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Avoid the tourist crowds?

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Avoid the tourist crowds?

Hello, we are thinking of taking a trip in winter 2018 (february-march maybe), but we can't find the information we need.

Is there a lot of tourists on the island, and what places should we just avoid if we do not want to spend our holiday jammed between rowdy families?

Thank you!

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1. Re: Avoid the tourist crowds?

Really, the only time/place there are ever any crowds is around the cruise ship docks and downtown when one or more large cruise ships are in port. Even then, most of the cruisers are back on board by 6 - 7 PM so things settle down again. Bonaire is not like some of the other more popular/crowded destinations.

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2. Re: Avoid the tourist crowds?

We were there this year(2017) at that same time (going back in 2018 same time) and had no issue with crowds. I did check the cruise ship schedule and as AmateurGO stated above, avoid downtown when they are in port. And, we did go into town for dinner on a couple nights they were in port but if you plan that around what time the ship departs, you won't have an issue. We stayed in Sabadeco so you could see the ships coming in early. It is a beautiful island, snorkeling from shore is great & driving around is so easy. Never felt unsafe or had any issue with our vehicle being tampered with. If you're going to stay right in town, it may be more of an issue so keep that in mind when looking for lodging. I've had great success with VRBO-not only on Bonaire but also several other islands if you're into being in a house.

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3. Re: Avoid the tourist crowds?

It's a very peaceful quiet island and I would never consider it rowdy at all. You will love it!

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4. Re: Avoid the tourist crowds?

Go diving. Never see it crowded down there.

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5. Re: Avoid the tourist crowds?

Kralendijk can be crowded when there is a cruiseship. For the rest it is peaceful.

@NDL, last time I was at the southpier it was actually crowded under water.... ;)

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