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Not wanting to wait in vain is one thing, but holding off on today’s enterprising escape to the Caribbean island of Bonaire would truly be devastating.

From the very first time you step into Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino, you'll be treated to underwater adventure and island luxury that would set any little bird's heart aflutter.

Get together (and feel all right) when you and a plus one fly to this tiny isle near South America for a seven-night stay in an oceanfront deluxe guest room ($1,001). You'll be greeted with a plush, bright bed flanked with a bamboo headboard that beckons with a view of your flat-screen television. But stir it up, little darling, and tune into the sights of the undulating waves just outside your private balcony.

Rise up with the morning sun for daily buffet breakfasts at the resort's Calabas Restaurant. Then, experience what readers of Scuba Diving magazine ranked as the top spot to submerge in the Caribbean with your complimentary PADI Discover scuba diving resort course for two. You'll glide over beautiful reefs and stunning sea animals with included instruction, gear, and one supervised dive.

Spend afternoons snorkelling with equipment from your included three-day rental, or float aimlessly in one of the resort's freshwater pools. Eco enthusiasts can get their Jacques Cousteau on at Las Baulas National Marine Park, an underwater showcase of marine life with warm water, high visibility and gentle currents.

Dry off with a life-size chess match, and then dress up for a pasta dinner at Chibi Chibi Restaurant on the house. After, let the crickets play through the night while you live it up at the resort's casino.

Take a break from your aquatic adventures and stroll to the island's capital city of Kralendijk for an afternoon of shopping and exploring - perfect for a girls' weekend away. And even if you can't find the perfect souvenir, then no woman, no cry. This is one escape that will keep the priceless memories coming - this is our message to you-ou-ou.

Escape kit

  • A seven-night stay for two in an oceanfront deluxe room
  • PADI Discover scuba diving resort course for two
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Three-day snorkel gear rental
  • A pasta dinner for two

For details and to reserve your stay, visit LivingSocial Escapes. Or, read about wreck diving in Bermuda.

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