Superb self-catering resort in Bonaire, with direct access to Bonaire’s iconic shore divingfrom $58 /night
- Superb self-catering accommodation, ideal for flexible getaways
- Just steps from some of Bonaire’s iconic shore diving
- Experienced and fully-equipped partner dive centre located nearby
- Revitalised both mind and body in the magnesium-infused pool
In keeping with the Bonaire’s exploratory appeal, Hamlet Oasis offers practical yet luxurious self-catering cottages ideal for discerning travellers. Located just steps from its experienced partner dive centre and some of Bonaire’s iconic shore diving, this centrally-located resort takes care of the essentials, leaving the rest in the capable hands of your imagination. Whether you are diving, snorkeling, or visiting Bonaire for some warm sunshine and a relaxed getaway in the unique magnesium-infused swimming pool and manicured gardens, Hamlet Oasis Resort is the ideal base.
About Hamlet Oasis Resort
The centrally located Hamlet Oasis is one of Bonaire’s most relaxing getaways, offering privacy and independence at a reasonable price - leaving you to explore and enjoy the southern Caribbean island of Bonaire entirely as you please. What, where, when? It’s all ‘your time’, so Hamlet Oasis lets you decide. Go snorkeling for sea turtles or sunbathe by the pool. Dive the Hilma or hike the Brandaris. Ride a bike down the coast or watch hummingbirds from your porch. Yoga for sunrise or wine for sunset. Dine out, dine in. It’s your vacation, your choice, your time!
With 24 individual, self-catering cottages surrounded by tropical gardens and plenty of parking space for cars, scooters and bikes, this resort is ideal for independent exploration - which is one of Bonaire’s key attractions, after all. And crucially, no accommodation is too far from the refreshing magnesium-infused pool and azure ocean, ATMs, shops and Restaurants, or the nearby partner dive centre. So whether you’re travelling as family, friends, an intimate couple, or going solo, Hamlet Oasis has the ideal place for you to call home.
Explore the resort
All of Hamlet Oasis’ cottages are connected by paths leading to a centrally located reception and pool area surrounded by coconut trees and palms. The refreshing pool is supplemented with magnesium salts instead of chlorine, providing added relief for tired muscles and bones. Rooms at Hamlet Oasis are geared towards self-catering and a grocery store is located just across the street. For those who’d rather not cook, a Chinese restaurant is just across the street, and nearby Captain Don's Habitat and Buddy Dive Resort both offer dining facilities.
From Hamlet Oasis, you’re perfectly placed to make the most of Bonaire’s activities and excursions. Besides diving, snorkelling is the number one activity here, with plenty to see no matter where you go. And, Dive Friends Bonaire offers a daily snorkel school for kids 8-12 years. After a little more action? Bonaire is also a top windsurfing and kiteboarding destination. Land-based activities include mountain biking and hiking, and there are museums focusing on different aspects of Bonaire’s history and culture to explore. Keen bird spotters should head to the Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary, home to over 10,000 flamingos, and the Kunuku Dos Pos, in search of the yellow-shouldered parrot. All accommodation at Hamlet Oasis includes parking and plenty of space for rental bikes or scooters.
Diving with Dive Friends Bonaire
Follow the right paths in Hamlet Oasis Resort and they’ll lead you to a popular dive and snorkeling site known as Cliff. The resort’s partner dive shop, Dive Friends Bonaire, is also located here making it an extra convenient spot to explore from the resort. Dive Friends Bonaire is a PADI 5-Star IDC dive centre, and offers all Hamlet guests an attractive rate on air and nitrox tanks, dive packages, and courses. At this award-winning dive shop, guests can rinse off gear, use the showers, and pick up or drop off tanks used for shore diving elsewhere on the island. Full rental gear can also be provided, including underwater cameras, dive torches, and computers.
Bonaire’s easiest diving and snorkelling are on the leeward side to the wets, where you can literally drive up in your rental pickup and roll off the tailgate into the sea. Or, why not arrange a boat trip to explore Bonaire’s wild and windy east side? Boat dives can easily be arranged through Dive Friends Bonaire, with their nearby Sand Dollar location being the closest pick-up point. Dive Friends Bonaire also offers a photography centre at their central Gooddive premises, where visitors can shop or rent specialised photography equipment, hire a professional, take part in customised courses, and more.
- Visitors can help Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire with their snorkeling surveys and beach cleaning efforts, or even adopt a turtle nest.
- Why not join a volunteer dive for Reef Renewal Bonaire to maintain their garden of staghorn and elkhorn corals and help transplant them out to the wild.
- Lac Bai is home to hundreds of sea turtles, so a visit here offers high chances of an encounter.
- Hiking Mount Brandaris? Be sure to go early to beat the heat and allow time for a refreshing swim in the sea at Boca Slagbaai afterwards.
Diving in Bonaire
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Macro CreaturesYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
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Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star IDC Centre
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