Latest blogsFrom Sunwise Bonaire
First COVID-19 vaccines arrived on Bonaire
Today the first flight departed from European Netherlands and arrived on Bonaire and Aruba, with a shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. It is the first of several shipments of vaccines that will be delivered to the various islands in the coming weeks.16 February 2021 - Reading time: < 1 minute
KLM continues its services on Bonaire
KLM will continue to fly to Bonaire, Aruba, Curaçao and St. Maarten as scheduled. This is what regional manager for the Dutch airline, Mr. Cees Ursem, told the public body of Bonaire.22 January 2021 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Flight ban on Bonaire lifted!
Today the Island Governor of Bonaire, Mr. Edison Rijna, announced that the emergency regulation which entails that flights on Bonaire may only be made from Curacao, the Netherlands and Canada, will be revoked effective immediately, Friday evening, January 15.15 January 2021 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Celebrating Christmas together is possible!
Celebrate Christmas and New Year’s Eve on Bonaire. Our island has been designated a code yellow area again, so there are no travel restrictions, also no quarantine when you return!4 November 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
The Dutch can travel to Bonaire!
PM Rutte of the Netherlands today announces stricter measures, but traveling to Bonaire for Dutch citizens, will become easier!3 November 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
American Airlines back to CUR!
American Airlines will return to CUR starting early December. Travel to Bonaire is now possible again, due to the more flexible measures!22 October 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Bonaire returns to “Code Yellow”!
Today Island Governor Rijna announced that as far as he is concerned, Bonaire will return to travel advice color yellow, along with more flexible measures and options for travelers from North America and Curaçao.21 October 2020 - Reading time: 4 minutes
Montaña Hiking Trail
In our series about island tours on Bonaire, today we take you on the uphill Montaña Hiking Trail, for stunning views!26 September 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
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: 2 minutes
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