Bonaire offers a wide variety of accommodations for visitors to the island. There are many hotels and affordable villa rentals available.
Well known for its protected reefs and warm, clear waters, Bonaire is a joy for snorkelers and scuba divers alike. It is part of the Lesser Antilles island chain located off the northern tip of Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea and offers warm temperatures and sunny days almost year round.
Originally settled by the Caquetios Indians of the Arawak tribe, Bonaire has been through Spanish, Dutch, and British rule resulting in a diverse and eclectic current population. These modern-day residents are known for the warm reception they offer visitors, and their friendly, laid-back demeanor.
While known as a diver’s paradise, Bonaire has much more to offer than water sports. For a small island, it is well appointed with excellent restaurants, fine hotels and resorts, and number of villa rentals. The local businesses and community organizations plan events year-round to keep visitors engaged and active. Depending on the time of year that you visit, you may arrive in time for a sailing regatta, carnival, or the annual marathon swim to Klein Bonaire. There is shopping for the retail enthusiast and, of course, an exciting nightlife that includes night diving opportunities and even a casino if you’re feeling lucky.
Bonaire is one of those unsullied gems of the Caribbean. It has maintained much of its unspoiled beauty due to a body of thoughtful early officials that passed legislation to protect the natural wonders on and around the island by making them national marine parks and national parks. It is a real testament to the wonders of Bonaire that over half the people arriving on Bonaire each year are repeat visitors.