Kralendijk, Bonaire

Kralendijk Bonaire - The Caribbean Netherlands (Dutch: Caribisch Nederland)




The Caribbean Netherlands collectively refers to the three special municipalities (officially public bodies) of the Netherlands that are located overseas, in the Caribbean: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba, also known as the BES islands.


Bonaire (including the islet of Klein Bonaire) is located east of Aruba (86 miles/138 km) and east of Curaçao (30 miles/48 km), close to the coast of Venezuela (50 miles/80 km). The island is 24 miles (39 km) long by 3–7 miles (5–11 km) wide.


The Caribbean climate is very pleasant with a year-round temperature of about 84°F (29°C) with an average water temperature of 80°F (27°C). It is a beautiful island situated outside of the hurricane belt where nature is still unspoiled. A relaxed, laid back atmosphere complements the Bonairean lifestyle; which is full of culinary, musical and cultural surprises.