance and feel the wind catch the sail....FUN!" Here, you'll find two windsurfing shops: Jibe City and Bonaire Windsurf Place. Both offer windsurfing lessons and rental equipment. Lessons range from $50 (for group instruction) to around $100 (for a private lesson). You can rent equipment by the hour at Jibe City or by the day at Bonaire Windsurf Place.

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As part of Bonaire National Marine Park, the island's entire coastline has been protected for more than 30 years, making Bonaire one of the Caribbean's best diving destinations. With 53 easily accessible diving spots dotting the entire leeward side of the island, Bonaire offers divers an abundance of places to explore underwater splendors. As one TripAdvisor user says they "Love that you can pull over, put on your scuba gear and within 5 minutes be on top of the most beautiful reefs."

Remember that you must be certified before you can plunge into the deep blue sea. Though many island resorts offer diving packages—which include PADI certification—training before your trip may cut down the overall cost and allow you to start exploring from day one. All divers are required to purchase the mandatory $25 nature tag, which you must attach to your scuba gear. The fee grants you one year of unlimited diving, and the proceeds help maintain Bonaire Marine Park.

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