Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean, approximately 80 km (50 miles) off the coast of Venezuela. Bonaire is the “B” of the ABC islands, along with Aruba and Curacao. As a small island, it covers only 178 square km (111 square miles) with a width that ranges from 5 to 11 km (3 to 7 miles) and a length of approximately 39 km (24 miles).
Bonaire is best known as a pioneer in the preservation of nature, particularly the marine environment. With this, it is world renowned for the excellent snorkeling, scuba diving, and windsurfing enjoyed by visitors all year round.
The weather is consistently around 30 degrees Celsius throughout the year and the island receives only small amounts of rainfall each year. A consistent trade wind is felt on most days which keeps you cool when you’re not enjoying the water.
Bonaire has a reputation of being a laid back, slow paced island with very friendly residents. While snorkeling and scuba diving are the main attraction, there are lots of activities and sight-seeing for the land lovers who visit as well.
Those that visit Bonaire, quite often fall in love with the people and the island. Ask the people around you on your flight, you are bound to find several that are returning after many past visits.