Kaya Ingenieur Randolph Statius van Eps z/n, Kralendijk
The Donkey sanctuary was founded to rescue wild donkeys on the island that had been injured in car accidents, or colts who lost their mothers to collisions. They now have about 600 donkeys on site. For a modest contribution, you can drive through the sanctuary and interact with the donkeys. They offer a big bag of carrots — absolutely take them up on the offer.
The donkeys know very well that a vehicle nearby is likely to have carrots aboard — and you will get lots of love from eager carrot-eaters. Heads poking through car windows, donkeys trotting alongside as you drive (slowly!) through the sanctuary. Visit during their normal hay-feeding time, which is at 3 PM daily, and laugh loud at donkeys trying to scarf up carrots while they preserved a mouth full of hay.
There is a special paddock devoted to new mothers and their colts. The young ones are as cute as pins, and very friendly. There is also the senior meadow especially for the older donkeys.
Truly, the work that the sanctuary does is heartwarming.
Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is open for visitors daily from 10.00 until 17.00 hours. Entrance is possible until 16.00 hours. Your tour can be done by car, scooter of bike. Of course you can also make a walk through the park. Quads are not allowed.
The entrance fee is US$ 7,- for adults. Children up to 12 years only pay US$ 3,50. Adopters receive free entrance for 2 persons from their family.