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About Bonaire
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Bonaire is the second largest of the five islands that make up the Netherlands Antilles.  Visitors enjoy a temperate climate.  Average yearly temperature is 82°F; water 80°F; rainfall 22 inches; humidity 76%, and is sunny all year’ round.  Just north of the equator, Bonaire always enjoys the advantage of daylight for 12 hours. Relax, unwind, and embark on some post-ceremony island adventures in Bonaire.

ACCOMMODATIONS - Most resorts on the island are either small hotels or mid-size resorts.

CALLING BONAIRE - The country code for the Netherlands Antilles is 599. Bonaire’s area code is 7.

COMMUNICATIONS - From Bonaire, calling the U.S. is easy.  United States direct dialing service is available at most places.  Where it’s not, the operator can connect guests to a U.S. operator through which to reach the desired party.  Meanwhile, local numbers can be reached by dialing the last 4 digits.

CREDIT CARDS - Major credit cards are welcome everywhere.

CURRENCY - U.S. currency and travelers checks are welcome throughout the island. The local currency in the NA Florin or Guilder.

DRINKING WATER - Sea water is distilled and purified to become one of the purest drinking waters in the world.  Imported water is also available.

ELECTRICITY - The current is 127 or 220 volts, 50 HZ AC. Visitors wishing to use personal electronics are advised to bring a plug adapter and transformer.

TIME - Bonaire is on Atlantic Standard Time, which is one hour later than Eastern Standard Time.

WHAT TO WEAR - Casual attire is fine, and be sure to pack your wet suit and goggles.  Beach wear is not allowed in the downtown area.


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