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Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands

How much does it cost to travel to Bonaire?

You should plan to spend around $256 per day on your vacation in Bonaire. This is the average daily price based on the expenses of other visitors.

Past travelers have spent, on average for one day:

  • $59 on meals
  • $65 on local transportation
  • $309 on hotels

A one week trip to Bonaire for two people costs, on average, $3,583. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

All of these average travel prices have been collected from other travelers to help you plan your own travel budget.

  • Average Daily Cost Per person, per day
  • One Week Per person
  • 2 Weeks Per person
  • One Month Per person
  • One Week For a couple
  • 2 Weeks For a couple
  • One Month For a couple
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How much does a one week, two week, or one month trip to Bonaire cost?

A one week trip to Bonaire usually costs around $1,792 for one person and $3,583 for two people. This includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

A two week trip to Bonaire on average costs around $3,583 for one person and $7,166 for two people. This cost includes accommodation, food, local transportation, and sightseeing.

Please note, prices can vary based on your travel style, speed, and other variables. If you're traveling as a family of three or four people, the price per person often goes down because kid's tickets are cheaper and hotel rooms can be shared. If you travel slower over a longer period of time then your daily budget will also go down. Two people traveling together for one month in Bonaire will often have a lower daily budget per person than one person traveling alone for one week.

A one month trip to Bonaire on average costs around $7,678 for one person and $15,356 for two people. The more places you visit, the higher the daily price will become due to increased transportation costs.

Independent Travel

Traveling Independently to Bonaire has many benefits including affordabilty, freedom, flexibility, and the opportunity to control your own experiences.

All of the travel costs below are based on the experiences of other independent travelers.

Is Bonaire expensive to visit?

Prices in Bonaire are reasonable and comparable to your average travel destination. Hotels, food, and sightseeing are generally within normal price ranges.

Within the Caribbean Islands, which is known to be an expensive region, Bonaire is a somewhat more expensive destination compared to other places. It is in the top 25% of cities in the Caribbean Islands for its travel costs. While some cities in the region are more expensive, Bonaire is generally more expensive than most.

For more details, and to find out if it's within your travel budget, see Is Bonaire Expensive?

How much money do I need for a trip to Bonaire?

The average Bonaire trip cost is broken down by category here for independent travelers. All of these Bonaire travel prices are calculated from the budgets of real travelers.

Category Cost
Accommodation 1 (Double Occupancy) $309
Local Transportation 1 $65
Food 2 $59
Entertainment 1 $40
Alcohol 2 $17 - 50
Accommodation Budget in Bonaire
Average Daily Costs

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The average price paid for one person for accommodation in Bonaire is $155. For two people sharing a typical double-occupancy hotel room, the average price paid for a hotel room in Bonaire is $309. This cost is from the reported spending of actual travelers.

  • Accommodation1 Hotel or hostel for one person
  • Accommodation1 Typical double-occupancy room

Hotel Prices in Bonaire

Looking for a hotel in Bonaire? Prices vary by location, date, season, and the level of luxury. See below for options.

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Actual Hotel Prices
The average hotel room price in Bonaire based on data provided by Kayak for actual hotel rooms is $176. (Prices in U.S. Dollars, before taxes & fees.)

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Transportation Budget in Bonaire
Average Daily Costs

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  • The cost of a taxi ride in Bonaire is significantly more than public transportation. On average, past travelers have spent $65 per person, per day, on local transportation in Bonaire.

  • Transportation1 Taxis, local buses, subway, etc.

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Flights to Bonaire
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Rental Cars in Bonaire
The price of renting a car in Bonaire will depends on dates, the type of car, the location, and your age. We recommend Kayak because they can find the best deals across all car rental companies.

Food Budget in Bonaire
Average Daily Costs

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  • While meal prices in Bonaire can vary, the average cost of food in Bonaire is $59 per day. Based on the spending habits of previous travelers, when dining out an average meal in Bonaire should cost around $23 per person. Breakfast prices are usually a little cheaper than lunch or dinner. The price of food in sit-down restaurants in Bonaire is often higher than fast food prices or street food prices.

  • Food2 Meals for one day

Entertainment Budget in Bonaire
Average Daily Costs

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  • Entertainment and activities in Bonaire typically cost an average of $40 per person, per day based on the spending of previous travelers. This includes fees paid for admission tickets to museums and attractions, day tours, and other sightseeing expenses.

  • Entertainment1 Entrance tickets, shows, etc.

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Alcohol Budget in Bonaire
Average Daily Costs

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  • The average person spends about $33 on alcoholic beverages in Bonaire per day. The more you spend on alcohol, the more fun you might be having despite your higher budget.

