A Day in Paradise: Exploring Bonaire

Bonaire (Kralendijk), Dutch Caribbean

Setting Sail: Arrival and First Impressions

Typically, cruise ships drop anchor in Bonaire's harbor between 8:00 and 9:00 AM. As you step off the ship, you're welcomed by the charming port of Kralendijk, Bonaire's main town, with its brightly colored buildings and welcoming locals. The port area provides all the essentials, including restrooms, currency exchange, and a visitors' center.

Culture and Customs: The Heartbeat of Bonaire

Immerse yourself in Bonaire's culture as you stroll through Kralendijk's streets. Visit the Terramar Museum, a treasure trove showcasing Bonaire's history. A trip to Rincon, the oldest village in Bonaire, offers a closer look at the island's heritage, with its traditional houses and monuments.

Sun, Sand, and Surf: Bonaire's Beach Bliss

Bonaire boasts some of the Caribbean's most pristine beaches. Te Amo Beach, a short distance from the port, is an excellent spot for swimming and snorkeling. For a more secluded experience, the stunning, white-sanded No Name Beach on Klein Bonaire, a tiny uninhabited island off the west coast, is a must-visit.

Unleash Your Adventure: Activities and Excursions

Bonaire's natural beauty offers plenty of adventures. Explore the island's unique landscapes on a biking or hiking tour. For the underwater enthusiasts, Bonaire's marine park offers world-class snorkeling and diving experiences with its vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life.

Savor the Flavor: Local Dishes and Drinks

Indulge in Bonaire's local delicacies to add a delicious touch to your day. Try Keshi Yena, a traditional dish made with stuffed cheese. For refreshments, sample the local cactus liquor or Bonaire's own Cadushy of Bonaire, a liqueur made from cactus and lime.

Departure Memories: Souvenirs and the Voyage Ahead

Before heading back to the ship, visit the craft markets for souvenirs. Local salt, hand-painted driftwood, or authentic Dutch Delft blue ceramics make for perfect mementos. As you step back onto your cruise ship, the picturesque sunset over Bonaire bids you farewell, leaving you with unforgettable memories as you set sail towards your next Caribbean destination.

Bonaire (Kralendijk) from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the Bonaire (Kralendijk) would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the Bonaire (Kralendijk) are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Southern Caribbean 16-day route

16-day Southern Caribbean from Miami

Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: March 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Georges, Castries, Antigua, Gustavia, San Juan, Charleston, Charleston, New York, New York; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Eastern Caribbean 17-day route

17-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami

Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: February 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Key West, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Antigua, Gustavia, San Juan, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Scarborough, Kingstown, Pointe a Pitre, Castries, Bridgetown; View Itinerary