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Bonaire Tourism Is Having a Strong Fall Season 

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The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire is off to a strong start this fall season, according to new data from Tourism Corporation Bonaire.  Bonaire welcomed 11,928 stayover visitors in September, representing a 19.3 percent increase compared to the same month […]

Flights

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 […]

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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 […]

Flights

Winair Is Relaunching St Maarten-Bonaire Flights 

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Winair is returning Bonaire to its Caribbean flight network next month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The St Maarten-based carrier is once again including Bonaire in its portfolio of destinations, with the relaunch of flights between St Maarten and Bonaire with […]


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

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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 […]

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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 […]

Caribbean Travel Advisor

The Top Emerging Caribbean Islands, According to Travel Agents

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From the Bahamas to Jamaica, there are a lot of well-known and well-booked Caribbean destinations. But what about the ones that still have massive growth potential? Several Caribbean specialists recently shared the islands that, while they may not be totally […]


Diving for Rum Bottles in Bonaire 

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One of the Caribbean’s top dive resorts is playing host to a new undersea bottle hunt next month, part of the second edition of Bonaire Rum Week.  The weeklong rum celebration in the Dutch Caribbean will include the Buddy Dive […]


From Aruba to Punta Cana, Relaxing Hotels for a Stress-Free Caribbean Vacation 

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“Experiential travel” is one of the biggest buzz words in the industry right now, as more and more travelers look to get out beyond their hotel rooms, explore their destinations and immerse themselves in local destinations. We’ve always advocated for […]


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