Caribbean Tourism

Bonaire

Getting There

Air KLM flies from Amsterdam once a week in a joint operation with ALM, although this may change from a direct service to going via Curaçao. Martinair offers a direct service. If you are a diver and it is specified on your airline ticket, KLM will allow you an extra 10 kg baggage allowance for diving equipment (regular allowance 20 kg tourist class, 30 kg...

Before Travelling

Documents: All visitors must have an onward ticket to a destination outside the Netherlands Antilles and a confirmed room reservation before arriving. Tourists may stay for up to three months with a valid passport. Those intending to stay more than 90 days must apply for a visa. US citizens do not need a passport; a birth certificate, alien registration...

Bonaire

Bonaire Bonaire is the least densely populated of the islands and the inhabitants are mostly of mixed Arawak, European and African descent. They are a very friendly and hospitable people. The island is quiet, peaceful and very safe. As in Curaçao and Aruba, Dutch is the official language, Papiamento the colloquial tongue, and Spanish and English are both widely...

BONAIRE: USEFUL INFORMATION

TOURIST OFFICES: Bonaire - Main Office Tourism Corporation Bonaire Kaya Grandi #2 Kralendijk, Bonaire Netherlands Antilles Tel: +(599) 717-8322 Fax: +(599) 717-8408 email: i...@TourismBonaire.com Web: http://www.tourismbonaire.com/ U.S.A. & Canada Adams Unlimited Public Relations & Marketing 80 Broad Street, 32nd Floor Suite 3202 New York, New York...

BONAIRE: WHAT TO SEE AND DO

DINING: Restaurants available - Local. Seafood. Italian. Gourmet. International. Indonesian. Chinese. Fast Food. A service charge of 10-15% is added to bills in lieu of tips. Dress code is casual. NIGHTLIFE: Entertainment available includes: Disco. Two Casinos. Dinner/dances. Live music. Folkloric dance shows/theme nights. SHOPPING: Visitors can explore...

BONAIRE: COUNTRY PROFILE AND MAP

GEOGRAPHY: Bonaire is the most eastern island of the Dutch Caribbean, located 86 mls east of Aruba and 38 mls east of Curacao. The island is 112 sq mls. The highest point is Brandaris Hill at 784 ft. TIME: GMT -4. EST +1. CLIMATE: Average temperature is 82 degrees F. Average annual rainfall is 22 inches. HISTORY: The island, inhabited by the Arawak Indians...

BONAIRE: MONEY/ BUSINESS GUIDE

BANKS: ABN/AMRO Bank. Banco di Caribe. Interbank. Maduro & Curiel's Bank. McLaughlin Bank BANKING HOURS: Monday to Friday varying from 0800 - 1600. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS: April: Easter Sunday. Easter Monday. April 30: Queen's Birthday & Rincon Day. May 1: Labor Day. May 16: Ascension Day. September 6: Bonaire Day. Christmas Day. Boxing Day. BUSINESS...

BONAIRE: HOW TO GET THERE

AIRLINES: Air Jamaica, American Airlines/American Eagle, Air ALM. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. AIRPORTS: Flamingo International Airport. Located a short drive from Kralendijk, the capital. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: U.S. & Canadian citizens can provide a valid passport or an original copy of birth certificate (with raised seal) or voter's registration card...

Bonaire, just north of the Venezuelan coast, offers real riches for lovers of life undersea.

Bonaire, just north of the Venezuelan coast, offers real riches for lovers of life undersea. Bonaire is definitely for divers; snorkelers, too. Devotees of the great outdoors Caribbean-style return often to this quiet spot which is dedicated to the preservation of its pristine natural environment and pleased to share it with visitors from around the world....

Introduction

Bonaire, a diver's and bird watcher's paradise, is the island that is attuned to all things natural. The entire coastline is a living mass of coral, and divers from all over the world come to explore Bonaire's underwater beauty. As famous as Bonaire has become for diving, it has also enticed lovers of sailing, windsurfing, snorkeling and fishing. The island...