Bonaire – Complete Guide to the Island

Bonaire – Complete Guide to the Island

A complete guide to planning your trip to Bonaire. Write down the tips and enjoy a lot!

Bonaire is one of the islands belonging to the Caribbean ABC: Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. The island is surrounded by natural beauty, both on land and offshore.

There are parks, salt mountains, dozens of diving points, several extreme sports, paradisiacal beaches, perfect weather throughout the year, rich fauna and flora and several ecological attractions for all ages. Without discarding a busy nightlife in the capital with the right to several restaurants and bars on the island.

If you are interested and are planning to spend your honeymoon or vacation here, you can start writing down our tips on what to do, where to go, what to eat and where to stay:

Things to do in Bonaire

The capital of Bonaire is Kralendijk, a colorful city of Dutch architecture that offers a beautiful shopping centre, restaurants and bars, as well as all-you-can-eat beaches.

Another popular city is Rincón, the first city built on the island by the Spaniards in the 16th century. Here is the ideal place to learn more about the history and culture of Bonaire and its people.

The beautiful beaches are found all along the island – which can be easily reached by car in just one day. One of the best known and most famous is Coco Beach, where you can play tennis on one of the courts and rent beach chairs as well as nautical equipment to enjoy the day.

Goto Meer, for example, is another destination worth visiting. Here it is possible to see several birds, such as flamingos, over an immense lagoon of brackish water. The landscape is very beautiful.

Another beautiful landscape is the Salt Mountains at Salt Pier. The picturesque view of the White Mountains contrasts with the pink of the saline waters in the lake below and the turquoise blue of the sea ahead. One hell of a view!

Finally, the main attraction of the entire island are the marine parks with coral reefs up to 30 meters deep, fully visible for diving. Bonaire is one of the best destinations in the world for sports, from beginners to professionals. So be sure to discover all the marine beauty and typical animals of the region.

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Where to stay in Bonaire – Our hotel recommendations

The main accommodations are in the capital Kralendijk, some more in the center, but there are several by the sea. Among the accommodations, there are hotels, resorts with spas or more cozy inns. It is worth investing some time in researching which type best suits your taste and pocket.

In addition, there is also the option of staying on an all-inclusive sailing boat – with tours and food included – and enjoying the island from the best angle: in the turquoise blue sea. ?

Read all our tips:

  • Bonaire's Best Hotels and B&Bs

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Where to eat in Bonaire – Restaurant Tips

The island's specialty is seafood and fish, but there are dozens of different restaurants. Diverging between Italian, Mexican, Japanese cuisine and others, the island's restaurants and bars are well structured with pleasant environments for all ages.

Internet chip in Bonaire

It's getting easier and cheaper to have unlimited internet throughout your trip on Bonaire. Nowadays you can buy an international cell phone chip online while you're still here in España. We always use and love it!

You receive the sim card at your address and then just insert it into your cell phone to reach your destination with unlimited 4G internet working.

Also read more chip tips:

  • International Cell Phone Chip – Which is the Best and How Much Does It Cost?
  • America Chip Discount Coupon – 10% OFF on Travel Chip

Want to have unlimited internet throughout your trip?
Compare prices and buy your international travel chip in advance at America Chip.

Bonaire travel insurance

Taking out travel insurance for Bonaire is an excellent way to ensure a smooth trip and avoid worries. Having the assistance of insurance gives you the peace you need to enjoy your destination and know that you have support if you need it. Also enjoy our Insurance Promo discount coupon. - VER PREÇOS

Read all about travel insurance:

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  • Which Travel Insurance to Choose – 3 Infallible Tips to Help
  • International Travel Insurance – Step-by-step How to Hire

Car hire in Bonaire

Renting a car in Bonaire is a great idea. In addition to optimizing your time a lot, you will be able to enjoy it more without having to depend on public transport.

We really like Rent Cars to find the cars we use on our travels. It is the only one in Spain that compares the best rental companies in the world, but lets you pay in reais, without IOF. In addition, it is also the only one that lets you pay in 12 interest-free installments. It is worth it!

Haven't rented a car for your trip yet?
Guarantee the best price, without IOF, and pay in up to 12 interest-free installments at RentCars.

Flights to Bonaire

Looking for a good deal and flight prices? When buying tickets to Bonaire, it is worth taking a look at the website Promo Tickets.

It is quite common to find cheaper and better flight options than on other sites. We always use and is it worth it?

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