Best Kept Secret, Unhurried, Unspoiled, Unforgettable, Divers paradise…
These are some of the many descriptions and slogans that have been written about Bonaire.
Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean known for its pioneering role in the preservation of nature in particular the preservation of the marine environment. There are a number of reasons people visit our island such as its excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing just to list a few. Kayak, in the mangroves, the gentle bay or venture out into the open ocean for a real challenge. Enjoy many activities such as caving, mountain biking and bird watching and discover the wonders of Bonaire.
Your first visit will not be your last. When asked, repeat visitors generally say that they did not have enough time to do all they wanted to on their first visit. If it is the third or fourth trip, the answer is basically the same but with this addition “It is the warmth and friendliness of the people” that keeps visitors returning year after year.
Bonaire has the reputation of being laid back, slower paced and very tranquil without a traffic light in sight. 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.
When you first come to the island, you are a visitor, but when you leave, you are a friend.
Climate and weather
The average air temperature is 82ºF, which dips slightly at night and an average water temperature of 80ºF for perfect Caribbean diving. The rainfall averages 22″ per year. The constant trade winds of Bonaire creates a pleasant climate in which to vacation.
Bonaire is in the Eastern Time zone but does not observe Daylight Savings
- US dollar is the official currency.
- All major credit cards are accepted in all hotels, restaurants , shops etc.
- Banks and ATMs are located throughout the island for your convenience.