Bonaire (BQ), Netherlands Antilles
BON DIA DUSHI! Bonaire, the place to relax and enjoy! Bonaire has a fascinating history in which the Netherlands has played a prominent role. So it is nice to realize that the diving island is connected to the Netherlands in some way or another than, for example, the province of South Limburg.
Bonaire is one and a half times as large as the Dutch Wadden Island of Texel and lies off the coast of Venezuela in the Caribbean archipelago. The island has varying landscapes and is overgrown with more than 500 different plant species. In addition, more than 1,000 different species live in the waters of Bonaire and on land.
On Bonaire almost every day the sun shines, which is also accompanied by a pleasant cooling Northeast trade wind. To reach this paradise island, nine nine hours must be flown from Amsterdam 9.
There is plenty to do on Bonaire. If you fancy a night out, you can visit one of the two largest casinos the island has. The casinos are part of hotels, but are accessible to everyone. At 10 o’clock in the morning, these casinos open their doors and then close at 4 o’clock in the night. The minimum age to visit the casino is 21 years, no dress codes.
The main attraction of Bonaire is the breathtaking underwater world of the Bonaire National Marine Park. The coral reefs of Bonaire form the habitat of an enormous diversity of beautiful tropical fish and other colorful sea dwellers.
Diving on Bonaire is also very accessible. At any time of the day you can drive to a random spot on the coast to make a side dive from the beach, making you almost immediately in the middle of the coral reef. This is what appeals to many dive tourists and with which Bonaire distinguishes itself from most other global diving destinations.
Even tourists who do not go diving but also want to have an active holiday are at the right address on Bonaire. Windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, mountain biking, hiking, golf and horse riding are just a few of the many possibilities of the water and land activities that are possible on the Caribbean island.
LET’S GO TO BONAIRE!!
On a lounge bed on the beach it is pico bello here until the sun goes down.
After a Gin Tonic (or Cosmopolitan, or Mojito) or two, three, you’ll keep on singing.
For next to nothing you drink the delicious juices at the nicest owner.
A must if you like donkeys, drive around this area where now 600 donkeys live.
Lac Bay is a beautiful shallow lagoon (8 km2) on the south side of Bonaire. The place to windsurf!