Kralendijk is the capital and main port of Bonaire Island. Strung along one of Bonaire's many attractive beaches, Kralendijk is lined with delightfully pastel, colonial stucco houses, in pinks, oranges and lime greens. The city has shops, bars, luxury villas and restaurants with Flamingo Airport just 4 km away. Breedestraat is the main shopping street and boasts many luxury shops and boutiques. If you go down to the harbor you will find that the fishermen still sell their catches every morning.
Over the last two decades, Bonaire has consistently ranked as the finest snorkeling and scuba diving destinations in the Caribbean. A major reason for this prominence is the island's diligent stewardship of its marine resources. All of the waters off Bonaire's coast have been legally protected since 1979, and it shows.
There is plenty to do here on this island. Steady trade winds wash over the island creating ideal conditions for world-class windsurfing, and in addition hiking, tennis and swimming are all accessible from your villa accommodations or beautiful vacation rental or condo rental. The island is surrounded by a Marine Park and has a population of 15000 flamingos to complement its pink beaches. And if luxuriating on a pristine beach or sipping coolers by your villa rental pool isn't enough, in the evening you can always visit the casino!
Just off the coast of Kralendijk lies the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire, a diving and snorkeling paradise. This small island can be reached by water taxi, or, for divers, by practically all of the local dive operators.
Sunbathe on the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire or visit nearby Aruba and Curaçao. You can rent accommodations, vacation rentals, villa rentals and lodging directly from the owners with Owner Direct Vacation Rentals
And just minutes away from the many impressive condo rentals and villa rentals, you will find world class restaurants to satisfy even the most discriminating palate. Caribbean creole is the favorite local cuisine, and creole spicing definitely influences the seafood dishes, from conch shell to grilled spicy fish and lobster. Caribbean influences to expect include papaya, plantain and funchi (corn-meal mush); and because this is the Dutch Antilles , there are naturally, many delicious smoked meats and excellent cheeses to sample.
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