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Motto: "Unified by freedom"
Language: Dutch, Papiamentu
Currency: Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)
Airports: Flamingo Airport (BON/TNCB)
Known for: Scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, and fishing
Official Tourism Website:
Drives on the: Right Side
Calling Code: +1 599

Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean known for its pioneering role in the preservation of nature, in particular the preservation of the marine environment, and for its excellent scuba diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing, among other things. Kayak in the mangroves, the gentle bay or venture out into the open ocean for a real challenge. Enjoy the nature of the land cycling or mountain biking. Warm and friendly people welcome you to their tranquil island that also offers a lively nightlife, fun places to see and world class restaurants.

Things To Do in Bonaire


Bonaire is known worldwide for its diving. Amazing as the diving is, there’s much more to do on Bonaire. You can sign up for kayaking session where it takes you through the pristine mangrove system – an environmental wonder.

Visit the west coast and see the flamingo viewing lake called Goto Mere. Spend some time in the National Park enjoying the beauty of nature or the many rock formations in this region.

Cuisine of Bonaire


As part of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao) the Dutch influence is very strong. Hence you can always find an excellent meal in whatever category you choose. From Local, seafood, Italian, Indonesian, Chinese, there is something to satisfy each individual. Note that a service charge is usually added to the bill (approximately 10-15%). Dress code on this island is casual.

Marriage Requirements for Bonaire


You need to allow four to six weeks for all the paper work. One of the couple needs to procure a temporary residency permit from immigration.

To apply for a temporary residency permit the following are required:

  • 2 Passport photos of the Bride & Groom (and any witnesses being brought to the island, if applicable)
  • Photo copy of first page of passport (Signature & Photo page)
  • Date of arrival on Bonaire
  • Intended length of stay on Bonaire

For the official marriage petition the following documents are required for both the bride and groom:

  • Photo copy of first page of passport (Signature & Photo page)
  • Original Birth Certificate endorsed with an Apostle
  • Declaration of Marital Status by the Civil Registry and if divorced or widowed, divorce decree or document of proof is required

Featured Hotels in Bonaire


Black Durgon Inn

Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 145
Phone: (599) 717-5736
Fax: (599) 717-8846

Captain Don’s Habitat

Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 103
Phone: (599) 717-8290
Fax: (599) 717-8240

Carib Inn

Address: J.A. Abraham Boulevard 46
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 68
Phone: (599) 717-8819
Fax: (599) 717-5295

Deep Blue View

Address: Kaya Diamanta 50
Phone: (599) 717-8073
Fax: (599) 717-8073

Divi Flamingo Beach Resort & Casino

Address: J.A. Abraham Boulevard 40
Phone: (599) 717-8285
Fax: (599) 717-8238

Hotel Rochaline

Address: Kaya Grandi 7
Phone: (599) 717-8286
Fax: (599) 717-8258