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5 November 2022 by Sunwise Bonaire - Reading time: 4 minutes

Vacancies Bonaire: Due to the strong growth of our company, we are looking for new colleagues!

Working on Bonaire may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the name of our beautiful Caribbean island. When you think of Bonaire, you probably think of small, white sandy beaches, turquoise waters and year-round sunshine. But did you know that there are also plenty of opportunities to build a career on this amazing island?

If you’re looking for work on Bonaire, you may have come to the right place at Sunwise Bonaire. Our company focuses on property management on the island and we are always looking for entrepreneurial talents in the hospitality industry.

What job opportunities are available in Bonaire?

Bonaire has a thriving tourism industry, so there are many job opportunities available in the hospitality sector, particularly in the hotels, bars and restaurants. These include positions such as hotel management, restaurant management, front office staff, wait staff and cleaning staff. Opportunities are also available in engineering, construction and education. There are also several water sports activities on the island, which can provide new opportunities for instructors or rental workers who want to work on Bonaire. It is somewhat less common to work as an independent manager, or management team, managing your own portfolio of vacation rentals.

Working on Bonaire

What do you make on Bonaire?

The salary level in Bonaire is generally a lot lower than in North-America or Europe, but at the same time, living expenses are a lot more expensive. It is important to remember that income in Bonaire depends on the sector, the position and the experience level of the employee. The management teams working under the Sunwise umbrella in Bonaire are independent, build their own portfolio and therefore generally have a higher income as well.

How long can you stay on Bonaire?

US nationals are only permitted to stay in the Caribbean Netherlands for a total of 180 days out of every 365. They are permitted to stay for 90 days every 360 days without a written Declaration of Admittance by Law if they are working or participating in an internship during their stay. They must submit a Declaration of Admittance by Law application if they plan to stay for more than 90 days.
A residence permit is required for people of any other nationality (other than Dutch) who want to work on Bonaire or stay on one of the islands for longer than three months. Depending on your nationality, there are different steps to take. Visit the IND website to learn more.

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We are looking for talent!

Due to the strong growth of our company, we are looking for talents in the hospitality industry. People who want to work in tourism on Bonaire and also have a real entrepreneurial spirit!
We are looking for new colleagues who are firm in their shoes, because our “branch of the sport” can be quite taxing. We manage over 100 vacation accommodations and we want our guests to enjoy their vacation as much as possible. That’s why Sunwise’s hosts and hostesses are actually always ‘on’.

It can just happen that they are called during a nice dinner because the guests have a problem. It can happen, especially now that KLM flights are arriving so late again, for example, that guests check in very late. Even in such cases, with Sunwise we always want to provide optimal service-with a smile!

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High degree of freedom, including financial

The other side of the coin is that we are quite free to schedule much of our own time. Also, the rewards can be really entrepreneurial, at least considerably higher than the average on Bonaire.

We find it important that our people can speak, read and write perfect Dutch and decent English. Knowledge of Spanish and/or Papiamentu would not be out of place, especially because of the companies we work with on Bonaire. The average number of working hours per week will be about 40. In low season maybe a little less and in high season maybe a little more. The working hours are, as written above, very diverse, often arriving in the evening hours.

Please contact us if this appeals to you!

Are you not shocked by the above enumeration, but rather do you think it would be a great challenge? Then we would like to invite you to send us an email with your motivation. We will then tell you all the ‘ins and outs’!

Please send that email to:

Sunwise Bonaire (Sunwise BV) – Debby Kerkhof and Ron Opdam, via

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