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Veronica Cross - USA
Nov 1, 2008

My niece Merridith just returned from a week long stay at the Villa Safir in Bonaire and felt like we were the smartest people in the world to:
1. Pick Bonaire to begin with (it is magical and hard to describe how amazing it is).
2. Find the Villa Safir and take advantage of their Dive and Breakfast and Rum Punch dinners package.
3. Commit to a full week of vacation for no apparent reason other than diving and relaxing.

Peter and Bianca and Tara's home in Bonaire has the most beautiful view on the island. We made it a point to try to be back at the villa so we can all enjoy the sunset together with our rum punches. I can't guarantee that you will anywhere near as much fun as we did, were as pampered as we were, or dive as many amazing dives as we did, but I will guarantee that you will LOVE the Villa Safir. Peter and Bianca are highly knowledgeable, resourceful, and funny. They also have one of my favorite dogs on the planet, Tara. If you go there please throw the ball to her for me, and get it from the bottom of the pool if she drops it in there. ALSO, don't feel rushed to get up to eat breakfast, it is so peaceful in the rooms with the birds singing and the island breezes and Bianca will make you a great breakfast no matter when you wake up. (OK< by 10:30, but there is always fruit and granola in the fridge if you can't get up before then.)

Also, if you are feeling adventurous, ask Bianca to take you on a guided night dive. It was unreal.

Bon Bini!


Bon Bini!




Chris and Laura - USA
Oct 20, 2008

Peter and Bianca have the Bonaire vacation experience perfected at Villa Safir! The many wonderful details that Peter and Bianca incorporated made a huge impact on how relaxing, enjoyable, and truly memorable our stay and diving experience was. Some of our favorite memories from Villa Safir include: conversations with Peter and Bianca at breakfast (along with the pancakes and fresh fruit), the checkout dive with Peter (What a great 1st dive on Bonaire! We saw an amazing amount and variety of fish including a spotted eagle ray, spotted moray eels, squid, spawning creole wrasse, and various angelfish and parrot fish. Thanks to Peter for the many tips and tricks that made our other dives on Bonaire very easy, relaxing, and so much fun!), the rinse tanks and lockers for our gear (a rare luxury at a bed and breakfast), the BBQ at sunset (Between the spectacular sunset, getting to know Peter and Bianca better, and the exquisite meal that Peter and Bianca cooked, the entire BBQ experience was wonderful!), the night dive at the Town Pier with Bianca, swimming in the pool and playing with Tara, fun boat dives, gazing out over the city at night while filling out our dive logs from all of the amazing dives we did (Some of our favorite shore dives include Andrea II, Angel City, Invisibles, and Karpata.), eating dinner in town based on Bianca's suggestions (Some of our favorite restaurants were La Guernica, Peruvian Grill, and Pasa Bon Pizza), and enjoying the amazing views of Bonaire from the Villa. This was such a fun and relaxing vacation! We can’t wait to return to Villa Safir!




Laura & Gus - USA
Mar 19, 2008

Let’s face it. Most travelers go to Bonaire for the diving. And if you are divers, like me and my husband, the logical choice for where to stay would seem to be right on the island’s shores.

I’m so glad we resisted this urge and stayed at the Villa Safir. The property’s owners, Peter and Bianca, are dive aficionados and share their guests’ passion for exploring Bonaire’s underwater treasures. They have expertly organized their B&amp;amp;B to meet divers’ needs. From the lockers and rinse tanks, to the bottles of water and beach towels made available daily, divers are catered to at Villa Safir. Peter and Bianca also generously share their knowledge about Bonaire’s many dive sites, making recommendations—including dive plans—to meet skill levels and interests. And the property’s just a 5 minute drive from the beach.

Sure, lots of places on Bonaire cater to divers. So what makes Villa Safir so special? The hospitality. The wonderful breakfast. The well-appointed private rooms and comfortable beds. The amazing views of the ocean, Klein Bonaire, and (if you time your day right) the setting sun. The intimate and relaxing feel of Villa Safir.

Even if diving isn’t your idea of holiday, and you are just looking for an island escape, Villa Safir is the place to stay.

Laura & Gus




Colette and Richard Shockey - Canada
Feb 10, 2008

We have done a lot of travelling, but have never felt so welcome and at home as at Villa Safir in Bonaire.
We have stayed with Peter and Bianca multiple times and their hospitality is second to none. You will be very well taken care of, from enjoying fresh, delicious breakfasts and very comfortable, clean rooms, to service for all of your snorkeling and diving needs. Their warmth and friendliness, as well as their helpfulness in the planning of any activity, contibutes to a most relaxing holiday for their guests. Fresh towels and filled water bottles are always ready for packing up for your daily outings.

