Bonaire at a glance
Bonaire is a quiet, relatively undeveloped island – it only has one set of traffic lights – renowned for excellent scuba diving. The tourism industry isn't very big and there are very few large hotels, but there are lots of smaller, independent inns, guest houses and self-catering apartments. Scuba is the main activity and there is an unspoiled reef, that is close to shore and the waters are easy and calm. There are some good restaurants and a couple of small casinos and day spas. Other activities include horse-riding and day sails. The people are generally reserved and you can expect a hassle-free stay.
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- Best for:
- Scuba diving, windsurfing, independent travel
- What for:
- Scuba Diving, Eco / Nature
- Not for:
- Corporate & Incentives, Golf, Flowers & Gardens
- How to get there:
- Direct flights from the Netherlands or North America, or flights via Aruba or Curacao.
- Top tip:
- Head to the restaurant ‘It Rains Fishes’ for the catch of the day.
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