The weather on Bonaire

Trade rainy days for a beautiful vacation on Bonaire full of sun!

Exchange the rainy days in the Netherlands for a sun-drenched, perfect vacation in a tropical paradise!

On the island, the weather is almost always good, which is an especially important reason to escape the Netherlands for a while and enjoy a seemingly endless summer daze in a tropical utopia. Unlike in Holland, where it rains 9 out of 10 times a year, Bonaire provides exactly what you would expect of a Caribbean island- Sun Sun Sun!

 

CLIMATE

This part of the Caribbean is characterised by a unique type of climate, known as “steppe climate”, whereby there is little rainfall and a lot of sunshine. Despite the high level of humidity on the island (76%), there is a consistent wind that keeps temperatures pleasant throughout the year. On some days, there is no wind and it can feel extremely hot, in which case we’d recommend rather keeping cool in the shade.

February, March and August are the “windiest” months on the island. Fortunately, Bonaire falls outside of the Caribbean hurricane zone, so there is no need to worry about tropical storms, hurricanes or tornados. Due to its geographical positioning, the island is almost entirely unaffected by the adverse implications of natural disasters from both the Atlantic Ocean, the Caribbean Sea, as well as the Gulf of Mexico. On the other hand, however, the hurricane season can affect the weather on Bonaire, whereby some days become very dry and windy, following which a period of tropical rain follows.

The rainy season on the island runs from October to December. Fortunately, this weather is not comparable to “rainy season” weather in regions such as Southeast Asia, which faces long periods of a torrential downpour. Most rain falls at night and during the early morning hours, and the unique island breeze does a great job of clearing the skies almost every morning, resulting in sun-kissed days and clear afternoons.


TEMPERATURE ON THE CARIBBEAN ISLANDS

The average temperature during the day is around 30 degrees Celsius, which is quite hot, especially coming from Europe. It’s therefore essential to stay hydrated and well-nourished throughout the day. The sea temperature is generally around 29 degrees Celsius, which is delightful for swimming. Bonaire really has the perfect temperature for enjoying a truly blissful, dazed summer holiday.