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- Our favorite activity this week. The guide was informative, enthusiastic, and quick to answer any any questions we had. We saw nesting birds, flamingos, and a sea turtle.
Snorkeling in the mangrove channels was a first for my husband and I. A very different experience seeing the baby fish and larger fish hiding in the mangroves.
Note- we weren't provided life vests and you may encounter a current when swimming in mangrove channelsWritten September 15, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- There’s not much I can add to other reviews. The beach and water at Klein Bonaire are amazing. There is little to no shade and no amenities so plan accordingly. We packed a small cooler. Don’t forget your snorkel gear. The snorkeling down the beach is really good. We even saw a small turtle. I also recommend Caribe Watersport taxi service to get you there and back.Written October 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Worth the drive. Take time to stop and enjoy the views. We did the drive in a sedan. Tricky at times, just take it slow and pullover to give others room to go around. Take plenty of water and snacks. NO place to buy anything once in the park.Written August 14, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- Visited during a day in port during a cruise. It’s very laid back and everyone working is fantastic. I fed the donkeys, had a local beer, and just hung out and even gave a couple of the donkeys some scratches and pets. These animals have it good here, and I’m glad they have somewhere to be where they’re taken care of.Written October 25, 2022
- We stopped here while exploring the island. The beach is beautiful, with lots of white sand and beautiful blue water.Written July 10, 2022
- By far, this is one of the best snorkel/dive spots on Bonaire. I felt like I was swimming in a well maintained aquarium getting the fish-eye view! Great fun.Written March 27, 2022
- Great selection on the menu, a selection to please anyone and everybody. Sandwiches were very tasty and fillingWritten September 24, 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
- Flamingos are everywhere around Bonaire but you can see a ton of them here. We rented a golf cart and rode around and when we got here, there were thousands of them. Really cool to see!Written June 10, 2022
- Great beach club, delicious cocktails, good & friendly service, relatively quick despite the venue's size because of earpieces.
The chairs are free, but you have to pay for the sunbeds.Written April 26, 2022
- Did this one 3 times--went north once, south once, and hung in the middle on the third--also has nice place to park in the shade for lunch--great underwater stuff and good snorkeling for non-divers.Written August 29, 2022
- While my husband was off diving one morning, I took the opportunity to head to Aletta’s for a tour. When I arrived Aletta was surprised to have a solo visitor and explained she didn’t have any help that day but I was welcome to tag along while she tended the goats. She was in the middle of milking and let me have a go at it as well. I’m sure I was a tad annoying, peppering her with questions, but I learned a lot about what it takes for her to operate the goat farm.
After the bulk of the morning chores were done, Aletta brought me under the canopy of a large tree and provided a tray of goat milk, goat yogurt, goat cheese and lemon balm iced tea for me to try. Wow! The goat dairy products taste far better fresh than store bought! The goats were in the yard at this point and one particular goat took a fancy to me. Aletta shared her plans for the permaculture she envisions at the farm. She told of the challenges and accomplishments she’s experienced thus far. I was truly impressed with her conservation efforts and how she works with other businesses on the island to reduce not only her overhead, but island waste.
Being around goats makes your heart smile and mine was smiling exceptionally big by the time I departed, with a jar of goat cheese of purchased to enjoy with my husband. I will definitely come back next year, with my husband so he can experience it as well.Written November 24, 2019
- We came here to see the conch stacks to be perfectly honest on our very last day in Bonaire... but had we known there is a nice beach here weI would definitely visit earlier - depending on the tide the water does flood quite a lot, even on the way to the beach from the Mangrove Center (it actually completely flooded a part of the road on the way back and if I not for the fact we drove on it before and saw how it looks dry I would probably freak out a bit as a non-familiar visitor heheh)
There is a small beach bar/restaurant called Lac Bay Bar but this is not the touristy type of area like the Lac Bay area by Sorobon/Kite City so I encourage you to bring something with you to drink or eat in case the bar is on "island time" and you can't get anything as the beach is very inviting and provides some nice shallow waters and plenty of shade.
Drive carefully while passing the Mangrove Center as there may be some flamingos passing the road or donkeys roaming around!
TIP: We visited "on the way" to the Mangrove Center (you will pass MC first, about half way through) as these two locations are about 5 minutes away from each other - the dirt road that takes you to the Mangroves is what you simply continue until the road ends at the Lac Cai Beach - no need for an SUV/turck, passenger car will do it easily
TIP: on the way back stop at Mangrove Center even if you don't plan on taking the tour - it's a pretty educating experience and worth a short stop - the closest by food there is Foodies which I highly recommend as well for a great lunch with a viewWritten November 9, 2019
- So, we checked out some 'supermarket/warehouse market ' stores--total train wrecks--bulk items, sketchy stock, not comfortable with selection/pricing. Van Der Tweel has excellent offerings, mostly in Dutch, although prices are accurate for American--great selection of items, fresh bakery and deli, nice beer and wine selections. Also offers some souvenir items--best recommendation is the super huge Bonaire reusable grocery bag, which you need anyway if you didn't pack one. $4.00 US in August '22, and holds a bucketload of stuff!Written August 29, 2022
- It's a bit of a drive, but you can find it using Waze, take the curves slowly, but the road to get there is well paved once your off the main road and if you've been to Bonaire, you know what i meanWritten June 29, 2022
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