Time is short. Base yourself at a waterfront diving resort such as Captain Don's Habitat or Carib Inn and take the plunge into the incredible shore diving. Sample the 90 named dive sites around the island – including highlights such as the Salt Pier and 1000 Steps. There are many options for excellent eating, but don't miss a chance to eat lion fish pizza at Pasa Bon.
With a full week, dry yourself off occasionally and explore the island. Hike, bike or drive the desert-like trails of Washington-Slagbaai National Park, stopping to refuel afterwards at one of the authentic local restaurants in Rincon.
Spend an afternoon driving or cycling around the South End, admiring the horizon-filling colors of the salt ponds, counting flamingos, pondering the lives of those who inhabited the Slave Huts and doting on some four-legged friends at the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire.
Discover a whole new ecosystem on a trip with Mangrove Info & Kayak Center.
If you have two weeks in Bonaire, you might want to use the time to engage in (or learn) the activity of your choice. Book a diving package with Wanna Dive and explore as many dive sites as you can; get blown away by windsurfing or kitesurfing in Lac Bay; or roam the many off-road trails in Washington-Slagbaai National Park by mountain bike. You can do that every morning, and still have time to explore the island in the afternoons.