"Our two week stay at Beachcomber Villas was restful and enjoyable. My spouse and I found the accommodations to be clean, well-equipped, and comfortable.
It is pleasant to swim and snorkel in the late afternoon on Bonaire. After doing so, we would usually sit on the deck, by the edge of the water, to relax and dry off under the shade of a flowering tree. On several occasions, we snorkeled at night, observing all sorts of fascinating marine life and coral, all of it among the shallows, and just a few feet from the shore, directly in front of the villas. As experienced snorkelers and novice divers, we enjoyed exploring the Cliff, an amazing reef system that is also smack dab in front of the villas. From the balcony at night, we would see divers’ lights on the reef – the Cliff being a popular destination for nighttime dives.
Importantly, Leanne and Tim have the facilities in place at the villas to properly rinse, dry and securely store one’s diving gear. Also convenient, the Dive Friends Oasis Hamlet facility is just 4 doors away, making it easy to access air and to get a dive, or two in, in the AM, before venturing out to explore some of the other great shore dives on the island in the afternoon. Beachcomber Villas is truly situated in one of the island’s best locations, kind of in the middle of the island, making dives to the north and south about the same short distance away.
The apartment has all the tools one needs to prepare good meals. In fact, we enjoyed our place so much that we barbecued on the deck almost every night. Beachcomber Villas really worked for us – it was like a home away from home. Leanne in particular was a font of information and quick to offer recommendations in all areas (where to get equipment repaired, where to buy a particular treat, even detailed instructions on how to properly clean and store our equipment when we got home).
As in all Caribbean destinations, there is an obvious imbalance of wealth on the island. Petty crime on Bonaire can be a problem we were told. That said, Leanne and Tim have taken extra care to address those concerns by making sure the facilities are in place at the villas to mitigate this potential nuisance. When all was said and done, we did not have any problems. We felt safe, having been able to take the right precautions.
We enjoyed our stay here and would not hesitate to recommend Beachcomber Villas to our friends."
Guest: Tanya R.
Date of Stay: October 2015
Review Submitted: November 24, 2015