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Holidays in Netherlands Antilles

Understanding Netherlands Antilles

The Netherlands Antilles will be dissolved as a unified political entity on October 10, 2010 Curacao and Sint Maarten will become autonomous states within the Kingdom of the Netherlands, while Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius BES Islands will become special municipalities bijzondere gemeenten of the Netherlands, with a local mayor and municipal council

Once the center of the Caribbean slave trade, the island of Curaçao was hard hit by the abolition of slavery in 1863 Its prosperity was restored in the early 20th century with the construction of oil refineries to service the newly discovered Venezuelan oil fields The island of Sint Maarten is shared with France; its northern portion is named "Saint-Martin" and is part of Guadeloupe


Tropical; ameliorated by northeast trade winds


Five islands in two groups Generally hilly, volcanic interiors

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Food and eating in Netherlands Antilles

Drinking in Netherlands Antilles

Accommodation in Netherlands Antilles

The different islands of the Netherlands Antilles vary enormously and so do the accommodations On Bonaire it is forbidden to build higher than three floors up, resulting in many smaller accommodations scattered along the islands coast On the largest island Curaçao, you will find basically any kind of accommodation, from large hotel chains to small privately owned properties that you can rent per week or even per day Some good places to stay include:


  • Plaza Resort Bonaire JA Abraham Boulevard 80, Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles 781-821-1012 usa@plazaresortbonairecom $190-$300 USD per room, per night http://wwwplazaresortbonairecom Enjoy the best of Bonaire scuba diving at Plaza Resort Bonaire, a dive resort that offers spacious accommodations in a magnificent sun-drenched setting Less than five minutes' drive from the airport, our air-conditioned Bonaire villas and suites feature beautiful views of the lagoon, marina, or ocean With an on-site PADI dive center and invigorating activity options like snorkeling and windsurfing, you'll soon discover why we are the perfect destination for a sunny vacation in Bonaire
  • Harbour Village Beach Club Hotel Bonaire
  • Habitat dive resorts 1
  • Villas Bonaire 2
  • Coral Paradise Bonaire Resort 3


  • Flamingo Villa 4
  • Floris Suite 5
  • Kura Holanda 6

Cities in Netherlands Antilles

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