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I was planning on buying tickets to Bonaire but am now concerned about the lack of sandy...

I was planning on buying tickets to Bonaire but am now concerned about the lack of sandy beaches to lay out on. Nature and snorkeling is important to me too. Could anybody tell me if there are soft, sandy beaches in Bonaire? If not where should I go to find them? I prefer to visit a more laidback island and would like to stay away from families/large-scale luxury resorts/cruise ships. Also, I'm traveling in August. Will it be too hot?
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     asked this on June 20, 2009 at 09:57 PM
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Bonaire is a grand place, but it lacks in sandy beaches. Periodic storms unveil them in various parts across the island. But there is a great beach a Windsurf City, a relaxed spot where you can rent windsurfing rigs. It's also got a great restaurant (very casual). That's a little bit away from town. Closer by, you can chill out on Eden's Beach, which has a nice sandy cove (albeit kind of small). But your best bet is to hop a boat (or take a kayak) and head out to Klein Bonaire, a small, deserted island off the main coast. If you're looking for a laid-back scene, Bonaire is it--esp if you like diving and snorkeling. Not much of a downtown scene, but do check out Little Havana, a great Dutch ex-pat bar/music venue. If you want more action, Curacao is grand--great beaches, live music, great food, more diverse landscapes. But they also get hordes of cruise ships, and the reef system isn't nearly as healthy.
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