Frequently Asked Questions

About Our Resort

Is Harbour Village part of a hotel chain or collection of properties?

No, Harbour Village is a boutique property still nurtured by the family who created it three decades ago after discovering the beauty of Bonaire on a sailing excursion.

What airline routes are available to Bonaire?

There are weekly nonstop flights from the U.S on American Airlines, United, and Delta from Miami, Newark, Houston and Atlanta as well as KLM and TUI Airlines from Amsterdam. We recommend booking flights before making hotel reservations.

How far is your resort from the airport?

The resort is approximately 5 miles (8 kilometers) from the airport. Harbour Village provides complimentary round trip airport transfers.

Do we need to rent a car?

If planning to shore dive while on Bonaire, we recommend renting a pickup truck for the week. If you would like a convenient way to explore the island, a jeep is recommended if planning to visit Washington National Park because of its varied terrain. A 5-mile taxi fare is approximately $18-20.

Is the resort within walking distance to town?

The walk to town will take approximately 25-30 minutes and part of the walk falls on an unpaved stretch of road. Unless planning to use that walk as part of an exercise routine, we recommend renting a car or taking a taxi. A taxi ride from the resort to town is approximately $10.

What is your rainy season?

It does not rain much in Bonaire (about 22” yearly rainfall), but rain is more prevalent from November till March.

Are there a lot of mosquitos on Bonaire?

Mosquitos can be found in every tropical climate. On Bonaire, there are frequent trade winds that help keep mosquitos away. Each guest room and suite is equipped with a mosquito “zapping” racquet and small, noiseless machine. Mosquito nets for beds can also be requested. We recommend bringing bug repellant spray.

Is there a market close by?

There is a Beach Shop on property that sells snacks, soft drinks and other sundries. There is a mini-market located about a 15-minute walk from the resort and larger supermarkets located just outside of town that require transport by car.

What is the currency used in Bonaire?

The currency used on Bonaire is the US Dollar.

What is the difference between a regular suite and a premier?

Our Beachfront One Bedroom Suites are all located upstairs and have large balconies overlooking the beach with beautiful sea views. Our Premier Beachfront One Bedroom Suites are located ground floor with large patios.

I’m not a diver, what else can I do at the resort?

There is so much to do at Harbour Village! For those that enjoy water activities, snorkeling our house reef right from the beach or joining one of the boat dives as a snorkeler are both great options. Discover SCUBA courses are available onsite to get a feel for diving. For those that may want to become certified while at the resort, e-learning classes allow guests to complete coursework before travel and finish onsite water skills on property to complete the PADI dive certification in much less time.

Kayak and paddleboard rentals are complimentary and tours on both are offered for a fee through Great Adventures Bonaire. Hammocks, lounge chairs and umbrella tables are available on the private beach as well as beach service from La Balandra Restaurant. The Spa offers massages, facials and body treatments, a large fitness center and a beautiful cascade pool.

Great Adventures Bonaire offers private boat charters with a dive master or boat captain to explore the island and stop at ideal places to snorkel or dive. Great Adventures also offers a private, catered sunset cruise.

Does the dive shop offer equipment rentals?

Great Adventures Bonaire rents all necessary dive equipment, including wetsuits. Special packages are available for 6-day rentals. Photography and video equipment are also available to rent.

Do you offer a meal plan?

Harbour Village offers a European Plan (EP), which means all dining is a la carte. However, breakfast is included in our dive and romance packages and a breakfast plan may be purchased for weekly stays at a discounted rate.

Do you offer rollaway beds?

Rollaway beds are available in certain accommodations and are based upon availability. Rollaway beds are $15.00 plus tax per night.

Are the sofa beds comfortable?

Our sofa beds use queen-size Tempur-Pedic brand mattresses and are top of the line sofas made by the American Leather brand.

Do the marina front rooms have balconies upstairs?

No, the marina front rooms upstairs have beautiful views but do not have balconies.

Can I request a specific room number?

No specific room numbers can be guaranteed at the time of reservation. Specific room requests will be noted on a “first-come, first-serve” basis and we will do everything possible to fulfill those requests. Circumstances out of our control, such as maintenance issues, may occur and so we therefore cannot make any specific room guarantees. Marina front and courtyard rooms are available with king size beds and two double beds, on the ground floor and first floor. Bedding and floor requests will be noted but not guaranteed in these room categories.

Are children allowed at Harbour Village?

Yes! Harbour Village provides the perfect setting for families. Diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddle boarding and kids dive activities are all available at the resort. Children ages 10+ can become PADI certified and other activities to introduce diving to younger children are available through Great Adventures. Pool and foosball tables are also available. Cribs are available for rent at $15.00 plus tax per night. Babysitting services can be arranged through the front desk.

Is smoking allowed at Harbour Village?

Harbour Village is a non-smoking resort and smoking is prohibited in all accommodations, including patios and balconies. A USD $1,000 room recovery fine will be assessed for those that do not comply. Designated areas are available at the resort for smoking.

Are there supervised children’s programs available?

Great Adventures Bonaire offers children’s programs for ages 6+ that include PADI Seal Team, beginner diving and snorkeling instruction, fish ID and snorkel logs, SASY (Supplied Air Snorkeling for Youth), photography adventures, coral conservation courses and more. These are all individual activities with fees. Day-long, supervised “camp-like” programs are not available.

Can I get married at Harbour Village?

Harbour Village offers beachside wedding packages, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies. If planning on an official wedding on Bonaire, we recommend starting the paperwork process at least 4-6 months in advance. Inquire with reservations on all of the details and what documents are necessary.

Can Harbour Village host meetings, conferences or groups?

Yes, Harbour Village hosts group events and offers a large conference room that accommodates up to 150 people as well as two smaller meeting rooms. Dive and other groups can be accommodated. Inquire with reservations for a quote.

What is the dress code at the restaurant and at the resort in general?

Bonaire is a very casual island and resort wear is appropriate. At Harbour Village the theme is “casual elegance”. Shirts/cover-ups and shoes are required for breakfast and lunch. Tank-style t-shirts are not allowed for men at the restaurant for dinner. Ties and long pants for men are not required.

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