BES | Mar 3, 2023

Bonaire’s tourism boom continuing in 2023

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Cocktails on the beach at the Delfins Beach Resort in Bonaire.

The Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire continues to see a surge in tourism so far this year, continuing from where it left off in 2022.

The destination is projecting a sizzling year for tourism this year with a bumper summer projected, as the island destination kicks off its popular Bonaire Rum Week in June.

Bonaire reported 15,811 stay over visitors in February alone, which is a 15.4 per cent increase over the same period in the record-breaking year of 2019.


The numbers included 7,882 visitors from The Netherlands and another 3,972 visitors from the United State, with 49 per cent and 25 per cent growth from those two markets, respectively.

American visitors are coming mostly out of New York and Florida, along with states like California and Massachusetts making up the numbers.

Visitors from the United States stayed an average of seven nights on the island, while those from The Netherlands stayed an average of 14 nights, according to the report from Tourism Corporation Bonaire.

On the cruise side, Bonaire welcomed 28 cruise ships carrying a total of 70,256 passengers.


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