Kralendijk is the capital city and main port of the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands. In Dutch, Koralendijk means “coral reef” or “coral dike”. In Papiamentu, the town is often called Playa or “beach”. Kralendijk is a lively and colorful Caribbean town centre. Year round you can stroll the streets enjoying the Caribbean architecture while shopping in the main street Kaya Grandi and the area around it. From November till April there are cruise ships docking at the North or South Pier. On those days there is a market on the Wilhelmina square with island-made products.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Bonaire is from May to October when there are fewer crowds and bargain hotel rates. If you’re planning a winter getaway, keep in mind that December through April comprises the island’s peak season, when the 80-degree weather yields packed hotels and higher prices.
Top Places to Visit in Kralendijk
1. Bonaire National Marine Park
An ideal spot for diving and swimming is the Bonaire National Marine Park where the water is crystal clear and a good spot for snorkeling. There are a number of rare species of marine life at this park which is well maintained.
2. Bonaire Mangroves Center
Make a morning trip for having a snorkel and kayak tour through the splendid mangroves which can be very cool and relaxing. You will feel interested to know about the history of the mangrove when explained by the guide. Fishes everywhere and a beautiful place for outdoor activities.
3. Sorobon Beach
Tranquil and private surroundings. Brightest hue of turquoise in the Caribbean. Sunshine and warmth every day of the year. Shallow soft bay waters and sand between your toes just steps away from your porch. This is how you will remember the Sorobon Beach.