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: 3 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
Bonaire in 100 photos – Salt Pier
On the southwest side of Bonaire, near the salt pans and the large mountains of salt from Cargill, there is a large transport pier to load the salt into the ships. This salt pier is also a great dive site.16 May 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
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
Bonaire in 100 photos – Wayaká
Washington Slagbaai’s Wayaká area hosts three different beaches, consequently named Wayaká I, II and III. Though they are different, all are great for both diving and snorkeling.14 May 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
Bonaire in 100 photos – Chogogo
Bonaire is one of only four breeding grounds for the Caribbean flamingo. In the southern part of the island we find the Flamingo Sanctuary in the Pekelmeer. This reserve is strictly forbidden to humans, so the flamingos can breed here in peace.12 May 2020 - 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.
Bonaire in 100 photos – Sorobon area
A barrier reef protects the beautiful Lac Bay on which this area, including the beach resort of the same name and the famous Hang Out Beachbar, lies and keeps the shallow waters calm.11 February 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Bonaire in 100 photos – Sea Turtle
Three of the seven different sea turtle species live on Bonaire. This big headed turtle, green sea turtle and sea turtle hatch their eggs on the small sandy beaches of our beautiful island.10 February 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
Bonaire in 100 photos – Malmok
The Malmok area, in the north of the Washington Slagbaai National Park, has a long history that starts with the earliest period we know, in which Indian tribes…- Reading time: < 1 minute
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.