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Bonaire is far from being a shopping paradise unless you are in the market for dive related gear and clothing. There are some local vendors in a tree-covered area near the pier where we bought some handmade glass-blown jewelry and most of the shops are on the main street.

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Does anyone have any shopping advice or experiences on Bonaire?

Well Bonaire is NOT a St Thomas or Grand Cayman. It is a teeshirt, wrap arounds and a few jewelary stores. Litmans is the best.

Bonaire is one of the scuba diving capitols of the world. You can get many different types of food thru out town. German, dutch, chinese, south american, swiss, Italian, etc...



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Bonaire isn't really a shopping destination, it is more about seeing the island and its natural wonders. If you are looking to shop, we did stop by a local craft market that was just within walking distance from where our ship was docked that had some locals selling their wares, handmade jewelry, Christmas ornaments (we went around Xmas time), etc.

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Well, depends on the food you like but Wattaburger has some great burgers, City Cafe for ribs but everything there is good! Shopping, Bonaire Affair is one of our favorites. There's not alot of shopping but one place to avoid is Jewel of Bonaire. Friends had bought diamonds there only to find out that they weren't what they claimed:( There's a beach next to where you dock, great snorkeling, its a must do! Have fun!

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If you are looking for jewellery we were warned about Atlantis. Most of the items are a good deal but buyer beware.


Wow, and we were warned about Jewel of Bonaire. Sold our friends some diamonds that were hugely below the grade they said. I'll keep Atlantis off my list as well! Thanks!

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There are many nice shops on Bonaire, right near the cruise port. We only bought a mouse pad but it's a good one and only cost $7 or something. We got it at Bonaire Affair.

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Go left at the dock and keep on going until you get to a very quaint shopping area, colorful and touristy, "main street" like. There are enough shops to keep you busy for an hour or so...delft, t-shirts, etc.. As someone else mentioned, there is usually a craft market within walking distance also.

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