We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Best of Bonaire Guide

Print this guide 
Bonaire
Are there more flamingos than people on Bonaire? It's possible, and it's part of this unspoiled island's appeal. Bring your binoculars and your scuba gear to make the most of Bonaire's natural charms: more than 200 different species of birds live here, and the island itself draws divers from around the world to its reef-lined coast, a National Maritime Park.

All things to do » Things to do

Nearby recommended attractions:

Bonaire National Marine Park
Bonaire National Marine Park(Kralendijk)
Popular area that boasts countless dive sites, many reachable from shore, and more than 70 sites with boat moorings.
Attraction type: Nature & Wildlife Areas
See nearby places to eat
Mangrove Information Center Kayak & Snorkel Excursions
Mangrove Information Center Kayak & Snorkel Excursions(Kralendijk)
Owner description: The Mangrove Information Center is an excursion center. Visitors to the center learn about the mangroves, one of the most unknown and most endangered environments on our planet... more Owner description: The Mangrove Information Center is an excursion center. Visitors to the center learn about the mangroves, one of the most unknown and most endangered environments on our planet. The Mangrove Information Center offers guided kayak and solar boat tours through the beautiful mangrove forest of Lac Bay on Bonaire's western coastline. Meet the enthusiastic and knowledgeable crew who will take you out on a guided tour by either kayak or solar boat. The center has single or double "sit-on-top" kayaks, easy to handle, especially for beginners. The solar boat has an electric-driven outboard so there's no noise and no pollution! Elly Albers less
Attraction type: Visitor Centers
See nearby places to eat
Klein Bonaire
Klein Bonaire
Surrounded by reefs, it's a popular picnic spot and jumping off point for dives.
Attraction type: Islands
See nearby places to eat
Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire
Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire
Owner description: 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... more Owner description: 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, protected life to all the donkeys of Bonaire. Our information about the lives and experiences of donkeys is also raising awareness amongst the local community, schools and tourists. At this moment there are more than 400 donkeys living in Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. They are provided with food, drinking water and medical care and have plenty of room and freedom. When a report arrives about a live wild donkey in distress, volunteers are sent to the rescue. Sick and wounded animals are nursed and, where necessary, a vet is called upon to give medical attention. Orphaned foals are raised with a baby bottle. All stallions that arrive at the sanctuary are castrated to avoid expansion of the numbers of donkeys in care. Once the animals are recovered, they are lucky enough to spend the rest of their lives lovingly cared for at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. In all the years Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire has been active, a lot has already been achieved. Hundreds of donkeys were saved from the streets in miserable condition and were given a safe life in the sanctuary. Too bad there were also many donkeys that suffered from so severe illness or injuries, that they could not be cured. Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire paid for these animals the cost of putting them to sleep by a vet, so at least they were released from suffering any longer. less
Attraction type: Zoos
See nearby places to eat
Lac Bay
Lac Bay(Kralendijk)
Mangroves and a small fishing village on the eastern part of the island.
Attraction type: Bodies of Water
See nearby places to eat

All places to eat » Places to eat

Nearby recommended restaurants:

Kite City
Kite City
Ranked #1 of 127 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Price: $5 - $15
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Fusion, Healthy
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Gio's Gelateria & Caffe
Gio's Gelateria & Caffe
Ranked #2 of 127 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Good for: Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Late Night, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Between 2 Buns
Between 2 Buns
Ranked #3 of 127 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Price: $4 - $16
Cuisines: Cafe, Delicatessen
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
La Cantina Cerveceria
La Cantina Cerveceria
Ranked #4 of 127 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Price: $9 - $19
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, International, Grill
Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cactus Blue on the Beach
Cactus Blue on the Beach
Ranked #5 of 127 Restaurants in Kralendijk
Price:
Cuisines: American, Caribbean, Seafood, Fast Food
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Cash Only, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Nearby recommended accommodations:

BnBBonaire
3.0 of 5
BnBBonaire
$58 - $106
Ranked #15 of 21 Hotels in Kralendijk
Show Prices
No photo provided
Casa Bonito
$66
Ranked #18 of 21 Kralendijk B&B and Inns
No photo provided
Kajesa
$42 - $56 (€36 - €48)
Ranked #17 of 21 Kralendijk B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Divers Paradise Bonaire Apartments
3.5 of 5 Divers Paradise Bonaire Apartments
$89 - $106
Show Prices
Den Laman Condominium
3.5 of 5
Den Laman Condominium
$117 - $237
Show Prices
Djambo
3.5 of 5
Djambo
$108 - $139
Show Prices

All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Nearby recommended accommodations:

Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel
4.0 of 5
Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel
$159 - $232
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Kralendijk
Show Prices
Harbour Village Beach Club
4.0 of 5
Harbour Village Beach Club
$284 - $438
Ranked #3 of 21 Hotels in Kralendijk
Show Prices
Belmar Oceanfront  Apartments
4.0 of 5
Belmar Oceanfront Apartments
$235 - $313
Show Prices

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.