The island of Bonaire comes under the ABC chain of islands, in the Caribbean Sea. This chain also includes Aruba and Curaçao. The very idea of holidays in Bonaire is to simply relax in the tranquillity of your beautifully well appointed self catering villa. The island is not exactly the largest in the Caribbean (around 111 square miles), but there are still a number of pastimes to enjoy whilst you’re here.
There is a very good reason why vehicle registration plates in Bonaire display the words: ‘diver’s paradise’! This is primarily down to the fact that Bonaire is consistently ranked as being one of the foremost spots for snorkelling and diving in the entire world. It suffices to say that your holidays in Bonaire are likely to reveal just how proud the people of this island are with this huge accolade. The island is also a perfect destination for travellers who enjoy surfing - the waves here can be some of the best to be found in the Caribbean. Bonaire holidays are also ideal to try your hand at windsurfing and for learning other sailing skills.
Do find time to escape your comfortable self catering villa in Bonaire to get out and explore the varied history of the island. The architecture is typically Dutch, due to the fact that The Netherlands have been in control for much of the time over the centuries. However, in the 19th century, the British managed to seize control of Bonaire on two separate occasions and some architectural evidence of this can be seen today. Whilst enjoying your holidays in Bonaire, you may also wish to take in a trip to The Donkey Sanctuary and then head off to The Washington Slagbaai National Park which is a natural eco-park. There are some chances to capture the best views over the island here as the highest elevation (240m) is found within the boundaries of the park.
As with most Caribbean islands, your holidays in Bonaire are likely to benefit from the ideal sub-tropical climate. The ABC islands do not receive as much rainfall as other parts of the region, but it is within the hurricane belt: the season runs from July until October. Temperatures are relatively constant throughout much of the year: usually hovering around the low thirties degrees Celsius mark. The evenings will still stay quite barmy - around the low twenties degrees Celsius.
Travelling to Bonaire from the UK is best done via Amsterdam. This will provide you with excellent access to this Caribbean island resort. The island has its own airport which operates under the name of Flamingo International Airport (BON). The best choice of flights are operated through KLM. In order to connect with Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (AMS), you may choose to depart with numerous airlines and from many UK airports. These include East Midlands (EMA), Cardiff (CWL), Edinburgh (EDI) and London Gatwick (LGW).