Where to go on your first day on Bonaire?
Just landed? Want to take in some of that turquoise water but it’s already late afternoon? Here’s the perfect beach to go on your first day! Or any day for that matter. Delta, United, Sunwing and American Airlines each offer direct flights to Bonaire from the US and Canada with arrivals around 4pm. That means a large amount of our arriving guests need a quick beach idea for their first day. We think Bachelor’s beach fits the bill.
Easy to get to and pristine swimming conditions
Bachelor’s Beach Bonaire; located close to pretty much everything on Bonaire this beach offers a no stress place to just stop and take in the crystal clear Caribbean Sea. What a perfect place to break in your new mask and snorkel.
Bachelor’s Beach is a short ride from the airport or from Kralendijk or Belnem. From breezybonaire apartments the drive to Bachelor’s beach takes about 5 minutes. The beach is not visible from the road – it’s looks like a little rocky parking lot with a couple of poured concrete beach huts with thatched roofs. Park your car on the cliff overlooking the sea and take the ladder/steps down to the secluded sandy beach. If the tide is in there won’t be any sand but you can still swim and it will be memorable. With no beach visible just leave your things on the steps. Never crowded. Great place to snorkel – super easy, fun, zen away from it all but yet so close to it all.
Find Bachelor’s Beach on the main oceanfront road EEG blvd. Make a left turn leaving Flamingo International Airport and the beach will be on your right just past the road to Sorobon. Look for the two huts which are for public use.
What to bring
Bring towels, beach chairs and definitely don’t forget to bring a mask and snorkel gear. Entrance into the water in any location on Bonaire is easier with a mask so that you can watch for coral and rocks as you get in. Bachelor’s beach, particularly sandy for a Bonaire beach means entry into the water is fairly easy. This is also a good spot for catching some small waves on a windy day.