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Tourism Corporation Bonaire announces the second edition of Bonaire Rum Week

January 5, 2023

The Caribbean’s coolest new rum festival is back again for its second edition in 2023, with a week of fantastic rum and culinary events.

This year’s Bonaire Rum Week, presented by Caribbean Journal in collaboration with Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB), will run from June 12-16, 2023 with a full slate of rum tastings, beach parties, bartending seminars, rum-pairing dinners and cigar pairings.

The event concludes June 16 with a new addition for 2023, when the island’s popular Taste of Bonaire joins forces with Bonaire Rum Week for a culinary fete with a sugarcane twist, set in the heart of Kralendijk.

a bottle of Bonaire rum next to a glass of rum coke with a paper straw

“The inaugural edition of Bonaire Rum Week was a tremendous success, and 2023 will be bigger and better,” said Alexander Britell, editor and publisher of Caribbean Journal, which organizes Bonaire Rum Week in collaboration with TCB.

Also new for this year will be an island-wide cocktail competition that lets visitors and locals sample cocktails at top bars in Bonaire and vote for their favorites online during the week. On the final day, the island’s Best Cocktail will be announced.

“After a successful first edition, we are happy to organize the second edition of the Bonaire Rum Week together with Caribbean Journal,” says Miles B M Mercera, CEO of TCB. “During this edition we hope to have more partners join, so that it can be an exciting week, where our locals and visitors can mingle while experiencing Bonaire’s culinary scene.”

The event shines a spotlight both on Bonaire’s burgeoning rum and cocktail culture and on its sizzling culinary scene, one with an enviable collection of restaurants that also includes the number one restaurant in the Caribbean, Brass Boer at the Delfins Beach Resort.

“This is an amazing and totally unique event,” said Guy Britton, executive Vice President and managing editor of Caribbean Journal.  “The way each event is hosted and managed is representative of each hotel and restaurant’s specialties. The event offers a very personal sampling of Bonaire’s unique experiences.”

For more information visit Bonaire Rum Week or email