Aerial view of the shoreside architecture in Kralendijk, Bonaire
DEEP DIVE INTO ADVENTURE

Cruise to Kralendijk, Bonaire

It’s always sunny in Bonaire, where the days last nearly twelve hours and the adventure never ends. The countless coral reefs surrounding its shores are home to more than 400 species of marine life, earning it the nickname ‘Diver’s Paradise.’ But for some of the best snorkeling, head to the islet of Klein Bonaire. Or hop on a glass-bottomed gondola for prime undersea views— no swimming required. Cruise to Bonaire and do some onshore exploring at Washington Slagbaii National Park, which covers a fifth of the island. With its dramatic desert landscape, mangrove lagoons, famous pink flamingos and unrivaled dive spots, Bonaire offers endless outdoor adventures— along with a healthy dose of colonial charm.
National Language Dutch, Creole Papiamentu
Currency Accepted U.S. Dollar (USD)

Things To Do in Kralendijk

School of fish swimming by the corals in Bonaire's National Marine Park

Chief of the Reef

School of fish swimming by the corals in Bonaire's National Marine Park

School of fish swimming by the corals in Bonaire's National Marine Park

Chief of the Reef

Explore 86 unique dive sites at Bonaire Marine Park and discover why they call the island ‘Diver’s Paradise.’

Seaside deck on Sorobon Beach in Kralendijk, Bonaire

Beaching It

Seaside deck on Sorobon Beach in Kralendijk, Bonaire

Seaside deck on Sorobon Beach in Kralendijk, Bonaire

Beaching It

Unwind onshore or go windsurfing in the warm, shallow waters of Sorobon Beach, a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.

Close up of Bananaquit Bird, birdwatching in Kralendijk, Bonaire
Close up of Bananaquit Bird, birdwatching in Kralendijk, Bonaire

For the Birds

Hike through Bonair’s historic plantations while mingling with parrots, parakeets and pink flamingos in Washington Slagbaai National Park.

Closeup of goat stew, specialty of Kralendijk
Closeup of goat stew, specialty of Kralendijk

Local Cuisine

You’ll find lots of traditional Creole fare, like keshi yena (cheese stuffed meat) and kabritu stoba (goat stew), blended with Dutch specialties on menus across the island. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the conch stew— it’s a local delicacy. And be sure to cap off your meal with a cone from Kralendijk’s Lovers’ Ice Cream.

Flamingo shaped souvenirs
Flamingo shaped souvenirs

Shopping

For your fix of duty-free deals, head to Harborside Mall, located just steps from the port in Kralendijk. You’ll find plenty of luxury jewelry, flamingo-themed souvenirs, and knick-knacks for diving and snorkeling.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Restaurants may include a standard 10-15% service charge on the bill. If not, a gratuity of 10-20% is appropriate.
2 Official dive sites accessible from the shore are marked by yellow stones on the coastal road.

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