One of our favorite places to go running on Bonaire is the coastal road “Queen’s Highway” where you find the dive sites Thousand Steps, Jeff Davis and Witch’s Hut (Weber’s Joy.) We suggest parking your car at Caribbean Club Resort which you’ll come across just before the dive site Oil Slick Leap and right across the street from Stinapa Bonaire Headquarters. From Caribbean Club start your run or walk down the short hill towards the water. You can stretch a little at Oil Slick Leap and take in the views before starting your run. From Oil Slick to Thousand Steps is under a mile so round trip you’d only do a two mile run if you stop at thousand step but you can go much further and the road continues to be just as beautiful. This run is better in a group of two or more as the road can be pretty isolated as you head farther north, off the beaten path… From Oil Slick Leap to Thousand steps there will be a few cars driving by now and then but further north you may not pass anyone at all. The road becomes especially quiet as you pass Karpata and are on a one way street. (Surprisingly the Queen’s Highway is a two way road until you reach Karpata.) In our opinion this is the prettiest place to go running on Bonaire.
Go early before it’s too hot, bring water, stop in at Caribbean Club afterwards to check it out and get a drink or have breakfast at their restaurant. Another idea is to pack a bathing suit and go for a swim at Oil Slick leap after your run. Oil Slick has a deck with a ladder down to the water – a gorgeous place for a swim and a cool down after your workout.