Bonaire is the second largest of the five islands that make up the Netherlands Antilles. Visitors enjoy a temperate climate. Average yearly temperature is 82°F; water 80°F; rainfall 22 inches; humidity 76%, and is sunny all year’ round. Just north of the equator, Bonaire always enjoys the advantage of daylight for 12 hours. Relax, unwind, and embark on some post-ceremony island adventures in Bonaire.
ACCOMMODATIONS - Most resorts on the island are either small hotels or mid-size resorts.
CALLING BONAIRE - The country code for the Netherlands Antilles is 599. Bonaire’s area code is 7.
COMMUNICATIONS - From Bonaire, calling the U.S. is easy. United States direct dialing service is available at most places. Where it’s not, the operator can connect guests to a U.S. operator through which to reach the desired party. Meanwhile, local numbers can be reached by dialing the last 4 digits.
CREDIT CARDS - Major credit cards are welcome everywhere.
CURRENCY - U.S. currency and travelers checks are welcome throughout the island. The local currency in the NA Florin or Guilder.
DRINKING WATER - Sea water is distilled and purified to become one of the purest drinking waters in the world. Imported water is also available.
ELECTRICITY - The current is 127 or 220 volts, 50 HZ AC. Visitors wishing to use personal electronics are advised to bring a plug adapter and transformer.
TIME - Bonaire is on Atlantic Standard Time, which is one hour later than Eastern Standard Time.
WHAT TO WEAR - Casual attire is fine, and be sure to pack your wet suit and goggles. Beach wear is not allowed in the downtown area.