Are you planning your next holiday? Are you looking for the perfect holiday destination for you and your family? Are you bored with ordinary beaches from Europe and South Asia? Are you seeking for something more exotic and interesting for your vacation? Maybe we have the perfect option for your holiday – the Caribbean Netherlands.
Some words about the Caribbean Netherlands
Maybe it is for the first time when you hear that in the Caribbean archipelago there are islands belonging to the Netherlands. Well, this is true. There are three islands that are situated in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, which are under the Dutch administration. These three islands are Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius. They are located in the proximity of other islands and the best known are Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. The acronym of these three islands is “BES islands”. These islands have changed their administrative status quite recently. On 10th of October 2010, Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius became part of the Dutch Caribbean after the Netherlands Antilles have been dissoluted. The population of these three islands exceeds 21,000 inhabitants.
Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius
Each island has its own capital. Bonaire is the largest island of the Dutch Carribean and it is located close to Venezuela and its capital is Kralendijk. The population of Bonaire exceeds the number of 17,000 residents. The highest altitude of Bonaire is 790 feet and it is called Mount Brandaris. The island of Bonaire has a surface of almost 300 square kilometers. The island of Sint Eustatius is in only 32 square kilometers and a population of 4,000 inhabitants. Sint Eustatius’s capital is Oranjestad, which is also the largest city. The smallest island from the Caribbean Netherlands is Saba, having just 13 square kilometers and a population that counts almost 2,000 people. The capital of Saba is The Bottom.
Reasons to visit the Caribbean Netherlands
There are plenty of reasons for which you should think about visiting the Caribbean Netherlands. First of all in the Caribbean Netherlands you may enjoy a breathtaking landscape. You will find here golden sand beaches, turquoise sea water and palms. Tourism is the main economic domain and due to this there are many facilities that are developed for tourists. Coral reefs are one of the major attractions that you will find here. Activities such as scuba diving and wind surfing are attracting here a large number of visitors.
If you prefer to stay on the land, you may enjoy activities like hiking, birdwatching or biking. Due to their location and landscape, the Caribbean Netherlands are a destination for a large number of cruises from all over the world. You may find here all kinds of accommodation and you may choose from hotels, vacation rentals or luxury resorts. These are just the most important reasons for which you should visit the Caribbean Netherlands.
We hope that this briefly introduction will convince you to book the Caribbean Netherlands as your next holiday destination. For sure that it will be the holiday of your dreams. We are waiting for you to visit us and enjoy our amenities.