There are many activities on Bonaire, but in the morning it can be difficult to pull yourself away from the smooth coffee, the pool, and their spectacular view! Tara, their funloving dog, will be more than happy to keep you company and remind you that napping is important.
Day or night, the villa offers the most beautiful view of the town of Kralendijk, the ocean, and Klein Bonaire.
Peter and Bianca's sunset rum punch barbecue is an enormous delicious feast and is always a memorable evening of laughter and fun.

For divers, Peter will always have your tanks ready right at the villa. You don't need to load up your gear and then run down to a dive shop to pick up tanks. Once you leave the villa, you are prepared to drive directly to your chosen dive site.

Peter and Bianca are experienced divers and excellent guides. You don't have to worry about them shortening your dive. You will run out of bottom time before they run out of air.

Everyone planning a trip to Bonaire should experience a stay at Villa Safir.
You will love it, as we always do, and even before you leave, possible return dates will be running through your mind! We fell in love with the island of Bonaire and owe much of our happiness and comfort there to our time spent with Peter and Bianca.
They are two of the most sincere, fun, and wonderful people we've ever met and feel privileged to call them our friends.


Colette and Richard Shockey
Calgary, Alberta
Canada






Andy Loudermilk - USA
Jan 19, 2008

My wife and I stayed at Villa Safir in early Oct 2007 for our honeymoon. I left a lengthy review on Trip Advisor but am just now getting around to posting this. What was initially supposed to be a week on a Windjammer cruise (which was cancelled three days prior to the sail date) turned into a last minute stay at Villa Safir. Within minutes of our arrival, our disappointment about the cruise turned into feelings of complete happiness. The beauty of the resort is surpassed only by the graciousness and friendliness of Peter and Bianca. We immediately felt like we were staying at a friend's house and would have been completely content sitting with them and their great dog Tara by the pool all week. Bonaire itself is a wonderful place and the diving is out of this world, but our fondest memories of that week involve our two hosts. Like the other tesimonial said, if you want to stay in a place that feels like home, stay at Villa Safir. Not sure when we will be able to get back, but we won't be going unless we are staying with them. I really can't say enough good things about the hosts or the beautiful home. Book it!




Jennifer Rose - USA
Dec 17, 2007

My husband and I just returned from 2 wonderful weeks on Bonaire. Last year we stayed with Ester and Menno at The Deep Blue View. When we tried to book another stay with them this year they were unable to accommodate us for our entire stay. They suggested Villa Safir. We were originally very disappointed that we would not be staying at DBV for the full 2 weeks because of our amazing time last year. But, once we arrived at Villa Safir all our disappointment quickly vanished. Peter and Bianca are both great hosts. From the very first night we really felt like we were staying at a friends house.

Both Peter and Bianca gave us great tips on dive sites we missed on our last trip, suggestions on where to eat (although we mostly at at Pasa Bon Pizza!!), and always made us feel comfortable. Bianca makes wonderful breakfasts and our night dive with her at the Town Pier was incredible! Peter kept our tanks full and was always making us laugh - especially on our boat dives and late night sitting around the table. The rum punch sunset and BBQ was sooo much fun too - we had a great time socializing with our hosts as well as other guests.

Villa Safir is very convenient for anyone who wants to dive, snorkel or just relax. The gear lockers are close to where you park your car and very roomy. The rinse tanks are always full with clean water and there are more than enough tanks to keep you happy. They have a lovely garden with shade trees and a hammock and table. The pool area is just the right size with plenty of lounge chairs and the view is the best - we were able to see Curacao on a couple of occasions!! They also have a refrigerator for guests to put leftovers, lunch items, or in our case - beer and rum!

If you are looking for a crowded, generic, rushed, on some elses schedule type place than Vila Safir is not for you. But, if you are looking for a beautiful, unique, unhurried, away from the crowds type place then I suggest you book your trip now because they fill up fast!!!

Our vacation was unbelievably memorable and we feel that a big part of that is because of our stay at Vila Safir. We already miss Peter and Bianca and of course their adorable dog, Tara and can not wait until next year!

Jennifer and Derek Rose
Vail, Colorado


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