Bonaire in 100 photos – klein Bonaire
Klein Bonaire is an uninhabited, protected 6-square-mile paradise known for its pristine beaches and rich marine life. Part of the Bonaire National Marine Park, it offers excellent snorkeling and diving amid corals and sea turtles, and is easily accessible by boat from Bonaire.4 July 2020 - Reading time: 2 minutes
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: 6 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
Bonaire in 100 photos – Junior Tecla
Junior Tecla from Bonaire is an inspiration. His story shows how active he is, encouraging young people and the local community. Together with his “Vibenation” band, he creates new music especially known in the Netherlands Antilles.23 June 2020 - Reading time: < 1 minute
What to do on Bonaire: 10 best tips!
Discover Bonaire beyond diving and snorkeling with activities like cave tours, landsailing, mini-golf, beach clubs, hiking, kayaking through mangroves, exploring Lac Bay, wakeboarding, photo safaris, and renting motorboats for trips to Klein Bonaire. Enjoy a diverse vacation experience on this beautiful island.22 June 2020 - Reading time: 4 minutes
The friendly Antillean cuisine with lots of comfort food
In our article about our favorite snack on Bonaire, the “pastechi,” we touched on Jurino Ignacio of the website Antilliaans-Eten.nl (Antillean Cuisine) and author of five Antillean cookbooks.The Dutch Parool picked up…21 June 2020 - 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
Bonaire in 100 photos – Pelican
Bonaire’s pelicans are common along the coastal areas, in the mangroves and near the salt pans. This spectacular bird makes for a fun sight with its fishing.13 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
RIVM experts: ‘Small chance of someone infecting an entire plane’
Binnenkort mogen toeristen vanuit Nederland, waarschijnlijk weer met het vliegtuig naar Bonaire. Zolang mensen met symptomen daar eerlijk over zijn en thuisblijven, zijn de wetenschappers van het RIVM niet bang dat vliegtuigpassagiers elkaar op grote schaal zullen infecteren.8 June 2020 - 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
Bonaire in 100 photos – Lora
Parrots on Bonaire are called Loras. These colorful birds can be found all over the island and are known for their bright green feathers and long sharp beaks.4 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
Bonaire in 100 photos – Green Iguana
Green iguanas have not been introduced by humans and are therefore an endemic species on our island.29 May 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
Bonaire in 100 photos – Hurricane Matthew
On the evening of the 29th September 2016 Hurricane Matthew passed north of Bonaire.22 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
Bonaire in 100 photos – Fishermen at Lac Cai
The fishermen at Lac Cai take their boats through the narrow channel, where water from the ocean is sometimes thrust into Lac Bay with great force, to go fishing along the wild east coast. These waters are often difficult to navigate, but they are rich in fish!20 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