Bonaire in 100 photos – Caribbean Netherlands
Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands and is therefore also called Caribbean Netherlands. Since October 10, 2010, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba have become special municipalities of the Netherlands, also known as the BES islands.
The sunny part of the Netherlands.
Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands and is therefore also called Caribbean Netherlands. Since October 10, 2010, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, and Saba have become special municipalities of the Netherlands, also known as the BES islands. The flag of Bonaire has a lot of meaning. The flag tells a beautiful story; it has three bands of yellow, white, and blue. The bands run from the bottom left to the top right, symbolizing the upward trend of growth and development of Bonaire.
The yellow band refers to the sun and the yellow flower, specifically the “kibrahacha,” which blooms only once a year. The white band represents peace, freedom, and purity. The blue band represents the sky and the sea, which plays an important role in Bonaire’s economy. The red star represents the blood shed by the people of Bonaire to liberate themselves from their enemies. The points of the black star in the middle refer to the six districts of the island. Lastly, the black compass rose represents the fame of the Bonairians as skilled sailors and fishermen, symbolizing their steadfastness in direction, economic friendliness, and cultural relations from all directions.
Casper Douma Photography
“Bon dia tur hende i bon bini na dushi Boneiru!
My name is Casper Douma and I am a photographer. Since 2014 I’ve been living on this beautiful island, surrounded by a fringing reef. At first glance, you may see mostly cacti and drought, but Bonaire is a little gem if you get to know it better. I would like to take you on one of my photography tours to show you all the special places of Bonaire. In small groups of maximum 4 people I give you a unique look at the beauty of Bonaire. Became curious? Take a look at my website! I wish you a lot of fun on beautiful Bonaire.”