Caribbean Update: Yet More Winter Deals

Horizon Yacht Charters have special offers running now through January 2003.
Now through Dec. 17, receive 10 days for the price of 7 (3 free days).  From Dec. 17 - Jan. 2003, guests will enjoy 15% discount on charters of one week or more.  Both are subject to availability.


Contact: Horizon Yacht Charters at: 284-494-8787; E-mail: [email protected] or visit www.horizonyachtcharters.com.


Following are packages being offered winter 2003 and beyond at various hotels in Bonaire.


Captain Don’s Habitat is offering a Dive ‘N Drive package priced from $977 per person double occupancy and includes seven nights accommodation, welcome cocktail, daily buffet breakfast, rum punch party, rental truck, six one-tank boat dives, 24 hour unlimited shore diving, unlimited air, refills, tanks, weights and belt, government hotel tax and service charge. The package is valid until April 1, 2003.  For travel from Jan. 4 - Feb. 1, 2003 Captain Don`s Habitat is offering a Pay five/Stay seven promotion - this means pay for five nights and get the sixth and seventh nights free.  Also for diving, pay for four days of diving and get the fifth and sixth days of diving free.  This special is priced from $788 per person based on double occupancy (a savings of $295).  For more information on either package call 1-800-327-6709 or visit www.habitatdiveresorts.com.


Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino has extended the availability of its Lucky Seven Dive Package.  The package includes seven nights accommodation in a deluxe room, seven breakfasts, two boat dives per day, unlimited shore diving, taxes and service charges. The package is priced at $777 per person (double occupancy) and travel must be booked and completed by Dec. 13, 2003.  A new fitness center opened at the resort in Sept.  The center features cardiovascular equipment and free weights.  For more information call 1-800-367-3484 or visit www.diviresorts.com.

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Now through Dec. 15, 2003, KonTiki BeachClub is offering two special packages.  The Romantic Special, priced at $544 per person, double occupancy, includes seven nights accommodation, a romantic dinner, champagne on the beach, seven day car rental, a Swedish massage or body polish, romantic sunset sailing trip, government tax and service charge.  The Adventure Special, priced from $554 per person, double occupancy includes seven nights accommodation, seven days car rental, one dinner at KonTiki BeachClub, a mangrove kayak tour, a parasail trip, welcome cocktail at KonTiki BeachClub, government tax and service charge.  For more information call 011-599-717-5369 or visit www.KontikiBonaire.com.


Belmar Oceanfront Apartments is offering a 2003 Dive, Drive and Stay package including accommodations in spacious one-, two-, and three-bedroom luxury oceanfront apartments with kitchen (including tax and service charge), unlimited shore diving, double cab pickup truck rental (including car tax and insurance).  Prices from $654 per person (quad occupancy) valid Jan. 5 - April 30, 2003.  For reservations and more information call 1-888-655-0605 or visit www.belmar-bonaire.com.


Located in Belnem, a residential area of Bonaire, and just a short walk from Bachelor’s Beach, Ocean View Villas offer studio and one- and two-bedroom units.  Packages, available through 2003, from $447 per person (quad occupancy) including seven nights accommodations in a two-bedroom condominium, six days of unlimited shore diving, six boat dives and hotel taxes. For more information email [email protected] or visit www.oceanviewvillas.com.


Yacht Club Apartments offers 13 units, including studios, one- and two-bedroom apartments, and a five-bedroom penthouse, all with fully equipped kitchens and cable TV.  Available until summer 2003, Yacht Club is offering a Stay, Drive and Dive Package. including seven nights accommodation in a studio, seven days car rental and six days unlimited shore diving for $394 per person.  The Windsurf Package includes 7 nights accommodation, seven days car rental and six days windsurfing (board and sail) for $574 per person.  For more information call 011-599-717-7424 or visit www.Yachtclubapartmentsbonaire.com.


Plaza Resort Bonaire and Plaza Villas-Port Bonaire are offering a seventh night free promotion in all room categories valid for travel Jan. 4 - 31, 2003.  A 3-D - Drive, Dive, Deluxe - Package is also available at Plaza Resort Bonaire and Plaza Villas.  The package includes accommodations in a villa with full kitchen facilities, 7 day car rental with AB Carrental (inclusive of tax, insurance and unlimited mileage), and unlimited shore diving with Toucan Diving. Eight-day/seven-night land-only packages from $768 per person (Jan. 5 - April 15, 2003).  Pricing is based on quad occupancy in a two-bedroom villa.  Bonaire’s oceanfront luxury resorts “that have it all”, the resorts feature a combination of spacious suites and villas (one and two bedroom with complete kitchens), scuba diving and snorkeling, five-star amenities including PADI five-star, Gold Palm IDC dive center, Toucan Diving, three restaurants, three bars, casino, pool, tennis, day-spa, conference/meeting space, water sports, car/scooter/boat rentals, concierge/wedding planner, and more all on one of Bonaire’s finest beaches.  For more information call 1-800-766-6016 or visit www.plazaresortbonaire.com.


