The southern end of Bonaire is flat and arid, with vistas that extend for many miles in all directions. The horizon is broken only by the massive mounds of sparkling white salt. Yes, salt. This is the product of the Cargill solar salt works, and further south you'll see the acres and acres of salt pans, where the ocean water sits and eventually evaporates, leaving the salty residue. The landscape is oddly – startlingly – beautiful, especially as the water evaporates, and with increasing salinity, the pans turn 50 shades of pink. Speaking of pink, look out for flamingos flocking in the salt pans.
Aside from the salt works, the South End is nearly deserted. But the coast is punctuated by stunning beaches, colonial-era landmarks, and the lovely windsurfer-dotted Lac Bay, making the perimeter a fascinating driving or cycling route.