A HIDDEN PARADISE IN THE CARIBBEAN
Few Caribbean islands are as inviting as Bonaire, a sand-fringed escape in the former Dutch Antilles, in the Carribean. The Piet Boon Bonaire resort is a hidden paradise featuring luxury, privacy, and impressive minimal design.
Set along the waterfront in Kralendijk, the island’s tiny capital, Piet Boon Bonaire is a collection of 10 sophisticated villas designed by Dutch master Piet Boon, whose signature furnishings complement the Caribbean island of Bonaire’s tropical beauty. Piet Boon’s connection with Bonaire runs deep. “For me,” he says, “Bonaire is the picture you see when you close your eyes and dream of the Caribbean”. Like the traditional cunucu houses on the island, the villas are designed to benefit from the wind. This ensures that it is cooled in a natural way. Shutters temper the wind, which allows for the ultimate enjoyment of the outdoor life. All nine villas have a different physical layout, offering guests a completely different experience. Helping to enhance this effect are specially commissioned pieces of art, unique to each villa. Bonaire is just 30 miles away from the island of Curaçao and 50 miles from Venezuela. It is a tranquil place where flamingos strut through the salt ponds and loggerhead turtles swim through the turquoise seas!
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