12 Best Things to Do in Bonaire (Besides Scuba Diving)

Bonaire has everything you’d want in a Caribbean getaway: warm weather, crystal-clear waters and abundant marine life. But this tiny island is so much more than a diving destination. Here’s what you can do in the Caribbean’s best-kept secret.

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Why Bonaire Should Be Your Next Travel Destination

Never heard of Bonaire before now? You’re not alone. Measuring just 294 square kilometres, this tiny island could very well be the Caribbean’s best-kept secret. Located 80 kilometres north of Venezuela (but far below the hurricane belt), Bonaire is part of the “Dutch ABC islands,” along with Aruba and Curaçao. The Netherlands municipality is home to about 19,000 residents—many of whom speak Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and English. Oh, and it happens to be surrounded by what many consider the most spectacular scuba diving waters in the world. But would you believe us if we told you that Bonaire is worth travelling to even if you aren’t an expert diver?

Combining 365 days of sublime weather, fascinating culture and jaw-dropping scenery, Bonaire has it all. And for the first time, there’s the advantage of a direct flight to Bonaire from Toronto courtesy of Sunwing—the only Canadian tour operator to provide vacation packages to this magical island with no transfers needed. If you’ve only got a week on this Caribbean paradise, give this list of 12 things to do in Bonaire top priority.