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Bonaire
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Bonaire

Bonaire is an island located in the Caribbean Sea and is part of the Netherlands. It is situated just north of Venezuela and east of Aruba. The island is part of the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao) and is the only one of the three to be part of the Netherlands.

Bonaire has a population of roughly 18,000 people and is known for its pristine beaches and coral reefs. The island is a popular destination for tourists looking for a tropical paradise. The island also has a rich history and culture, with many of its inhabitants tracing their roots back to the Arawak and Carib Indians who originally inhabited the island.

Bonaire has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from an average of 82°F in the summer to an average of 73°F in the winter. The island is known for its beautiful beaches and coral reefs, making it a popular destination for snorkeling and diving.

The island has a long history, with the earliest settlers arriving around 1000 BC. The Arawak and Carib Indians were the first to inhabit the island, followed by the Spanish in the 16th century. The Dutch later took control of the island in 1636 and it has remained part of the Netherlands ever since.

Bonaire has become an important part of the Netherlands, with the island being one of the main sources of salt production for the country. The island is also home to a number of national parks and wildlife reserves, making it a great destination for nature lovers.

In recent years, Bonaire has become a popular destination for eco-tourism, with many visitors coming to the island to experience its stunning natural beauty. The island is also known for its vibrant music and art scene, with many local artists showcasing their work at festivals and events throughout the year.

Excursion tips for a day in Bonaire

1. Visit the Washington-Slagbaai National Park – Explore the beautiful nature and wildlife of the park, go for a hike, and take in the stunning views.

2. Visit the Donkey Sanctuary – Meet the rescued donkeys of the island and learn about their rescue and rehabilitation efforts.

3. Take a Boat Tour – See the island from the water and take in the stunning views of the coastline.

4. Go Snorkeling or Diving – Explore the vibrant coral reefs and marine life of the Caribbean Sea.

5. Visit the Slave Huts – Pay your respects to the slaves who were brought to the island centuries ago.

6. Visit the Willemstoren Lighthouse – Climb the steps of this iconic lighthouse and take in the views of the island from the top.

7. Explore the Town of Kralendijk – Stroll through the streets of this charming town and explore the local shops and restaurants.

8. Visit the Bonaire National Marine Park – Take a tour of the protected marine park and learn about the conservation efforts to protect the island’s coral reefs.

9. Take a Kayak Tour – Explore the mangroves and tidal creeks of the island and take in the peaceful scenery.

10. Visit the Pink Beach – Relax on the pink sand and take in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.

Experience Bonaire with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Bonaire. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Bonaire

Antilles Spring (March-May): The weather in Bonaire during the spring months is generally warm and sunny, with temperatures averaging around 80°F (27°C). The days are usually clear and sunny, with occasional showers in the afternoon. Summer (June-August): The summer months in Bonaire are hot and humid, with temperatures reaching up to 90°F (32°C). Rainfall is common during this season, but the showers are usually short-lived. Autumn (September-November): The autumn months in Bonaire are usually mild, with temperatures ranging from 75-85°F (24-29°C). The days are usually sunny, with occasional showers in the afternoon. Winter (December-February): The winter months in Bonaire are generally warm and sunny, with temperatures averaging around 80°F (27°C). Rainfall is rare during this season, but the occasional shower may occur.

