AREA: 112 sq. miles – 24 miles long. 3 to 7 miles wide.
LANGUAGE: Papiamento is the local language with Dutch being the official language. Most residents also speak Spanish and English.
CURRENCY: On January 1, 2011, the U.S Dollar became the official currency for the Dutch Caribbean. Additionally, most major credit cards are accepted by most businesses.
ELECTRICITY: 127 Volts- 50 Cycle
DRIVING: Foreign and International licenses are accepted.
TEMPERATURES: Air 84 degrees average with highs into the 90s. Water temperatures range from 78 to 82 degrees.
TIME ZONE: Bonaire is Atlantic Standard Time which means it is one hour later than Eastern Standard Time. During U.S. Daylight Savings Time, Bonaire is on the same as Eastern Daylight Time.
WINDS: Easterly year round. Bonaire is outside the hurricane belt.
LOCATION: Our Dock On Google Earth – Latitude 12 degrees 8 minutes 31.64 seconds N; Longitude 68 degrees 16 minutes 34.02 seconds W
Some helpful hints about Bonaire:
Island dress is casual, but please remember: bathing suits, bare feet, and no shirts are not appreciated in town. Please drive within the posted speed limits.
For general information about the island of Bonaire and shopping, there are several good web sites you may wish to explore:
- InfoBonaire – The Bonaire Information Site™
- Bonaire Marine Park – information about our reef and the organization that maintains it
- The Weather – see what’s happening on Bonaire
- Fine Gifts of the Sea – Littman’s Jewelry and Gift Shops have unique and special items
- The Bonaire Insider – Current Tourism News and Events on Bonaire
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