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Bonaire Holidays

Language of Bonaire: Dutch, Papiamento (English and Spanish widely spoken)

Time Difference in Bonaire: GMT - 4

Currency in Bonaire: US Dollar

Flights to Bonaire: Flights to Bonaires Flamingo International Airport with KLM (via Amsterdam) from London Heathrow, London City, Birmingham and Manchester. Additonal regional departures available from Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Newcastle, Durham, Humberside, Norwich International, Cardiff and Bristol - Supplement may apply.

NB: Some arrival times in Bonaire are the early hours of the morning. Unless specifically requested otherwise, your accommodation will be booked for the night before, which allows you to check-in as soon as you arrive. Otherwise you will need to wait until 14:00 hours to check-in.

Departure Tax: $34 - Payable in cash at the airport prior to check-in. Currently included in international departures on KLM; subject to change.

Typical Costs in Bonaire:

Eating & Drinking in Bonaire:

Tipping in Bonaire:

Shopping in Bonaire: Bonaire is not known for shopping, but there are many gift shops selling locally made arts and crafts. There is a main shopping street and a few mini malls.

Banks in Bonaire: Banks opening hours: Approximately 8.30 - 3.30 Mon–Fri. There are ATM’s in Kralendijk.

Local Customs in Bonaire:

Clothing in Bonaire: Like everything else in Bonaire the dress code is fairly relaxed. Casual clothing but not beachwear is the norm downtown. Smart casual is more than acceptable for most restaurants. Topless sunbathing and nudity are prohibited on beaches.

Passports & Visas for Bonaire: Passengers travelling to Bonaire must have six months valid on their passport from the date of return to the UK. No visa is required for British passport holders.

Vaccinations required for Bonaire: For the most up to date advice please consult your travel clinic or local GP. Further information regarding vaccinations for travel to this country can be found at

Electricity in Bonaire: 110V-130V AC, 50 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard.

General Information

Festivals and Holidays 2017

01 January 2017: New Year's Day
27 February 2017: Carnival Monday
14 April 2017: Good Friday
16 April 2017: Easter Sunday
17 April 2017: Easter Monday
27 April 2017: King's Day
01 May 2017: Labour Day
25 May 2017: Ascension Day
06 September 2017: Bonaire Day
15 December 2017: Kingdom Day
25 December 2017: Christmas Day
26 December 2017: Boxing Day



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