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Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire

This resort blends all the amenities this chain is known for and infuses it with a unique Caribbean flair.
By Patricia Wuest | Updated On March 3, 2024
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Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire

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The Courtyard by Marriott Dive Resort mirrors downtown Kralendijk's vibrant hues and traditional Dutch architectural style.

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If you’ve been to Bonaire, it won’t surprise you to learn that Kralendijk — the island’s lively seaside capital — is Dutch for “coral reef” or “coral dike.” As you stroll down the town’s main street, Kaya Grandi, you’ll be surrounded by buildings awash in a rainbow of colors, as if replicating the candy-colored coral reefs that are mere yards from the island’s shoreline. The town’s architecture and the island’s reefs are part of Bonaire’s rich tapestry of sights and sounds — underwater and topside — that set this southern Caribbean island apart from other Caribbean destinations.

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The Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire is a vibrant oasis where every corner bursts with bright colour and charm.

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Kralendijk’s distinctive Dutch Caribbean vibe is also reflected at the Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire Dive Resort. As you walk through the property, you’ll feel as if you’ve stepped into a charming Antillean village. The facades of the buildings and casitas share the same traditional Dutch style and bright colors as downtown Kralendijk. The promenade that connects the main building with the restaurant and swimming pool meanders through the beautifully landscaped garden. This unique property combines the signature amenities the Courtyard by Marriott hotel chain is renowned for with the Caribbean charms divers cherish about Bonaire.

Located conveniently close to Bonaire’s international airport, the resort hotel is within minutes of downtown Kralendijk and many of the island’s best shore-diving sites, shopping, restaurants, and adventures and activities. Whether you’ve planned a solo dive vacation, family get-together or a business event, you will love the resort’s perfect combination of location, amenities and space, as well as appreciate the staff’s commitment to providing stellar customer service.

The Courtyard by Marriott Experience

As a frequent vacationing globetrotter and business traveler, I have been a devoted fan of Courtyard by Marriott for years — their thoughtfully designed guestrooms have living areas with couches, desks, pillow-top beds with crisp linens and heavenly pillows (choose either a king-size bed or two queen-size beds), spacious bathrooms and vanities with Courtyard’s Paul Mitchell amenities, and free, hi-speed Internet access. You’ll also find a selection of premium cable channels on the flat-panel TV. In creating a hotel on dive-centric Bonaire, Marriott has included these same conveniences, but also infused the resort with a Dutch Caribbean-inspired flair and breathtaking views of the waterfront, island or pool from private balconies. All 140 air-conditioned suites are housed in an array of colorful casitas along a picturesque canal. The hotel’s spacious lobby offers inviting, flexible spaces to work and relax. The market convenience store is open 24/7 for a late-night snack or bottle of wine. Whether you are a solo traveler, couple or group, on island for a get-away-from-it-all vacation, attending a destination event, or combining both work and pleasure, this resort has everything you need.

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The Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire has all the perfect facilities to splash into ultimate relaxation after your thrilling diving adventures or productive business endeavors.

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After a busy day of diving or attending meetings, grab a fluffy pool towel and head for the infinity pool or jacuzzi. Here, you can leave behind all your cares and completely unwind. And best of all, you can order your favorite cocktail and snack to enjoy poolside. Guests who love staying active can enjoy a workout in the well-equipped, 24/7 fitness center, which has modern cardio and strength training equipment.

The hotel’s Haven restaurant is open every day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Couples can choose to end the day with a romantic dinner at Haven while taking in the resort’s lovely water views.

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Every dish at the resort’s Haven restaurant promises a culinary journey of unforgettable flavors and artistry.

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If you’ve come to Bonaire for a business meeting or event, you’ll find flexible spaces with breakout rooms catering to large and small groups, free Wi-Fi throughout (you can also stream your conference to business partners around the world), and easy access to the latest news, weather and airport conditions via the hotel’s GoBoard technology. Plus, Courtyard’s activities and amenities help business travelers stay refreshed, inspired and energized. Meeting planners will appreciate that they can book a block of rooms and receive a group rate.

Scuba Diving and More

The hotel has a partnership with VIP Diving, which is known for elevating its guest experience, promoting sustainability and protecting Bonaire’s marine habitat. This dive operation caters to divers of every skill level and age with instruction and rental gear. The VIP Diving truck takes small groups to the best shore-diving sites, while their guides will also introduce guests to Bonaire’s local culture and notable sights.

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For more than a decade, VIP Diving, in partnership with the resort, has shown guests what it means to dive like a VIP while continuing to promote sustainability and protecting Bonaire’s marine habitat.

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You can also take a water taxi from the hotel dock to uninhabited Klein Bonaire to discover its pristine beaches, go snorkeling, or just kick back and enjoy this island’s laid-back atmosphere.

The watersports fun isn’t just for scuba divers. The hotel makes it easy to add on kiteboarding lessons, kayaking and snorkeling excursions, guided nature walks and electric bike tours. Watersport Center Bonaire offers a wide variety of watersports and other activities, such as kayaking, paddleboarding, sunset cruises, E-foiling and much more. In addition to super fun activities, you will find the best beachwear, watersports equipment, accessories and souvenirs. No matter who is in your group — young or old, diver or nondiver — they will find plenty to do during a stay at Courtyard Marriott Bonaire.

Book Today

Discover the multiple recreational options, world-class diving and unmatched amenities at Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire Dive Resort.

Contact: 1-800-675-6764 / +599-715-2222,,

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Raise a glass to the Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire, which promises an unforgettable stay, no matter who is in your group.

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