3645 CD Vinkeveen
Bonaire Exclusive Bungalows offers you a width variety
of accommodations. All apartments, vacation homes and
villa's are located on the Bonaire Exclusive Bungalow
Park in Kralendijk. Kralendijk is the main village on
Bonaire with the most aminities.
The Bonaire Exclusive bungalow park is on walking distance
from the promenade with its bars, shops and restaurants
(200 meters/600 feet). In the center of Kralendijk,
which is also located at 200 meters/600 feet, you can
find a supermarket, several banks, post office, hospital,
shops and several diving shops. The nearest beach is
located no more than 500 meters from the park.
The Bonaire Exclusive park has its own private entrance
and is very quiet. All accommodations have one or more
parking spaces and a private garden with lots of privacy.
The Bonaire Exclusive Bungalow park is situated on the
edge of the center of the town of Kralendijk and has
a free swimming pool for its residents and their guests.
Accommodations are suitable for 1 to 8 persons.
Every visitor of BONAIREEXCLUSIEF.NL
receives a 20% discount on air and courses by Dive Friends
Captain Don's Habitat
P.O. Box 88
Kaya Gob N Debrot 103
Tel. +599 717 8290
Fax.+599 717 8240
Known the world over as "the home of diving freedom".
Full service dive resort with varied accommodations,
restaurant, bar and SDI/TDI Professional Development
» Number of Dive Boats: 3
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: 20
» Gear Provided: Weight belts and weights with
all dive packages
» Rental Gear Available: Exclusive ScubaPro wetsuits,
bc's, reg's, masks, fins, snorkels and computers
» Nitrox Available: Yes
» Type of Diving Available: reef, wreck, wall,
» Total Dive Sites: 80+ boat sites, unlimited
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites: 1
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites: 15
» Certification Agencies: PADI, SDI, TDI, NAUI
» Courses Offered: Resort Course up to and including
Instructor level courses plus Techinical Diving courses
Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot 77
Bonaire, Netherlands, Antilles
Condominium offering a fully equipped kitchen, living
area, living area with LCD-TV with surround sound system
and more. All have balconies, many boasting spectacular
ocean views. Scuba diving packages are available for
both shore diving and boat diving.
» Number of Dive Boats:
» Maximum Number of Divers per Boat: 1
» Gear Provided: Tanks, weights and weight belt
» Rental Gear Available: Yes
» Nitrox Available: Yes
» Type of Diving Available: Boat and Shore
» Total Dive Sites: 63
» Minimum Time to Dive Sites:
» Maximum Time to Dive Sites:
» Certification Agencies: PADI
» Courses Offered: Bubblemaker, Discover Scuba
Diving, Discover Nitrox , Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver,
Open Water Diver Referral, Scuba Review,Advanced Open
Water Diver, and more
Bonaire Villa - Kas Bientu Di Pasat
Lighthouse Beach Resort #13
Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Tel: +1 781-867-1838
Lovely 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath townhouse located in oceanside
complex at Lighthouse Beach dive site. Just minutes
from town and world class diving. Fully equipped home,
gear rinse sink, outdoor and indoor drying racks. Air
conditioned bedrooms, free wi-fi internet, and plenty
Lagoen Hill Bonaire
Phone: + 31 252 37 34 95
Fax: + 31 252 34 17 80
Mobile: + 31 6 204 224 55
Located in the rolling hills near Lagoen Bay, a quiet
residential setting with great island views of Bonaire.
Only 2 miles from the capital city of Kralendijk. For
underwater enthusiasts, our on-property full service
"drive-thru" Dive Shop will faciliate all
your diving needs. Shore and Boat dive packages are
available. All certification courses offered. Watersports,
windsurfing & deep sea fishing nearby.
La Pura Vista
P.O. Box 250
Tel. +599 795 6582
Fax. +599 717 6584
Tell your friends....but not too many! Deluxe 5-room
boutique hotel located in a villa with stunning views
over the Island. Dive packages with private divelocker,
rental truck and deluxe rooms.
