Stephanie Horbal/Marie Rosa
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BONAIRE KICKS OFF THE MONTH OF AUGUST WITH GOLD STAR MEDIA COVERAGE
**Destination Featured on HGTV’s Caribbean Life; and is listed as the #1 Place to Retire in Caribbean Journal Article**
Kralendijk, Bonaire – Bonaire continues to be recognized not only as a top Caribbean destination that should be on every traveler’s “go to” list but also as one of the best islands to live and retire on. For the third time, Bonaire was selected to be featured on two episodes of HGTV’s hit show Caribbean Life and was also showcased in Caribbean Journal as the best Caribbean island for retirement.
“We’re gratified to be featured by these two renowned media outlets, sharing with their audiences what we have long known: Bonaire is much more than a top dive and eco-adventure vacation destination. It is a perfect place to call home,” commented Maurice Adriaens, Director of Tourism.
The first 30-minute episode of Caribbean Life aired on Sunday, August 6 and focused on a family of five that was ready to leave chilly Rhode Island and move to Bonaire to be closer to its world-famous scuba dive sites. They enlisted the support of a real estate agent to help them find a place that would accommodate their entire family and their scuba gear. The family looked at three different houses to purchase, but in the end, they wind up buying a plot of land in order to build their Bonaire dream home.
The next Bonaire episode of Caribbean Life is scheduled to air on Sunday, August 27 at 9:00pm EST. In this episode, after a recent health scare, a financial analyst named Tanya, decides to start taking adventurous trips around the world and falls in love with Bonaire. She quits her hectic job in Washington, D.C. and moves to Bonaire to become a dive instructor, and to find a home with rental potential. Viewers will need to tune in on August 27 to see if she finds her perfect house on the island.
HGTV (Home and Garden TV) is a popular American basic cable and satellite TV channel. It broadcasts a variety of “how-to-shows” with a focus on home improvement, gardening, craft and remodeling. The channel reaches approximately 95,628,000 American households.
Further, Bonaire was named the #1 Best Islands to Retire To by Caribbean Journal. The island is profiled as a home to great food, European infrastructure, located outside of the Hurricane Belt and boasts very competitive real estate pricing by Caribbean standards. Caribbean Journal has become the largest website in the world covering the Caribbean region. It receives over 1.5 million monthly page views.
Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most abundant fish population in the Caribbean. World renowned for scuba diving and snorkeling, it is also ideal for adventurers and explorers as it offers a myriad of eco-adventure activities from sea and mangrove kayaking to windsurfing or kite boarding and more. Accommodations range from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to intimate guesthouses, small inns and private villas.
Bonaire is ranked #8 on the list of Trip Advisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards Top 10 Caribbean Islands, voted #1 in Islands magazine’s Editors’ Picks: Best Snorkeling in the Caribbean, one of the Best Places to Snorkel in the World by MSN.com and named one of the 10 Caribbean islands to visit in the spring by Caribbean Journal.
Bonaire placed in the Top 10 in three different categories for USA Today’s 10Best 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards: Klein Bonaire was ranked the 3rd Best Caribbean Dive Site; the Flamingo Sanctuary & Salt Flats were ranked the 5th Best Caribbean Attraction and At Sea Restaurant was ranked the 10th Best Caribbean Restaurant. Most recently, Travelocity named Bonaire one of the Top 6 Caribbean Islands to Visit Now, About.com Travel recognized Bonaire’s National Marine Park as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, one of the 10 Must Dive Destinations for 2017 by Forbes, the 4th best island in the world for snorkeling by Islands.com and Conde Nast Traveler named Bonaire the #3 most beautiful Caribbean island to Visit.
Bonaire continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism. For the 24th consecutive year Bonaire was recognized as the number one Shore Diving Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic in Scuba Diving Magazine’s Annual Readers’ Choice Awards. This year, it received 12 awards. It was also voted number one for Macro Diving and Beginner Diving.
Getting to Bonaire…
Weekly non-stop service from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Bonaire every Saturday.
United Airlines: Houston – Bonaire
Weekly non-stop service from George Bush International Airport (IAH) every Saturday. Return flight will depart Bonaire every Sunday.
United Airlines: Newark – Bonaire
Weekly non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) every Saturday.
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