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Downtown Kralendijk

Street surrounded by colorful buildings in downtown

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Kralendijk is the capital city and main port of the island of Bonaire. In Dutch, Koralendijk (of which the name Kralendijk is a degeneration) means “coral reef” or “coral dike.” In Papiamentu, the town is often called Playa or “beach.” Kralendijk is a lively and colorful Caribbean town center. You can stroll the streets enjoying the Caribbean architecture while shopping in the main street Kaya Grandi and the area around it, and there are cruise ships docking at the North or South Pier year round. On those days, there’s a market on the Wilhelmina square with island-made products.