Bonaire is part of the Netherland Antilles and is located in the southern part of the Caribbean, off the coast of Venezuela. It’s known as diver’s paradise because of the great scuba diving that can be done here.

Debbie and her husband have been coming here almost yearly since 1997 and enjoy the peaceful quiet, friendly people and overall feel of the island.

Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Welcome to Bonaire!

The capital of Bonaire is Kralendijk and is located very near to the only airport on the island. It’s fun to sit and watch the planes land because from a distance, it looks like they’ll be too big for where they have to land. Of course up close, you can see that there is plenty of runway for any size plane.


Relaxing by the beautiful Caribbean Ocean

Even though this is my first time on the island, I’ve already found one of the things that I enjoy a lot-relaxing on a comfortable beach chair by the ocean. Don’t I look relaxed?


Check out that sky!

It’s really hot and humid here, but Debbie still enjoys going for long walks every day. I got so hot that I insisted on sitting in the shade for a minute to cool off. I was trying to catch a little bit of a breeze off of the ocean.


Don't worry, the ship only looks like it's headed towards me

I enjoyed sitting on the terrace of our apartment and looking out over the beautiful waters of the Caribbean Sea. It was a lot of fun watching the big cruise ships come in to port…Don’t worry, it only looks like it’s coming straight towards me!


Washington Slagbaii National Park

We visited Washington Slagbaai National Park on the north side of the island. We had a wonderful time and saw lots of flamingoes, goats, iguanas, birds, donkeys and more!


Beautiful flamingoes!

I wanted to talk to the pretty pink flamingos, but they were a bit on the shy side.

Washington Slagbaai National Park

I think this house is missing it's roof!

We had fun taking pictures around this old abandoned building we saw along the drive through the park.


Some of my new friends

The iguanas were a little shy at first too, until they saw that I had food with me. Then they all wanted to be my friend! How many iguanas can you count in this picture?


In the National Park

In this part of the park, the water was rough and it was very windy. Don’t worry, I held on tight and didn’t even come close to falling in the ocean.


You never know who you'll run into in Bonaire!

This big iguana like to hang around the pool at our apartment. He looks scary, but he was very nice and didn’t cause any problems.


All I can say is "Ouch!"

OUCH!, I do NOT recommend sitting on a cactus to get your picture taken!

Franco from the Ribs Factory

Me and my friend, Franco!

The ribs are delicious at the Ribs Factory Restaurant. Okay, I didn’t eat any ribs, but Debbie and Jeff think they are some of the best they’ve ever eaten. Franco, the owner, is a friend of ours and we enjoy going to visit him while we’re visiting the island. In addition to the restaurant on Bonaire, he also has a restaurant in Curacao.


Sera Largu

There are beautiful views from Sera Largu out over part of the island. It was hard to believe how high up we were and how much you could see.

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One Response to “Bonaire”

  1. Beautiful pictures!