Salt Pier
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  • Allen B
    Muskegon, Michigan1,148 contributions
    This was quite the site, but...
    It was amazing to see the mounds of salt and the pier used to deliver the salt to ships. The pier itself is quite amazing in size and structure. What was disappointing was the large number of people diving in the immediate area that were smoking on the beach and leaving their cigarette butts in the sand, and others with plastic water bottles left sitting in the sand where the surf could get them.
    Visited December 2022
    Written January 2, 2023
  • Every Step Every Nation
    Santa Cruz, California77 contributions
    Stunning Landscape and Seascape
    Bonaire has a stunning landscape and seascape. Salt Pier is one of it. The crystal clear and warm waters are everywhere and the amazing sceneries are eye-catching. One of the ways to see Salt Pier is by bike and the road leading to the Salt Pier and Salt Mountain is up to par.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 3, 2023
  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,664 contributions
    10 min attraction, yet interesting to see
    Bonaire is primary a dive destination and for us not participating in it there're very few attractions. We had only 7 hours to spend here during our cruise, so we rented a car and drove around the entire island. The salt pier is some 15 min drive south from Kralendijk and cruise port and you cannot miss it driving the coastal road. It was interesting to see the salt ponds and pure white salt mountains, as well the huge salt transportation structure. However, it's just a 10 min photo stop and you cannot enter the premises.
    Visited January 2023
    Written February 8, 2023
  • Marcy A
    Houston, Texas166 contributions
    Interesting place to visit, a must for visitors
    We drove ourselves to see the salt flats and it was fantastic. It was so interesting to see the equipment scraping the salt and the conveyor systems. Definitely, a place to visit. By the terminal pier, they have a box of salt crystals that you can take as a souvenir.
    Visited February 2023
    Written March 1, 2023
  • pizzamaynard
    Louisville, Kentucky27 contributions
    Beautiful but be careful.
    I was there with my 4 teenagers and my wife. It’s pretty amazing because you can snorkel right off the beach and see a ton of tropical fish just 20 foot from the shore. I do caution you though to have some type of flotation devices. I looked Up at one point and my kids had went further than I was comfortable with . A few had life jackets etc. (I know, I know,). Anyhow, when we had been floating around you didn’t realize how hard it was to swim BACK to shore. I went to get them bc they couldn’t hear me. The current wasn’t what I had experienced before where it was pulling us out, but it really wore us out getting back in. I have my daughter my float and told her to get away. I barely made it back to a place I was able to stand up. I definitely wouldn’t have made it another 20’. We were on a cruise and the next day I met a guy from Illinois that had the same exact thing happen to him and his family. Yes, we should’ve been better prepared but there were no warning signs so I am just hoping to keep this from happening to anyone else. On the positive side, it was definitely a spot worth stopping and seeing. Just be cautious and safe.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written April 9, 2023
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pizzamaynard
Louisville, KY27 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Family
I was there with my 4 teenagers and my wife. It’s pretty amazing because you can snorkel right off the beach and see a ton of tropical fish just 20 foot from the shore. I do caution you though to have some type of flotation devices. I looked
Up at one point and my kids had went further than I was comfortable with . A few had life jackets etc. (I know, I know,). Anyhow, when we had been floating around you didn’t realize how hard it was to swim BACK to shore. I went to get them bc they couldn’t hear me. The current wasn’t what I had experienced before where it was pulling us out, but it really wore us out getting back in. I have my daughter my float and told her to get away. I barely made it back to a place I was able to stand up. I definitely wouldn’t have made it another 20’. We were on a cruise and the next day I met a guy from Illinois that had the same exact thing happen to him and his family. Yes, we should’ve been better prepared but there were no warning signs so I am just hoping to keep this from happening to anyone else. On the positive side, it was definitely a spot worth stopping and seeing. Just be cautious and safe.
Written April 9, 2023
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W&M
Deventer, The Netherlands781 contributions
Feb. 2023
It is a surprise to see white Salt hills, the blue ocean and pink water. Very nice spot for pictures.
Written March 27, 2023
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Michiganbelle
Midland Michigan33 contributions
Feb. 2023
This is tricky to get into. For snorkelers it's a bit deep, but so worth it. Swim around the pier and look for the queen angels.
Written March 12, 2023
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Marcy A
Houston, TX166 contributions
Feb. 2023
We drove ourselves to see the salt flats and it was fantastic. It was so interesting to see the equipment scraping the salt and the conveyor systems. Definitely, a place to visit. By the terminal pier, they have a box of salt crystals that you can take as a souvenir.
Written March 1, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,664 contributions
Jan. 2023
Bonaire is primary a dive destination and for us not participating in it there're very few attractions.
We had only 7 hours to spend here during our cruise, so we rented a car and drove around the entire island.
The salt pier is some 15 min drive south from Kralendijk and cruise port and you cannot miss it driving the coastal road. It was interesting to see the salt ponds and pure white salt mountains, as well the huge salt transportation structure. However, it's just a 10 min photo stop and you cannot enter the premises.
Written February 9, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Jorinde
10 contributions
Jan. 2023
Beautiful place with lots of turtles. We snorkel and dive here often and it is always a treat. Just watch the schedule for the salt boats, because if there is a boat you are not allowed to go in the water.
Written January 21, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Every Step Every Nation
Santa Cruz, CA77 contributions
Jan. 2023
Bonaire has a stunning landscape and seascape. Salt Pier is one of it. The crystal clear and warm waters are everywhere and the amazing sceneries are eye-catching. One of the ways to see Salt Pier is by bike and the road leading to the Salt Pier and Salt Mountain is up to par.
Written January 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Annette M
17 contributions
Dec. 2022
Interesting to see and learn how the salt is produced. We were even allowed to take a sample of the pure salt.
Written January 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Allen B
Muskegon, MI1,148 contributions
Dec. 2022
It was amazing to see the mounds of salt and the pier used to deliver the salt to ships. The pier itself is quite amazing in size and structure. What was disappointing was the large number of people diving in the immediate area that were smoking on the beach and leaving their cigarette butts in the sand, and others with plastic water bottles left sitting in the sand where the surf could get them.
Written January 2, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Doreen M
2 contributions
Oct. 2022
Great display of history items of Bonaire. Gives a good overview of the history of Bonaire. Should make some time to see.
Written October 5, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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