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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

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The highlight of my trip

I loved the donkey sanctuary so much. The donkeys are very well cared for. They are super smart and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
CrazeeChic
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Chicago. IL
A Donkey kind of day!

We had the best donkey experience! I rented a scooter, purchased some carrots at the grocery store... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
RyanE5150
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Montreal, Canada
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In 1993 Dutch Nationals, Marina Melis and her husband Ed Koopman, established a donkey sanctuary on Bonaire for sick, wounded and orphaned donkeys: Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. The primary objective of Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is to offer a sheltered...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I loved the donkey sanctuary so much. The donkeys are very well cared for. They are super smart and it is just a riot to watch them. Don’t leave the island without a visit to the sanctuary. We brought 6 bags of carrots from the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We had the best donkey experience! I rented a scooter, purchased some carrots at the grocery store and hop to the Donkey Sanctuary. the scooter takes the whole donkey experience to the next level. You are with donkeys! had so much fun!

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After reading about the Donkey Sanctuary we knew we had to go and visit it. After getting the instructions from the lady, we drove thru the gate and went directly to the senior pen. We talked to a lady from Boston who comes to brush...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We are so happy to have visited the sanctuary and so grateful that such a wonderful person created this sanctuary for these donkeys. The donkeys are so sweet. Not aggressive and very, very friendly. We had so much fun feeding them hay and carrots out...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My third time to Bonaire and first time to the sanctuary. Very impressive what an individual with passion can accomplish as evidenced by this sanctuary. The donkey's are very inquisitive and friendly. I am disappointed in myself that I just drove by on my first...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mikecolo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great time with the kids. Bought an entire bucket of carrots from the shop and the kids had a blast driving though the sanctuary and feeding the donkeys. Definitely worth it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank BigMike5288
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here while on a cruise. More than 700 rescued Donkey's receiving what they need to survive. Well run and staffed with many volunteers making these animals lives a little bit better

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HBrote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such an amazing place! Be prepared to be bombarded by Donkeys, make sure you have plenty of carrots for them. They deserve it!!

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We seen this place on the map we got of things in Bonaire so decided to check it out. The cost qas $8.00 per person but well worth the price. You drive through. There were so many donkey's well over 500 all looking clean, healthy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank queenbbe2u2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A sad story for why there is a need for a sanctuary at all, but the sanctuary itself and all the volunteers that work there, deserve a visit. 700 donkeys apparently, and I think we saw 650+. We bought a hay bale as they were...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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kevininco
August 12, 2018|
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Hello We are open from 10.00am till 17.00pm.And Ti amo beach is nearby. So it is possible, i think
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April 23, 2018|
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Response from Marion J | Property representative |
Thank you for your kind words Michelle and you can always follow us on FB. Kind regards Marion
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April 6, 2017|
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hello the entrance is $7.- for adults and $3.50 for children.You can ask Farid the taxi driver to go and drive thru the sanctuary with your group.When are you coming?because when I now it on time,maybe I can arrange... More
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