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Welcome to paradise

As we say, "Bon bini to Bonaire"

Picture Bonaire as you approach it for the first time. Untouched white beaches surrounded by a shimmering turquoise sea, with tropical palm trees gently swaying in the trade winds. It’s a sight nearly unchanged since privateers ruled these waters three centuries ago.

That Bonaire remains largely untouched is by design. Because it doesn’t belong to us. It belongs to countless generations yet to come. Like our grandparents, and their grandparents before them, we are merely stewards of the island, protecting it for the future the way it was protected for us.

It’s a responsibility we take very seriously.

By carefully managing development, we’ve found a delicate balance between economic growth and the natural world that sustains us. In fact, we were the first Caribbean island to protect our surrounding seas with a marine park created as part of the Stichting Nationale Parken Bonaire (STINAPA) in 1962. And we currently lead the Caribbean in renewable energy. Thanks to wind and solar power, we’re reducing CO2 emissions and fulfilling our promise of remaining eco-friendly for decades to come. The Reef Renewal Foundation also helps keep the Caribbean healthy for decades to come cultivating new reef corals like stag horn and Elkhorn.

Protecting our natural resources makes sense for us, since “it’s in our nature.”

See Bonaire through the eyes of the local in our video.

So, we invite you to feel the charm of Bonaire. Feel it in our tropical Caribbean waters. See it in our pristine natural beauty. Sense it in the warm smiles of our people. Lose yourself in the romance of the trade winds and our idyllic blue skies all year long. As you adjust to our tranquil pace, the rush of daily life falls away. Here, there are no deadlines. No traffic lights. No bustle. There is simply the freedom of choosing how to spend your day.

A visit to Bonaire is an experience you won’t soon forget. Because as we say, “Once a visitor always a friend.”

See Bonaire through the eyes of the traveler in our video.

Group of four donkeys in green field

Nature abounds
on Bonaire

Explore the natural wonders on land and in the sea.

How you can join us in preserving Bonaire

Learn why the Bonaire Bond is so important.

The Bonaire Ambassador Program

Some visitors are more like family

Celebrate Your Bonaire Friends

Did you have a positive experience with someone on the island?

Making memories

Unforgettable experiences await you on Bonaire.

It's In Our Nature
Person walking horse

Your adventure awaits

What you need to know about getting to Bonaire, and what you can expect once you’re here.

Man and woman looking up at mountain view