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TOP 10 Things to Do in Bonaire

5 minutes read • May 3rd, 2019
Untouched nature, lovely beaches, dozens of dive sites, exciting activities – this is all Bonaire, a small picturesque island in the Caribbean Sea. The list of

things to do in Bonaire

is impressive, and it is not surprising that so many cruise ships call at the welcoming port of Kralendijk, the island’s capital and largest city.
Today we invite you to take a virtual tour of the TOP 10 Bonaire attractions. Are you ready? Let’s go!

1. Bonaire National Marine Park
Things to do in Bonaire
Photo by Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Wonderful opportunities for diving is definitely among the main reasons why so many people dream of visiting Bonaire. The whole coastline of the island is part of Bonaire National Marine Park. Crystal water, colorful reefs, abundant marine life – get ready for breathtaking adventures. And don’t forget your camera.

2. Klein Bonaire

This uninhabited islet is a haven of tranquility and relaxation. Pristine nature, a beautiful beach, turquoise water, mind-blowing scenery – it is a perfect place for a picnic, sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, diving, and more.

3. Bonaire Mangroves Center
Things to do in BonairePhoto by Paul Arps/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

It is not just a place to plunge into the wildlife of the island but also to enjoy kayaking, snorkeling, and more. Learn interesting facts about Bonaire mangroves, watch birds, try something unique.

4. Donkey Sanctuary
Things to do in Bonaire
Photo by amanderson2/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

It’s time to meet nice donkeys and interact with them. This sanctuary is a place to have fun for travelers of all ages. Don’t forget to buy some carrots.

5. Washington Slagbaai National Park

It is a place where you can forget about problems, take a break from the hustle and bustle of city life – and just relax, admire beautiful nature, learn more about the island and its history, and dream. Besides, you can enjoy birdwatching, petting iguanas, hiking, biking, diving, and many other activities in this Bonaire’s national park and ecological reserve.

6. Lac Bay
Things to do in Bonaire
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There is a romantic beach where you can both relax and try something new and extreme, including snorkeling, kitesurfing, paddleboarding, and more. You can even see turtles and flamingoes if you are lucky enough. The site is pristine, and the views are breathtaking.

7. Jibe City

Jibe City is deservedly considered a windsurfing paradise. It is a center where you can take lessons, rent equipment, buy surf clothing, and enjoy windsurfing, of course. Besides, there is a cozy bar where you can relax, admire the view, and refresh yourself.

8. Salt Pier
Things to do in Bonaire
Photo by Kris-Mikael Krister/Flickr/CC BY 2.0

Salt Pier is deservedly considered one of the island’s best sites for diving. Its underwater world is abundant and colorful.
Please note that you need a local divemaster with Harbor Master's permission to explore this dive site.

9. Terramar Museum

It is a place to learn more about the island, its inhabitants, their culture and traditions, and more. The museum is situated in the very heart of Kralendijk and is a must visit for all history lovers.

10. Bari Reef

This popular dive site is situated not far from Kralendijk. It is a great place to get acquainted with the island’s marine life, including corals, turtles, octopuses, barracudas, and many other colorful inhabitants.


Of course, list of Kralendijk, Bonaire things to do is much longer, and everyone will definitely find something to his/her liking. Please share your must-visit places on this beutiful island in the comments.

By the way, you can also check TOP 10 attractions in Curacao via this link.

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