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Taste of Bonaire Talent Edition is Saturday, July 1st, 2017

Save the date for the fourth edition in the 2017 Taste of Bonaire events, coming on July 1st, 2017.


Each edition of this popular event has a special theme, and the July event is all about Bonaire’s talented youth. Be sure to come out and support them and enjoy their efforts!

Music, Food, Arts & Crafts.


July 2017 edition of Taste of Bonaire features the island's local youth talents.As always, the evening will be filled with a full schedule of music and displays of local talent. There are food stalls offering a variety of tastes from Bonaire’s many eateries, as well as many arts and crafts stalls through which to wander and find just the right gift for souvenir.

The stage will feature the musical group Formashon Musikal Krioyo, and an added attraction will be the group BYOF (Bonaire Youth Outreach Foundation), which will present different performances in a variety of forms including dance, song, drama, and more.

When and where will Taste of Bonaire take place?

This edition will once again be held in Wilhelmina Park in Kralendijk from 6:00 PM through 11:00 PM on Saturday July 1st. What a great way to kick off the new month!


Bonaire's Calendar of Events


(Source: TCB)

Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 

Taste of Bonaire is Coming, with a Cultural Theme, Saturday, June 3, 2017

This year’s third Taste of Bonaire event will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017 in Wilhelmina Park.

Bonaire’s Cultural Attaché to Cuba will be performing.

This event’s theme is all about Bonaire’s unique culture, and will be a one-of-a-kind-event highlighting Bonaire’s cultural delegation to Cuba in July.

The “Gala di Boneiru”, in connection with SKAL and the Island Government, will present their entire two-hour show during this Taste of Bonaire, giving anyone on the island a preview of how the island will showcase its culture in Cuba next month.

Cultural Dance, Drama, and Song.

Cultural Taste of Bonaire, June, 2017Performances at this event will be by Dance Sensation, Bonaire Folkloric Dancers, Grupo Tutti Frutti, Grupo Maskarada, a Brass Band, and also Gilberto Martis (the winner of “Ban Kanta Nos Boneiru“, Luigino Molina (“Rei di Tumba“), and Marjan Offerman (winner of “Kanto Krioyo.”)  This lineup will provide an exciting show illustrating Bonaire’s history in the form of drama, dance, and singing.

Taste of Bonaire will be taking place in Wilhelmina Park from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017.  The park will be transformed into a theater style created for this special event.

Of course, there’s local food as well as international treats.

As always, there will be ample food stands selling local and international foods. The Marshe di Playa will be present offering enticing arts and handicrafts and souvenirs for sale.

But it doesn’t end there, as the the musical group, Grupo Watapana, will be keeping everyone’s toes tapping with their great music.

Be sure to attend this fantastic show and sample of some of Bonaire’s best-known treats!

(Source:  TCB)


Susan Davis, Bonaire InsiderSusan Davis has been living on Bonaire for over 25 years. She is a PADI Master Instructor, and an underwater and topside photographer. She also enjoys writing for The Bonaire Insider tourism news blog. 

International Edition of Taste of Bonaire is Saturday, September 24, 2016

Taste of Bonaire–International Edition–Saturday, September 24, 2016.

This Saturday marks the fifth edition of the 2016 Taste of Bonaire events, all of which are hugely popular both with residents and visitors.

There’s always great food, local music, arts and crafts available for purchase, and great camaraderie!

Taste of Bonaire, September, 2016

Performances & Entertainment at this month’s event.

This event will highlight performances by Dance Sensation and Dominican Dancers.  Music will be by Son Boneriano Band and DJ Proyecto 2000.

Dishes will have an international flair.

There’s some great food in store that is definitely in keeping with this month’s international theme.  Those attending can choose dishes with a local menu, or Venezuelan, Colombian, Dominican, Surinamese, Dutch, Chinese, Indian, Vegetarian, and others.

Taste of Bonaire’s Venue.

The September event is Saturday, September 24th, 2016 and will be held at Wilhelmina Park in Kralendijk from 6:30 to 10:30 PM.  Be sure to stop by and enjoy the evening!

(Source:  TCB)





Summer Edition of Taste of Bonaire is Saturday, July 30th, 2016

tobThe next edition of Taste of Bonaire will occur on Saturday, July 30th, 2016, and this event will have a theme of Summer Vacation.  It will also have a new venue, since summer vacations are all about the beach, so be sure to wear your flip flips when you walk Coco Beach to enjoy all the different food offerings, from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

There will be some great music, along with the food stands and also arts & crafts stands.  The music group, Grupo ESO, will provide live music, and some of Bonaire’s best DJs will be providing music as well.  A new twist is that Bonaire’s own Steel Band Silver Bullet will perform, and Mieke de Loeu of Industry Activity will give a dance, zumba, and bootcamp demonstration.

The Taste of  Bonaire has become a very popular event for both those residing on Bonaire and all of the island’s visitors.  Be sure to mark this on your calendar, and join the rest of the island at Coco Beach on July 30th.

(Source:  TCB)

Bonaire's Calendar of Events


Taste of Bonaire is Coming This Weekend, on June 25th, 2016

tob‘Tis the season to enjoy Bonaire’s cuisine, and the island will celebrate the closing of its Cuisine Months (May and June) with another fabulous Taste of Bonaire festival at Wilhelmina Park this Saturday, June 25th, 2016.  This is the second in the series of five “Tastes” which are planned for 2016.

This month’s event will feature all sorts of food stands, arts and crafts, and live performances from the local band Formashon Musical Krioyo, as well as entertainment by DJ Proyekto 2000 and dance performances by The Dominican Dancers.  Local talent will also be showcased.

