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Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market

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One of best port shopping options

We found this arts and crafts markets to be one of the best in all of our cruising. These were true... read more

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Claudette C
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Bothell, Washington
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I can’t tell much about the island, because fell immediately and cut my knee. I went in search of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market is comprised of over forty different artisans all selling items made in Bonaire. Our market is a a one-of-a-kind truly unique experience where you can enjoy local music, delicious food, tropical drinks, and...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We found this arts and crafts markets to be one of the best in all of our cruising. These were true arts and crafts made by local artisans so lots of different options. They also have some art pieces scattered around for photo ops

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Claudette C
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review Claudette. We really appreciate your taking the time to visit our market and are grateful for your kind words about our artist's work. Take good care and we hope to see you again on the island.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can’t tell much about the island, because fell immediately and cut my knee. I went in search of a drugstore. Three ladies at the arts and crafts market saw me and immediately sat me down gave me coke to Bri g up my sugar....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RitaBJones
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are really sorry you fell while on the island. But, we're very thankful that we were able to help you. We're also relieved to hear that all went well and you were able to get the care you needed. We hope you are feeling...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This market is within an easy 15 minute walk from the pier, but plan for at least an hour to allow time to see everything. We did not see any signs to guide you, but if you go straight through the retail shops that are...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BernieMat
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind and thoughtful review. Your description on how to get to the market from the South Pier is perfect. We are currently working to add additional signage to help everyone find us from the South port - we're really...More

Reviewed November 13, 2018

Lots of local arts, crafts and jewellery that won't break the pocket book, stroll through the city for a leisurely walk to visit the many shops. A walkabout for 2 to 3 hrs.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Terry M
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Terry. We really appreciate the time you spent with us. We hope to see you on Bonaire again sometime soon. Until then, take really good care.

Reviewed April 29, 2018

The arts and crafts market was not as big as I was expecting. They did have a vendor selling different kinds of salts and salt bath scrubs. Elements jewelry booth is a must see. They have a store a couple of blocks away and also...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Cubbles
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. We have over 40 artists selling handmade products at our market. We're happy to hear you found some things that you like and we hope to see you again soon!!

Reviewed April 29, 2018

My wife and I visited the craft market. We were very impressed with the fact that you can buy items there that you would not find on other islands. Our two favourite stalls were “Memories of Bonaire” and “Elements”. The stall holders were very informative...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank scubaclive
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind review. We really appreciate the time you spent with us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

First, there is not much to do or see here, so the market is the best place to find "stuff". Its local vendors, kind of reminds me of our local craft fairs. It's directly off the pier so that makes it nice. We really liked...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Snowybears
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded April 18, 2018

Thank you very much for your review. Our Arts and Crafts Cruise Market is over 20 years old and features over 40 artists all creating their own work - if you're looking for something unique to the island you will find it here. We appreciate...More

Reviewed April 1, 2018

First off, I LOVED the Island of Bonaire. Not over developed like many of the cruise ship islands. Bonaire offers more limited shopping, but definitely more upscale at reasonable prices. I visited Bonaire on a recent cruise. Friends told us to check out the Cruise...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Gary B
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you so much for your review. We're thrilled to hear that your group of fourteen enjoyed their time at our Arts and Crafts Cruise Market. We also love that you have such wonderful things to say about your visit to Bonaire - makes us...More

Reviewed March 30, 2018

Not far after you disembark you will see the arts and crafts cruise market. They have all sorts of homemade items and souvenirs. Definitely a cool place to visit. After you are done it is a very short walk to downtown Kralendijk.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RedSox4ever1
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded March 31, 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We really appreciate your spending some time with us in our Arts and Crafts Cruise Market. We hope you enjoyed your visit to Bonaire and we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful walk around the craft market not far from where we disembarked for the day. Lots of talented crafts people selling their wares. Picked up some souvenirs here. Interesting venue and the people were very friendly to chat with. Enjoyable time. Some things are also...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Eezee-Way
bonairecruisemarket, Guest Relations Manager at Bonaire Arts and Crafts Cruise Market, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2018

We really appreciate your considerate review of our Arts and Crafts Market. We are fortunate to have so many creative & talented artists working here and we're thankful for your acknowledgement of their work. Take good care and we hope to see you in Bonaire...More

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Sheryl B
September 24, 2018|
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Response from bonairecruisemarket | Property representative |
Hi, Sheryl. We are open in Wilhelmina Plaza from the time a cruise ship arrives in Bonaire until it leaves. To find our schedule visit our Facebook page or website for all the details. If you have any questions just send us... More
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December 5, 2017|
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Response from bonairecruisemarket | Property representative |
Yes, our Arts and Crafts Cruise Market will be open from 7:30am to 5:30pm on Christmas Day. Please let us know if you have any other questions. Thank you very much.
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Chris L
June 14, 2017|
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Response from WorldTrvlr13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it's an open air market in the square. Open to all!
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