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About Katefromupstate

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    Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
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    Foodies, Scuba divers, love to travel
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    Wherever my next cruise is going

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  1. Hertz used to allow one day rentals that you could pick up at Divi flamingo hotel, a short walk from the ship. I’ve heard Budget will too. If neither site is letting you book online, you may be running into a 3 day minimum during our high season, which runs from January through April. Even one week rentals can be difficult to reserve during this time. You could also try calling the 800 number and speaking to someone in person. If you don’t want to take cruise tours, you could also get a taxi and ask a driver for a daily rate to take you around. There are golf cart rentals but they don’t g
  2. Bonaire is known for scuba diving, snorkeling, windsurfing, kitesurfing and other water sports. We do have sandy beaches, but fewer than places like Aruba or Curacao. The downtown area is charming and easily accessible off the cruise ship. Since the island is so small, you can do and see a lot in one day, depending on what you like to do. If you like to snorkel, I'd recommend a snorkel tour that does a drift dive off Klein Bonaire, the uninhabited island offshore from Bonaire. That island also has one of the nicest sandy beaches for any non-snorkelers in your group. There are no facilit
  3. Hi, I live on Bonaire and as one poster said, we are courteous to tourists in golf carts. That said, we often find them frustrating. As we are driving to work, school, running errands, trying to get to the airport, etc., we frequently find ourselves stuck behind golf carts on our narrow roads. If you rent one, please stay as far to the right as possible and if you see a long line of cars behind you, try to pull over. (and I know you’ll never do what one tourist in a golf cart did to me a few weeks ago - stopped the cart in the middle of the road, got out and wave
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