  • Alcohol2 Drinks for one day

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2022
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Bonaire Bonaire
An island municipality of the Netherlands, Bonaire resides in the Caribbean, east of Central America and north of Venezuela. It is a part of the ABC Islands together with Aruba and Curaçao, and is best known as a tropical vacation destination with many great dive spots, beaches, lagoons, and wildlife.
Bonaire's reef-lined coast is protected by the Bonaire National Marine Park which pays homage to the island's long history of marine preservation. Since it was established in 1979, the park has managed the use of the island's marine resources which includes over 6,000 acres of reefs, seagrasses, and mangroves - a prime location for diving. On the northern end of Bonaire, lies Washington Slagbaai National Park. Comprising of two former land plantations, the area covers just less than 14,000 acres of undeveloped nature for the public to enjoy.

Like any tropical getaway, Bonaire is also host to more than twenty-two beaches, all of varying size and quality. The beach of 1000 Steps, for example, gets its name from the limestone stairs you have to descend to get there (though, in reality, there are less than a hundred - so don't let the name scare you!). It is a white sand beach surrounded by limestone cliffs and a great spot for diving and snorkeling, especially for seeing turtles in the shallow waters. Atlantis Beach is known for kite boarders and tidal pools along its rocky shore, Boka Kokolishi is known for its black sands, and Boka Slagbaai has a rougher kind of sand with a great surrounding area for hiking. Other beaches include Cai, Chachacha, Eden Beach, and more.
Kralendijk is the capital city and main port of the island, sporting a colorful Caribbean town center. Year round, visitors stroll down the streets enjoying the Caribbean architecture and atmosphere while shopping on the main street Kaya Grandi and the area around it. Seasonally, from November through April, cruise ships often dock in the North and South piers. There is also a market selling island-made products during this time, located on the Wilhelmina square.

Both on land and at sea, Bonaire has plenty of opportunity to stay busy and have a blast. Dive into turquoise waters to find another world of color below. There are many prime sites around the island for scuba diving and snorkeling for those who hope to catch sight of some wildlife below the waves. At the surface, visitors can also experience the more lively side of the ocean with activities like windsurfing, kitesurfing, water skiing, wake boarding, sailing, boating, and more. Kayaking is also available, most popular on Lac Bay, a lagoon of calm waters which hosts a fish nursery and tunnels of mangroves.

Further inland, the island of Bonaire is also a playground for biking and hiking with over 300 kilometers of bike trails and steep hills for hikers determined to earn a stunning glimpse of the island's scenery from above. Below the trails and striking views, Bonaire also hosts a system of about 400 caves, some of which are open for guided tours. Other activities on the island include rappelling and rock climbing, horseback riding, golfing, and birdwatching.
Food and Dining
Cuisine of Bonaire largely consists of Caribbean flavors with influences from a myriad of ethnicities which include Dutch, Colombian, Chinese, Italian, Surinam, Indonesian, French, German, and more. While many of the island's ingredients are imported, there are a few locally grown products that find their way into dishes unique to Bonaire. Goat is raised on the island and makes up many soups and stews, sorghum is locally grown and used to make pancakes and porridge, fish is abundant from the surrounding coastline (especially wahoo), and produce like limes, mangoes, a local breed of cherry, and a brown fruit called mispel are all cultivated on the island. Even iguana has a place in traditional Bonaire cooking as a good source of protein. Other oddities include conch, cacti, and rock lobster. For a small island, Bonaire has a varied assortment of restaurants, though typical cooking of the area is heavy on soups, stews, fried foods, and fish.

Bonaire International Airport, also known as Flamingo International Airport, is located on the island. From Amsterdam, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines offers five weekly non-stop services to Bonaire on the way to Quito, Ecuador. There are also daily non-stop flights from San Juan to and from Bonaire and other major U.S cities via American Airlines. Though scheduling varies, United Airlines offers non-stop flights from Newark and Houston, and Delta Airlines offers weekly flights between Bonaire and Atlanta usually on weekends. Additionally, Dutch Airlines Express and Insel Air run flights to and from Bonaire.

We've been gathering travel costs from tens of thousands of actual travelers since 2010, and we use the data to calculate average daily travel costs for destinations around the world. We also systematically analyze the prices of hotels, hostels, and tours from travel providers such as Kayak, HostelWorld, TourRadar, Viator, and others. This combination of expenses from actual travelers, combined with pricing data from major travel companies, gives us a uniqe insight into the overall cost of travel for thousands of cities in countries around the world. You can see more here: How it Works.

1 Categories averaged on a per-item basis.
2 Categories averaged on a per-day basis.
For example, the Food2 daily average is for all meals for an entire day, while Entertainment1 is for each individual purchase. Thus, the overall daily average cost is not a summation of the individual categories.