The island may be small but the welcome is big, “Bon Bini” is how they say welcome in Bonaire.
Bonaire is a popular holiday destination with families and those water sports enthusiasts. Bonaire offers excellent diving, snorkelling as well as water sports such as windsurfing.
The island of Bonaire is located beside the islands of Aruba, Venezuela and Curacao but has no ferry connections between them. The islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaco are known as the ABC islands.
Getting to Bonaire
To get to the island you can fly to Flamingo Airport on Bonaire from the united states or direct from Amsterdam in the Netherlands or from one of the other Caribbean islands. For more information on Flamingo Airport see Bonaire Airport
There is a wide choice of accommodation on the island of Bonnaire from small inns to large hotels and apartment complexes. For more information contact goeasy travel
Accommodation in Bonaire
Bonaire has a choice of all types of accommodation from all inclusive resort hotels, bed and breakfast, guest houses and private villas to quaint little cottages only steps away from the beach.
Restaurants and Food in Bonaire
Eating in Bonaire is a Caribbean experience with an international twist due to it’s Dutch influence. Types of cuisine to expect in Bonaire would be Dutch, Columbian, Chinese, Italian, Surinam, Indonesian, French, German and more. Local foods such as Krioyo can also be tried which consists of different types of stews using fresh fish, funchi, and rice.
Getting Married on Bonaire island
It is possible to get married in Bonaire and you need to allow at least 6 weeks to get all the documentation together. Most of the hotels offer a wedding planning service for guests so you can correspond before arriving on the island. Things to take into consideration would be:
The bride or groom will have to obtain a temporary resident permit from immigration in Bonaire.
Any witnesses will also require a temporary resident permit but you can always use one of the wedding co-ordinators in the hotel.
Two passport photos and a photocopy of passport’s first page are needed for residency.
Certified birth certificates, declaration of marriage by the civil registry and proof of divorce (if applicable) are among the list of required items for the official marriage petition.
Full details will be given at the time of booking your wedding with the hotel in Bonaire.
Honeymoons in Bonaire
If you are both diving enthusiasts then Bonaire is a great Caribbean island to vist for a honeymoon. Honeymoon in Bonaire by diving hand in hand taking in the wonderful sights of the beautiful coral in the warm seas of Bonaire.
Family Holidays in Bonaire
Bonaire in the Caribbean is a great choice for the family. Some of the larger hotels offer kids clubs with child care allowing the parents to enjoy the holiday too. Goeasy can advise on the best holiday accommodation for you.
What to do and see on Bonaire
Well it’s a real water sport paradise in Bonaire with scuba diving, snorkelling and windsurfing all the top choices. Bonaire is know for being one of the best places for windsurfing in the Caribbean.
If you fancy something different then try kite boarding and land sailing for a new experience.
If water is not your thing then try horse back riding, bird watching, tennis, Rappelling and rock climbing organised by Outdoor Bonaire
For more information see the offical website for Bonaire Tourist Board
Languages spoken Dutch, English
Currency US Dollar
Visa requirements None for UK passport holders