My kids love to spend the day at Buddy Dive, and we join them for dinner at Blennies. Buddy Dive is a fantastic resort, and super welcoming to non-resort guests visiting their facilities. Our kids tend to visit early and make a day out of enjoying their pool, water access and beach beds. Set high up from the water, their sun beds are on soft sand beach just in front of the pool. The pool has is very refreshing, with a swim up bar. As most of you know, we are not divers, but love snorkeling. Buddy Dive has a great dock, and the kids (& me, too!) will enter the lovely Caribbean sea and swim around enjoying all the amazing sea life.
We always have at least one meal while using their facilities, sometimes two. Blennies is on site,
very low key and super convenient. The food is good, but the sunset is what really makes this bar type restaurant spectacular. I was pleasantly surprised with the service this year – they really stepped it up. We came back a second evening to meet a friend for drinks at the bar, and were entertained by a local musician.
Ever want to experience the best Bonaire under the sea has to offer, but you don’t want to get your feet wet? Well, the wait is over! Bon-Sea offers an air conditioned semi-submerged Bonaire experience that will take you to the most beautiful spots in the Caribbean Sea.
The Bon Sea will partially submerge itself in the crystal clear waters of Bonaire to provide you with breathtaking views of some of the most diverse marine life that you’ll find anywhere in the world.
They depart from the water taxi pier at Karel’s beach bar. From their, the captain will take you to a protected area close to the island Klein Bonaire where the semi-submarine’s high visibility windows will give a picture-perfect view of Bonaire’s abundant marine life. From tropical fish and majestic sea turtles to the occasional manta ray, you’ll see it all from the comfort of a 12-seater air-conditioned submarine without ever having to immerse yourself in the water.
After 45 minutes of exploration, jaw-dropping views, and plenty of photo opportunities, you’ll be brought back to the dock safe and sound where you and your group can revel in the marvels you saw under the sea. There’s no better way to see Bonaire beneath the surface–why not take the plunge today?
A cinema on Bonaire? Who knew!?! One of the fun things about detailing the activities on Bonaire, is learning about them, too. I think it is likely one of the best kept secrets of Bonaire – I only recently learned about a the outdoor movie theatre on Bonaire. A definite must for our next trip to Bonaire!
Empire Cinema is an open air movie theatre on Bonaire. Park your car, grab a chair and table, and enjoy a family movie under the stars while you are cooled by the lovely Bonaire breezes.
There is a Thai restaurant on site where you can order a great, fresh meal and enjoy a cool beer or bottle of wine. Of course, you can grab some popcorn and candy as well.
We’ve been told you MUST call ahead in the afternoon if you would like Thai food for dinner. Click the menu here. Arrive early to beat the movie-time rush to dine.