The most common question I get when I tell people I'm going to Bonaire, is "Where?" Scuba divers know about Bonaire but most other people do not. There is a good reason for this because while the diving is spectacular, it doesn't have a lot of sandy beaches to draw the normal vacation crowd. People go to Bonaire to dive. There is however other things to see and do on the island, just not a lot of people seek these out, which is fine by me as I enjoy being away from the crowds. If you follow along for the next while, I hope I can share some of these with you.
Bonaire is part of the Dutch Caribbean, along with its sister island of Aruba and Curacao, sometimes referred to the ABC islands. Situated in the southern region of the Caribbean, Bonaire is less than 100 miles north of Venezuela.
This will be our forth trip to this lovely little island. This time will be to celebrate my 50th birthday. Our winter in Calgary has been pretty mild but that doesn't mean I'm not longing to spend a week in shorts, enjoy some warm water diving and drink a cold beer on a warm deck watching the sunset on the blue of the Caribbean Sea.