STAY At the 48-room Harbour Village Beach Club, a 10-minute drive from the airport and the main town of Kralendijk, your guests can feast on lobster and roasted snapper with their feet in the sand. Say I do on the private beach or on the property’s pier, with parrotfish looking on. Rooms from $295; weddings from $1,250. At the 129-room Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, make it oicial in front of 60 loved ones on the private pier. If your party is smaller than 45, follow up with dinner on the open-air deck of Chibi Chibi restaurant, perched over the sea. Rooms from $132 per couple, all-inclusive; weddings from $80 per person.
PLAY Capt. Wim of Compass Bonaire will take your group on a half-day snorkel sail to the impressively healthy reefs of Klein Bonaire, a nearby island that’s home to seahorses and green sea turtles. Feeling more adventurous? Schedule a PADI Discover Scuba Diving course with outfitter Great Adventures Bonaire, whose instructors can take anyone even those with no prior scuba experience to witness the marine life 40 feet below the surface. Afterward, head to the town of Rincon for a group tour of The Cadushy Distillery to raise a glass of cactus vodka yes, it’s a thing.
PARTY The island’s best beach, just a boat hop away, has no name. Local planner Suze’s Weddings will arrange everything, including transport, for a ceremony for up to 50 guests on Klein Bonaire. The island lacks electricity and toilets, so you’ll dine elsewhere. Host the reception at an oceanfront property rented from Pure Villas. Couples often pick the four-bedroom Villa Lila for its large poolside terrace overlooking the ocean.
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