Den Laman is a small apartment building, overlooking the Caribbean Sea, just over a mile from Kralendijk, Bonaire's capital. The apartment building is painted in bright Caribbean colours giving Den Laman a distinctive character. Den Laman is close to several small resorts, with some excellent restaurants and bars, just a short walk to some relaxed and sociable nightlife. Den Laman is centrally located on Bonaire and you can get out and about very easily from here - to explore the island or enjoy the shore diving. If you intend to snorkel or dive - there are several excellent dive sites immediately in front of the apartments. We know them well. The furthest dive site on Bonaire is no more than 10 miles away.
Den Laman is ideal if you want privacy and independence. Designed for guests who wish to self cater - in comfort. However, there are several restaurants nearby - one especially good one on the ground floor which serves meals throughout the day - should the appeal of self catering begin to wane. This restaurant has a terrace overlooking the ocean - the view and atmosphere are wonderful. A perfect place to enjoy a meal, sipping an exotic cocktail and watching the sun go down.
Den Laman apartments are modern, stylish apartments, overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Ideal for visitors who want to be independent – with extra creature comforts.
Exceptional apartments – beautifully decorated with all modern conveniences.
The ocean front apartments have glorious views of the Caribbean Sea.
Den Laman has just 16 apartments and is private and very quiet. The accommodation is in studios, one and two bedroom apartments all with a fully equipped, modern kitchen. The high quality fixtures and fittings are contemporary European style. These super apartments are spacious and modern with a chic décor, fully air-conditioned and have furnished balconies.
Den Laman Studios - have a fresh décor and nice furnishings and are fully air-conditioned. The studios have a Queen size bed (UK King size). The living area has an LCD cable TV, surround system with DVD player, ceiling fan, a small safe for personal belongings, ironing facilities, telephone and free wi-fi. The dining area has a table and chairs for two people. The modern open plan kitchen has an American style refrigerator with ice maker, dishwasher, hob with oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and electric kettle. The bathroom has a shower and a fitted hairdryer. The furnished balcony has an island view.
Den Laman One Bedroom Apartments - are nicely decorated in fresh bright colours, very well furnished and are fully air-conditioned. One bedroom apartments have a large air conditioned bedroom with a Queen size bed (UK King size) and ceiling fan. The large living room has an LCD cable TV, surround system with DVD player, a small safe for personal belongings, ironing facilities, telephone and free wi-fi. The dining area has a table and chairs for four people. The modern open plan kitchen has an American style refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, hob with oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and electric kettle. The full bathroom has a shower and a fitted hairdryer. One bedroom apartments can be ocean view or ocean front - both have a large furnished balcony with wonderful views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
Den Laman Two Bedroom Apartments - are nicely decorated in fresh bright colours, very well furnished and are fully air-conditioned. The two air conditioned bedrooms, both with a ceiling fan, can have various bed configurations: King beds in both bedrooms; a Queen size bed (UK King size) in both bedrooms : a Queen size bed in the first bedroom and twin beds in the second. The large living room has an LCD cable TV, surround system with DVD player, a small safe for personal belongings, ironing facilities, telephone and free wi-fi. The dining area has a table and chairs for four people. The modern open plan kitchen - some have a cooking island - has an American style refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, hob with oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and electric kettle. Each bedroom has a full bathroom with a shower and a fitted hairdryer. Two bedroom apartments can be ocean view or ocean front - both have a large furnished balcony with wonderful views of the beautiful Caribbean Sea.
Divers and snorkellers can enjoy the ocean - a few metres from their room. Bonaire is famous for its wonderful diving and snorkelling and is officially recognised by the NOAA as having the most pristine coral reef and the most species of fish in the Caribbean. Bonaire is consistently voted the "Best Overall Dive Destination" by divers. The Reef Environmental Education Foundation has 8 of Bonaire's dive sites in their top 10 Caribbean sites in terms of species richness. Click the diving and/or snorkelling links above for more information about the fantastic diving and snorkelling on Bonaire.
On Bonaire most diving is shore diving and snorkellers can enjoy the 51 shore entry sites too. Shore diving means you can dive/snorkel when you like. Our DDD offers are the best possible price for a diving holiday. "Unlimited air" means what is says. As much air as you want, and 24 hour access to fresh tanks, so you don't have to stop when the sun goes down. Bonaire is a small island, refills are never far away. To make the most of this freedom, to get to all the shore entry sites and explore the island, most visitors hire a vehicle. Driving is easy and on Bonaire you are never more than 20 minutes from Den Laman or 5 minutes from the ocean. We can arrange vehicle hire at a lower rate than you would pay on island. Custom built dive boats are available for divers and snorkellers, of course, comfortable and well equipped for the very short ride to the dive sites. Boats take very small groups, usually 6 to 8 divers and snorkellers. At most sites there will be just you and few (new) friends. Boats can get booked up very easily.
Booking your diving, vehicle hire or other services for your holiday with us, will save you money and it will be part of an ATOL protected holiday itinerary. It will guarantee that service will be available to you on island and avoid possible disappointment.
Bari Reef, in front of the apartments, is recognised as one of the best reefs in the Caribbean. We work closely with the 5-star PADI dive centre at Den Laman. They have equipment for sale or hire and instruction courses for all levels, including complete beginners. Guided day and night dives are available. The dive centre is a PADI & SSI Scuba Training Facility - and a Universal Referral Facility for IDEA, NASDS, NAUI, PDIC, SSI, YMCA scuba and SDI. They also offer nature tours, bird watching, kayaking, cave exploration, mountain bikes and guided snorkelling. Divers are asked for a contribution of $25, and snorkellers $10, to the Bonaire Marine Park for the protection of the reef and the ocean. Payable at your dive centre. Wear your tag with pride. This contribution entitles you to free entrance to the Slagbaai National Park. Tanks are A clamp and, if you have DIN fittings, you will need to bring a converter with you - or hire one on island.