Currency

US dollar (US$)

Daily Costs

Budget: Less than US$100

  • Double room at a budget hotel: US$60–100
  • Self-catered meal: US$8–12
  • Bike rental: US$15
  • Snorkeling: free (after purchase of marine park pass)

Midrange: US$100–200

  • Double room at a midrange hotel: US$100–200
  • Two-course dinner with drink: US$20–40
  • Economy car rental: US$32
  • Unlimited shore diving: US$40

Top End: More than US$200

  • Double room at top-end hotel: US$200 and up
  • Three-course dinner with drinks: US$50–100
  • Midrange car rental: US$40
  • Two-tank boat dive: US$90

Bargaining

Bargaining is not appropriate in Bonaire.

Money

ATMs are widely available, dispensing US dollars (US$). Credit cards are accepted at most hotels and restaurants.

Exchange Rates

ArubaAfl1US$0.55
AustraliaA$1US$0.77
CanadaC$1US$0.76
CuraçaoNaf1US$0.56
Europe€1US$1.12
Japan¥100US$0.98
New ZealandNZ$1US$0.73
UK£1US$1.30
VenezuelaBsF1US$0.10

For current exchange rates, see www.xe.com.

Tipping

  • Bars & restaurants For good service, tip 15% to 20% (minus the service charge that is sometimes included in the bill).
  • Dive guides Tip US$10 for a half-day outing.
  • Resorts Often include a 15% service charge on the bill. If not, tip US$1 to US$3 per day for housekeeping.
  • Taxis A 10% tip is usual.