It's a missed chance if you limit your tour to the attractions of Oranjestad because the surrounding region is dotted with a treasure-trove of wonderful things to do and see. Places in the vicinity of Oranjestad are Windward Side, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast, and Hell's Gate, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southeast.
Enjoy moments of transcendence at Bonaire's churches. If you want to stay indoors, you can't better Bonaire's excellent craft workshops and history museums. These are great spots to soak up some of the local lore and culture and pick up a gift or two.
If you love to slow down when you are on holiday, Bonaire has some good relaxing activities that will suit you perfectly, such as sunbathing and shore fishing. Watersports are a popular pastime here. Take the opportunity to go boating or scuba diving; this area has some perfect areas for it.
Long-time travelers know that trying popular local dishes is one of the most rewarding ways to really get to the heart of an area. You will see that peas and chicken are popular elements in typical local meals. Don't leave this region without checking out conch chowder and fritters and also curried goat. After the main course dishes are cleared away sample the mouthwatering peanut sweets. If you are after a non-alcoholic option, enjoy tea.
At the finish of your journey, gather your luggage and wish Oranjestad "Dag" (farewell).