Top ChoiceBar in Kralendijk

Coco Beach Club

Bonaire's pretty people seem to have chosen this relatively new double-decker beach bar as their natural habitat – throughout the day they can be spotted on nearby lounge chairs sipping tropical cocktails. They...

Top ChoiceMiddle Eastern in Kralendijk


The owner greets guests personally at this classy Middle Eastern establishment in the southern stretch of Kralendijk, and shortly thereafter a marvelous homemade flatbread with hummus arrives. The rest of the...

Top ChoiceItalian in Kralendijk

Capriccio Ristorante

Direct from Italy, this ristorante and boutique is sophisticated and stylish. Begin with one of the tempting cicchetti (small bites), then sample an exquisite handmade pizza or pasta (the pumpkin ravioli is...

International in Kralendijk

La Balandra

Permission to come aboard? Absolutely. Jutting out from the white-sand beach at Harbour Village, this open-air restaurant is modeled after an antique Spanish ship, and its gorgeous sea views are reason enough to...

Outdoor Cinema in Kralendijk

Empire Cinema

Maybe you don't normally go to the movies when you're on vacation. But consider making an exception for this island venue, where the seating is plastic lawn chairs and the ceiling is the sky. The technology is up...

Bar in Kralendijk

Cuba Compagnie

The capital's hottest spot is this sultry Cuban cafe, especially on Thursday night, when salsa dancers strut their stuff. Any night of the week the place is packed with happy patrons sipping mojitos and feasting...

Barbecue in Kralendijk

Bobbejan’s Take-Away

Don’t let the name fool you: there are tables here, out back under a nice tree. But getting one is a challenge, as everybody turns up for the super-tender ribs and the velvety peanut sauce on the plate of...

Museum in Kralendijk

Terramar Museum

Terramar Museum

This small museum provides an overview of the history and archaeology of Bonaire. There's an assortment of artifacts, accompanied by audio clips that put a voice to the historical narrative. In the front room, an...

European in Kralendijk


This cool and contemporary spot is an excellent place to spend an evening, sampling the unusual fare and watching the night divers. Tantalizing offerings include several options for tarte flambée, local seafood...

Bakery in Kralendijk

Exito Buffet & Grill

Whichever meal you're hungry for, Exito has you covered. Breakfast is a build-your-own sandwich bar and good coffee, while lunch-buffet offerings include sandwiches, salads, rice and rotating mains. Dinner is...

Pizza in Kralendijk

Pasa Bon Pizza

The only stoplight on Bonaire is part of a sign over the newly relocated Pasa Bon Pizza. The joint is famous for its pizza topped with lionfish, which allows you to do good by eating well (the invasive lionfish...

South American in Kralendijk

El Fogon Latino

This roadside cafe has tables on the porch and in the breezy dining room. This is simple, filling fare direct from Colombia: grilled meats and fried fish, plus Bonaire specialties such as whole pan-fried snapper....

French in Kralendijk

Bistro de Paris

You can’t take Bonaire to France, but you can bring France to Bonaire. Bistro classics, many made with fresh seafood, are prepared with skill. The veranda seating is delightful, and the wine list will make you...

Seafood in Kralendijk


Sebastian's gets top marks for its romantic waterfront location, especially if you manage to snag the solitary table for two that's out at the end of the pier (book way ahead). The menu changes frequently, but...

Alcohol in Kralendijk

Cadushy Shop

In 2018 Bonaire's beloved Rincon-based distillery opened a spacious satellite shop in Kralendijk, where you can taste and purchase its six liqueurs and four fine spirits. The namesake liqueur, Cadushy, made in...

Dutch in Kralendijk

Mona Lisa

This long-standing place is still one of the best eateries on the island. It's a cozy, casual spot, with a breezy porch, a polished wooden bar and lights shaded by straw hats. The menu varies daily, with a...

Bar in Kralendijk

El Mundo

This is Kralendijk's unofficial day-drinking headquarters, and you can bet that if there's a big game on, every sunburned cruise passenger, rowdy expat and ear-infected diver is watching it here. The food's fine,...

Sports & Outdoors in Kralendijk

Buddy Dive Watersports

High-quality water-sports gear, PADI dive courses, guided dives and souvenirs can all be procured at this new shop under the same ownership as Buddy Dive Resort. The shop will even drop off tanks at your lodgings.

Art in Kralendijk

Jan Art Gallery

Janice Huckaby Baillie's paintings capture the glorious colors of Bonaire's reef, sea and sky. Paintings and prints are available, as are various souvenirs. Shipping available upon request.

Cosmetics in Kralendijk

Salt Shop

What could be a better Bonaire souvenir than something made from sea salt? This little shop carries sea salt for cooking (plus grinders and shakers), as well as bath and body products.