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THE BEACHES

ESCAPE THE CROWDS

Not so keen on mass tourism, high-rise buildings and artificial sand beaches? This you will certainly not encounter on Bonaire. Instead, you will find a rugged, unspoiled coastline with beautiful natural beaches. In addition to sandy beaches, Bonaire also has coral and rocky beaches. In total there are more than twenty beaches, each with its own unique characteristics. On some it is see and be seen and others are quiet and popular with families with children. Something for everyone!


BEACHES NOT TO BE MISSED

RECOMMENDATIONS

Chances are you are visiting Bonaire because of its beautiful beaches. Every beach on Bonaire has its own atmosphere. Put these gems on your list:

Donkey Beach
This secluded beach is named after the nearby plantations that used donkeys to transport sugar cane to the fields. Magically beautiful. Food trucks can be found here regularly with the tastiest beach bites.

Te Amo Beach
A beautiful, white sandy beach near Bonaire’s airport. Just off Te Amo is a beautiful reef, so be sure to bring your snorkeling gear.

Bachelor’s Beach
Popular with the locals and also a super spot for snorkeling. Be careful not to drive past it, though. The beach lies at the foot of a three-meter-high cliff and is therefore not visible from the road.

AZURE LAGOON

SOROBON & CAI

Lac Bay, an azure lagoon in southeastern Bonaire, is known for its two fantastic sandy beaches. Sorobon Beach is the place to be for windsurfers. Maybe you can see yourself skimming over the water, hanging from a kite? This beach is not only for thrill seekers; Sorobon is just as popular with families with children, who mainly enjoy the shallow water and fine white sand. Starting windsurfers are also in the right spot, since the shallow water makes it easy to get on a surfboard.

The hidden beach of Cai among the mangroves of Lac Bay is an oasis of tranquility. It is a prime location to spot turtles attracted by the sea grass. On Sundays this beach can be slightly busier; locals like to gather here to socialize and barbecue.

'LAC BAY IS A MOSTLY PROTECTED AREA WHERE FISH, BIRDS AND SEA TURTLES LIVE'

KLEIN BONAIRE

REALLY WORTH IT

On Klein Bonaire, an uninhabited island just 800 meters off the coast of Bonaire, you will find a beautiful sandy beach: No Name Beach. The reef that runs parallel to this beach is one of the best and busiest snorkeling spots on Bonaire. A water taxi takes you back and forth to Klein Bonaire.


SEA TURTLES

A LONG JOURNEY TO THEIR NESTING GROUNDS

Bonaire is home to three of the world's seven species of sea turtles. The extensive coral reefs, shady beaches and sea grass beds make it a great place for sea turtles to live. The animals sometimes travel up to 3,500 km to reach their nesting grounds on Bonaire and Klein Bonaire.

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