BonaireSint Eustatius and Saba

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Get away to relaxing Bonaire! Enjoy the diving, natural setting, and more.

The island of Bonaire was first settled by Europeans in the 16th century as part of the Netherlands Antilles. Today, its 18,000 inhabitants retain ties with the Netherlands while also proudly fostering their Caribbean culture. Explore the island’s natural landscapes and meet with welcoming locals who bring credence to the island-nation's motto: "Once a visitor, always a friend."

The island's main city is Kralendijk, a coastal settlement of red-roofed colonial buildings. Explore the beachside promenade to find a range of restaurants, shops and historic sites. Visit the World War II monument and pay tribute to Bonairian soldiers. Admire the Pasanggrahan, a yellow palace home to the island-nation's parliament.

Drive north to Rincon, Bonaire's other major settlement, and discover the island's colonial history. Get insight into the slave culture of the 1500s at a restored plantation house, learn the African-style Simadan dance or admire cactus fences in the outdoor Real Rincon Museum.

Go to Bonaire's diverse wetlands and picturesque coast and see why conserving the environment is so important to this island. Explore Lac Bay on the south-eastern coast. Try kite surfing at Atlantis Beach. Kayak through the mangroves or relax at Sorobon Beach, where resort restaurants serve meals by the sea.

Bonaire is a renowned diving and snorkeling location. Find the best snorkeling locations marked by yellow stones along the Bonairian coast. Klein Bonaire, a small uninhabited islet off Bonaire’s west coast, is another spectacular snorkeling destination that you can reach in 25 minutes by water taxi. Klein Bonaire is part of the Bonaire National Marine Park. To enter the marine park you must have a STINAPA Marine Park Tag, which can be purchased from dive centers and hotels.

Inland, spot wild goats around Lake Gotomeer or hike through the protected reserves of the Washington Slagbaai National Park. In Bonaire's south, take a tour of the salt production farms, one of the island's main industries, and witness a sea of pink plumage at the Flamingo Sanctuary.

To reach Bonaire, fly into the island’s international airport, which is a 15-minute taxi ride from Kralendijk where you can get around on foot. Travel further afield on a rented bike or scooter. As evening falls, try iguana soup in a restaurant along the beachside promenade and savour the sights, sounds and smells of this unique getaway.

Known for

Snorkeling, Diving and Scuba Diving

Top Hotels in Bonaire

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
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Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino
3.5 out of 5
J.A. Abraham Boulevard 40, Kralendijk, Bonaire
$135
per night
Oct 2 - Oct 3
3.8/5Good! (292 reviews)

"Very relaxing place, not super high end but quite comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino
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Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire Dive Resort
4 out of 5
Kaya International 2, Kralendijk, Bonaire
$134
per night
Sep 27 - Sep 28
4.4/5Excellent! (113 reviews)

"The Hotel was Beautyfull, clean, good service and very friendly, good situated close to the importent things. Thank you for a super vacation."…"

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Courtyard by Marriott Bonaire Dive Resort
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Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire
3.5 out of 5
J.A. Abraham Boulevard 80, Kralendijk, Bonaire
$135
per night
Oct 16 - Oct 17
3.8/5Good! (183 reviews)

"The location was right in the centre of everything. The staff were friendly and the whole resort(like all of Bonaire) was relaxing and mellow."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire

Top activities in Bonaire

Washington Slagbaai National Park Tour
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Washington Slagbaai National Park Tour

$80

Meander down seaside trails to uncover hidden and unspoiled beaches, snorkel in thriving marine habitats filled with exotic fish, and learn about the history of Bonaire's Caiquetio Indians on this engaging excursion through Washington Slagbaai National Park.

Discover Bonaire Half-Day Tour
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Discover Bonaire Half-Day Tour

$37

With your local guide, get a glimpse of the island's nature, history, and culture. See the CARGIL Salt Company, flamingos, snow-white salt mounds, and Washington Slagbaai National Park.

Lac Bay National Park & Salt Flats Tour
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Lac Bay National Park & Salt Flats Tour

$37

Explore one of Bonaire's rare sandy beaches, spot herons, iguanas, and flamingos, and admire the view at Lac Bay in Bonaire National Marine Park. Along the way, learn how saltwater is processed into salt crystals and take a refreshing swim.

Trip to coco beach
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Trip to coco beach

$11

Coco Beach is a nice beach, it’s partly sand and partly with rocks. If you want to snorkel, this beach is a good choice, If you want to only relax with a sandy beach then you will have to choose Sorobon Beach on the activity menu on the website.

Trip to 1000 steps
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Trip to 1000 steps

$15

1000 Step Beach is a nice beach partly sand and partly with rocks. If you want to snorkel, this beach is a good choice for snorkelling and a high probability to see sea turtles

6 Days Unlimited Air package
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6 Days Unlimited Air package

$175

Discover the freedom of bonaire shore diving! Voted best shore diving for 23 consecutive years; once you experience a taste of diving freedom, you won’t want to go anywhere else. We offers tanks in 3 different sizes (63, 80 and 100cf, equivalent to 10, 12 and 15l) all at the same price and including weights.