Best Time to Visit Bonaire

Best Time to Visit Bonaire
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Bonaire is a great location for digital nomads and remote working year-round but the best time to visit depends on what you are optimizing your trip for.

Best time for the weather

If you’re looking for sunny days and warm temperatures then visiting Bonaire during the months of December through March is ideal. These are considered peak tourist months as well due to their perfect conditions for swimming or snorkeling in crystal clear waters, sunbathing on white sandy beaches or exploring nature trails around the island.

Best time for diving & snorkeling

Best time for diving: For divers looking for optimal visibility underwater, consider traveling to Bonaire from October through February when the water is typically at its clearest due to minimal wind currents stirring up sediment from deeper depths of the ocean floor. Plus these months offer warm weather which makes it even more enjoyable!
For wreck dives or shallow coral reef dives, visibility is usually at its best during April through October when there is less rainfall and calmer seas due to fewer storms. However, if you’re hoping for an up-close encounter with some large marine life such as sharks or mantas then November through February is your best bet since this season brings cooler temperatures which attract more species into the area.

Best time for windsurfing and kitesurfing

Bonaire is a premier destination for both windsurfing and kitesurfing. The island's trade winds blow consistently from December to March, making it the ideal time of year for these activities. During this period, the sea is generally flat with light chop, providing perfect conditions. If you're looking to take advantage of these great conditions and make the most out of your visit to Bonaire, plan on visiting between December and March.

Best time on a tight budget

May — September
The best time to visit Bonaire on a budget is between May and September. During this period, you can find great deals on flights, hotels, and car rentals.
This period also coincides with the rainy season in Bonaire, so there may be some rain during your stay. However, it’s still a great time to explore the island without spending too much money.

Best time for having the island to yourself

April — Mid-December
If you prefer a quiet life the best time to visit is during the low season. This time of year offers fewer crowds and better deals on flights, accommodations, and activities.
The weather during this period is generally mild with temperatures ranging between 79°F (26°C) and 86°F (30°C).

Best time for staying medium term (1-3 months)

November — Feb
You’ll see the island from the end of the slower, dryer and warmer season into the cooler busier holiday period and into the new year (don’t miss the island-wide firework display)
Christmas is a great time of year to be in Bonaire
Regardless of when you decide to visit Bonaire, there are plenty of things for visitors to do such as snorkeling or diving at some of the world’s top dive sites like Klein Bonaire or Salt Pier; hiking around Washington Slagbaai National Park; birdwatching at Gotomeer Lagoon; visiting Donkey Sanctuary; kayaking or paddle boarding around Lac Bay; kite surfing off the coast near Lac Cai Beach; windsurfing in Kralendijk Harbour area or simply relaxing on one of many beautiful white sand beaches.
In addition to scuba diving spots around the island, visitors during these months will find plenty of other things to do on land as well. During the day you can take advantage of biking trails that run through salt pans or tour nature reserves full of flamingos and iguanas.
For those looking for some adventure outside their vacation home base at night, there are lots of restaurants serving local seafood dishes paired with authentic music venues playing live calypso tunes until late into the night!
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Martyn Bromley
Martyn Bromley

After spending ten years traveling the world working remotely I settled in Bonaire to build roots and grow my business.