Sand Dollar Condominium Resort
Kaya Gob N. Debrot 79
Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Sand Dollar invites you to discover the luxury and comfort
of a home away from home in a tropically decorated studio,
1, 2 or 3 bedroom oceanfront condominium. A full service
dive shop, a convenient dive pier, and a variety of
eco-activities including snorkeling, kayaking, biking,
and nature tours are available at Bonaire Dive &
Adventure, which is located at the south end of our
Sonrisa Rooms & Apartments
Kaya Finlandia 1
Sonrisa is an intimate boutique hotel located only a
few minutes walk from restaurants, shops, supermarket
and sea. We offer many activities, such as windsurfing
(package), kayaking, snorkeltrips, climbing, hiking,
sailboat trips and much more.
is a small island located in the southern Caribbean
known for its pioneering role in the preservation of
nature, in particular the preservation of the marine
environment, and for its excellent scuba diving, snorkeling,
and windsurfing, among other things. Kayak in the mangroves,
the gentle bay or venture out into the open ocean for
a real challenge. Enjoy the nature of the land cycling
or mountain biking.
There are a number of reasons people visit Bonaire.
First timers generally have heard about the climate,
the water, the sun and what there is to do. When asked,
repeat visitors generally say that they did not have
enough time to do all they wanted to on their first
visit. If it is the third or fourth trip, the answer
is basically the same but with this addition "It
is the warmth and friendliness of the people" that
keeps visitors returning year after year.
When visiting, spend time touring the island. You'll
see salt flats, a beautiful "pink beach",
an old lighthouse, slave huts, Washington National Park,
a wildlife preserve and great spot for seeing animal
species unique to Bonaire, pink flamingos, beautiful
Parroquets, lorets, big blue lizards and three foot
iguanas. Lac Bay, on the windward side of the island,
has some of the best windsurfing in the world.
Underwater Bonaire is truly spectacular. The corals
are beautiful and healthy and there's an abundance of
fish life, thanks to the foresight of the government.
Because the waters around Bonaire are designated as
an official marine park and have
been protected for many years, diving Bonaire is like
diving the Caribbean the way it used to be - untouched
The Wall, sometimes vertical, sometimes sloping, starts
just a few feet from shore. Bonaire is the perfect place
for shore diving and most shore dive sites are marked
by large yellow rocks with the name of the site stenciled
More than 60 dive sites are accessible by shore, making
Bonaire one of the the most enjoyable dive destinations.
Bonaire's history is deeply rooted in its inhabitants
and their culture. The tranquil beauty of the island
is reflected in the faces of her people. From the first
inhabitants, the Caiquetios (a branch of the Arawak
Indians) who sailed from the coast of Venezuela almost
1000 years ago, to the many cultures now living and
working in Bonaire today, the island has a distinct
character that is all its own.
Tourism was born when the island government constructed
the first ship's pier in the harbor. It allowed cruise
ships to tie up alongside the wharf and discharge passengers.
It also made it easier to bring in goods and supplies
for the island's residents. Hotels began to spring up
and cater to the early visitors who enjoyed the tranquility
of Bonaire. In 1943, the construction of a modern airport
south of Kralendijk made it even easier for tourists
to reach the island.
Climate 75 - 85F 24 - 29C Year Round
Water Temp 78 - 86F 25.6-28.9°C
Visibility Average 100+ ft. 30+ m
North America and Europe
Flying to Bonaire is possible through direct flights
from the USA and Europe. Direct flights from Europe
come from Amsterdam and direct flights from the USA
come from Newark, Houston, Atlanta and Miami. It is
also possible to fly from Curacao or Aruba to Bonaire.
For complete routes and details please contact the airlines
From South - America
Bonaire does not have direct flights from South
America therefore; Insel Air & Tiara Air Aruba have
service to and from South America by stopping at Curacao
or Aruba. In addition, inter island carriers provide
service between South America, and the neighboring locations.
For complete routes and details please contact the airlines
Airlines Serving Bonaire
Citizens of most countries in the world do not need
a visa for their entry to our island. However, visitors
from the following countries are now required to have
a visa for stays of up to 3 months (90 days) in the
Tome and Principal
Kong SAR and
Maximum total days that one can stay on the
island is 90 days! The latter can be used in
one period or during different visits in one year.
from countries that either appear or do not appear on
the above list are required to request extension of
their stay after a 14 days period (2 weeks). For visitors
from countries other than those appearing above, visits
of up to 14 days (2 weeks) are allowed without any permit.
of the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, along with
any other countries with whom the Netherlands has reached
an agreement on visa requirements, are allowed to stay
up to 90 days (3 months), without having to apply for
a visit extension.
