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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Bonaire

Bonaire is a prime example of nature at it’s loveliest – it literally translates as 'good air'. On parts of the island, giant salt lakes loom on the horizon. Beneath the water's surface, rainbow-hued fish drift in between coral.The second-largest island in the Dutch Antilles has desert-like terrain offset by inviting turquoise waters. Bonaire is paradise for watersports lovers. Some argue the diving and snorkelling is the best in the Caribbean, since Bonaire's relative lack of tourism means much of its coral has gone undisturbed. For those seeking sailing or windsurfing, the characteristic windswept postures of the divi divi trees show that Bonaire's warm, dry and breezy climate is ideal for these sorts of activities.Bonaire is highly eco-friendly and keen not to impair the fragile infrastructure of the coral, nor unsettle Bonaire's serenity with heavy development and glitzy nightlife. Consequently, Bonaire's beautiful beaches and safe waters have remained intact. Flamingos still wander the landscape of multi-hued salt plains (some even say that they outnumber Bonaire's human population) and multitudes of birds seek sanctuary in Bonaire.

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