|By Ann Phelan on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 12:51 pm:|
and then when I return, I will have a trip report..AM SOOOO EXCITED to snorkel, windsurf and play...Am staying 3 nights at Habitat and 4 nights at Flamingo..any last minute tips..
|By Dave Krause on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 4:05 pm:|
Go to Playa Benge in the park and snorkel... it was the best spot we found on the island for snorkeling. You have to take the long road but there's plenty of stuff to see on the way. Go early!
|By Ann Phelan on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 4:10 pm:|
I hate to repeat the same line of questions but I had reserved a Toyota Starlet for my car rental but opted for a 2 cab truck so I can do into the park. Is this the best plan? They do not have jeeps at Avis when I am coming apparently. Thanx for the tips..keep em coming..
|By Corney Ann Carter on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 4:57 pm:|
Two cab truck is great and I think better than a jeep. Eat at the Mona Lisa. Snorkel at Karparta as there are almost always turtles there. Take a guided snorkel tour on the Woodwind. Of course, have a geat time windsurfing. We won't make it to windsurf there until next March. Corney Ann
|By Ann Phelan on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 5:10 pm:|
When I drive to Washington, does it really take 3 hour and which is the most scenic route with snorkeling along the way..
|By J Rushman on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 6:54 pm:|
The twin cab truck will be fine. The Toyota Starlet would have been more fun. With the Starlet, you're forced to drive very slowly. Just lower all the windows and crank up the Soca music!
|By Barry Gassert on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 9:15 pm:|
Annie...the 2-cab is really good. You have a choice of air conditioning or open windows (no music in the park or you won't see anything close).
|By Ann Phelan on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 9:29 pm:|
OH BOY..all these tips..keep em coming..Can you tell I heavily research each and every trip so when i arrive I know exactly what to do..the ice cream was also recommended by Dara who has given great ideas for the trip as well. I am excited beyond belief. Traveling solo which I love but do hope to meet new friends along the way..4-5 hours in the park..wwowowowow..will have to go on a non windy day..
|By Barry Gassert on Monday, August 13, 2001 - 11:29 pm:|
When you get to the park entrance, make sure you visit the museum. It has a lot of valuable info on what you will find in the park. Also, there is small Excursion Guide of the park. It has a lot of info about the park, the birds, the geology, etc....worth the few guilders it will cost you...
|By michael gaynor on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 7:27 am:|
I have a copy of the book Annie can borrow before she goes to the park.
|By Ann Phelan on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 8:26 am:|
Cool, Michael..will have to stop by prior when I also come by for some fruit..why don't I just move it..LOL..I know u r on the way to Lac Bay??
|By Barry Gassert on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 9:09 am:|
And, Michael, I'm sure you will donate to the park, yeah?
|By Dave Krause on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 2:14 pm:|
Annie... You will love the park... we spent a whole day there, and it was the highlight of our trip and I know we missed a lot of stuff. Like everyone says, go early, pack a lunch, and make a day out of it. It was fascinating to see the power of the ocean when you stop at places like Boca Chikitu and Kokoloshi on the windward side, and then the calmer waters on the leeward side, where you can dive in and snorkel. In between you will see birds, lizards, iguanas, and such.
|By michael gaynor on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 - 4:16 pm:|
Third house (#13) on the left after you turn off the coast road. Red Toyota pickup and blue/green pontiac voyager in front. Stop, blow your horn (bonairean door bell) and the dog will bark (my door bell). See ya soon.
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