Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba islands are in the Caribbean on the eastern side of Central America and border Venezuela to the northern sides. These islands are administered as special municipalities but are integrated fully in the Netherlands. The islands experience a tropical marine climate and are largely characterized by a few natural resources and scant vegetation. In the northern parts of Bonaire, Saint Eustatius, and Saba, the islands have been converted into a park while most of its southern areas are well known as salt harvesting fields. Bonaire Island presents itself as a riverless and a flat island that is best known for its world-class diving spot.
Bonaire Island is largely visited by tourists interested to see wild Iguanas, the Washington Slagbaai National Park, the Disused Slave Shelters, salt flats, rock art, and flamingoes. In addition, there is a wide range of exciting things to do at Bonaire just like in the rest of the two islands such as scuba diving, fishing, snorkeling, kiteboarding, windsurfing, sea kayaking, bird watching and sailing. Saint Eustatius boasts of having a dormant volcano known as The Quill which is a notable hiking spot for tourists.
However, despite most of the upper parts being designated as parks, they have fairly limited wildlife resources. Nevertheless, expect to be met by some Iguanas and many goats, chickens, and cows aimlessly roaming all over the place. Locals in Saint Eustatius are known to be extremely friendly to tourists and waving and greeting them is always a great experience as they will respond gracefully.
Saba Island is referred by many as ‘unspoiled Queen’ thanks to its well-protected ecosystem. However, not being a reef island makes Saba lack sandy beaches which are a key characteristic of most of the islands on the Caribbean. Rather, it is largely dominated by rocky shores and cliff faces. Its vibrant and highly diverse ecosystem makes it the most visited island of the three. Besides, Saba is a place to get a unique experience as a diver. Tourists can visit any of the small villages including the Hells Gate and St. Johns village. The Windward side comprises of a large village which houses most of the tourist attractions and shopping places not to mention that it is the most preferable village for accommodation.
The mount scenery is a highly alleviated area and the best place to go for hiking expeditions. You will pass old ruins as you follow the hiking trails and you can always get a well-marked place to see the well-marked and maintained hiking trails. Wall dives offer a humorous experience where sea creatures hide and live. Just like other Caribbean islands, it is essential that you watch out for your safety as you visit the Bonaire, Saint Eustatius, and Saba islands especially when hiking. Some hikes are known to be very difficult and comprise of treacherous trails. There is also slippery moss and mud that you need to watch out for. Also, due to drug tracking activities in Bonaire, Saint Eustatius, and Saba islands, you should observe the normal safety precautions during your visit.