Cruise weather for Bonaire

Our weather forecast for Bonaire helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jun. 25th 2024 Jun. 25th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 27.5 °C
37.4 m/s
49.0 m/s
84.5 %
24.1 m
85.4 %
1,012 hPa
06:10:42
19:00:57
Jun. 26th 2024 Jun. 26th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 26.1 °C
45.0 m/s
52.2 m/s
98.5 %
17.7 m
83.7 %
1,012 hPa
06:10:56
19:01:07
Jun. 27th 2024 Jun. 27th 2024 max: 27.7 °C
min: 27.4 °C
38.9 m/s
49.3 m/s
76.3 %
24.1 m
83.9 %
1,012 hPa
06:11:11
19:01:16
Jun. 28th 2024 Jun. 28th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 27.5 °C
34.8 m/s
40.4 m/s
54.1 %
24.1 m
80.3 %
1,012 hPa
06:11:27
19:01:25
Jun. 29th 2024 Jun. 29th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 27.5 °C
34.6 m/s
44.6 m/s
16.1 %
24.1 m
82.1 %
1,013 hPa
06:11:42
19:01:33
Jun. 30th 2024 Jun. 30th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 27.5 °C
36.7 m/s
46.8 m/s
78.1 %
24.1 m
83.0 %
1,013 hPa
06:11:58
19:01:41
Jul. 1st 2024 Jul. 1st 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 27.6 °C
40.0 m/s
52.2 m/s
72.5 %
24.1 m
85.0 %
1,012 hPa
06:12:14
19:01:48
Jul. 2nd 2024 Jul. 2nd 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 27.7 °C
43.6 m/s
53.6 m/s
35.9 %
24.1 m
86.8 %
1,012 hPa
06:12:30
19:01:54
Jul. 3rd 2024 Jul. 3rd 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 27.5 °C
45.4 m/s
55.4 m/s
86.3 %
21.2 m
84.3 %
1,012 hPa
06:12:46
19:02:00
Jul. 4th 2024 Jul. 4th 2024 max: 27.8 °C
min: 27.5 °C
41.0 m/s
52.4 m/s
76.0 %
24.1 m
83.7 %
1,012 hPa
06:13:02
19:02:04
Jul. 5th 2024 Jul. 5th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.5 °C
40.0 m/s
50.0 m/s
86.3 %
24.1 m
85.0 %
1,012 hPa
06:13:18
19:02:09
Jul. 6th 2024 Jul. 6th 2024 max: 28.0 °C
min: 27.7 °C
47.9 m/s
59.4 m/s
75.9 %
24.1 m
85.3 %
1,014 hPa
06:13:34
19:02:12
Jul. 7th 2024 Jul. 7th 2024 max: 27.9 °C
min: 27.5 °C
47.0 m/s
57.5 m/s
3.0 %
24.1 m
84.5 %
1,014 hPa
06:13:51
19:02:14

Cruises to Bonaire

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Scheduled ship calls in Bonaire, Netherlands
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jun. 26th 2024 Wednesday, 26th of Jun. 2024 Carnival Horizon 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 2nd 2024 Tuesday, 2nd of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 11th 2024 Thursday, 11th of Jul. 2024 Rhapsody of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 17th 2024 Wednesday, 17th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Celebration 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jul. 18th 2024 Thursday, 18th of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jul. 24th 2024 Wednesday, 24th of Jul. 2024 Carnival Horizon 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 Disney Fantasy 08:30 am 03:00 pm
Jul. 31st 2024 Wednesday, 31st of Jul. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 7th 2024 Wednesday, 7th of Aug. 2024 Mardi Gras 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Rhapsody of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 Enchanted Princess 08:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Celebration 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 21st 2024 Wednesday, 21st of Aug. 2024 Carnival Horizon 07:00 am 03:00 pm
Aug. 28th 2024 Wednesday, 28th of Aug. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Rhapsody of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Celebration 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Sep. 18th 2024 Wednesday, 18th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Sep. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Sep. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 3rd 2024 Thursday, 3rd of Oct. 2024 Rhapsody of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Oct. 9th 2024 Wednesday, 9th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Vista 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 10th 2024 Thursday, 10th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Oct. 16th 2024 Wednesday, 16th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 18th 2024 Friday, 18th of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 23rd 2024 Wednesday, 23rd of Oct. 2024 Celebrity Beyond 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 2nd 2024 Saturday, 2nd of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 P&O Britannia 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 Grandeur of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 6th 2024 Wednesday, 6th of Nov. 2024 P&O Britannia 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 7th 2024 Thursday, 7th of Nov. 2024 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 9th 2024 Saturday, 9th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Miracle 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Enchanted Princess 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Eclipse 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 Disney Magic 08:30 am 04:45 pm
Nov. 14th 2024 Thursday, 14th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Ascent 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 P&O Britannia 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 Grandeur of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 MS Insignia 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Nov. 20th 2024 Wednesday, 20th of Nov. 2024 P&O Britannia 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Nov. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Nov. 2024 AIDAperla 08:00 am 06:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Nov. 25th 2024 Monday, 25th of Nov. 2024 Royal Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 28th 2024 Thursday, 28th of Nov. 2024 Celebrity Reflection 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 29th 2024 Friday, 29th of Nov. 2024 Seven Seas Grandeur 07:00 am 02:00 pm
Nov. 30th 2024 Saturday, 30th of Nov. 2024 MS Sirena 01:00 pm 10:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 AIDAluna 10:00 am 10:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 P&O Britannia 07:00 am 06:00 pm
Dec. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Dec. 2024 MS Rotterdam 07:00 am 08:00 pm

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