Welcome to Bonaire! Whether this is your first visit or you are returning to the island, we hope that your stay is safe, pleasurable and fun.
Bonaire is, overall, a safe island. However, on rare occasions, robbery and thefts do occur. Please take this opportunity to familiarize yourself with the following information.
Awareness is the first step to preventing a potential incident.
It is always wise to be cautious and use common sense while traveling, just as you would at home. Following, is a list of precautions to take during your stay:
- Lock your hotel doors and windows while sleeping and when you leave your room.
- Place all valuables in your in-room safe, also during the night.
- Do not leave items unattended on your porch or balcony.
- Do not leave valuables in sight in your accommodation.
- Do not leave valuables in your car.
- Stay in populated areas while in-town and late at night.
- If you notice something strange or unfamiliar, call the police at +(599) 717-8000 or +(599) 715-8000.
While it is unlikely, if you do find yourself involved in an incident, please take the following actions:
- If you are in an emergency situation, call 911 to notify the police and ask for assistance.
- If the incident takes place at your hotel, notify hotel management immediately.
- The police can contact the Bureau Slachtoffer Hulp (Crime Help Center) or you may call them directly at +(599) 717-6181. The Crime Help Center was established to attend to every possible need, both emotionally and administratively, for victims of any crime no matter how small.
- If the incident concerns a traffic accident, you may contact Bonaire Security Force at +(599) 717-7711 or +(599) 795-7711 to take your report, this report is accepted by insurance companies.
When visiting any place, travelers should be careful, and Bonaire is no exception. Nevertheless, Bonaire is a peaceful island that welcomes many visitors back yearly without incident. Enjoy your time on Bonaire, and all of the wonderful treasures that our island has to offer.