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Bonaire sunindex: the best time to travel to Bonaire
Bonaire is a water sports paradise. Divers and snorkelers mainly travel here to discover the underwater world. The island is larger than Aruba but has a lower population figure and fewer hotels can be found here. The hotels on Bonaire are not as luxurious, not as big and much more informal than the hotels on the other Leeward Islands.

Bonaire is ideal for a water sports and/or sun holiday during the winter season. Pleasant temperatures between 28-32 degrees Celsius (82.4-87.8 degrees Fahrenheit), many hours of sunshine and low precipitation figures make this island very suitable for a winter sun holiday. Diving conditions are ideal because of calm seas with pleasant temperatures of 26-27 degrees Celsius (78.8-80.6 degrees Fahrenheit)

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Bonaire climate & weather
Do you want to know all about the climate in Bonaire? Learn about the temperatures, the number of sunny hours, chance of frost, chance of hurricanes, chance of rain and precipitation averages at the awarded climate and weather site:
the climate of Bonaire


Sunny holidays in Bonaire
Based on long term average figures, the weather of the past few years and extremes that have been recorded where temperatures, precipitation figures and storms are concerned we are able to give an indication as to the suitability of this particular location as a summer weather destination.

The figures below are an average for Bonaire. Please, note that local deviations may occur.

 The weather in Bonaire
(in C)
(in C)
hours of
per day
sea water
(in C)
time to travel
here for a
sunny holiday?
chance of
rain /
chance of
Explanation of symbols
January 30 24 8 26     - more sunny symbols = better summer weather (maximum of 5)
- red sunny symbols = high chances of hot or muggy weather

= chances of precipitation
 (0 - 4, higher number of cloudy symbols, higher chance of precipitation)

= the risk of tropical storms
(0 - 3, higher number of symbols, higher risk)
February 30 24 9 25    
March 30 25 9 26    
April 30 25 8 26    
May 31 26 8 27    
June 31 26 9 27  
July 31 26 9 27
August 32 27 9 28
September 32 27 8 28
October 32 26 8 28
November 31 26 8 28  
December 30 25 8 27    
The weather in Bonaire
Precipitation almost always falls in the form of showers. Temperatures are fairly constant, real heat waves with temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius (95.0 degrees Fahrenheit) are uncommon. Because of its location Bonaire hardly ever gets hit by a hurricane. However, bad weather till the end of November is not uncommon. This is caused by hurricane activity in other parts of the Caribbean. 
Bonaire climate information

Popular destinations in Bonaire
If you really want to explore Bonaire you can choose between several different places of interest and excursions. Many suggestions for excursions can be found on the internet and in travel guides. Accommodations can be found all over the island. In relation to other holiday destinations Bonaire has many small scale accommodations often in the form of private houses and apartments which are rented to tourists.

Trivia & strange facts

- The northeast coast of the island is much more rugged because of the northeast trade winds that
blow here. 
- Flights to the neighboring islands of Curacao and Aruba are very cheap.
- Bonaire has beautiful but small sandy beaches.
- Nightlife is mainly situated in the capital Kralendijk and is limited to a few restaurants and bars
- The national symbol of Bonaire is the flamingo
- The island of Klein Bonaire is situated in the vicinity and is a nice destination to go snorkeling
- Bonaire is seen as the cleanest island in the Caribbean
- Besides tourism the main source of income is salt-making
- Most coral reefs can be reached from the beach
- Please be careful with the sun. Because of the ever blowing trade winds you may not notice that
  you are getting sunburned.

More about Bonaire?
The following sites are specialized in providing Bonaire information:
What's the weather like in Bonaire
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