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Bonaire: One of the World’s Best Islands for Snorkeling

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Calabas Reef, just off the shore from Divi Flamingo Beach Resort

Bonaire was ranked No. 4 in a prominent Islands.com list of the world’s best islands for snorkeling, in the company of outstanding islands such as Fiji, Dominica and Maui. The list points to Bonaire’s 200-plus caves, beautiful fossilized coral and crystal-clear water. You can see the entire list here.

Round 2: More Flight Deals to the Caribbean for Summer 2017

Our first roundup of flight deals to the Caribbean was so popular, we’re doing it again! We found a few more instances of low airfare to our islands, and we thought we’d share:

-American Airlines, JetBlue and United flights as low as $190 round-trip from BOS (Boston) to AUA (Aruba), multiple dates in June

-American Airlines flights as low as $259 round-trip from BOS (Boston) to SXM (St. Maarten), May 31-June 6

-JetBlue flights as low as $396 round-trip from RDU (Raleigh-Durham) to BGI (Barbados), May 24-June 2 (these flights have overnight connections)

-Delta and JetBlue flights as low as $406 round-trip from JFK (New York City) to SXM (St. Maarten), May 30-June 6

Information is valid at the time of writing. Sometimes you may not find the price mentioned in this post (for example, several days after the original posting date). It means that the airline has changed the price.

 

Summer 2017 Flight Deals to the Caribbean

We’ve discovered several great flight deals to the Caribbean for summer 2017.

-American Airlines flights as low as $174 round-trip from BOS (Boston) to BGI (Barbados), select dates starting in May (these flights have overnight connections)

-American Airlines flights as low as $182 round-trip from BOS (Boston) to AUA (Aruba), select dates May-June

-JetBlue flights as low as $312 round-trip from JFK (New York City) to BGI (Barbados), select dates May-June

-Delta flights as low as $390 round-trip from JFK (New York City) to SXM (St. Maarten), select dates in May

Information is valid at the time of writing. Sometimes you may not find the price mentioned in this post (for example, several days after the original posting date). It means that the airline has changed the price.

Barbados Will Host the Caribbean’s Largest Arts Festival

Caribbean Arts Festival CARIFESTA 2017

Courtesy of the Caribbean Journal

This summer, Barbados will host the 13th edition of the Caribbean’s biggest arts festival, CARIFESTA. More than 3,000 artists and craftspeople will come to the island August 17-27, 2017 to showcase their best work. The festival features an incredibly diverse range of artwork, from dance, theater and music to the visual arts and fashion to food and literature. The theme is “Asserting Our Culture, Celebrating Our Selves.” The opening and closing ceremonies will take place at Bridgetown’s well-known cricket stadium, the Kensington Oval, a short drive from Divi Southwinds Beach Resort. If you’re traveling to Barbados in late August, consider yourself very lucky!

Bonaire, Home to One of the Natural Wonders of the Caribbean

About.com Travel recently named Bonaire’s National Marine Park one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the Caribbean. If you’ve been scuba diving or snorkeling with Divi Dive Bonaire, you’ve visited the Marine Park—it encompasses the entire island from its shoreline to a depth of 200 feet. From the vibrant diversity of underwater life that makes its home in the park, the healthiness of the area is clear. It’s considered to be the most well-protected reef system in the Caribbean.