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Active vacation in Netherlands Antilles - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

St. Barts The main type of entertainment in the Antilles is active rest. The very location of the state literally indicates what kinds of entertainment are popular. Diving holds the first place. Almost any tourist who has found himself on beautiful islands in the middle of the Caribbean Sea, will not resist the temptation to dive and see what sea is hiding. Water remains warm throughout the year. It is very clean and transparent. While snorkeling to the bottom, you can see the mountain walls of the islands, many corals of different shapes and sizes, a large number of representatives of the local fauna, a variety of colors and much more. Such a spectacle won’t leave anyone indifferent. Thousands of tourists all over the world go here just for the sake of it.
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A special attention to diving is paid on Bonaire, which is one of the islands of the state. There is everything for this activity. Every day, a few dozen special boats, which are fully equipped for divers, go out from the berths of the island. There are even special dive tours to the east coast. It's important to know that diving requires a special license. You can be fined without it. In total, Bonaire can boast more than a hundred places for diving labeled with markers. Each such place has its own unique name, so that it would be easier for tourists to find way. That makes diving points even more attractive in the eyes of the foreigners.
Fantastic Food, Bloodlet, and many other places have their own unique features. For example, there is the place called Pink Beach on the south-western coast of Bonaire. Hilma Hooker ship sank there. Now, it is lying in the water area at a depth of about 30 meters. Here, you can always go down to see such a unique landmark. In addition, Bonaire offers excellent conditions for yachting and windsurfing. An equipment can always be rented from local residents. Travelers can conquer the sea like famous pirates, that once had their base on the Antilles. Copyright
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However, the island of Bonaire is not the only place where all the conditions for active recreation are created. The island of Saba is a paradise for divers, where the water temperature does not drop below 24C. Visibility under the water can reach 40 meters. Here, you can see a lot of different inhabitants of the sea depth, ranging from colorful fish to sharks and whales. Throughout the island, there are special dive centers, where you can rent equipment and hire an instructor.
Santa Martha View Despite the fact that the Antilles are primarily associated with water activities, such as diving or fishing, those who prefer land can actively rest here. They can go for a trekking or just walk along the most picturesque routes. You can take the specially created trails on Saba and on other islands. For example, the island of St. Maarten has the extinct volcano Mount Flagstaff. Several roads are laid there, each of which features amazing nature. If you’ll have a popular tour from the island of Saba to Mount Scenery, you can see the amazing vegetation and more than 70 species of animals and birds. All of these are waiting in 1064 steps.
The Antilles has a total population of more than three hundred thousand people. At the same time, statistics show that about 90 percent of the total …
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However, entertainment in the Antilles is not limited to mountain trails and underwater treasures. In large cities, especially in the capital of the state - Willemstad - there are several nightclubs. There, parties are held regularly. In addition, each island can offer its guests some unique ways of having fun. If you could not find anything interesting, you can always take the help of local residents who are very friendly to tourists and are always ready to answer any questions.
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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of Netherlands Antilles

A broad selection of rides and game rooms is provided by Riffort Village, an entertainment center located near the famous fort. It also houses several cozy restaurants and shops. Outdoor recreation enthusiasts will certainly enjoy the largest and most beautiful park in the city - Curacao Underwater Marine. The park has a large picnic area, there are sports grounds and children's rides, as well as special walking and cycling paths. Active tourists will like a tour of the Hato Caves, which … Read more
Saint Martin
It is perfect for a family holiday. This place is ideal for sunbathing or swimming, snorkeling, playing on playgrounds or going to one of the beach restaurants to taste delicacies. Anse Marsel beach is ideal for families with children. The Petites Cayes beach is considered the most quiet and spare beach of the island. The Dutch part of the island is characterized by its numerous duty-free shops, where you can go shopping. There are different clothing stores and souvenir shops, as well as … Read more
Not far from San Nicolas there is a place called ‘Mushroom Forest.’ This dive site is a network of caves and tunnels inhabited by exotic fish and turtles. The valley of Porto Marie is also an attractive dive site; those who wish to admire the rare marine life are sure to go there. In 1984, the Seaquarium was opened on the island, since than the complex has become a favorite tourist destination. There visitors can appreciate the diversity of inhabitants of the underwater world, feed turtles … Read more
In the western part of the island, there is the Playa Funchi that attracts many divers. It is impossible to describe the beauty of the underwater world in words. Here, you can scuba dive and just swim with a mask along the coast. The beach of Boka Slagbai is less crowded. Near it, there are several beautiful constructions of the middle of the 19th century. Travelers can leave the coast at any time they want and explore local attractions. One of the most enchanting and quietest beaches is … Read more

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