Harbour Village Beach Club

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Guest Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Beautiful Resort but over-priced

Aug 19th, 2019

The resort was very well kept but over-priced. Food was expensive, average quality and service could be really slow. Plan to eat most of your meals out. It's easy to rental a truck and drive yourself around the island. The diving was good but boat was over-crowded. Was told 2 of their 3 boats were broken down so they shoved everyone on one boat. Dive boat never left on time. Drink service on beach was good as long as you don't mind $15/drink. Looked into renting private charter for family outing but boat was more than 2 times going rate on island. Dive shop didn't seem to be concerned. Everyone was really friendly especially the front office, they were also helpful. From what I saw, this appeared to be the nicest resort on the island. I'd stay here again. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Definately Coming Back

Aug 19th, 2019

This is a really beautiful resort. The quiet beach is very well maintained. The staff are all very friendly & interested in making your stay wonderful. Best of all is the dive operation located right in the resort. They offer excellent consierge service. The boat rides to the reefs are all 15 or 20 minutes away. The boat is very clean & roomy . Bonnie is perhaps the best divemaster I've experienced in my almost 600 dives at many locations. Bonaire is hot in the summer but the constant wind makes it quite pleasant. Can't wait to go back! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Harbour Village

Aug 19th, 2019

Very well organized and luxurious resort on Bonaire. Good location, next to the harbour and with a quiet beach on site. Plenty of beach beds, and of high quality. Personnel is pleasant and professional. Rooms are clean and well maintained. Coffeemaker (Nespresso) was excellent! Restaurant has a supply of fresh fish, each morning, and an a la carte breakfast. Nice views from restaurant of the sea, birds and fish swimming around. Quiet place with a nice ambiance. No DJ's! Probably the best, and most luxurious hotel on Bonaire. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Will Definitely Be Coming Back

