What to do with New Year's Eve on Bonaire?

This year we are not only closing the year, but also the decade. An extra festive event! Below is a small selection of what to do around New Year's Eve on the island. Felis aña nobo!

December 31, 2019


At restaurant Foodies  you can go for lunch and an early dinner on New Year's Day / evening (kitchen closes at 19: 00 hours). After that you are more than welcome to continue to toast to the new year: Foodies stays open as long as it is fun.

Little Havana

Start your New Year's Eve with the always fun happy hour of Little Havana  . All drinks are half the price between 17:00 and 20:00.


Do you want to end the year in a special way and view the fireworks from the water? This is possible at the Compass Good Times  . While enjoying tasty drinks, tapas and of course champagne you have a fantastic view of the fireworks spectacle that takes place on the island every year. There are only a few places left, so don't wait too long to make a reservation.


One of the newest catering establishments, Trocadero , ends the year with a blast. Ferry Maat, known for the Soulshow, is going to make a party with DJs Marc von Dutch and Jeff Z. Admission is free, but places are limited. You can register via Facebook .

January 1, 2020

Unox New Year's Dive

No cold sea and blistering wind on January 1 on Bonaire, but the traditional New Year's dive - with snert! At 12:00 o'clock everyone, with their Unox hat, will dive into the water at Coco Beach to start the year fresh. You can register from 11:00.

Hang out beach bar

At the Hang Out Beachbar  you can start 2020 festively with bubbles, oliebollen and music. A traditional event where many people come together every year to toast the new year.

Melisa Sailing

Not in the mood for a busy party and would you rather start 2020 relaxed and calm? The luxury wooden sailing ship Melisa  is the perfect place to completely unwind. Flop down on one of the lounge beds and seating areas. Let the crew spoil you with drinks and snacks while you cruise the Bonaire waters. In between there is enough time for a splash and for snorkeling. Bonaire is known for its beautiful sunsets, which is extra enjoyment from the Melisa. Food and drinks are included.