50 51 THE HARBOUR VILLAGE BEACH CLUB N estled on a four-acre, private penin- sula on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, is the municipality’s most exclusive luxury resort, the Harbour Village Beach Club. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and named Bonaire’s Leading Hotel 11 times, the Harbour Village Beach Club is the only resort on Bo- naire with its own private beach–not a small amenity on an island whose main business is devoted to the vacation requirements of the world’s diving community. Harbour Village was founded about 30 years ago by a family from Venezuela. “They discovered Bonaire on a family excursion,” says Jessica Gonzalez, the resort’s Marketing Director. “The father was an engineer and had a company in Caracas; the mother was an ar- chitect. They sailed throughout the Caribbean and Bonaire captured their attention. Crews HARBOUR VILLAGE NUMBER ONE ON BONAIRE BEACH CLUB THE AT A GLANCE THE HARBOUR VILLAGE BEACH CLUB WHAT: A secluded, private beach resort with a five-star dive center WHERE: Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean WEBSITE: www.harbour