Bonaire is the smallest and least visited of the so-called ABC islands that make up the Netherlands Antilles (Aruba and Curaçao being the other two). Known primarily for its fabulous diving, snorkeling, and windsurfing, Bonaire is a favourite of people looking for an active holiday in the sun. And there’s plenty of that on Bonaire. Its southern location, just off the coast of South America, and the fact that it lies outside the Caribbean’s ‘hurricane alley’ almost guarantees fine weather throughout the year.
But there are a few other things to do on this small, quiet island. There are some fascinating historical sites, and recent years has seen a marked increase in the range (and quality) of accommodation and dining options.
Photo: Bonaire is noted for its water sports and great beaches.