"Bonaire Sights - Mostly Above Water" Top 5 Page for this destination Bonaire by Echo_29

Bonaire Travel Guide: 302 reviews and 716 photos

Uncrowded with Preserved Natural Beauty

We decided to visit Bonaire after reading about their dedication to preservation of the coastline and the large portion of the island set aside for a national park. The fact that cruise ships do not make a port of call to this island was a plus too. This was our first trip to the Caribbean and definitely not our last.
From the salt flats south and the Washington-Slagbaai National Park to the north, a variety of landscapes captivated us. The snorkeling was incredible too.

Relaxing is an Experience Easy to Get Used To

We have always traveled vigorously to the point that we joke that we need a vacation from our vacation. This trip was our first where the majority of our time was spent reading books on the beach. It is something that one can get used to pretty quick. Bonaire has constant refreshing tradewinds from the east and the water is clear and warm. The shopping district in Kralendijk is sparse but the restaraunts are abundant and of good variety.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Quiet and unspoiled desert Island
  • Cons:Unpolished, but that is a good thing to us
  • In a nutshell:From underwater to the top of Brandaris Hill, beautiful!
  • Last visit to Bonaire: Sep 2004
  • Intro Updated Jan 24, 2005
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  • Nov 5, 2007 at 7:34 AM

    Unfortunately, It Rains Fishes is now closed. It has been bought by the owners of City Cafe and will be opened as something else.

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    Dec 5, 2005 at 7:03 AM

    Looks like a wonderful place for a vacation. The tips are great and so are the photos. Very well done.

  • darthmilmo's Profile Photo
    Nov 20, 2005 at 4:03 PM

    I urge you to please reconcider the pic of your Night Snorkel adventure... it almost looks like he/she is touching the coral. Touching the coral can ceel the reef you visited. At least put a warning against touching coral. cheers, Fdo

  • Jun 7, 2005 at 1:25 PM

    Beautiful photos and useful tips. You did great job with underwater camera, and "creative use of corals" also looks interesting.

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Feb 21, 2005 at 7:48 AM

    Very helpful page. Great photos. Nature is what interested me in going here also.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Jan 17, 2005 at 4:28 PM

    Looks really like a place to go! Beautiful pics!

  • KristaB's Profile Photo
    Jan 15, 2005 at 11:18 PM

    Flamingos in the soft air of Bonaire. What an amazing wonderful page, your pictures stunning as always made me feel as being there, I can almost feel the weight of my luggage full of corals from the beach. :o)

  • jessicadf's Profile Photo
    Jan 13, 2005 at 4:32 PM

    Oh, a very good guide of Bonaire, indeed! Makes me wanna go back and visit our friends.

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