Bonaire is a special municipality of the Netherlands, located 80 km north of Venezuela. The island is about a nine-hour flight from Schiphol Airport. When you arrive at Flamingo Airport, you’ll be warmly welcomed in Papiamento. But the island’s 15,000 inhabitants also speak Dutch. Bonaire is primarily known as a diver’s paradise, because of the perfect conditions for shore diving. But it’s just as popular with windsurfers, kiteboarders and sailing enthusiasts. And this also applies to rest-seekers and nature lovers. Did you know that three quarters of the island is a protected nature reserve?