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Unique black and red coral reefs, mangrove forests and an azure blue ocean – the beaches of Bonaire are as beautiful as they are varied. Most Caribbean islands boast long white beaches, but Bonaire is primarily known for its intimate bays with coarse, light pink sand and undisturbed, thriving sea life.
Bonaire is surrounded by coral reefs which is why the sand is less fine than on other Caribbean beaches. This makes the beaches not only narrower and rougher but, in some places, the beautiful coral reaches as far as the land. A fresh dip in the sea is not possible everywhere, certainly not in the east and north where the current is too strong. But if you know where to go, you can cool off and enjoy the sea on a hot tropical day, from fully developed promenades with cocktail bars to unspoilt spots where you only share the sand with turtles.