By the Caribbean Journal staff
In an important boost for the Dutch Caribbean island, Sunwing is returning to Bonaire for a second season, the company said this week.
The travel giant is the only Canadian tour operator that will be operating direct flights to Bonaire, with service running weekly on Sundays from Toronto to Bonaire.
That service will begin Dec. 16 and run through April 14, 2019.
Sunwing’s offering will include both accommodation and diving options for travelers, from better-known resorts like the Plaza and the up-and-coming Delfins Beach Resort to popular dive stays like the Buddy Dive.
It also includes some of Bonaire’s popular apartment-style accommodations like the Belmar and the Caribbean Club, among others.
“We are excited to welcome Sunwing once again this winter season as we continue our partnership. By providing more accommodation and diving options we look forward to welcoming many more Canadians and ensure the island is amongst the top Caribbean destinations to visit this winter,” a spokesperson for Bonaire said in a statement. “Bonaire declared itself as the World’s First Blue Destination, it has always been a worldwide leader in recognizing the important aspects and developments of sustainability as well as sustainable economic growth opportunities. The protection of its nature resources has always been a priority, therefore assuring a great outdoor experience, such as diving or eco-activities.”