White sand beaches, shimmering lagoons, and world-class snorkeling and scuba diving are just a few of Bonaire’s claims to fame. Book your Bonaire vacation package through Orbitz and you’ll be free to plan the fun stuff.
How do you fly to Bonaire?
Many flights come to Bonaire International Airport (BON) by way of nearby Curacao, there are also direct flights to the island from such cities as Houston and Amsterdam. For the best Bonaire vacation deals, book your flight and hotel at the same time right here on Orbitz, and you’ll be swimming with the fishes before you know it.
Where can I dive in Bonaire?
Scenic scuba diving is one of the best reasons to visit Bonaire. Check out some of these dive sites:
- 1000 Steps, which actually only has 64 steps, is home to a well-developed star coral reef where you’ll see manta rays and turtles.
- Bari Reef has the greatest fish diversity in the Caribbean, with over 300 species making their home on the reef.
- Karpata is great for shore divers, and it’s well-known for the large ship’s anchor lodged in the reef.
Dive resorts in Bonaire
Dive resorts are a great choice if you plan to spend as much time as possible in the water. Hotels like Buddy Dive Resort and Van der Valk Plaza Beach & Dive Resort Bonaire put you right at the water’s edge for easy reef access. Both also feature in-room refrigerators and coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, and onsite restaurants.
Bonaire National Marine Park
All of the dive and snorkel sites are located in Bonaire National Marine Park, because this area includes all of the waters around the island of Bonaire. It’s the world’s oldest marine reserve and is home to a biodiverse ecosystem of plants and animals, inviting you to snorkel or scuba dive for hours. At just 24 miles long, you can stay anywhere on the island and have easy access to the marine park and numerous dive sites.