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Belmar Oceanfront Apartments

Hotel category

4 Star

Rooms

22

Wellness/Spa

NO

Internet

FREE

5 star dive center

Onsite

House reef

YES

Resort Highlights

  • Journey into the beautiful underwater worlds of Bonaire, sharing the waters with turtles, octopus, rays and dolphins
  • The resort has a spectacular house reef and private pier for easy access
  • Tour mangroves on a kayak, explore caves, and snorkel directly in front of the resort 
  • Cool off in the mineral-based magnapool with views of the ocean, then swap diving tales over chilled drinks at the weekly rum punch party

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BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot. If there are any issues, we get back to you within 24 hours

CONFIRMATION

If all is good, we send you an E-mail confirming that your booking is final

24H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 24 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment terms

  • 15% of the total booking amount is due at the time of booking
  • 85% (balance) is due 60 days prior to arrival

Cancellation fee

  • 30% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 36 days prior to arrival
  • 55% will be charged if you cancel between 36 and 21 days prior to arrival
  • 80% will be charged if you cancel between 21 and 8 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 8 days prior to arrival

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Resort Description

Belmar Oceanfront Apartments is situated on the waterfront of Bonaire's west coast. 

Enjoy the chance to see turtles, squid, octopus, rays, Caribbean reef fish and macro creatures such as shrimp and sea horses. Keep your eyes peeled for a pod of dolphins!

The intimate dive resort boasts 22 spacious one-, two-, or three-bedroom apartments, all with fully-equipped kitchens, large living areas, free WiFi and private balconies with ocean views. 

The apartments are set within tropical gardens with an oceanfront pool and BBQ-area. The housereef, Sarah's Smile, is easily accessible via steps into the crystal clear, warm sea.

Activities include snorkelling, mangrove kayaking, cave exploration, sunset sails, island tours, windsurfing, sport fishing and kite boarding. 

Explore diving around the Belmar Oceanfront Apartments

What to see

Some of the most memorable creatures you can find on Bonaire are hawksbill, loggerhead and green turtles. Getting a closer look, you may be fortunate enough to spot a seahorse camouflaged in the reefs. Angelfish, tangs, sergeant majors, creole wrasse and butterfly fish also make the reef home. The fire corals, tube sponges and giant sea anemones that cling to the rocks are a surprising sight. Remember to look and not touch! Although Bonaire is not known for bigger fish, you might see some near the wrecks. Large tarpon, barracuda and several, good-sized groupers make their homes in the sunken structures.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Oceanfront PADI 5* Dive Resort and Universal Referral Center
  • Rebreather friendly, sidemount, tech diving courses
  • Range of PADI training options for kids
  • Unlimited shore diving during boat diving day
  • Boat diving departing from resort's private jetty
  • Rental equipment, dive gear and accessory shop
  • Spacious, shaded dive boats, experienced captains

Description

Buddy Dive @ Belmar is conveniently located on-site at Belmar Oceanfront Apartments.

The PADI 5* Dive Resort and Universal Referral Center is open 7 days a week. Shore diving is easy on the healthy house reef and boat dives depart from the resort's private jetty 3 times a week.

On days the boat dives do not depart from Belmar Oceanfront Apartments, you can drive over to Buddy Dive Resort for boat diving. Guided shore and night diving is possible. 

A full range of rental equipment is available, plus a dive shop with gear and accessories such as t-shirts, sandals, caps and dive lights. The dive boats are spacious, shaded and manned by experienced captains and dive crew. 

DIVING SERVICES

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver Certification
  • Divemaster
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Rebreather Course
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties
  • Technical Diving Courses

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • House Reef
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Dutch
  • Other Languages On Request

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Dive Resort

Distinction

  • Padi 5 Star

Resort Amenities

Activities

  • Hiking

Facilities

  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Garden
  • Equipment For Kids
  • Rebreather-Friendly

Great for families

  • Babysitting/Child Services

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Discover
  • Cash (Usd)

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Kite Surfing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Cycling

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

How to get there

Arrival

  • A resort representative will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the resort in an air conditioned vehicle (additional cost). 
  • It is worthwhile renting a vehicle, and this you can arrange via the resort for an additional cost. It is important to pre-book a vehicle to ensure availability.
  • Check in time is 3:30pm. 

Departure

  • You will be driven back to the airport in an air conditioned vehicle (additional cost). 
  • Check out time is 11:00am.

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