Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean, covering roughly 111 square miles, with a width that ranges from 3 to 7 miles and a length of approximately 24 miles. Bonaire is located approximately 50 miles off of the coast of Venezuela. The ABC islands of the Dutch Caribbean consist of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao.
Bonaire is known for its pioneering role in the preservation of nature, in particular the preservation of the marine environment, and for its excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing, among other things. Kayak in the mangroves, the gentle bay or venture out into the open ocean for a real challenge. Enjoy the nature of the land cycling or mountain biking.
Bonaire’s pristine reefs and diverse marine life are unique to the Caribbean. Because the waters around Bonaire have been protected by an actively managed marine park for the past 30 years, Bonaire today ranks amongst the top four best diving destinations in the world.
Bonaire has the reputation of being laid back, slower paced and very tranquil. The good news is that while this is all quite true, the island also offers a lively nightlife, fun places to visit and world class restaurants. Bonairean restaurants range from Italian and Lebanese to Antillean, American, and Indonesian cuisine.There are a number of bars and cafes, both in town or on the ocean promenade, often with live music.
When you first come to the island, you are a visitor, but when you leave, you are a friend.