Spotlight Destination: Bonaire

The best of bonaire

Nestled in the western-most range of the Leeward Antilles islands of the Caribbean Sea is Bonaire. Representing the ‘B’ in the ABC Islands, Bonaire or the Caribbean Netherlands, boasts a Caribbean Island vacation like no other.

The Best of Bonaire Klein Bonaire

Surrounded by coral reef the islands boasts exquisite turquoise waters brimming with a kaleidoscope of brightly colored marine life. Offering some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world, you’ll be amazed by the vivid coral and friendly fish.

Begin your epic yacht vacation on the water with a guided dive trip or a leisurely snorkel around Klein Bonaire. The uninhabited island off the coast of Bonaire offers white sand beaches, calm waters, and underwater life that will leave you amazed. While exploring the island, keep an eye out for rocks that have been painted yellow. Each labeled with a different name, they indicate named dive sites. The rocks can be spotted throughout Bonaire and are an important part of the local culture.

The Best of Bonaire Sea View

The entire island of Bonaire is protected by national parks, which means you won’t be able to anchor around the island. Instead, you’ll be docked in the primary marina in Kralendijk. Spend time on land walking around the vibrant town where influence from the Dutch is abundant. Peruse the quaint boutiques and walk past the colorful buildings before enjoying lunch at El Cantina. The open-air restaurant boasts delicious dishes with local flare. After lunch venture further inland to Rincon where you’ll find The Cadushy Distillery. Enjoy tastings of The Spirit of Bonaire, a rum inspired by the island. Then take a tour of the distillery and watch how the local Island Liqueur is made from the Kadushi cactus plant found on the island. It is the only liquor in the world distilled from cacti and has elegant flavors of lemon and lime. Finish your evening back on the yacht where your chef will prepare an excellent dinner using the fresh catch of the day, served on the aft deck.

The Best of Bonaire Downtown

Wake up to a warm breeze drifting across the salty ocean. Bonaire’s location below the hurricane belt makes it generally protected from tropical storms and hurricanes. Regardless of the time of year you visit the temperature will hover between 80°F to 85°F, making it the perfect place to escape and unwind. If you’re looking for a more exhilarating adventure, rent ATV’s and take a guided tour through the Langoed Bolivia plantation. You’ll cruise past the Spelonk Lighthouse, one of four on the island, and stop at the Bonaire Caves to walk past the impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Keep an eye out for the ancient rune paintings that are scattered throughout the walls of the caves and show stories of a time long past. Finish your ride by the lagoon where flocks of pink flamingos can be seen feeding. If you’re looking for a more relaxing day, schedule a massage or spa treatment onboard your yacht. Revel in the sounds of the ocean as you enjoy healing and recharging.

A trip to Bonaire wouldn’t be complete without a quick stop at the salt flats. On the South of the island are the vivid pink pools and towering white pyramids. Produced by the salt, sea, and wind you’ll find some of the purest salt in the world. Salt has been one of Bonaire’s primary exports and has been essential to the island since before the Spanish arrived in 1499. As you drive past the blush, coral, and fuchsia pools you’ll spot another brilliant hue of pink at the flamingo sanctuary. Here you’ll see nesting flamingos of all sizes and ages, the more brightly colored the older the flamingo.

The Best of Bonaire Lighthouse

Finish your spectacular yacht vacation with a sunset cruise around the island. Enjoy happy hour and dinner onboard as you gaze upon the picturesque island from the azure water. As the sun sets beyond the horizon the shimmering lights of Kralendijk will guide your way home. Looking above you’ll be delighted by the magnitude of the twinkling stars overhead.  

Beginning planning your Private Yacht Vacation to Bonaire and the ABC Islands, contact our office at (561) 833-4462 or email us at


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