There will be a tribute to the Bonaire Culinary Team, fresh from Miami where they recently competed in the Taste of the Caribbean.

The “Tastes” are a wonderful way for visitors and locals to rub elbows and get to know each other.  Be sure to come to Wilhelmina Park from 6:30 to 10:30 PM for a great evening!

(Source:  TCB)


It’s Time to Enjoy the Taste of Bonaire

tobIt’s nearly summer, and that means the regular editions of Taste of Bonaire will begin.  The first event of the season will take place this Saturday, May 28th, 2016 in Wilhelmina Park from 6:30 to 10:30 PM.

This will be a very special “Taste” since May and June are Bonaire’s official “Cuisine Months.”

This Saturday, music will be provided by Grupo Kariño, Projekto 2000, and Intense Brassband. There will also be a performance from the dance group, The Ginies, and The Bonaire Culinary Team will make an appearance. It will be an evening filled with great entertainment, food stands highlighting local and international dishes, and arts and crafts.

View the Bonaire Calendar of Events for other dates for Taste of Bonaire.

(Source:  TCB)



Bonaire Cuisine Months Begin May 1st, 2016

Over thirty years ago, Bonaire become known as “The Divers Paradise.”  About fifteen years ago, we added “Best Windsurfing in the World.”  And now over the past few years, Bonaire has another accolade, “Great Caribbean Dining.”

To celebrate with foodies everywhere, Bonaire is celebrating its Second Annual Cuisine Month.  But this year, because of its popularity, our Cuisine Month is actually two months long!  Those visitors coming to Bonaire in either May or June, 2016, will have ample opportunity to sample the island’s best foods and beverages.  If you are not a foodie already, the island will make you one!

culinarymonthThroughout these months, a selection of Bonaire’s eateries are offering delicious dishes and exclusive promotions including signature cocktails, happy hour delights, and prix fixe menus. Nearly forty of Bonaire’s restaurants have signed on, so be prepared to gain a few pounds or a kilo on your May or June visit!

For those who want to get into the spirit of things before arrival, download and try your hand at making two great local specialties:

There will be lots of fun events as well, including the first two Taste of Bonaire events for 2016, on May 28th and June 25th.  These events, held in Wilhelmina Park, attract everyone with music, folkloric dancing, and, of course, a variety of fabulous foods and drinks!

Additionally, La Cantina will host two workshops on May 21st and June 18th from 5:00 to 6:00 PM.  These will highlight a beer and food tasting, and participants can try out Bonaire’s latest signature beer, Bonaire Blond!

If you have a visit planned for May or June, be sure to save time to enjoy these culinary delights!

(Source:  TCB)




The Final 2015 Taste of Bonaire is Sunday, August 30th, 2015

This Sunday, August 30th, 2015, brings the season’s final Taste of Bonaire event in Wilhelmina Park from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.

The program will be filled with music, shows, food stands, and arts & crafts.  International dishes will be available from China, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Holland, India, Jamaica, Suriname, Venezuela, as well as Bonaire.

Performing on stage will be The Genies, International Folkloric Dancers, Sensation Band, and Proyekto 2000.  Come and enjoy it, or else wait until next year! (Source:  TCB)

Bonaire’s Lionfish Population Takes a Big Hit During Marine Reserves Hunt

Last Saturday in the area between Karpata and Slagbaai, 288 invasive lionfish were removed from the reef by 31 certified hunters.

On Saturday afternoon, August 22nd, STINAPA Bonaire organized a two-tank dive in the marine reserves where divers are normally not allowed. The 31 divers were split between two boats, both of which returned before dark with a huge load of lionfish. A total of 288 of this invasive species were taken out in one afternoon.

Lionfish ready to be cleaned and eaten!Until 2009 the lionfish didn’t exist in the waters surrounding Bonaire. Because of this, lionfish do not have natural predators and are not being hunted by any marine creatures. Since the first lionfish was spotted in October 2009, they have reproduced rapidly and have spread throughout Bonaire and the rest of the Caribbean. Lionfish specifically target the young marine animals on our reef and can very quickly eat a lot and reproduce often. The lionfish is a threat to the biodiversity on our reefs and should be removed as thoroughly as possible. They are very tasty and several restaurants on Bonaire have lionfish on their menus.

The fish caught during this hunt will be offered to Rum Runners and the Bonaire Culinary Team as their specialty dish “ceviche” at the event Smaak of Bonaire (Taste of Bonaire) on September 10th in Scheveningen, Netherlands.


Three STINAPA rangers ended up catching the most fish. They caught more than 25 fish per person during two dives! They were not participants in the competition so prizes went to:

Most fish:                    21 caught        Susan Porter

Largest fish:                44 cm              Kevin O’Brien

Smallest fish:              7.5 cm             Cassandra O’Neal

(Source:  STINAPA)

The Next Taste of Bonaire is Dedicated to Bonaire’s Talented Youth

This Sunday, June 28th, 2015, brings the season’s third Taste of Bonaire event in Wilhelmina Park from 6:00 to 10:00 PM.  This event will be dedicated to highlighting some of Bonaire’s talented youths.

The program will be filled with music, shows, food stands, and arts & crafts. Performing on stage will be Grupo Kara Kora, The Extreme Dancers, and a few other surprises.  Those who come to enjoy the event will also see the Bonaire Culinary Team, just back from Miami’s Taste of the Caribbean, as well as some of the local youth models and Bonaire’s windsurfing Pro-Kids.  (Source:  TCB)

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