Calabash Cove Resort & Spa
Calabash Cove feels like a nest perched on the hillside along Bonaire Bay, with buildings on a gentle slope toward the sand-rimmed, turquoise sea. Framed by coconut trees and vibrant bougainvillea and facing some of the island’s most fiery sunsets, the 2-year-old resort is conveniently located on the northwest coast of the island, less than 15 minutes from the airport. The 26 accommodations include nine Water’s Edge Cottages with secluded plunge pools, hammocks, and outdoor rain showers. Inside, crisp, clean lines punctuated by bright accents and textures define the sleek decor. Hit the boardwalk that leads to the beach, where you can snorkel among the reefs in the clear, warm sea. The trendy C bar features Caribbean entertainment, and Windsong restaurant always emphasizes local fare, such as St. Lucian crab with sorrel chutney, pan-fried king prawns infused with Pernod, and coconut-nutmeg crème brulée.
DON'T MISS: driving to Soufriere volcano, the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater, or taking a hiking tour through the rain forest. To make reservations, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXCLUSIVE DEAL: Book seven nights (minimum) in an Ocean View Junior Suite and receive 15% off; a dinner for two prepared at your choice of beach, pier, gazebo, or private patio; and round-trip private airport transfer. All-inclusive rates start at $695. Offer valid through January 31, 2012.