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HARBOUR VILLAGE BEACH CLUB ON BONAIRE ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP

In observation of World Oceans Day, Harbour Village Beach Club, the Caribbean’s “best kept secret” and Bonaire’s only luxury resort, proudly announces a partnership with noted filmmaker, explorer and ocean preservationist Fabien Cousteau, the grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau, in an effort to raise awareness for ocean conservation efforts among discerning Caribbean travelers.

“This partnership perfectly complements Harbour Village’s ongoing conservation efforts,” said Frank J. Gonzalez, Managing Director of Harbour Village Beach Club. “As recipients of the PADI Green Star Award and proud members of Project Aware, we’re excited to supplement our legacy as an environmentally-conscious resort by working with Fabien Cousteau, ultimately achieving our mission to enhance the conservation, education and exploration of our world’s oceans, while exceeding guests’ expectations.”

 As the resort’s environmental ambassador, Cousteau will collaborate with the resort on a wide range of issues including ocean preservation and climate change topics through a series of high-level Global Ocean Summits held on Bonaire at Harbour Village. Continuing their shared commitment of researching and exploring the world’s oceans, Harbour Village will also host “Fabien Cousteau Voyages,” providing small groups with high-end travel adventures on an NOAA research vessel and submarine.

“On a recent trip to Bonaire, I encountered Harbour Village Beach Club and it is truly a first-class destination resort in every way with a strong environmental conscience,” said Fabien Cousteau. “From their reef preservation initiatives to their Great Adventures Bonaire program, a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center offering scuba diving, snorkel trips and educational dive courses, the property is committed to an ocean ethic.”

 Cousteau will expand his non-profit Ocean Learning Center, based in New York City, to the Southern Caribbean with headquarters at Harbour Village, furthering the resort’s eco-friendly amenities and offering educational programming for resort guests of all ages. Additionally, Cousteau will join diving adventures with Harbour Village guests as well as unique experiences curated by the resort and Cousteau himself.

“My vision is for Harbour Village to be the center of a ‘think tank’ on critical conservation and environmental issues facing our planet through two annual Global summits and conferences,” Cousteau said. “Our programs will bring together those working earnestly in the field and some of the best minds in the world in order to seek solutions required to save our water planet, while educating resort guests about the importance of ocean conservation.”

About Harbour Village Beach Club

Located on a four-acre, private peninsula within an exclusive beachfront enclave on the unspoiled Caribbean island of Bonaire – outside of what is known as the hurricane belt – lies the Caribbean’s “best kept secret” and Bonaire’s only luxury resort, Harbour Village Beach Club, a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and named Bonaire’s Leading Hotel 10 times. Its 38 Dutch-Caribbean style suites are nestled amid lush tropical gardens, just steps from its private, white-sand beach, and feature opulent décor and thoughtful details like secluded lanais and double hammocks. This luxury oasis also touts on-property amenities such as a first-class, PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center, water sports center, 64-slip marina with mega-yacht dock, the beachside Kasa Coral Swimming Pool, the acclaimed La Balandra Restaurant and Bar, as well as The Spa, featuring the private Cascade Pool and state-of-the-art fitness center.

About Fabien Cousteau

Named the 2016 Diver of the Year by the international Seakeepers organization, Cousteau has set many milestones including breaking his grandfather’s record of living at the bottom of the ocean for 31 days. He has appeared in and created many scientific documentaries and spearheads conservation programs throughout North and South America and other parts of the globe.

For more information on Harbour Village Beach Club, visit www.harbourvillage.com, email reservations@harbourvillage.com or call 1-800-424-0004 or 305-424-1433. To engage with the resort socially, visit Facebook.com/harbourvillagebonaire, find us on Twitter at @HarbourVillageB or on Instagram at @HarbourVillageBonaire.