Buddy Dive Resort, a PADI five star oceanfront resort is excited to start the 2002/2003 travel season with some great packages.  The Drive & Dive Package includes accommodations for seven nights, six days of unlimited air fills plus six boat dives, daily breakfast buffet, welcome drink & rum punch party, airport transfers & govt. taxes. Pricing for the Drive & Dive package starts from $800 per person based on double occupancy in a three bedroom apartment.  For those individuals who would like to explore the many facets of Bonaire Buddy Dive Resort, they also offer a Six Days/Six Ways Activities Package.  Each day a different activity is planned from Coastal Kayaking to Cave Exploration.  This package also includes accommodations for seven nights, six days of activities, daily breakfast buffet, welcome drink & rum punch party, airport transfers & govt. taxes.  Package pricing from $800 per person based on double occupancy in a three bedroom apartment.  For reservations, call 1-866-GO-BUDDY or visit WWW.BUDDYDIVE.COM.


Bellafonte Chateau de la Mer is offering a seventh night free special throughout 2003.  Pay for six nights and get the seventh night free.  This special is valid for all room categories.  High season nightly room rates from $150 per room (based on double occupancy).  Pricing does not include tax and service charge.  All apartments include kitchen or kitchenette, air conditioning, telephone, TV, safe.  Bellafonte offers two private sundecks.  For more information call 011-599-717-3333 or visit www.BellafonteBonaire.com.


Now through May 2003, Budget Rent A Car is offering an economy or compact car with air-conditioning for only $250 for a one week rental, and a Toyota Hilux double cabin pick-up with air-conditioning for $285 for a one week rental. Also, with a new reservation travelers will receive for free a “Tropical Treasure Discounts Booklet” containing more than $600 in discounts.  This offer is valid until Aug. 2003.  For more information call 011-599-717-5588 or visit www.bonaire-budgetcar.com.


The beachfront Sheraton Curacao Resort has introduced its packages for 2003.  All packages are valid Dec. 18, 2002 - Dec. 17, 2003.  Additional nights are available.  Children under 12 years old sharing a same room with parents are free (maximum two children per room).  For more information call 305-534-9989, 1-866-974-LION (5466) or visit www.curacaosheraton.com.


The Sheraton Fun Package includes accommodations, daily American breakfast, round-trip airport transfers, complimentary use of fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi, tennis courts (daytime), beach towels, chaise lounges at pool and beach, welcome cocktail upon arrival, hotel t-shirt, casino Matchplay coupon, taxes and surcharges.  Package prices from $313 per person for a 4 day/3 night package and $685 per person for an 8 day/7 night package. The Honeymoon Package includes accommodations in the Honeymoon Suite with flowers, daily American breakfast including the first breakfast in bed, one private dinner for two (reservation required), a bottle of champagne, round-trip airport transfers, welcome cocktail upon arrival, casino Matchplay coupon, hotel t-shirt, use of fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges at pool and beach, daytime tennis, surcharges and taxes.  Package prices begin at $738 per couple for a 4 day/3 night package and $1,481 per couple for an 8 day/7 night package. The Dive Package includes accommodations, daily American breakfast, diving at Seascape Dive and Water Sports with tank, weight-belt and weights, boat dives, unlimited use of tanks with free airfills for shore diving, one scheduled night dive (only with packages of 4 nights or more), free use of lockers, welcome cocktail upon arrival, use of fitness center, sauna, Jacuzzi, chaise lounges at pool and beach, daytime tennis, taxes and surcharges.  Package prices begin at $387 per person for a 3 night/4 boat dive package and $923 per person for a 7 night/12 boat dive package. Seascape Dive and Water Sports, located at the Sheraton Curacao Resort, is a PADI five-star dive and water sports center offering top-of-the-line equipment, low instructor-to-diver ratio, a multilingual dive staff, air conditioned classroom, boat dives aboard two well-equipped dive boats, and instruction, courses and dive packages for all skill levels. The Wellness Package includes either 3 or 7 nights accommodations in deluxe room, daily breakfast buffet, choice of two spa treatments at the West Indies Spa with the 3-night package or four treatments with the 7-night package, complimentary use of relaxation area, sauna, steam room, fitness center, whirlpool, chaise lounges at pool and beach, beach towels, daytime tennis, non-motorized water sports including kayak, snorkel, paddleboats, welcome cocktail upon arrival at resort, casino Matchplay coupon, taxes and surcharges.  Spa treatments available with package are Swedish Massage, Aromatic Wrap, Curacao Mud Mask and Reflexology.  Four-day/three-night packages from $411 per person and 8 day/7 night packages from $918 per person.


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