When to go to Bonaire
The Bonaire Weather
The weather in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean doesn’t vary much from season to season which makes the question “when to go to Bonaire” hard to answer. With an average rainfall of less than 20 inches a year, an average daytime temperature of 82° Fahrenheit (27° Celsius), a location completely outside the hurricane belt, and the constant cooling influence of the trade winds, Bonaire is one of the most temperate islands in the Caribbean. The rainfall occurs mainly in short showers during November and December.
Seasons in Bonaire
Because the weather is consistently nice year-round, Bonaire’s high and low seasons reflect climates in Europe, the United States and Canada rather than the weather on the island itself.
High season in Bonaire
When it’s cold and wintery in North America, demand for Bonaire’s warmth and sunshine peaks. Roughly speaking, the island’s high season runs from mid-December to mid-April. During this period, hotels charge their highest prices, and you’ll need to reserve a room well in advance.
Low season in Bonaire
The off season starts roughly from mid-April to mid-December and is usually one big summer sale. The resorts routinely slash their room rates, which means you can get the same accommodations in the low season for 20% to 50% less than you would in darkest winter.
Summer in Bonaire
But if you think Bonaire is a ghost town in the summer, think again. The deals are so attractive, and the season fits so nicely with Europe’s traditional vacation time and South America’s winter, that the island’s resorts are still pretty full. The mix of visitors shifts in the summer toward families, Europeans (especially Dutch), South Americans, and the more budget conscious from everywhere.
Accommodations in Bonaire
Because the difference in high-season and low-season rates at most hotels is drastic, we’ve included a list of accommodations that have a “book now” button to go direct to the owners website with the best deals. This way you can compare how much you can save.