|By Jennifer Parmley (BonaireTalker - Post #13) on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 8:26 am:|
Hi- My mom and I will be coming to Bonaire in July. We are snorkelers and will be staying at the Divi. we plan to rent a car but are wondering if a car is necessary for the whole week? If we waited until Tues or Wed to rent a car we would hopefully do a snorkel with Renee on one of the days we don't have a car, but I'm wondering are there restaurants within walking distance of the Divi for those days we don't have a car? Is there a car rental place that will bring the car to the Divi or will we have to go pick it up? Thanks
|By bob (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2097) on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 10:00 am:|
The divi is the place to be if you have no truck...
|By Dr. Director (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #383) on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 10:04 am:|
There are quite a few of the restaurants most visitors frequent (i.e., almost all except a few at the northern resorts) within walking distance of the Divi including Richards, Donna et. Giorgios, Casablanca, etc. etc.
|By karen gaffner (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #171) on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 10:18 am:|
divi has a car rental place on the property. you can walk to lots of restaurants easily but without a car you're missing much of the island. i personally love the freedom a car gives.
|By Susan (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1837) on Thursday, June 14, 2007 - 1:04 pm:|
We always wait a few days to settle in before we rent a truck. The hotels (Habitat, probaby Divi too) often include transfers from the airport in their rates, and it makes it less stressful after a long day flying to not have to stand in line for an hour at the airport for a car/truck.
|By Lorraine Meadows (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1101) on Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 11:35 am:|
Divi is a great place, easy to walk to town ,and a great house reef, my sister never wanted to go anywhere else, but you would be missing out on other great places if you don't rent a car.
|By Barbara Lee (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #7) on Saturday, July 21, 2007 - 11:57 am:|
We just returned on July 15th and I hadn't reserved a car ahead of time. Getting a taxi to Sand Dollar at 5:00am was no problem. But we didn't realize how limited we were without a phone to check around for car rental options. After getting a cell phone on Monday (and buying phone cards), we had to call several companies before finding one that had a rental available that would be allowed in W-S Park. It was a bit nerve-wracking; next time I would definitely reserve ahead of arrival. We used Total and they came to get us at the SD to take back to the airport for the truck. No problems, good vehicle, nice people. They were open at 4:00am at the airport for us to return the truck--no extra charge!
|By David Johnson (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #319) on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 6:52 pm:|
I would suggest reserving a car in advance whatever you decide. (My preference is a pickup -- great for hauling wet stuff, has sufficient clearance to tour the park and is usually cheaper.
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