After our two dives in Bonaire in the morning and short lunch on the ship, we had some time to look at the capital Kralendijk.
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The port info of AIDA in Bonaire
location: Kralendijk North Pier
Lying time: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
All on board: 6.30 pm
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The sights of Kralendijk
Although the small tranquil town of Kralendijk has a population of just under 12,000, it is the largest on Bonaire. With a short walk you can easily reach the most important sights of the town. Directly opposite the Nordpier – our pier – is Wilhelminaplatz, where there was just a weekly market, as well as the adjacent Protestant church. Between the whole market stalls it was teeming with AIDA tourists who have diligently bought souvenirs or tried local specialities. There is also a monument at the harbour commemoreto the fallen of the Second World War, as well as the bright yellow Fort Oranje, a 19th-century Caribbean fortification. In the middle of it is a lighthouse surrounded by some old cannons.
If you walk back towards the city, you pass the government building, which was built in 1837. It is still used by the government and is the governor’s office. The colourful, historic houses of the city centre along the main street Kaya Grandi come from the end of the 18. to the beginning of the 19th century. Here you will find many souvenir shops, shops, boutiques and cafés. On the outskirts of the city centre there is also the beautiful Catholic church of St. Bernardus – also in bright yellow-orange.
All travelogues from our AIDA Cruise (Caribbean Sea)If you read the list of islands that AIDA is heading for on the route Caribbean Islands, you might think it was a dream for a moment: Dominican Republic, Aruba, Curaçao, Bonaire, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Barbados, St. Lucia, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Antigua. To reach eleven islands in 14 days is already a house number. But that was also the reason for us to choose this route. A cruise is predestined to get to know the Caribbean with its thousands of dream islands in a relaxed way. Here you can find all travel reports of our 14-day Caribbean cruise with AIDAdiva.
Day 01 Dominican Republic: Punta Cana – Short stopover before our cruise
Day 02 Dominican Republic: AIDAdiva – Our 14-Day Cruise in the Caribbean Sea
Day 03 Day at Sea
Day 04 Aruba: ABC Islands – Diving at the Renaissance Plane Wreck
Day 04 Aruba: Oranjestad – Tourist Attractions & Things to Do by your own
Day 05 Curaçao: Curacao – Island Tour, Attractions & the best Photo spots
Day 05 Curaçao: Ocean Encounters Curacao – Diving with Dolphins
Day 06 Bonaire: ABC Islands – Diving in Bonaire National Marine Park
Day 06 Bonaire: Kralendijk – Travel Guide & Things to Do
Day 07 Day at Sea
Day 08 Grenada: Diving on the wreck of the cargo ship Veronica L.
Day 08 Grenada: Molinere Bay – Diving at the Underwater Sculpture Park
Day 08 Grenada: Saint George’s – Tourist Attractions, Things to Do & Photo spots
Day 09 St. Vincent: Kingstown & Hiking La Soufriére Volcano
Day 10 Barbados: Wreck diving in Carlisle Bay Marine Park
Day 10 Barbados: Snorkeling with turtles in Carlisle Bay
Day 11 St. Lucia: Diving in the Caribbean with Scuba Steve’s Diving
Day 12 Dominica: Dolphins, Whale-Watching & the capital Roseau
Day 13 Guadeloupe: An island tour & the town of Pointe-a-Pietre
Day 14 Antigua: St. John’s, Nelson’s Dockyard & Fort Berkeley
Day 15 Day at Sea
Day 16 Dominican Republic: Punta Cana – Relax one day on the Beach