New guides update places to stay, eat

KRALENDIJK, Bonaire -- Two organizations in Bonaire developed guides featuring updated information on accommodations and restaurants. The Bonaire Hotel & Tourism Association (Bonhata) published its first guide to island accommodations. The 40-page, full-color brochure covers large hotels (more than 20 rooms) and small hotels.

It features a pullout road map as well as information on diving, eco-adventure, parks and culture. Details on the properties also can be viewed at To request a copy of the printed brochure, call Bonhata at (011) 599 717-5134 or send an e-mail to [email protected].

To give clients an opportunity to seek out good places to eat before heading to the island, agents can direct them to a Web site dedicated to the culinary scene in Bonaire. The Bonaire Restaurant Association published an island-wide dining guide on the Web at The guide features 41 restaurant entries and contains hours of operations, cuisine, if reservations are needed and what credit cards are accepted for each entry. A map detailing locations of the restaurants also is available on line.

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