The sheer diversity of cuisines in tiny Bonaire is nothing short of remarkable. Peruvian, Italian, Dutch, French, Creole … everything is here, but usually prepared with a new, fresh angle or flavour. Bonaire is one of the Caribbean’s great culinary destinations, and here are six eateries to check out next time you’re in the Dutch Caribbean. Of course,there are far more than only six terrific restaurants in Bonaire — what’s your favourite? Tell us in the comments section.
Not just the best restaurant in Bonaire — one of the best restaurants in the Caribbean — period. Every meal is a culinary adventure — and will challenge your notions of traditional food. No visit to Bonaire is complete without a meal here — if you can get a table.
Capriccio is the brainchild of star chef Andrea Magni, who was the youngest chef in Italy to receive a Michelin star. Capriccio, which recently changed its location in Kralendijk, has simply tremendous food.
Perhaps the best setting of any Bonaire restaurant, this eatery on a dock off the Harbour Village hotel offers fresh, very tasty food, particularly seafood.
Bistro de Paris
Your best bet for authentic French food on the island. Patrice Rannou’s laid-back bistro transports you to a beach club on the Cote D’Azur.
Above: downtown Kralendijk is one of the region’s culinary capitals
This Peruvian restaurant is another great example of Bonaire’s culinary variety — you’ll think you’re having dinner in Lima.
It Rains Fishes
Another top bet for fresh-caught seafood in Bonaire, It Rains Fishes is, true to its name, all about seafood.