The Island of Bonaire Is Back

bonaire cruiseThe Delfins Beach Resort in Bonaire.

The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is back.

The southern Caribbean destination has welcomed back flights from the United States, with the return this week of both American Airlines and Delta Air Lines.

It’s the first time American carriers have flown to bonaire in more than 15 months, with service from Miami on American Airlines and from Atlanta on Delta Air Lines.

So what do travelers need to know?

Travelers must take a PCR test within 72 hours before arrival and take a rapid antigen test within 24 hours of arrival.

Alternatively, you can take the PCR test within 72 hours and then take an antigen test upon arrival in Bonaire (insisted of the 24-hour antigen test before arrival).

Either way, Children younger than 13 don’t need to take a test before arrival or fill out a health declaration.

Travelers additionally need to fill out a health form (you can find it here).

Brass Boer, the number one restaurant in the Caribbean.

So what’s open?

The vast majority of hotel properties and eateries are back and operating in Bonaire, from hip beach resorts like Delfins to the luxe Harbour Village and popular dive-focused hotels like Buddy Dive (which just unveiled a new-look restaurant).

And yes, you can even go landsailing in Bonaire.

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The Harbour Village resort.

Bonaire has also announced new program called Bonaire Misses You, which includes discounts on everything from accommodations and car rentals to diving and dining.

More than 50 island partners have joined the program (You can find more here).

Even better? Travelers who stay at a Bonaire Misses You hotel get a welcome drink made with Bonaire’s popular Rom Rincon.

For more, visit Bonaire.

— CJ