Bonaire is an island nation in the Southern Caribbean that was twice “discovered” — once by the Spanish and once by the Dutch — and was until recently part of the Netherlands Antilles. Its far-flung history may be all over the map… but you’ll find the island itself located just right. Also just right is the climate — the annual average is 81.5° F — so you’ll have plenty of reasons to spend time outdoors. When in the water, diving and snorkeling happen to be some of the best ways to see the reef surrounding the island… but they’re also great for cooling off.
- Enjoy world-class snorkeling in crystal-clear water among coral reefs that line the coasts of Bonaire.
- Tour Lac Bay National Park aboard a powerboat — the park is one of the best-preserved mangrove forests in the Caribbean.
- See the salt beds in Pekelmeer, also home to thousands of pink flamingoes.