BEST CARIBBEAN DIVING, TOP CARIBBEAN BEACHES


  1. Picnic on the deserted island of Klein Bonaire ("Little Bonaire"). Depending upon the water taxi ride, Klein Bonaire is located approximately 0.5 mile or 750m off Bonaire's western coast.
  2. Windsurf at Lac Bay, situated on the windward side of the island. All equipment is available for rent. Lessons for beginners and advanced wind surfers also can be arranged.
  3. Fishing is available from several boat charters to catch such fish as marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dorado or tuna. Most of this fishing is done within minutes from the shore of Bonaire.
  4. Snorkel anywhere you can fall in the water on the West Coast and designated areas in the Washington/Slagbaai National Park. Guided snorkeling trips also available through most dive shops or sail charters.
  5. Stroll through Kralendijk, the island's quaint capital. Shop for bargains and one of a kind souvenirs.
  6. Hike in Washington/Slagbaai National Park to check out the birds, lizards, goats, iguanas and more. Don't miss the museum at the Park entrance.
  7. Sunset Sailing is most enjoyable in the Bay of Kralendijk. All hotels or dive shops have information on sailing times of the various charters who search for the Green Flash at sunset.
  8. Watch flamingos at the salt company or near Willemstoren lighthouse in the southern part of the island and also at Goto Meer. Bring binoculars as the Flamingo Sanctuary is not accessible to tourists and these pink, long legged creatures are very timid.
  9. Enjoy a cold drink while sitting at one of our seaside bars, restaurants or cafes and watch the colorful fish swim by. Some establishments often features local bands at the weekends.
  10. Find the best homemade ice cream in the Caribbean at Prisca's in Rincon. Just a few of the many flavors include mango, coconut, banana, rum raisin, sour sap, chocolate and ponche crema. Also try some Colombo's at Harbourside Mall or Lover's Ice Cream at Sand Dollar Resort when in town.
  11. Try your luck and score a jackpot gambling at the only barefoot casino in the Caribbean located at the Divi Flamingo Beach Hotel. This casual atmosphere draws both the serious and not so serious gamblers.
  12. Head out to Lac Bay Cai on Sunday afternoon for local food, music, dancing and conversation with the Bonaireans. The mountains of conch shells found at Cai stand witnesses to an industry no longer practiced on Bonaire.
  13. Mountain Bike around Bonaire with or without a guide. Your hotel can arrange rentals and guided tours.
  14. Rent a scooter or moped and explore the island going North and/or South to see flamingos, lighthouses, obelisks, land houses (landhuizen), slave huts, the tourist road, devils mouth, O'l blue and much more.
  15. Relax on beautiful Pink Beach. Early in the morning or at sunset sit on the beach and watch the Flamingos fly to/from their nesting areas.
  16. Enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views from Seroe Largu overlooking the Southern part of the island. This is a scenic spot for photographers from where, Klein Bonaire, Kralendijk, Lac Bay, the salt company and more can be seen. Great spot for stargazing.
  17. Join the parades at Carnival time in February. Dress up in crazy costumes; enjoy the fun in Rincon then return to Kralendijk to continue the festivities.
  18. Experience Bonaire's Sailing Regatta held in October. It is truly a spectator's sport with the action clearly visible from shore. The week long festivities include nightly entertainment in the streets of Kralendijk.
  19. Check out the Indian inscriptions at Onima. They are over 500 years old. Bring along some old bread to feed some of Bonaire's 16 different species of lizards, the blue tail is particularly beautiful.
  20. See Bonaire's outdoor market situated by the old pier in Kralendijk. This quaint Roman style building is where fruits and vegetables are sold by Venezuelans brought from their boats. Notice the historic government building around Wilhelmina Park, the Customs House and the Old Fort close to this market.
  21. Bird Watch and head for Pos di Mangel in Washington/Slagbaai National Park. How many of the island's 190 species of birds can be identified?
  22. Stroll along Playa Pabou's water front towards town early in the morning to watch the local fishermen heading out in their small hand made fishing boats to fish for the "catch of the day".
  23. Cruise around Klein Bonaire and the coast of Bonaire with one of the sailingcharters.
  24. Check out the shell collection at "Museo Boneriano" Bonaire's Museum. Other items to see here are antique artifacts, old photographs, archeology, island Mythology and much more.
  25. Count the steps at 1000 Steps located on the tourist road going north. Are there 1000 steps? This is an excellent place for snorkeling, exploring and picnicking. Imagine carrying dive gear plus a tank back up these steps!
  26. Seakayak through the mangroves. Kayaks can be rented from the windsurfing places at Lac Bay and at a number of dive centers. Or snorkel in the mangroves for a truly unique experience.
  27. Find Playa Frans by going past the oil storage terminal at Goto Lake. On the return journey stop at popular Nucove beach for a picnic, snorkel or swim.
  28. Get adventurous and parasail, waterski, wakeboard, or bananaride. Thrill seekers and families alike can enjoy these topside water sports at Karel's Beach Bar. Kiteboarders with their own equipment can try Kite Surfing off the shores of Witte Pan, Pink Beach or even Klein Bonaire.
  29. Test your fish IQ. How many can you identify? Pick up a check off list at your favorite dive center.
  30. Enjoy the many other activities on the island.