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Finding Unique Souvenirs on Bonaire

Many times shopping for a unique and interesting souvenir for friends or family back home can be a frustrating endeavor. Bonaire has many such options for souvenirs, but you may have to spend a bit more time and effort to seek them out. Here are some of the items available around the island; these items are truly Bonairean, either made with local products or highlighting the island itself.

One location where many of the island’s artisans gather to offer their products is the Art & Craft Market, held in Wilhelmina Park. The market is open each day when cruise ships are in port. The market truly offers unique souvenirs hand-made by local artisans in a one-stop-shopping location!.

Cadushy of Bonaire Liqueur

Made with all natural ingredients, this liqueur is based on the combination of many traditions of Bonaire. Cadushy of Bonaire was introduced on September 6, 2009, Dia di Boneiru, and it is available at many shopping outlets or supermarkets around the island.

Also be sure to sample the latest line, The Spirit of Bonaire. This line of spirits includes Rom Rincon, Cadushy Vodka, and Captain Don’s Whiskey. Also available are a variety of teas and dried cactus soup mixes, including recipes for the traditional method of making cactus soup, as well as a more modern way. To sample the products, visit the Cadushy Distillery in Rincon. Open Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays, from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM, or visit their store on Kaya Grandi in Kralendijk.

Bonaire's Cadushy is great for mixing drinks.

Hand-turned wood pens crafted by local artisans.

The ultimate gift or souvenir for yourself or someone back home, a gift which will keep giving for a lifetime!  A local artisan handcrafts pens from non-threatened woods, either those available locally on Bonaire, or with imported woods from around the world.

A limited number of these unique pens are available from InfoBonaire.  There’s no better way to take home a little piece of Bonaire than to treat yourself or a loved one with a lovingly hand-turned wooden pen.  Learn more.

A hand-turned pen, made by Bonaire artisans, crafted with wood from the local Neem tree.

Take home an “Ellen Muller”

Those visitors who are interested in taking home an “Ellen Muller” can visit Pasa Bon Pizza in Kralendijk, where framed prints of Ellen’s can be viewed and purchased.  (See the price list.)

Images available for viewing at Pasa Bon Pizza.

Choose your image online.

Those who prefer not to have to carry a print back home can choose their favorite image directly online, which also gives the added benefit of specifying different sizes. For additional information or to place an order, email

Bonaire Salt Products

Bonaire’s salt pans provide a steady supply of sea salt which is then mixed with essential oils to create a soothing, exfoliating, and moisturizing bath salt that can be used in either shower or bath. Also, many of Bonaire’s spas utilize the bath salts, offering full or partial body salt scrubs. Find Bonaire’s salt products in many of Bonaire’s shops.

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