Great for: Diving, snorkeling, outdoor adventures
If you’ve only got six hours: You might not have enough time for a full two-tank dive, but try and at least get in the water at the Bonaire National Marine Park. It’s the best-preserved coral reef in the Caribbean.
Bonaire is the go-to destination for divers seeking the best the waters of the Caribbean have to offer. But an afternoon here isn’t limited to those with PADI certifications. Don’t get us wrong, if you’ve got a card you absolutely must hit the marine park — but even snorkeling around Klein Bonaire is better than the diving almost anywhere in the US.
If you’re more for staying on land, a hike through Washington Slagbaai National Park takes you through a spectacular desert with 203 different species of birds. Your kids, if you’ve got ’em, will go bonkers feeding and petting the donkeys at the Donkey Sanctuary, or taking in the colors at the Bonaire Butterfly Garden.