Latest blogsFrom Sunwise Bonaire
Governor Rijna announces ‘lockdown light’
Governor Edison Rijna today announced in a press conference that a total of 16 new cases of contamination on Bonaire have been identified and that new measures will be taken.19 September 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Free travel from Aruba to Bonaire suspended
As per today, 6 Augusts 2020, Aruba is seen as a high-risk country for Bonaire. People who are currently still traveling to Bonaire from a high-risk country, such as Aruba, must be quarantined for 14 days at home.6 August 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Emergency measures prolonged
The emergency measures that were in force since July 14, to determine who is welcome on Bonaire and which guests are still seen as too great a risk, are prolonged until September 12 August 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Casa Coco Bonaire in the cinemas!
A Rotterdam-based boarding house owner on Bonaire, played by Joke Bruijs, who has been staying on the island regularly in real life for many years, finds her childhood love again, when he visits ‘Dushi Boneiru’ with a group of friends for a vacation.15 July 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Aruba opens borders for the USA, what does that mean for Bonaire?
With Aruba allowing guests from the United States to come to the island, it goes without saying that Bonaire has checked its admission policy for the consequences of this decision. The USA is not one of the low-risk countries from which travelers can come to Bonaire at the moment.9 July 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
FREE cancellation in case of new lockdown!
In consultation with our homeowner clients, we offer our guests, if the airspace of Bonaire closes again for aircraft from the country where the guest comes from, to opt for cancellation of the accommodation free of charge, or for rescheduling the dates.26 June 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
It’s final: Bonaire will partially reopen on July 1!
Today the final decision to slowly open Bonaire to tourists again, was announced by Governor Rijna. According to Rijna, Bonaire now has sufficient testing and care capacity to cope with a possible outbreak.- Reading time: < 1 minute
Free COVID-19 test with TUI fly!
Just like KLM, TUI fly will also be opening their service to Bonaire again! And TUI offers the mandatory COVID-19 test, provisionally until August 31, free of charge to all travelers, including travelers with only an airline ticket and, for example, an individual accommodation at Sunwise.20 June 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Special projects in ‘corona time’
When the island went into lockdown due to the corona virus, this was a major setback for a lot of families who depend on tourism. The good thing is that a lot of people on the island decided to work together and help.18 June 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
These ‘corona rules’ should keep our guests safe
Now that Bonaire is being opened up to tourists again, we hereby present the broad outline of the protocols that we have drawn up in recent months.10 June 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Airspace Bonaire (partially) reopened!
Governor Rijna announced today, among other things, that the airspace of Bonaire will be (partly) reopened!- Reading time: < 1 minute
Maybe to Curaçao again from July 1!
The airport of Curaçao will probably be reopened to holiday travelers from the Netherlands, on July 1.7 June 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Traveling from the Netherlands to Bonaire again!
Travel advice for Dutch people to Bonaire, among other places and countries, will be adjusted from orange to yellow, unless the corona virus is not yet sufficiently controlled or unless countries do not yet welcome Dutch tourists or impose quarantine upon arrival.3 June 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Our favorite ‘snack’ from Bonaire
We think that you must not miss this delicacy when you’re on Bonaire! A lot of local people eat this ‘snack’ as breakfast or lunch. At some of the popular selling points you have to be there before 11am, or they will already be sold out!1 June 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
KLM’s ‘corona measures’
In the video in this post (English spoken, Dutch subtitles), the largest airline of the Netherlands, KLM, shows what measures it has taken to minimize the risk of coronavirus infection.25 May 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
After COVID-19, our preparations!
The general view is that we will have to learn to live (and work!) with this new coronavirus until there is a vaccine or an effective treatment method. Sunwise Bonaire has now written a number of safety protocols.21 May 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Delta Airlines will return to Bonaire from June!
Now that the corona virus spread globally appears to be leveling and nearly all countries are easing their pandemic measures, Delta Airlines announces plans to reopen flight schedules to the Caribbean and Bonaire again! That is – of course – if Bonaire indeed will re-open its airspace again by mid-June…19 May 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Major breakthrough against coral bleaching
Much of the coral on Bonaire is in danger of disappearing, putting the economies of diving tourism locations, such as our island, in danger.15 May 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Flight ban on Bonaire extended
Ministers Van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water Management) and De Jonge (Public Health, Welfare and Sport) have informed the House of Representatives of the extension of the flight bans to the BES islands…- Reading time: < 1 minute
On the way back?
At a press conference of the tourism minister, it became clear that Aruba focuses on reopening the external economy, from 1 July 2020.11 May 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
The Red Hill Hike
Bonaire is known for its beautiful underwater world, but it has more to offer than that! From pretty beaches with green palm trees to desserts with big cacti, Bonaire has is all! If you are a fan of hiking Bonaire has a lot of beautiful hikes you can discover!8 May 2020 - Reading time: 3 minutes
New website and corporate identity
Today we introduce our new corporate identity and our new website!
With the new designs, Sunwise focuses on the future and for our future and current guests, we believe this means a more recognizable logo and a website that is more accessible, easier to navigate and more intuitive.
New traffic rules on Bonaire!
As of tomorrow, August 1, 2019, the amended Road Traffic Ordinance will enter into force on Bonaire. The island is getting busier, due to increasing tourism figures and the growth of the population.
So, it’s time for an adjustment of the traffic rules, because busier roads require (slightly) stricter rules.
New Airline Schedules Bonaire 2018-2019
Considerable expansion of possibilities! Not too long ago it could be quite complicated to get to our small island in the Caribbean Sea. The major airlines only flew occasionally to Bonaire, but luckily…29 November 2018 - Reading time: 2 minutes