Harbour Village Beach Club Honored with Prestigious World Travel Award
Luxury Dive and Beach Resort Situated on Picturesque, Private Peninsula Voted Bonaire’s Leading Hotel
Bonaire, Dutch Antilles – Harbour Village Beach Club has been voted Bonaire’s Leading Hotel in the 2013 World Travel Awards, hailed as the “Oscars of the Travel Industry” by the Wall Street Journal.
A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Harbour Village Beach Club is located on a four-acre private peninsula with well-appointed villas nestled amid lush tropical gardens, a white sand beach, and an onsite First Class 5 Star PADI Dive Center catering to all ages and skill levels. Harbour Village’s luxurious accommodations are situated just a few steps away from the beach and feature opulent décor and thoughtful details like secluded lanais and double hammocks. The resort is also home to the acclaimed La Balandra Restaurant and Bar, which gives the sensation of sailing into the Caribbean seascape with a dining deck located on a jetty extending out to sea, as well as The Spa at Harbour Village Beach Club.
The award, voted for by travel and tourism professionals worldwide, was presented to Harbour Village Beach Club at the World Travel Awards Caribbean & North America Gala Ceremony 2013 on September 14 in Antigua & Barbuda.
“We are honored to accept this award,” said Frank Gonzalez, Managing Director of Harbour Village Beach Club, which received the award seven times previously. “It reflects our ongoing commitment to provide the best possible experience for our guests during their stay on this beautiful island.”
Bonaire is designated as having the most pristine coral reef environment and most species of fish in the Caribbean by the NOAA and is consistently named Best Overall Dive Destination by Scuba Diving Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards. Due to Bonaire’s leeward location outside of the hurricane belt, and its consistently pleasant climate, crystal-clear visibility prevails at any depth, giving an enthralling view of the undersea landscape. Guests can explore dive sites just off Harbour Village’s shore, including the shipwreck of the 60-foot “Our Confidence,” located just 50 yards out from the beach a great spot for beginners that can even be seen by snorkelers from the surface. Another popular dive site, “Something Special,” is also a short swim away.
About Harbour Village Bonaire
Located in the Dutch Antilles within an exclusive beachfront enclave on a four-acre, private peninsula on Bonaire, Harbour Village Beach Club is often referred to as “the best kept secret” in the Caribbean where vacationing is effortless, and the world’s best diving and underwater landscapes are just steps away. Harbour Village Beach Club offers 30 luxurious guest rooms and suites, a private white-sand beach, onsite PADI 5 Star Dive and Water Sports Center, private 64-slip marina, beachfront restaurant, full-service spa, lighted tennis courts, beachside and cascade pools, fitness center, supervised children’s programs, complimentary wireless Internet and a wealth of other premium amenities.
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the island of Bonaire offers year round sunshine, low annual rainfall, and has been designated as having the most pristine coral reef environment and most species of fish in the Caribbean by the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation lists eight out of almost 90 of Bonaire’s dive sites in their top 10 in terms of species richness in the Caribbean — abundant underwater life includes more than 300 species of tropical fish and over 120 different types of coral. The island is able to maintain this environment and receive awards for Bonaire diving year after year because its surrounding waters have been protected as the Bonaire National Marine Park for over 30 years.
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