Salt Shop Bonaire
Salt Shop Bonaire
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Home of the most authentic and unique products of Bonaire! For the last 15 years, Salt Shop Bonaire has been offering a wide array of salt related products, ranging from culinary salts and salt grinders to body scrubs and bath salts. We take pride in creating high quality products, which make a great addition to your kitchen and bathroom! Our products also make great souvenirs for your friends back home, so be sure to visit us in the main shopping street of Kralendijk (Kaya grandi 9).
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  • Connie V
    30 contributions
    Nice place to pick up local products.
    What a wonderful shop to pick up some authentic Bonaire salt. They had salt for cooking and also salts for personal care. Very reasonable prices but if you are carrying the salts through TSA, be prepared for them to check them individually. They also had other cute items like ornaments and decorations.
    Written May 15, 2022
  • Theresa4196
    Apex, North Carolina1,879 contributions
    Cute little shop
    Shop was much smaller than anticipated from description, but had some products. Friend bought several of the small salt grinders to take back to family. Stock was low but likely due to hardly any tourists on island. I wish they had some free samples of salt rocks but they were out.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2021
  • ArieDiepen
    Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands2,545 contributions
    Salt and grinders
    A nice shop to buy souvenirs which are practical because you can use some of them in the kitchen or in your bathtub or skin. My personal favorite is the salt grinder in a box with a flamingo on it. I bought 4 pcs. But I have to go back to buy one for myself! We also got a small tour of the lady of the shop. She told us what kind of different products they have. I also bought some smaller souvenirs; the salt pyramids. The reason for selling these salt souvenirs is of course the natural salt winning on the island.
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 21, 2022
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Chris
19 contributions
Apr 2022
This was my second time visiting the shop. Previously, I purchased salt scrub at the market, but was searched thoroughly (including pat down) for the small bags of crystals in my luggage.

This time, I decided to purchase salt scrub in oil from the Salt Shop. I wish I had taken more care in packing. While I have been very happy with my previous purchases, this time, the oil leaked from the scrub containers and spoiled the boxes of salt I purchased as souvenirs. To make it worse, the oil managed to escape the plastic bag everything was wrapped in and stained the interior of my luggage.

My friend had the same experience with her purchase.

I wish I had thought to wrap the salt scrub separately, in a zip lock bag, and double-bag the whole thing. I hope my experience will assist others. Please visit this very lovely store.
Written April 9, 2022
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MJF
3 contributions
Jan 2020
Great meeting and talking with Mr. Salt Man. Very knowledgeable about salt and the history of Bonaire. The shop is a great place to visit to pick up a souvenir or some salt. Free WiFi. The shop is also reasonably priced. We enjoyed our visit.
Written January 7, 2020
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Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Dear mr. Freeman, Thank you so much for your recent visit and friendly words, highly appreciated! As the only authentic shop on Bonaire, I try to share as much possible about our history and culture with our visitors. Thanks again and my best regards, Sjoerd (aka mr. saltman)
Written January 10, 2020
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tdsuperstar
Toronto, Canada18,138 contributions
Dec 2019
I enjoyed the salt products available at Saltshop Bonaire. Learning about some of the history regarding the salt industry in Bonaire was pretty cool. Since returning home, the products I purchased including the rock salt and bath salts have been nice. I like the idea of buying local and that’s a real attraction in Bonaire. The service lady could be a bit nicer, but I think it may have also been a bit of a language barrier. Otherwise, I highly recommend a visit to the Saltshop Bonaire!
Written January 4, 2020
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Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Dear Mr. Mrs. TD Superstar..., Thank you very much for your friendly words about my local shop and products. I try to do my best to inform our visitors as best as possible about the Bonaire history and culture. The service lady is in the shop for almost 9 years and I apologize for not being nicer to you. Thank you for visiting and may I wish you all the best for the year ahead! Best regards. Sjoerd (aka mr. saltman)
Written January 5, 2020
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KatyFE
8 contributions
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is my eighth year visiting Bonaire and I always go to the Saltshop. The owner is very personable and takes pride in running a stylish clean shop. The different salts are the perfect gift plus it's made on Bonaire. Don't miss one of the best shops on the island!
Written February 20, 2020
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Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Thank you very much for your visit(s) and friendly words about me, products and Bonaire! You make me shy....! Hope to see again next time. Sjoerd
Written February 21, 2020
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bukagirl
New Jersey3,795 contributions
Nov 2019 • Solo
Famous and popular a wide selection of Bonaire salt, good for souvenirs or for your kitchen back home
Written November 30, 2019
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Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Thanks you so much for your friendly and nice words review. Happy Holidays!
Written December 1, 2019
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Suntan12345
14 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
We visited Bonaire last year. I bought a sea grinder and bath salts made in Bonaire. After running out, I searched the web. Found the original store, product and same excellent service!! Received my order today!!!! So glad to be back in stock of the best salt in the world!!
Written May 2, 2016
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cwood7555
Jacksonville, FL21 contributions
Nov 2018 • Couples
While visiting the island of Bonaire last week I asked a local what would be a good thing to buy while on the island. He mentioned salt. So we found The SaltShop on the main shopping street. It was small, but very neat and nicely laid out. We were on the Celebrity Equinox and they had a special deal for the passengers. So I bought a couple of the packages of Sea Salt in a grinder and refill package. I think I paid $7.
Then I noticed the bath salts. They smelled very nice and I bought a couple of them too. I think the lady that helped me must have been an owner, because she said she made the bath salts. She was very helpful. Can't wait to try my purchases!
Written November 9, 2018
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Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Hello, good morning Mrs, Wood, thanks very much for your very nice and positive words. I am glad you visited our Saltshop, the only shop who is offering our only local product.....sea salt. You'll like the delicious taste of our table and kitchen salt and I am curious what you think about our Bath Salts.....? Kindest regards, Sjoerd (aka mr. Saltman)
Written November 10, 2018
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davideN5458OJ
Arizona54 contributions
Aug 2017 • Friends
Once you've seen the salt ponds and dived the salt pier, the only appropriate souvenir of Bonaire is sea salt. Buy it here and tell the stories when you get home.
Written August 29, 2017
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Anita W
Dallas, TX54 contributions
Mar 2019
The quaint little shop on the main street has Bonaire salt for table use and cooking for purchase. Staff was very nice and packaged the product up well.
Written April 17, 2019
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Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Hello Mrs. Anita Winkles, Thanks very much for visiting my Bonaire Saltshop. I am proud reading your kind words about the place, product and service. Thank you very much, hope to see back soon..... Sjoerd (aka mr. Saltman)
Written April 18, 2019
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UnderwaterBrian
Venice, FL84 contributions
Dec 2018 • Couples
Mr. Saltman runs a shop that features all the perfect souvenirs for Bonaire’s main export, sea salt. Conveniently located in town, a short walk from the Cruise Dock. Stop in for sure!
Written December 5, 2018
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Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Sjoerd Vanderbrug
Dear Brian, thanks very much for your kind words! yes, we do everything we can to offer the most original, own designed, authentic gifts from our only local product.....sea salt. Happy Holidays from mr. Saltman.....
Written December 6, 2018
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