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Scuba diving

We are often asked, why Bonaire?
Well, my wife and I met while we both lived in Las Vegas and our first date was at the Flamingo Hilton.
Bonaire is the home of 10,000 flamingos so it was a natural choice!

Where is Bonaire?
It is about 50 miles or so off the coast of Venezuela.
Bonaire is the "B" of the ABC islands that aslo include Aruba and Curacao.

The first European to visit Bonaire was Amerigo Vespucci, who came in 1499.

Bonaire was once inhabited by Arawak Indians, who were later sent to Spain to work in the copper mines.

Bonaire is a desert island.

Bonaire uses the Netherlands Antilles Florin(or Guilder) for it's currency. The US Dollar is accepted throughout the island.

Dutch is the official language. Papiamentu is the native language, and is a mixture of various languages.
Spanish and English are also spoken widely on Bonaire.

Divi Flamingo bar

Been married for a day now. Have that newlywed glow about us.

Bonaire

A beautiful sunset at the Divi Flamingo.

Did you know?
The Divi Divi is a small tree that yields a pod that can be used for making a bright red dye.
They were almost entirely wiped out by the Spanish Explorers, but there are a few left around the island.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Some of the greatest diving in the world!
  • Cons:Not much else to do.
  • In a nutshell:Bonaire is an underwater paradise!
  • Last visit to Bonaire: May 1998
  • Intro Updated Mar 23, 2007
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  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    The pristine water tells it all for no doubt the best diving and snorkeling around. Nice pictures and comments.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Jun 9, 2007 at 10:15 PM

    Flamingos!!i have excitedly looked for flamingos each time theres chance of water in the lakes around Merzouga but no such luck yet!but here they are in your Bonaire shots - where are the 10000 though!Flamingo airport?what really pink sand to match!

  • Homer_Simpson32's Profile Photo
    May 13, 2007 at 4:03 PM

    Interesting page although I had never heard of Bonaire !!!

  • supercarys's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2007 at 2:04 AM

    Wow, that pink sand is incredible! It actually really makes me want to go there. I've been to a black sand beach in Hawaii

  • Redlats's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2007 at 8:50 AM

    An interesting place. That picture of the 747 from your hotel is pretty amazing. I'm not yet convinced to visit Bonaire though.

  • 850prc's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2007 at 5:33 AM

    Interesting page you have here. WONDERFUL sunset photo, and that rental car tip is a good one, too. I enjoyed visiting this page, as well as your homepage.

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2007 at 10:31 AM

    Nice page with very nice images. Looks peaceful unlike so many of the islands. Good place for a honeymoon. :)

  • planxty's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2007 at 1:10 AM

    Great bonaire page. The airport looks amazing (compared to Heathrow anyway!) Looks like another place on my "to do" list. fergy.

  • bijo69's Profile Photo
    Apr 16, 2007 at 4:39 AM

    Bonaire is really a nice place. But you certainly managed too see more than me :)

  • elpariente's Profile Photo
    Apr 14, 2007 at 11:01 AM

    Very good pages and photos For Flamingos you may go to the Bolivian lakes near the Salar de Uyuni Buenos Viajes !!!!

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