An unforgettable second edition of Bonaire Rum Week
February 27, 2023
The ultimate summer rum festival in the Caribbean is back again this June, a weeklong celebration of premium rum – set against the backdrop of the ultimate Dutch Caribbean paradise. Bonaire Rum Week should be on your calendar: June 12-17, 2023.
This is about enjoying the premium Caribbean rum where it’s meant to be enjoyed — at the edge of the ocean. And it’s also about enjoying Bonaire, the Caribbean capital of ocean conservation, home to a dynamic culinary culture (and some of the region’s greatest restaurants) and a growing fine spirits movement.
Bonaire Rum Week is a series of events held across the island, from beach parties with steel bands to rum-pairing dinners to sunset cocktails, all in spectacular waterfront settings.
“The first edition of Bonaire Rum Week was a massive success, and we can’t wait for the 2023 edition,” said Alexander Britell, editor and publisher of Caribbean Journal, which organizes the event in collaboration with Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB). “There is no summer festival quite like this; it’s a must-visit event whether you’re a longtime rum aficionado or just looking for a great beach vacation in the Caribbean.”
The event puts the spotlight on Bonaire, the crown jewel of the ABC islands, one that’s renowned as the global capital of diving and marine conservation, from a landmark marine protected area that goes all around the island to the home of the region’s premier coral restoration movement.
“Bonaire Rum Week is a chance for locals and visitors to mingle while experiencing Bonaire’s culinary scene,” said Miles Mercera, CEO of TCB.
So, what’s on the agenda?
The event kicks off with a VIP event on June 12th; on June 13th, there’s the grand opening party at Bonaire’s original cocktail bar, Rum Runners.
June 14th is Rum on the Beach party at the Plaza Beach Resort; June 15th includes a Rum Lunch at Harbour Village and Rom Rincon’s fantastic Happy Hour on the sunset deck at the Divi Flamingo Beach Resort later in the afternoon.
June 16th includes a Rum Happy Hour at the Buddy Dive Resort and the unforgettable rum evening at the Brass Boer, the number one restaurant in the Caribbean (and the only Caribbean outpost of Holland’s three-Michelin-star De Librije).
And in another new addition, June 17th sees a combination of Taste of Bonaire, the island’s regular street food festival with an infusion of rum.
This year’s event is supported by Moon Tower Bonaire, along with hotel partners including Delfins Beach Resort, Harbour Village Beach Club, Captain Don’s Habitat, Plaza Beach and Dive Resort Bonaire, Grand Windsock Bonaire, Bamboo Bonaire, Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort, along with Rum Runners and the Brass Boer. The official travel partner of the event is Caradonna Adventures.
“This is an unforgettable week in the Caribbean,” said Guy Britton, EVP and Managing Editor at Caribbean Journal. “If you’re a Caribbean aficionado, this is a must on your calendar.”