Aqua View Top 10
These are things you should consider when you come to Bonaire. No matter what your interests, fitness level, sense of adventure, there’s something in this Top 10 list for everyone! Explore diving sites, give windsurfing a try, visit the Earthship or learn about Flamingo rescue, it’s all here for you.
We’ve partnered with Dive Friends Bonaire and offer a 10% off Dive packages. They have many locations around the island, which many of our guests appreciate, and their Yellow Submarine shop is located next to Aqua View.
Go to Lac Bay to either watch the windsurfers or go windsurfing yourself! There’s several places you can rent equipment, have lunch, or get a massage.
3. Visit the National Park
You’ll need to plan for an entire day to take in all there is to see, but you’ll see historic sites as well as some of the best snorkeling on the island.
Take a drive to the old village of Rincon where you can try some of the best local specialties at Posada Para Mira, then stop in at the Cadushy Distillery for a free tasting of cactus liquor.
Take a horseback ride through historic hills, past a haunted plantation and to a secluded bay where you can swim with the horses.
On full moon nights, the owners of the Earthship open their property for full moon parties. Sometimes they have a gentle yoga class on the roofdeck where you can watch the full moon rise at the end of your meditation, and sometimes they have a wine tasting in the peaceful hills at night under the stars.
7. Snorkel with Sea Turtles at Thousand Steps
Along the north coast of Bonaire is a Thousand Steps. At the entrance, you can snorkel and there’s often lots of sea turtles there. The “steps” continue along the coast to an outlook that’s a popular spot to jump in the water or even propose.
There’s several operators, but our favorites are Woodwind and Compass Sailing. Sail out into the bay and have a BBQ after your snorkel and enjoy the sunset.
9. Salt Pans
Salt has been harvested on Bonaire for hundreds of years. See the expansive pink salt ponds and the enormous piles of salt ready for shipping. Don’t miss the nearby slave huts maintained to remind us of the heartwrenching lives of the early inhabitants.
Bonaire is only one of two locations in the world where the flamingos nest, and they go to great lengths to protect them. Visit the Pekelmeer Flamingo Sanctuary and Gotomeer Lake for the best opportunity to see these rare and beautiful birds. This may be last, but not least of our Top 10 things to do on Bonaire.