Slave Huts

Historic Site in South End

Along the coast you will see the legacy of a vile chapter in Bonaire’s past. The dwarf-sized stone huts were built in the mid-19th century, as residences for the slaves who worked in the salt mines. The slaves' permanent homes (and families) were in Rincon, so every Friday afternoon, they would take a seven-hour hike to the other end of the island to spend a day at home, returning on Sunday to their arduous work.