A Seaside Playground for Pink Flamingos
The ‘B’ of the ABC Islands, Bonaire, and its tropical capital Kralendijk, is a haven for those looking to explore the world beneath the waves. Located in the Caribbean Netherlands, Bonaire is considered one of the best diving destinations in the world thanks to its national park designated reef lined coast. Take a water taxi to the uninhabited Klein Bonaire or the Bonaire National Marine Park for dozens of dive sites, many of which are reachable from shore. Head to Sorobon Beach and Lac Bay for windsurfing—Bonaire is also a world-renowned destination for this thrilling sport. And if you love pink flamingos, then a visit to Washington Slagbaai National Park should be high on your to-do list as thousands of them flock there every year. (In fact, Bonaire’s airport is called Flamingo International Airport.)
Shop along Klein Bonaire, Kralendijk’s main street for souvenirs like locally made jewelry, paintings, and ceramics. Dig you toes in the white-sand beaches lined with palms and keep an eye out for seashells to take home as keepsakes. Then, wander around town and take some postcard-worthy photographs of Kralendijk’s pastel-colored houses—a fitting end to a picture-perfect day.