Bonaire is a vast stretch of flat land renowned for water sports. Together with Aruba and Curacao, the three islands form the Dutch ABC islands. October to January is a pleasant time to come here. The early morning showers are a life saver from the oppressive tropical heat.

Things To Do In Bonaire

Watersports lovers find their heaven on the western shores of Bonaire. If you drive to the western shores, you will see many indicators (yellow rocks) of dive sites. Plus, boats can be helpful to get to diving sites. Furthermore, if you want to go fishing or sailing, you can do it here. Snorkeling is the next best thing you can attempt in Bonaire. The depth of water is enticing at the Red Beryl Dive site. Plus, bird watching from the coast is delightful. You can see the bright colored flamingoes. Moreover, there are many natural spots like the solar salt flats that you can visit.

It may be astonishing to discover that there is not a single KFC or a Subway in Bonaire. Many restaurants serve traditional French cuisines as well as fresh seafood, which are quite expensive. However, you can find food at all hours except the afternoons. The afternoons are a time when Islanders have their much-needed siesta (afternoon nap).

Getting Around

You can use cabs to get around the island. The service is good and the prices are reasonable. Buses are an option in Bonaire, but there are few of them. The tiny size of the island makes it easy to discover and explore on foot. Hiring cars at hotels and airports is common. There are numerous car rental companies present. You need to be over 23 (in some cases over 25) to hire a car. Roads are reasonably good, although some areas of the island may require jeeps.

Where to Stay

For travelers who are looking for an affordable shelter, there are cabanas which offer diving classes too. Lizard Inn is where tourists with a minimal budget should go. Beaches have several upscale hotels like the Divers Paradise, which will cost you $300 per day. From villas to small resort houses you can rent out any accommodation according to your budget.


The official currency is the US Dollar. You can exchange other currencies, such as Euros and Pounds Sterling, easily as well. Major credit cards are widely accepted. And also, ATMs are available widely around the island.


On the island, they use electric sockets of types both A (as in the USA) and C (as in Europe). The standard voltage is 127V. Check in advance, what type of sockets your facility has, to know if you need to bring an adapter.

December 3, 2016 11:58 am Published by

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