- Bonaire Talk (www.bonairetalk.com) An active forum of locals, expats and visitors who can answer any question.
- InfoBonaire (www.infobonaire.com) An encyclopedic site, including restaurant reviews, local news and up-to-date activities guide.
- Tourism Bonaire (www.tourismbonaire.com) Official tourism site.
- Lonely Planet (www.lonelyplanet.com/aruba-bonaire-and-curacao/bonaire) Destination information, hotel bookings, traveller forum and more.
What to Take
- Snorkel gear
- Water shoes to protect your feet on rocky beaches
- Mineral-based sunblock, without chemicals that damage the reef
- DEET-based insect repellent
- Hat or scarf to control your hair in the wind
- Reusable water bottle
- A small day pack, preferably a dry pack for beaches and boats
What to Wear
You will likely spend most of your days in your bathing suit, so a quick-drying shirt or cover-up to throw on when you leave the beach or pool area will come in handy.
Most folks put on proper dry clothes for dinner – or when going into town at any time – but it's still quite casual. Shorts and t-shirts are fine, except at the fanciest restaurants. A sundress provides maximum versatility and comfort for women.
You can wear your flip-flops almost everywhere. But you'll want good hiking shoes and a windproof hat when you explore Washington-Slagbaai National Park and the South End.
- Make sure your passport is valid for at least six months past your arrival date.
- Check the airline baggage restrictions.
- Make arrangements for travel insurance.
- Get your open-water diving certification (or at least do the preliminary training).