Aug 18th, 2019

Our family of 5, including 3 teenagers, took Delta through Atlanta and landed about 2pm Bonaire time. Once you get through passport control you grab your luggage and head outside. After exiting the airport, a taxi was waiting with a sign from Harbour Village to take us to the resort. The transfer was included in our reservation provided you notified the resort of your flight and requested a transfer. The resort is a short 15 minute ride north of the airport and just north of the capital. You go through a security gate at the resort and there is a code you are given to enter the gate so you can come and go. We always felt safe. Reception greats you with rum punch as you check in and you are escorted to your room to show you the layout, etc. The staff throughout the hotel, dive shop, restaurant, etc. were very friendly. We always saw security on duty in the front. If you have a car there is parking in the front. We stayed at room 417. It was a very nice 2 bed/2 bath with a fold out bed that would sleep 6. Master bath had a double sink, nice tile shower and separate pedestal tub. Our room was on the ground floor. This was very convenient as we could drop off our fins, mask, snorkel, etc. on the patio facing the beach (we left things out all the time and never had an issue). There is also a faucet to rinse off your feet/things before entering the patio. They provide daily maid and turndown service. Our room had a coffee maker, small stove, and fridge. They provide some soft drinks and bottled water, however, they in an effort to reduce plastic they ask that you refill your water bottle. The water coming into the tap is purified drinking water which we drank it all the time. Better yet just bring your own refillable water bottle so you don’t even use these plastic water bottles. You can select rooms that face the beach or the harbor. The rooms that face the harbor are closer to the dive boat which leaves from the harbor at the south end of the resort. The beach faces west toward the small islet, Kline Bonaire, and is a private beach from what we could tell. The beach is beautiful with plenty of chairs, tables, hammocks. We always had plenty of space. The dive shop is on the north end and the restaurant, La Balandra is on the south end. No solicitors were on the beach and an attendant was always on duty during the day. You can check out kayaks and paddleboards from the dive shop. Through Harbour Village and the dive shop they support coral restoration. They have several sections in the water in front of the hotel in which they are growing coral for replanting. You can actually be trained to help them. One of the dive masters did a great talk on it during happy hour. There is a pool at the resort, although with the beach we didn’t use it. Next to the pool are games including pool and foosball. Close to the entrance of the resort is a nice workout area, yoga/dance room, small cascade pool, and spa. It did not appear they had full time spa staff but rather they would come to the resort when an appointment is made. There is also a small store on site if you need anything. The restaurant on site is La Balandra. We had a package that included breakfast which allowed you to choose from several entries, sides, coffee, and juice. More breakfast that we normally eat so we often didn’t order all we could. We often ate at the restaurant for lunch and dinner out of convenience, occasionally eating right on the beach vs. at the hotel as there is an employee who works the beach and takes/delivers orders. The breakfast menu was typically the same but lunch and dinner would have specials as well as a BBQ kebob night, tapas night, catch of the day, etc. Harbour Village is about a 25 minute walk from the downtown Kralendijk which has a number of shops and restaurants. We ate at It Rains Fishes, Blue Garden (Brazilian steakhouse), and La Cantina. All were excellent. We also went to Gios for gelato a 2-3 times. There are also two restaurants about a 30 second walk to the south of the hotel although we did not eat there. I am not sure of the cruise ship schedule but we saw one cruise ship in town during our week which came in on a Wednesday. The hotel helped us reserve a truck with an extended cab to seat 5 as we were planning to do some shore dives. The car service, Caribe, picked us up and dropped us back off after renting. The cost was about $60 per day. It is easy to get around although you may have to be patient to find a parking spot in town especially over the noon hour. We did do a drive around the southern part of the island to see the salt plats, flamingos, and former slave huts. While we learned to dive about 3 years ago, this was our first stay at a true dive resort. Our hotel package came with 6 boat dives. The week we were there they did 3 single tank boat dives per day. You sign up for your boat times on a chalkboard at the dive shop. When you first get to the dive shop you will need to complete paperwork related to you dive certification. In addition, you will pay a fee (was $45 per person) to dive around the island which goes to local marine preserve. Next to the dive shop you are assigned a storage area for your dive equipment whether you brought your own or are renting from the dive shop ($17/day per person). The storage areas are numbered. If you are renting equipment you will get a bag with the same corresponding number as the storage area. The storage areas are locked up when the dive shop closes. If you do night dives you can request a locker and key to store your dive equipment and access it afterhours. The dive shop will put your equipment on the boat and take it off after the dives. There are always tanks available for use including for night dives. You can grab a cart and take tanks and your equipment to a rental truck and go to other parts of the island for shore dive if you would like. In addition to growing coral in front of the hotel, there is also a small wreck and a coral site called Something Special, which is a short swim south. We saw turtle, eels, scorpionfish, lion fish, as well as many other types of fish just outside the hotel. The only challenge we had was on a couple of our first dives the wrong rental equipment was loaded so be sure to check the boat when you get on board. They were quick to get the right BCD. The other issue we noticed is the boat was very full. Several dives had over 20 divers. This is a much larger group that we are used to. Fortunately several divers were very experienced so once we were in the water groups would go on their own and only about 10 would following the dive master. We spoke with a couple of folks who have traveled to Harbour Village in the past and they said the number of divers was unusual as they typically have only had 6-10 on a boat. They also indicated there are two other boats that were out of commission/being repaired which may have contributed to the boats being a bit crowded. We did about 12 dives on our trip including shore dives from the hotel. None of the boat dives were repetitive and were all full of great coral and sea life. The dive shop folks were all great – Warren, Jerod, Bonnie, etc.. Bonnie trained my 10 year old nephew so would definitely recommend her if you are learning. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5

Beautiful resort

Aug 17th, 2019

A very well organized secured resort. Nice people at the reception. We booked a front ocean view room wich was really nice decorated. Spacious room was cleaned every day. Kitchenette with microwave and large fridge. A few steps to the beach (also very clean) and enough sunbeds available. A marvellous snorkling spot!! Beautiful fishes right in front of you!! Dive shop with a lot of diving gear etc. We booked an intro dive course and it was very safe and very, very nice!! Also booked a private snorkling tour with the Harbour Princess: superb! Restaurant La Balandra very good. Have the American breakfast: you have a lot of choices from the menu. Diner also very good. Go for the catch of the day if they have the tuna: it’s the best!! We had a very nice vacation at the Harbour Village resort! Highly recommended!! TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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