Kralendijk

Kralendijk is Bonaire’s capital, but it’s by no means a metropolis. This historic town is the beating heart of the island. Further north you find Rincon, an historic settlement dating back to 16 the century. A good, two kilometre swim from Kralendijk you find Klein Bonaire, a sand and rock fringed uninhabited escape surrounded by the most amazing colourful reefs and fishes which attracts snorkelers and divers from all over the world.

Sweet as cotton candy

What’s in a name? Koralendijk, a degeneration of coral reef or coral dike in the local language Papiamentu is where Kralendijk comes from. It is Bonaire’s capital and main port, but it’s by no means a metropolis. This historic town is sweet as cotton candy with colorful local architecture. We always like an early morning coffee at GIO, the ice parlor in Kaya Grandi or just take a stroll to bring a sweet memory souvenir home. 

Bon bini Kralendijk! Your sweet colours and happy faces make me smile every time I return

- Marianne

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