Travel Trade DEMA Special

Sand Dollar & Dive Friends Bonaire DEMA Show Special

Visit Sand Dollar and Dive Friends Bonaire in DEMA Booth #1942 in the Bonaire Pavilion.

Special Group Comp: 8 divers pay, the 9th and 10th get the condo, breakfast and diving for free. (16 divers pay, the 17th – 20th gets the condo, breakfast and diving for free. There is no cap on the group comp size.)

Jan 6 – Apr 20, 2018: Sample Gross Ride to the Reef package rates are $826.00 per person based on 4 people sharing a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo. (Commission is paid on entire package excluding the $45.50 per person hotel tax.)

Apr 21 – Dec 21, 2018 Sample Gross Ride to the Reef package rates are $766.00 per person based on 4 people sharing a 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condo. (Commission is paid on entire package excluding the $45.50 per person hotel tax.)
Package Inclusions: Packages include 7 nights accommodation, full American breakfast daily, government tourist tax, truck rental from Avis Bonaire and 6 days of unlimited air and Nitrox tanks for shore diving on and off property with PADI 5-Star IDC Center Dive Friends Bonaire. Packages for additional occupancies and boat diving inclusions are also available.

Comp Restrictions: All divers must pay the $6.50 pp per night hotel tax and truck rental portion of any Ride to the Reef package.

Booking Window: October 15 – December 15, 2017.

Deposits & Payments Policy:

  • A group is defined as any single reservation for a minimum of 8 paying individuals or more traveling on a common itinerary, no exceptions.
  • A $500.00 deposit is required within 14 days to confirm a reservation.
  • A preliminary list of group participants is due 90 days prior to arrival. 75% of the reserved rooms need to be filled at that time, otherwise we will release 25% of the booked rooms.
  •  The final rooming list is due 60 days prior to arrival. Any unsold rooms should be released.
  • 45 days prior to arrival final payment is due along with the (1) name and contact information for the group leader, (2) name of the driver(s) responsible for signing each rental vehicle contract(s) and (3) airline information for all guests.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations 90 days or more prior to arrival will receive a full refund.
  • Cancellations 89 – 60 days prior to arrival will forfeit the deposit.
  • Cancellations or room reductions 59 – 45 days prior to arrival will be assessed a cancellation penalty equivalent to one room night for each unit type cancelled.
  • Cancellations or room reductions within 44 days or less of arrival and/or no shows or premature departures: No refunds. Full payment is forfeit.

Why Sand Dollar for Your Group?

All Sand Dollar units have individual modems offering free high speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioned bedrooms, full kitchens, dining and living areas, and roomy porches or balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Our complex includes a pool, bar & restaurant, several seaside lounging areas, seaside grill areas, two tennis courts, deli and ice cream parlor. A full service gym & spa and several good restaurants are located within easy walking distance.  Sand Dollar guests have the option to purchase packages which include breakfast served at Breeze’s N’ Bites, located on the adjacent property.

Sand Dollar’s on-property dive partner is PADI 5 Star IDC Center Dive Friends Bonaire. Dive Friends facilities include a dive center adjacent to the Sand Dollar Reception Office with a drive-up tank station, rinse tanks, rental gear, private gear storage lockers that can be accessed 24/7 and a small retail area. Tanks are available in 80 and 65 cubic meter size, with free Nitrox upgrades for certified Nitrox divers.

Tanks and benches for gearing up for shore diving Sand Dollar house reef Bari Reef are located seaside just steps away from a sandy beach entry. Tanks can be access from this are 24/7, enabling diving on the house reef dawn, day, dusk and night.

In addition to Dive Friends on-property facilities, Sand Dollar guests may swap out tanks for shore diving at any of the Dive Friends facilities at Dive Inn, Yellow Submarine, Port Bonaire, Bonaire Marriott and Hamlet Oasis.

Sand Dollar and Dive Friends offer Ride to the Reef Dive Packages that include a 4/5 passenger pickup truck or 9 person van from Avis Car Rental Bonaire and unlimited air or Nitrox tanks for shore diving. Morning 2-tank boat dives are optional add-ons to all packages.

Dive boats depart directly from the dive dock at 9:00 AM for morning 2-tank dives. You’ll be back in time for lunch to then take advantage of unlimited tanks for shore
diving the rest of the day. Night dives may be scheduled at any time with a minimum of 6 divers.

Whatever your preference – studio or three bedroom, shore diving or boat diving, our US-based Reservation Office or your favorite dive travel wholesaler can help you choose the Sand Dollar condominium option and dive package that is perfectly suited for you and your group.