prolong your visit, present the following documentation
in person at the immigration office at Kaya Libertador
Simon Bolivar #7 (behind Tourist Corporation Bonaire's
(in passport), if required
may be required to provide proof that you have the
financial resources to stay up to your new desired
date. This information may also be requested upon
entry into Bonaire, but is up to the discretion
of the United States and Canada may submit for their
entry to Bonaire, either:
official birth certificate or an affidavit of birth,
plus a valid driver's license
certificate of naturalization for citizens born
outside the United States, plus a valid driver's
re-entry permit to the US, a valid non quota immigration
visa or an Alien Registration (green card) for non
USA citizens residing in the USA, plus a valid driver's
more information on visas or extending of your visit,
please call the Immigration Office of Bonaire, Phone:
Travel Information and Tips
Bonaire has no public transportation. You'll have to
choose between taxis, a rental car, moped or bicycle
to get around the island. Main roads are paved. Most
of Bonaire's unpaved roads are decent, but some areas,
including Washington/Slagbaai Park, become impassable
after rain. Local driving habits are casual: Occasionally
two drivers, traveling in opposite directions, stop
to have a "Bonaire meeting." You may also
find that the roads are sometimes blocked by goats or
Auto rental agencies are available. US, Canadian, and
European driver licenses are valid for use on the island.
Be careful of the goats, donkeys and pedestrians that
roam the island's roads. All traffic keeps to the right,
and international highway signs are used. Speed limit
is 40 km per hour (25 mph) in town and 60 km to 80 km
per hour (38-50 mph) in the countryside.
There are several banks downtown, all of which have
ATMs. Walk-up hours are generally Monday-Friday 8:30
am-4 pm. Most banks remain open during lunch.
Phone service on the island is generally good. International
calls, faxes, telegrams, telexes and other overseas
communications services are available (at considerably
less expensive rates than resorts charge) at TELBO,
Kaya Simon Bolivar 8. Phone 599-717-7000.
4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (-4 GMT). Daylight
Saving Time is not observed.
Tip 15% in restaurants if a service charge hasn't already
been included in the bill. If a gratuity has been added,
it's customary to leave another 5% or so for your waitperson
if the service is good. Tip cabdrivers 10% and bellhops
US$1 per bag. If you go diving, tip the dive shop about
127 volts (with surges up to 140 volts), 50 cycles.
Some quick chargers and old-style hairdryers overheat,
although newer 50/60 appliances pose no problems.
What to Wear
Bonaire is generally an informal island. Still, courteous
visitors wear at least shorts, a shirt and sandals everywhere
except on beaches and at poolside.
Duty-free items (especially watches), T-shirts, jewelry,
local art and handicrafts are about all there is to
buy on Bonaire. Of these, the art may be the best choice:
In recent years, Bonaire artists have been busy creating
Most of the good shopping is on Kaya Grandi in Kralendijk.
Besides the usual trinket marts, there are several shops
carrying authentic local art. Check out the flamingo
memorabilia, painted driftwood and handmade jewelry
at Jenny's Souvenirs and Gifts, across from the post
Don't expect to bargain in Bonaire's shops, but feel
free to do so with the Venezuelan fruit vendors in the
market (you'll do better there if you speak Spanish).
Most stores accept and list prices in U.S. currency.
Prices are in guilders if the number is preceded by
"fl," in U.S. dollars if preceded by "$."
Bonaire is experiencing lots of growth, so new restaurants
open frequently -- and not all stay in business. If
you stroll along Kaya Grandi, Kaya J. N. E. Craane (the
waterfront road north of the piers) and Kaya L. D. Gerharts,
you'll pass many eateries serving Caribbean, Dutch,
Indonesian and U.S. foods. All are informal. Even the
more upscale restaurants are fairly casual on Bonaire:
Coats and ties are seldom worn -- usually just for weddings
and funerals. On the menus, you'll find mostly fish
and some vegetables and fruits -- most of it excellent
and well seasoned. Be sure to ask about the local fare:
soups and stews made with salted meat, goat, conch,
plantains, okra, cactus or the occasional iguana. (Many
restaurants serve local dishes, but they don't necessarily
list them on their menus.) Everyone should try a rijsttafel:
A kind of Indonesian buffet, it consists of rice accompanied
by 6-20 small meat, vegetable and fish side dishes.
Dutch cheeses, chocolate and coffee are also good, and
Dutch beer is widely available.