Bonaire - "Oh island in the sun
I would like to tell you something about my dream island
If you have the impression that Bonaire is a Caribbean
paradise with miles long sandy beaches with coconut palms, you are wrong.
You will find the real treasure of this Dutch Caribbean Island under water. It
is also the friendliness and smiling faces of the Bonairean people and the
The ABC-Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao) are also
called the Leeward Islands.
Bonaire is situated to the east,
Curaçao is the main island and Aruba is in the west. About
100 miles away from Venezuela. Bonaire is about 190 square miles with almost
In the northern part you will find the Washington
National Park with a variety of birds, animals and plants.
In the southern
part is Cargil Salt where visitors can see the big white hills of salt from far
The east coast is very rough with strong currents and is where larger
species of fish can be seen. Most of the popular dive sites are on the west
With your rental car you can drive to more than 50 special marked
dive sites Klein Bonaire has 20 more sites that can be reached by boat.
Klein Bonaire is protected by a foundation and is off limits to
development. Years ago, this island belonged to Harry Belafonte. He was so
inspired by it that he wrote the song "Oh Island in the sun"
mountain is 723 feet and is calld"Brandaris" Hill, It is in the Washington
National Park. A very nice spot is also "Seru Largu"with a beautiful view of
the island. The capital, Kralendijk has a few shopping areas and seaside
restaurants, bars, supermarkets, banks and the harbor.
Some pictures more
For more information about what to do on Bonaire,
check out the Web site
Apartment + Villa Paul
My adress on Bonaire;
Kaya Krysolito 69, Santa Barbara, Kralendijk Bonaire, N.A.
(0049) 09671 3830
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