It is obvious that we have to thank Mother Nature for creating our beautiful island. The pristine reefs, the raw plains filled with cacti and the turquoise blue sea are some of the key reasons for tourists to return to our “dushi” island year after year. But that we are treated at the end of each day with an astonishing color pallet of orange, red and purple, is clearly a gift from heaven. Nothing beats the Caribbean Sunsets! And these sunsets are best enjoyed while sipping on a tropical cocktail. A reason for us to list the best hotspots on Bonaire to enjoy your sunset cocktail.
Ocean Oasis Beach Club
This newest addition to our island was built with a lot of attention to detail, and it shows! A sturdy appearance with a high quality service. Choose your cabana, a sun lounger or lounge sofa and enjoy the view over the pristine beach. A number of special names show on the cocktail menu, but if you prefer a classic cocktail, the bartender will be more than happy to mix it for you. Lounge music is played here on Friday and Sunday providing the perfect pairing with a mojito. Or two.
At the Delfins resort you will find the beach bar of Jonnie and Thérèse Boer, owners of the famous Dutch Michelin star restaurant Librije. Needless to say they know everything about wine and dining, but you may not have known that Jonnie made it a personal mission to create the perfect Gin Tonic. The passionate staff at the beach bar will prepare the best Gin & Jonnie for you. In combination with the lounge sofas on the beach and your feet in the sand makes it all "picture perfect".
Windsock The Beach
If you are someone who does not want to end the evening after just one cocktail, we have the perfect suggestion for you! Windsock The Beach offers a daily "high cocktail". You get three cocktails of your choice and a plate of bites and tapas with each drink. The only challenge of the evening is to agree with your table guests on which tropical refreshment you choose from the list of more than 30 well-known and less well-known cocktails. First World Problems, we believe. When making your reservation, please mention you want a table on the deck. Best sunset view guaranteed!
Karels Beach Bar
You will find Karels Beach Bar in the center of Kralendijk. Although not as "beachy" as the name suggests, this bar has one of the island's most unique locations: a pier in the Caribbean Sea. Walk from the boulevard all the way to the end of the pier and take a seat at an oceanfront table. Snorkeling is not necessary here to watch the fish swim in the crystal clear water. Karels has a daily happy hour from 5PM to 7PM. Perfect timing for the sunset cocktail. What do you think of a “Bonaire me Crazy”, for example?
Do you prefer more excitement? Then go to Coco Beach happy hour on Friday afternoon. After 5Pm the beach gets filled with tourists and locals who enjoy the start of the weekend with a drink. Every week a different DJ performs summer tunes and the volume increases as the evening progresses. So it's the perfect atmosphere to linger around after the sun has set into the Caribbean Sea. On Friday, Coco serves a cocktail of the day at a discounted rate.