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What is Bonaire Friends?
In celebration of the people of Bonaire, we’re inviting you to share positive stories about locals you’ve met on the island. Did someone help you enjoy a new experience, point you towards a new favorite restaurant or simply lend a helping hand? Tell us about it and we’ll reward your Bonaire Friend with a $250 prize.
How Does It Work?
Each week, the Tourism Corporation of Bonaire will select the top 3-5 submissions, then the Bonaire Friends Review Committee (comprised of the TCB team and BONHATA team) will score those submissions to determine a winner. The scores will be based on story uniqueness and passion of the local.
Celebrate Your Bonaire Friend
In Video or Text, Tell Us About Your Positive
Experience With a Local On Bonaire
Winners will be awarded a $250 prize via bank transfer.
All permanent residents of Bonaire are eligible to win.
Bonaire Friends Winners:
May 15, 2023
Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) is pleased to announce Ronald Bernabela as the latest winner of the Bonaire Friends program. Kevin Winter from the Netherlands nominated him for his outstanding service and dedication to the tourism industry.
May 5, 2023
Boy Rozendaal was acknowledged for his exceptional dedication and the service he provided, which left a lasting impression on visitors.
April 27, 2023
Junela Nicolaas was recognized for making a significant impact on visitors to the island, exemplifying the great service that the people working in the tourism industry are providing to visitors.
April 20, 2023
Dee Pedersen was nominated by Tom Darrow, a long time Bonaire Ambassador, for her outstanding contribution to the tourism industry on the island.
Looking to promote Bonaire Friends?
Download the asset toolkit
Are you a Bonaire business looking to promote Bonaire Friends to your customers?
Download the Bonaire Friends poster and nomination card.