Getting to Bonaire
From North America:
Delta Airlines, United Airlines and Insel Air offer weekly non-stop flights from Atlanta, Newark and Houston. Daily non-stop flights to Curacao are available on American Airlines, Insel Air and DAE (Dutch Antillean Express) from Miami. Guests may then use local carriers to connect to Bonaire such as Insel Air and Divi Divi Air. Non-stop flight time from Miami, Florida is about two and a half hours.
KLM provides daily non-stop service seasonally from Amsterdam and Arkefly provides daily service from Amsterdam. Air Berlin provides non-stop service from Dusseldorf to Curacao. Non-stop flight time from Amsterdam is approximately nine hours.
From South America:
Insel Air, DAE, and Bon Air offer service to a variety of South American cities via connections. Many South American national carriers offer service to either Aruba or Curacao, where guests can then connect to Bonaire via local carriers.
Please check with your preferred airline for the dates of your stay to get the most updated schedules.
Before You Come to Bonaire
For your convenience, Harbour Village Beach Club has provided the
following information to help you plan and enjoy your stay with us:
The average Bonaire temperature is 83º F (30º C) and is tropical year-round. Average water temperature is 80° F. There is a constant trade wind that makes evenings cool and comfortable.
Resort casual dress is suggested during the day. Resort casual-elegant dress is appropriate for evening, including dining at La Balandra.
There are no health requirements for travel to Bonaire.
Papiamentu is the local language. Dutch, English and Spanish are all widely spoken.
U.S. and Canadian citizens must have a valid Passport and a return or ongoing ticket. Nationals of the United States and Canada may submit for their entry to Bonaire, either:
- A valid Passport
- An official birth certificate or an affidavit of birth plus a valid driver's license
- A certificate of naturalization for citizens born outside the United States plus a valid driver's license
- A re-entry permit to the U.S., a valid non-quota immigration visa or an Alien Registration (green card) for non-US citizens residing in the United States plus a valid driver's license
- NOTE: All United States citizens are required to have a passport to return to the U.S.
127 volt, 50 cycle. Most U.S. appliances will work but will operate a bit hotter.
The U.S. dollar is the official currency. Traveler's checks and most major credit cards are widely accepted. Be sure to have your passport or positive I.D. when changing traveler's checks at banks.
Direct dialing is possible from the resort. International calls are made by dialing 001 for the U.S. and Canada followed by the number.
For on-island calls, dial just the last seven digits. For cell phone users, check with your service provider for information on international usage.
When calling Bonaire from the U.S. or Canada, dial 011-599 and then the local seven-digit phone number.
Hours of Work/Business
Most stores are open Monday through Saturday from 8 or 9 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Bonaire has a number of banks, all of which have ATMs located conveniently around the island. Banking hours are Monday through Friday from 8 or 8:30 a.m. until 3:30 or 4 p.m.
Taxes, Tipping & Service Charges
Nightly rates are subject to $6.50 per person/per night government room tax for everyone ages 12 and over. An 8% ABB sales tax applies to consumption items and services purchases throughout the island.
Flamingo International Airport is located approximately ten minutes from Harbour Village Beach Club. Be advised that you should check-in at the airport no later than two hours prior to your scheduled departure.
Airport Transfers are included in the price of your stay. A representative from Harbour Village Beach Club will greet you at the airport or a taxi will be arranged and pre-paid. Taxis are available at the airport. From other locations, you may call the taxi stand at the airport at 717-8100.
Rental Agencies are located at the airport and in town. There are several agencies from which to choose.
We highly recommend booking well in advance directly with Bonaire's car rental providers: AB Car Rental | PB Car Rental | Budget | Avis
Harbour Village Beach Club offers complimentary parking and 24-hour security.