Caribbean Airline Winair Just Returned to Bonaire 

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Regional Caribbean airline Winair has officially returned to the island of Bonaire. The carrier’s relaunched service from St Maarten kicked off this weekend.  Winair has debuted new ATR aircraft, larger 48-seat planes that will allow for longer routes out of […]


St Maarten’s Winair Set to Launch Bonaire Flights 

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St Maarten-based regional airline Winair is launching new service to Bonaire this month.  The new flight from St Maarten (which stops first in Curacao) will be operating twice each week, according to the carrier.  The inaugural flight will arrive in […]


Bonaire Tourism Ahead of Pre-Pandemic Levels 

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Tourism to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is ahead of pre-pandemic highs, according to newly-released data provided to Caribbean Journal.  The island welcomed 88,749 air arrivals in the first half of 2023, up from 83,100 in the first six […]


WestJet Is Adding a New Caribbean Island: Bonaire 


In what is a major boost for tourism to the island, Canadian carrier WestJet has announced plans to launch its first-ever nonstop flights to Bonaire.  WestJet will be kicking off nonstop flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Bonaire’s Flamingo […]

The Caribbean’s Best New Cigar Lounge Is In Bonaire 


Great cigar lounges in the Caribbean are more of a rarity than you might think. You can find a few in places like St Kitts and Puerto Rico or Curacao, places that feel like your own private club, where the […]

In Bonaire, a Celebration of Caribbean Rum and a New Culinary Movement 


Bonaire Rum Week was back again in full force for its second annual edition, with world-class rum companies heading to the Dutch Caribbean island for a truly unforgettable week.  The event was a sign of just how far Bonaire has […]


The Best Boutique Hotel in the Dutch Caribbean Is In Bonaire  

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It’s hard to walk more than few steps at Bamboo Bonaire without finding a hammock. There’s one in every one of the 13 rooms, others scattered around the property, under (and even above) the palms.  If there is a symbol […]

Bonaire Island Keeps Eclipsing Its Pre-Pandemic Tourism Numbers 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire has been reporting surging tourism arrivals for much of 2023, a trend that has continued into the shoulder season, according to newly-released data.  Bonaire welcomed 12,609 air arrivals last month, a representing a four […]

The Biggest Rum Festival in the Dutch Caribbean


The biggest rum festival in the Dutch Caribbean is set to begin with the second edition of Bonaire Rum Week. The weeklong celebration of premium rum is an action-packed slate of oceanfront events across the island, from rum tastings to […]


The Caribbean’s Best Restaurant Is Hosting the Ultimate Rum Dinner

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It’s the Caribbean outpost of the three-Michelin-star Die Librije in Holland, and the Brass Boer restaurant in Bonaire has quickly risen to become the best restaurant in the Caribbean.  Indeed, the Brass Boer (which also just opened a location in […]

The Coolest Villa on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire

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“I’ll be here awhile, ain’t going nowhere” — I’ll Be Here Awhile, 311  You sit on the deck in the evening, or place your Adirondack chair right in the shallows of the pool, and peer out at Bonaire, watching the city […]

In Bonaire, the Ultimate Beach Rum Party

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The Caribbean’s coolest rum festival is a weeklong celebration of premium rum on the Dutch Caribbean island in Bonaire. As this year’s Bonaire Rum Week approaches, we’ll be highlighting some of the biggest events of the festival.  That includes the Rum […]


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