Bonaire recognises two official languages: Papiamento and Dutch. After all, the friendly local people, along with the gorgeous weather and stunning nature, are the top reasons for renting a holiday home at one of Bonaire's resorts. Plus, the island is home to many fascinating attractions, delightful cuisine and fantastic holiday homes. Are you already dreaming of a trip to Bonaire for a holiday at a tropical resort? If so, learn your first phrase in Papiamento: bon bini. That means 'welcome' and that is exactly how you'll feel when you arrive in Bonaire.
Rent a holiday home on Bonaire and experience a vacation full of sightseeing
A resort in Bonaire is the perfect spot for a nature lover's holiday. Not only will you find a wealth of stunning Caribbean beaches, but also some unmissable high points when it comes to beautiful natural landscapes. For example, just off the coast of the capital city of Kralendijk, there is a second Bonaire, but in miniature form. This uninhabited islet is called Little Bonaire and it is part of the Bonaire National Marine Park. Above all it is prized for its underwater world. The waters surrounding Little Bonaire are home to colonies of seahorses and many sea tortoises. If you're renting a holiday home at a resort in Bonaire, then you can usually take part in an organised diving or snorkelling excursion to Little Bonaire. Another fascinating nature reserve is Washington Slagbaai National Park on the main island. Here you will find 5,643 hectares of diverse Caribbean flora and fauna. You'll spot iguanas, cacti and beautiful flamingos in Bonaire. During your Bonaire holiday, you can choose between hiking, mountain biking or driving across this nature park. Learn more about Bonaire's rich history at a special museum in Kralendijk. The Bonaire Museum displays antiques that bring Bonaire's past to life. You can also admire the many photographs and paintings here. Visiting Kralendijk? You'll definitely want to have a look around in the city centre. With it's cheery pastel-coloured houses, the capital city of Bonaire will definitely put you in a sunny mood. The city is named after the coral reef that lies just off its shores. The locals also call their city Playa, which is Papiamento for 'beach'. So if you feel like lounging on a real Caribbean beach after a day of sightseeing, then there's always one close by. Or why not relax at your own holiday villa in one of Bonaire's beautiful resorts?
Festivals and sport: book your holiday home in Bonaire during a special event
Do you love a good party? If so, then be sure to rent a home in a resort in Bonaire at the right time. Just in like nearby Curaçao and Aruba, the people of Bonaire love to celebrate Carnival. Among the many parades, the largest is held in Kralendijk. Are you planning to visit Bonaire during Carnival? If so, then get ready for a holiday filled with dancing because instead of fanfares you'll hear pulsating salsa beats in Bonaire. Fortunately you can also enjoy total relaxation in a holiday villa at a resort in Bonaire. Bonaire also hosts several major sporting events including the very popular Bonaire International Sailing Regatta. If you want to join in the fun, be sure to book your holiday home or apartment in Bonaire on time. Another tip for sport lovers is the Bonaire Dive Week. During this diving festival, the entire island turns into a diver's paradise. That means there's also lots of entertainment to take in.
Bonaire: the island for an active holiday
During a holiday in a Bonaire resort, you're never too far from the nearest beach. At about 294 square kilometres, this Caribbean island is just a bit bigger than the island of Ameland in the North Sea. Bonaire has a wide variety of beaches, so there is something for everyone here, ranging from the hip and trendy to the tranquil and relaxing. On top of that, Bonaire's beaches offer a choice between sand or pebbles as well as calm or wavier waters. Bonaire is a perfect holiday spot for families with children or for groups of friends looking to surf by day and hit the town by night. For surfing, Sorobon Beach is hard to beat. Snorkelers and divers head to Bachelors Beach or the No Name Beach on Little Bonaire. Photographers will find many dazzling subjects on this Caribbean island. So definitely remember to bring your camera along on your holiday in Bonaire and catch some pictures of the colourful houses in Kralendijk or a beautiful pink flamingo!