Bonaire: The World’s Leader in Nature Preservation by Synergizing People and Nature

Bonaire, the World’s first Blue Destination. We are a progressive Caribbean island in terms of synergizing people and nature, and a leader in the preservation of its natural assets.

Bonaire commits and adapts to the sustainable use of ocean resources for growth, well-being, jobs and the ocean ecosystem’s health.

We are the first Caribbean island to have a marine park that is protected since 40 years. With protection of nature as a cornerstone of our sustainable tourism policies; the island’s economic development plan is built on sustainability and 40% of the island uses clean energy. Bonaire’s recognition of the importance of its water resources even extends to its flag, where the blue represents the pure waters. Being a Blue Destination aligns with Bonaire’s culture, history and the heritage of people who have embraced and protected the ocean for their livelihood. 

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To protect Bonaire and its natural resources, a better connection between man and nature is of great importance. 

With Blue Destination we want to raise awareness in the field of sustainability, for the benefit of our nature, economic development and the preservation of our heritage and culture. A culture that has always lived with and from the ocean. 

Blue destination builds a bridge between nature and society, always with sustainability in mind, and creates one identity and experience to show to the rest of the world. 

Many people, groups and organizations already do a lot in terms of sustainability on the island. Blue Destination shines a light on these projects and helps these parties to cooperate, to prevent fragmentation.


Bonaire would like to welcome all visitors who care for sustainability, the well being of nature, our oceans and those who would love to have a special experience with the wonderful and kind people who live on the island. Bonaire Blue Destination: what’s Blue to you?

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