9 Ways to Enjoy Bonaire

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Caribbean Journal presents “9 Ways to Enjoy Bonaire by Land.” Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon points out that “with [. . .] 89 dive sites, 350 species of fish, and 57 types of coral, Bonaire is a [. . .] diver’s paradise. But you don’t have to go deep to appreciate it.” I have always wanted to visit Bonaire, so I am paying attention to this one! Here are just a few of the (nine) ways to enjoy the Dutch Caribbean island; see full article below for the full list and spectacular photographs:

Sample Iguana Soup: OK, this might not sound like the most appetizing dish but come on, you have to try it! Locals have been eating the island’s ubiquitous amphibian for years, and at lunchtime at restaurants such as Rincon’s Rose Inn and Maikey Snack in Kralendijk it sells out fast. So fast, in fact, that I didn’t get a chance to sample it while I was there. So do me a favor and give it a try; I’m told it tastes like a bonier version of chicken soup with a few scales thrown in for extra texture. And if it turns out not to be to your taste? Well, at least you’ve got an interesting story to tell at your next cocktail party. [. . .]

Visit the Slave Huts: Many of the slaves who were forced to work Bonaire’s salt flats back in the 19th century lived a seven-hour walk away in the town of Rincon. So they slept in groups of four or more in tiny Spartan huts opposite the flats, and made the trek back home on Sundays after working a six-day week. Visiting the now-restored cramped beachfront huts (in two villages, called White Slave and Red Slave) and stepping into their cramped quarters is a moving and unique experience you shouldn’t miss. [. . .]

Ride the Wind at Sorobon: If you’re into windsurfing or kite surfing head straight for the east coast where a constant breeze and shallow turquoise waters have made Sorobon a water sports mecca. There’s a string of water sports outfits along the shore that offer lessons and equipment rental. And there are plenty of beachfront restaurants to satisfy people like me, who’d rather take in the wet and wild action under the shade and in the company of an Amstel Bright. [. . .]

For full article, see http://www.caribjournal.com/2014/12/20/9-ways-to-enjoy-bonaire-by-land/

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