Take a walk through the streets of Kralendijk and someone will likely say “Bon Bini” to you. They are welcoming you to Bonaire – Bon Bini na Bonaire.
Bonaire, the “B” of the ABC islands, belongs to a lot of different Caribbean groups. Along with Aruba and Curacao (A & C), Saba and Sint Eustatius, they make up the Dutch Caribbean. These 5 islands have direct ties to The Netherlands. They are all located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. The ABC islands, located in the southern part of the Lesser Antilles, are further part of the Leeward Antilles. Bonaire is also included in the “Caribbean Netherlands” along with Saba and Sint Eustatius, these three island are special municipalities of The Netherlands.
The second largest island in the Dutch Caribbean, Bonaire smaller than Curacao. However, it is actually larger than Aruba, yet Bonaire receives less visitors than its alphabet neighbors.
Bonaire is well known to divers as a Diver’s Paradise, which is written the license plates of all vehicles on Bonaire. In addition to diving, Bonaire is well known for windsurfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, and sailing. There are also many land activities including biking, hiking, bird watching and horse back riding. The restaurants on Bonaire are some of the best in the Caribbean.
Although a municipality of The Netherlands, Bonaire’s currency is the United States Dollar.
As we are deep into hurricane season, we always like to note, Bonaire is generally located outside (below) the hurricane belt.
We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Bonaire, Bon Bini na Bonaire, and welcome you to Villa Lunt, Bon Bini na Villa Lunt.