Nestled alongside a beautiful harbor on the west coast is Bonaire's capital Kralendijk - the commercial capital of the island and the first stop for each tourist visiting Bonaire. Marked by several narrow streets and a few low buildings painted in pastel colors, the town is home to the majority of government buildings, hotels, shops, restaurants and bars, as well as a couple of historical building and a cultural museum that will take less than an hour to explore.
In order to protect the Island from other nations, the Dutch has constructed a fortress, known as Fort Orange. Nearby visitors are offered the view of another historic building - Bestuurskantoor, with a yellow and white gate surrounding it. The main street of Kralendijk, Kaya Grandi houses supermarkets and some exclusive souvenir shops.
Walking along it, you'll see dozens of anchored sailboats and Harbor Village Marina located north of Kralendijk. Some twenty minutes walking from the town along the coast, you'll enjoy a spectacular view from Kaya Playa Lechi, set close to Harbor Village Marina. Here visitors are offered beaches in three colors: white, pink or black, and crystal clear waters, protected in the National Marine Park. Strolling leisurely across the area, you'll get to small charming shops and large food markets.
Located three miles from Kralendijk is Flamingo International Airport, where taxis are available as the only means of transport for such a short drive. This favorable location has made Kralendijk a popular vacation destination, with several car rental companies and hotel operators making their distinct presence here.
Visitors to Bonaire will be offered to choose from the most comfortable accommodations designed to make your stay as pleasant as possible. Situated in Kralendijk are some of the best Bonaire cottages and hotels, including Buddy Dive Resort in Kralendijk, Plaza Resort Bonaire in Kralendijk and Belmar Oceanfront Apartments in Kralendijk among others.
Complete with four newly refurbished buildings, Buddy Dive Resort in Kralendijk provides its guests with one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, restaurant, a full-service dive center, two swimming pools, activity desk, pool bar and car rentals. The resort is also regarded as the ideal place for relaxation and viewing Bonaire's serene backdrops. A short stairway offers easy access to the quiet ocean, excellent for swimming and snorkeling, while the resort's picturesque vistas make it a wonderful setting for such special occasions as anniversaries, weddings and honeymoons.
Each of the hotel's apartments has a comfortable living area, air conditioned bedrooms, large patios or balconies offering ocean or tropical gardens views and fully-equipped kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, stoves and dishwashers. Being best known for its excellent diving facilities, Bonaire also offers a wide variety of other exciting water sports, the majority of which have found their reflection in Buddy Dive Resort in Kralendijk.
Thus, visitors can take in sport fishing, mountain biking, kayaking and windsurfing among others.