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Lac Cai, Kralendijk

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Enjoy a slice of paradise as you snorkel and swim, enter the water on horseback, or simply laze around at Lac Cai. Nestled between mangroves and the open sea, the lake features turquoise water and clean white sand. Stroll along the shore and find a mountain of shells sitting just by the water. If you're feeling peckish, head to a nearby restaurant, which occasionally hosts live performances. Bring plenty of sunscreen or even a beach tent, as there is minimal shade around the lake. Before you head to Kralendijk, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Kralendijk sightseeing planning tool, to make sure you see all that Kralendijk has to offer, including Lac Cai.
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  • Gorgeous but AMATEUR WINDSURFERS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE AREA… You must be on Full alert 100 % of the time … It’s absolutely dangerous … I would recommend another beach … This has turned into a Cruise... 
    Gorgeous but AMATEUR WINDSURFERS HAVE TAKEN OVER THE AREA… You must be on Full alert 100 % of the time … It’s absolutely dangerous … I would recommend another beach … This has turned into a Cruise...  more »
  • We got a tip to come here Sunday morning around 11am to eat fish caught by the local fishermen, between the locals with live music. After arriving we walked around on the beach admiring the views... 
    We got a tip to come here Sunday morning around 11am to eat fish caught by the local fishermen, between the locals with live music. After arriving we walked around on the beach admiring the views...  more »
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  • This is one of my all time favorite snorkel spots, and I've snorkeled all over the Caribbean, Hawaii and the Red Sea. Ignore the reviews that say there's nothing to see or that the coral was rubble. They were in the wrong place. You do have to walk 20 minutes out to the reef and there'snothing to see between the beach and the reef until you get near the reef. For a large part of that walk, you're in waist to chest deep water (I am 5'6" for reference) and the tide change is minimal. Aim for the middle of the bay between the 2 points. You can see the waves crashing on the reef. Too far to the right and the coral is small and not great. To the left side, it's amazing. If I lived on Bonaire, I'd do this at least once a week. You'll start to see coral before the reef. Put on your fins and mask and snorkel the rest of the way. The closer you can get to the reef, the bigger the fish will get. We saw hundreds of fish and many different kinds. Much of the reef is too shallow to swim over unless you are really careful to not break or touch coral. Truly beautiful. I and 47 and my husband is 65. We are in average shape and had no physical issues with doing this (some of the reviews make it sound like you need to be really fit). Do it. You won't be sorry!
  • Loved it! Great beach for those who are a bit shy about getting into the water. Clear, serene water, and low enough to venture out and have the level remain lower than knee level. Every so often, you see a male senior, nude, walking into the water. The good news is that it looks like a crepe paper body suit, so it’s not offensive. It’s on my top places to visit every time I visit Bonaire.

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