OUR STORY

Finding Inspiration & Motivation in Nature

The allure and variety of Bonaire inspire the most pleasant form of wanderlust. 

This is the ideal getaway for singles, couples or travel companions who prefer private and personal accommodations that reflects the Caribbean style over hotels and resorts. A dreamy traveler could escape from their hectic life.  Here the freedom loving wanderer can find peace, seek adventure, and renew love.  Or simply enjoy the beauties of nature and the fresh air, undisturbed.  The island offers something for the young and young at heart.The beauties and idiosyncrasies of this island invite longer stays of this glorious simple life. Understandably, friends who fly in never wish to leave as they are just having the time of their lives as you should too!  

 

Treasure By The Sea welcomes you to this island paradise.

ELK HORN CORAL

Treasure by the Sea is strongly committed to social, cultural, and environmental responsibilities, which we regard as integral for sustainable business. In all activities, we aim to respect and preserve the way of life and traditions of the local community and endeavor to minimize our impact on the environment by adhering to a policy of environmental sustainability.

 

It all started when we traveled to Bonaire to rejuvenate from the stresses of what is commonly referred to as the “real world”. We eventually decided to pack up and live in Bonaire permanently. While enjoying all the natural wonders that Bonaire has to offer, we recognized the urgent need to care and live in the most sustainable way we can to protect and further sustain this environment. Living on an island, we come across many challenges and limitations due to limited resources but everyday we strive to do what we can to reduce our carbon footprint.

Striving for each guest to experience something timeless – instilling an insatiable desire to be part of the solution, starting with the implementation of small lifestyle changes. Offering a different kind of luxury, Treasure by the Sea invites travelers to experience modern comfort and deserved indulgences, yet at minimal expense to the surrounding environment.

We are proud to embrace principles and efforts toward a more sustainable future. We utilize many eco-friendly measures to best facilitate the use of our resources and energy.

 

To obtain fresh water in Bonaire, the water plant in Hato puts the water through a more sustainable and sufficient process called "reverse osmosis" which desalinates the water. Desalinated water is the freshest and safest drinking water available on the island, but it is more costly. Therefore, a few of the many ways we try to conserve water is by not leaving the water on when brushing teeth and taking shorter showers. And because the water is so clean (and tasty), we use it for all of our drinking/cooking purposes and it allows us to reduce our overall plastic bottle consumption. To conserve both energy and water, laundry is hung on the line and we turn off the air conditioning & fans whenever we leave the house. All water used gets treated in two ways: grey water goes to our on-site drip system which recycles water to be used for our plants throughout the property and waste water goes to a waste treatment plant that decontaminates the water and safely returns it back into the water cycle. We also make our own cleaning solutions/detergents to be natural and free from harmful toxins found in conventional cleaning products. To reduce waste such as paper towels, we provide kitchen towels for each guesthouse. For trash, we have multiple bins to recycle plastic, glass, metal, cardboard, and paper. At the end of the week, we take it to Selibon which is a company designated by the government to responsibly sort and recycle waste products. 

We believe we can make a difference in the world through the daily small changes each person makes and so we hope our guests can partner with us in contributing to make a difference in the world.

MEET US

TREASURE BY THE SEA SU & CHRIS OWNERS

We love our guests!  Many have become good friends with us and with other guests and are a truly a pleasure to have at Treasure By The Sea.  For 8 years, I would personally interact with guests to provide a more personalized attention to ensure that they have the best stay. Having lived on Bonaire for many years, I have been all over the island and have lots of experiences.  My hope is to impart our knowledge onto you so that you can have an amazing time and share in our love for Bonaire.  Your feedback is important to us.  We want to hear from you! ~Su & Chris

SU & CHRIS, OWNERS

MEET OUR FUR FAMILY

TREASURE BY THE SEA DOG JOLIE

JOLIE

TREASURE BY THE SEA CAT SIG

SIG

TREASURE BY THE SEA CAT KLOI

KLOI

TREASURE BY THE SEA CAT LOLA

LOLA

TREASURE BY THE SEA CAT MACHO

MACHO

All our fur family members have been rescued.  Our dog Jolie, came from North Carolina.  The gray striped cat Sig, came from New Jersey. The sisters Lola & Kloi, the 2 gray and white cats, came from Florida. Macho is a local cat that calls Treasure By The Sea home since we moved there.  They are all very friendly and will come greet you at the front gate or at you every morning.  We don't allow guests to bring pets since we have a large fur family ourselves. If you are an animal lover, please feel free to pet, love and have a chat with them outside or in the garden.  They are not allowed in the guesthouses. We want all guests to have a wonderful holiday so it is important that the house stay allergen free for all guests to be comfortable.  Also, they are very good at acting like they are starving, but as you can see they are well fed so please don't feed them.  
 

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