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Why to Visit Bonaire This Fall

 Bonaire is launching its third annual Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program. From mid-August through early November, the Bonaire Fall Festival features a lineup of accommodation packages, unique excursions, underwater and topside adventures and culinary specials. “Maintaining a continuous flow of …

A New Spa at Captain Don’s Habitat in Bonaire

 One of the Caribbean’s greatest dive resorts has just gotten even better. Bonaire’s Captain Don’s Habitat has debuted its new Namaste Spa, with spa packages available for relaxation, wellness and rejuvenation, whether you’re there for a diving trip or simply …

A New Way to Enjoy Bellafonte Bonaire

 The boutique Bellafonte Bonaire hotel has added a new private pier for guests. The oceanfront property’s new pier offers direct access to the sea, along with cushioned lounge chairs lined up along the pier for guests. The hotel, which has …

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 The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Brandi Fleischman, who sent in this superb shot of a french angel fish in the waters beneath the island of Klein Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. Have you taken a great …

 Whether you’re searching for a culinary retreat or a luxe getaway, now’s as good a time as any to come to the Caribbean — for whatever kind of trip you’re looking for. Because the Caribbean just keeps getting better, with …

 Visitors to the Dutch-Caribbean territories of Aruba, Bonaire, Curaçao and St. Maarten typically go for the cosmopolitan culture and inviting beaches. And they can go all-inclusive, too, at these resorts we’ve picked that offer variety and value along with sun, …

 Bonaire has its first branded hotel By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s a new resort on Bonaire, and it’s the first branded hotel on the Dutch-Caribbean island. Marriott’s new Courtyard Bonaire, built in the traditional Dutch Caribbean style, opened on December …

Delta Bonaire

 Delta is expanding its service to Bonaire for the upcoming peak season, the Tourism Corporation Bonaire announced. The carrier will be offering thrice-weekly nonstop service between Atlanta and Bonaire from Dec. 17 to Jan. 6. The flights will operate on …

Coral Restoration

 Bonaire’s pioneering coral restoration efforts are getting a big boost. The Dutch government has granted the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire new one-time funding to further develop its activities on the island. The project, which first launched in 2012 with the …

3D Printing

 The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has been at the forefront of the movement to preserve and restore coral reefs in the region, most notably through programs to plant new coral. Now, the island is taking the lead to help …

Wellness Vacation

 It’s a new way to experience Bonaire above the water. Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations has unveiled its new program, Wellness Vacations to Bonaire. Owner Ann Phelan has crafted vacation packages for travelers seeking a restorative getaway. The customized packages …

Best Bonaire Hotels

 The tiny Dutch-Caribbean territory of Bonaire is big with divers, who flock to its fish-filled waters, thriving coral reefs and 89 dive sites. And there’s plenty for landlubbers to enjoy as well (see our recommendations, here). But whether you dive …

Plaza Bonaire

 Another leading Bonaire hotel has named a new general manager. The island’s Plaza Beach Resort has appointed Marcel Brekelmans as its new general manager, who succeeds outgoing GM David Rietveld, who had served for almost three years in the role. …

 Bonaire’s Divi Flamingo Beach Resort has named a new general manager. The beachfront property has appointed Mellisa Hilgers as its newest GM. After having served as general manager of a hotel in Santa Barbara, Caliornia, Hilgers has worked with Divi …

united nonstop caribbean flight

 It’s getting easier to get to one of the Caribbean’s hidden gems. United Airlines has officially launched a second weekly flight between Newark and the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. The newest United nonstop Caribbean flight for the summer season launched this …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Bonaire’s leading hotel has a major new partner: world-renowned ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau. The hotel has formalized a partnership with Cousteau, who is the grandson of famed explorer Jacques Cousteau, to raise awareness for ocean …

 Some of Bonaire’s top restaurants have banded together to create a new way to taste the island’s booming culinary scene. It’s called the Bonaire Culinary Passport, and it offers visitors the option of having dinner at three restaurants: Cuba Compagnie, …

 Getting to the Dutch Caribbean island just got easier — and now it’s getting cheaper, too. United Airlines has expanded its service to Bonaire, and now the carrier is offering special summer fares to the island. The company is discounting …