Spacious and modern fully-furnished apartments with fantastic facilities and on-site dive centrefrom $84 /night
- Walking distance from shopping, dining, and drinking
- Fantastic scuba services via Dive Friends Bonaire
- Attractive packages for week-long stays, and car rental specials
- World-class Caribbean diving with warm water and exciting marine life
Sand Dollar Condominiums offers a ‘best of both worlds’ experience, combining the comforts of home with the conveniences of a resort. Avid divers will enjoy the on-site dive centre that can cater to every skill level, while land-lovers can unwind in a pool complex and plenty of outdoor relaxation areas. Rental cars, watersports and outdoor activities, and extras like babysitting and spa services are also easy to arrange with this hotel’s friendly staff. Best of all, you’ll have direct access to the sea with a dock that’s accessible to differently abled divers - all just steps from your front door.
About Sand Dollar Condominiums
All of the apartments at Sand Dollar Condominiums are independently owned and rented on behalf of their landlords. So, each unit carries a unique character and personalised decor guaranteed to help you feel right at home while upholding the highest standards for comfort and cleanliness. The resort has several ocean access points, with stairs down to the water, an easy to access dock, and a small beach. When you aren’t underwater, you’ll find plenty of places to relax and enjoy the sea breeze, with a sun deck and outdoor lounge areas surrounded by nature.
This is one of Bonaire’s most flexible options, with outstanding dive and stay packages and easy to arrange add-ons like rental cars and guided excursions around the island. The friendly staff are happy to help you book adventures to historic sites and nature preserves, wind sports, and services like childcare and in-room massages. Sand Dollar Condominiums is located in a residential area, with a full-service gym, tennis courts, ATM, and other helpful tourist facilities just a few minutes walk from the front gate. You’ll also find shopping, dining, and drinking options right down the road - and all of the northern and southern dive sites on the leeward side of the island within striking distance.
Explore the resort
Each of Sand Dollar Condominiums’ private and spacious apartments feels more like a home away from home than a hotel room, with comfortable furnishings and fantastic facilities. Fully equipped kitchens and dining tables make it easy to self-cater meals and pack takeaway snacks for long dive days. These comfortable and convenient accommodations also include private balconies with seating, perfect for enjoying a sundowner cocktail or a relaxing afternoon with a view. Head down to the pool for a refreshing swim or deep relaxation in a lounger - there’s plenty of room in the sun or shade.
During your stay at Sand Dollar Condominiums, you'll have 24-hour access to Dive Friends Bonaire, the resort’s on-site dive centre, making it easy to dive any time you want. You’ll also find three delicious options for dining within walking distance, including a casual sandwich shop, a lively restaurant serving classic Caribbean dishes in an upbeat atmosphere, and a latin kitchen boasting live music and fiery flavours. This resort’s private dock and sun deck are perfect for relaxation in between dives and offer easy access to the sea, with snorkelling and scuba diving just metres from the shore.
Diving with Dive Friends Bonaire
Whether you’re hoping to take on independent exploration, hire a guide, explore the wild windward side of the island and Klein Bonaire, or expand your underwater education, Dive Friends Bonaire has you covered. They also offer a wide variety of speciality experiences, like kids courses, eco-activities like reef restoration and shark monitoring, and adaptive programmes for differently-abled divers. If you need to rent gear, this shop has you covered with perfectly maintained equipment, including computers and cameras. And, their well-stocked retail centres can help fill in the gaps or replace forgotten items. Convenient packages for unlimited tank fills, nitrox, and complimentary weights make it easy to set out on your own adventures.
Dive Friends Bonaire offers locations island-wide, so you can pop in for a tank fill or embark on boat diving wherever it’s most convenient for you. Each of their centres also includes diver-friendly details like air-conditioned classrooms, training pools, and wheelchair accessible docks and boat ramps. No matter which of their shops you choose as a starting point, you’ll find yourself just minutes from outstanding scuba diving - shallow light-filled coral gardens, plummeting walls, and manmade attractions like wrecks and piers all await.
- Dive Friends Bonaire’s group rate includes one free diver for every nine paying, an excellent value for clubs and extended families!
- Visit between March and July for a chance to spot the island's flamingos performing their intricate mating dance.
- Book an eco-adventure with partner outdoors company, FlowBonaire, for a chance to mountain bike, hike, cave snorkel, and more!
- You'll need a speciality certification to hunt lionfish on Bonaire, and no spears are allowed on the island without it.
Diving in Bonaire
Eagle rayYear round
Schooling reef fishYear round
Macro CreaturesYear round
Walls & pinnaclesYear round
Healthy coralsYear round
Number of rooms
Official dive center rating
PADI 5-Star IDC Centre
Discover Scuba Diving, Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Specialities including Shore Diver, Sidemount, and Freediving