Bonaire is a small (38.6km long, 4-8 km wide), chill and friendly island. It is part of the Dutch Caribbean and situated 50 miles north of the coast of Venezuela, right next to Curacao and Aruba. Bonaire is easy to get around. The nearest and biggest town is Kralendijk, about 10 km from the kite spot. In Kralendijk you will find the airport, most hotels/B&B’s, supermarkets and restaurants. The easiest and most common way to get around is by rental car. There are plenty of car rentals which offer you great service. The currency on islands is the American dollar ($) and credit cards are widely accepted.
With 300 days of wind a year, Bonaire is a dream destination for kitesurfers of all levels. The flat, warm and crystal clear waters of the Bonaire Marine Park offer some world class kiteboarding.
More than 20% of the total land area of Bonaire and 100% of the waters surrounding Bonaire and Klein Bonaire are National Parks and protected, making the coastal area one of the most beautiful and flourishing ones in the Caribbean. Therefore, please remember that you must pay a Nature Fee ($10,-) before entering the Bonaire National Marine Park. Once in, don’t be surprised to encounter some flamingos, sea turtles and even dolphins while kiting here!
Most kiteboarding on Bonaire is done at Atlantis Kitebeach at the south tip of the island.
The setup of this beach is unique, you will find a sandy beach for launching, with a stady and consistent offshore wind.
When you combine all of this with the laidback and friendly Caribbean vibes of Bonaire, this unspoiled island is really a relatively undiscovered pearl where you will feel right at home.