All the reefs around this island were designated a protected marine park in 1978 — and the marine life seems to know it. The island’s signature shore-diving buffet is open 24/7, when and where you want, making it a super-easy place to dive on your family’s schedule; many resorts have excellent house reefs, so it’s as simple as walking down to the beach. Topside Bonaire is kid heaven, with its famed Blokarting — a wind-driven go-cart — donkey sanctuary, and wind-surfing and swimming beaches.
Average water temperature mid-70s in winter, low 80s in summer
Average viz 100 feet
What to wear 3 mm wetsuit
When to go year-round