Top things to do

Top Choice Bar in Kralendijk

Cuba Compagnie

The island's hottest spot is this sultry Cuban cafe, especially on Thursday night, when salsa dancers show their stuff. Any night of the week, the place is packed with happy patrons sipping mojitos and feasting on f…
Top Choice Caribbean in Kralendijk

Wil’s Tropical Grill

With contemporary art inside and a blooming garden outside, this contemporary Caribbean bistro exudes the colors and flavors of the region. The menu changes daily, but look for favorites such as Thai coconut shrimp …
Park in Bonaire

Bonaire National Marine Park

The Bonaire National Marine Park is the island's star attraction – a unique and precious resource that attracts divers and snorkelers to explore miles of pristine coral reef. The protected area covers the entire coa…
National Park in North End

Washington-Slagbaai National Park

Comprising almost 20% of the island's area, this vast, desert landscape is a fantastic place to explore on foot, by bike or by vehicle (preferably a 4WD). Stop at the visitors center, at the entrance, to pick up a m…
Wildlife Reserve in South End

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

Do you ever feel like you're surrounded by jackasses? You will in Bonaire, because the animals live free and wild on the island. The vast Donkey Sanctuary offers safe haven for these gentle creatures. Visitors can m…
Outdoor Cinema in Kralendijk

Empire Cinema

Maybe you don't normally go to the movies when you're on vacation. But why wouldn't you want to catch a flick at this island venue, where the seating is plastic lawn chairs and the ceiling is the sky? The technology…
Modern European in Kralendijk

Ingridiënts

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 different options for tarte flambée, local se…
Italian in Kralendijk

Capriccio Ristorante

Direct from Italy, this ristorante and boutique is sophisticated, stylish and delicious. Tempting cicchetti (small bites), handmade pizza and pasta, and classic main dishes are accompanied by a thoughtful wine list …
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 comes here for the super-tender ribs and the velvety peanut sauce on the plate of Indonesian…
Street Carnival in Bonaire

Carnival

Carnival is Bonaire's biggest celebration – a week or more of music and costumes, parades and parties. It culminates the weekend before Ash Wednesday, with the final parade and effigy-burning taking place on the Tue…