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Lac Bay

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Half Day to Full Day Time to Spend

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Though diving is Bonaire's main allure, those seeking a quintessential Caribbean beach experience won't be disappointed by Lac Bay. With its stunning views, warm shallow waters and white sand, sun-seekers will find a retreat from their 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. Head to Jibe City, an on-site windsurfing center where you can rent gear or sign up for lessons, which range from $50 to $150 per person depending on the package you select. Even if you don't feel like breaking out a board and heading out on the water yourself, recent travelers agreed that watching others windsurf is a sight to be seen. 

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#1 Klein Bonaire

If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to live on a deserted island, hop on the next water taxi to Klein Bonaire. A small, uninhabited island about half a mile west of Bonaire's mainland, Klein Bonaire is an unblemished oasis protected from development as part of the Bonaire National Marine Park. This isolated paradise boasts pristine white sands and some of the island's best diving and snorkeling opportunities, thanks to excellent water visibility. Just keep in mind that there are no refreshment stands, changing areas or beach umbrellas on the island, so you will need to pack your own water, food, sunscreen, towels and any other supplies. Still, Klein Bonaire earns rave reviews from visitors of all ages and diving levels. 

Caribe Watersport's water taxi departs from Karel's Beach Bar at 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 2:15 p.m. every day, and from the Eden Beach Resort at 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. On Saturdays and Sundays, there is also a 9 a.m. departure time from Eden Beach. You can hop on the taxi back to Bonaire's mainland at 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. or 4:45 p.m. Adult passengers will pay $20 round trip, while children 11 and younger can hop aboard for $10. For more information on Klein Bonaire, head to the Bonaire tourism website.

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