Bonaire Restaurants: Oceanfront Dining In Style
When you’re spending time on the island, one of the things usually on your bucket list is enjoying a delicious al fresco meal with gentle Caribbean waves lapping at your feet. After all, you’ve traded the cold back home for warm ocean breezes, so why not treat yourself to a little tropical indulgence? Bonaire restaurants are not to be missed!
The great news is that Bonaire has become a quite a foodie destination in recent years. These days you’ll find creative cuisine being served in distinctive settings all along the coastline. So whether you’re looking for the freshest seafood, a mouth-watering steak or flavorful vegetarian options, you can take your pick from a number of incredible restaurants. Every single one delivers unforgettable oceanfront views under starry skies.
From north to south, here are our six picks for fantastic oceanfront dining on Bonaire. Bon appétit!
A favorite among tourists and locals alike, you just can’t get closer to the ocean than this casual and relaxed restaurant located within Captain Don’s Habitat resort. Perched dramatically over the turquoise waters, every seat in this idyllic setting offers unforgettable views and superb service.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and featuring an international menu & daily local specials, you can also enjoy authentic thin crust Italian pizza hot from the stone oven at the Pizza Temple. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for the friendly house tarpon frolicking in the sea just steps from your table.
Live music every Monday & Thursday evening and the Monday night All You Can Eat BBQ Buffet.
Recommended for dinner.
+599 717 8290
This breezy and beautiful dinner spot, located in Buddy Dive Resort (and named after one of the resort owners), offers endless ocean views from its upper story dining deck. Each evening, the chefs bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to Bonaire. Using principles of French, Spanish & Italian cooking, they fuse innovative flavors and texture combinations into their seasonally-changing menus and varied daily specials.
In addition to flavorful cuisine, this Bonaire restaurant also offers an impressive selection of wines and whiskeys. The experienced staff is well-trained and is happy to recommend the perfect pairing to accompany your selected dishes.
The restaurant’s signature Parmesan, Truffle, Italian Brandy & Arugula Pasta. This mouth-watering dish is prepared tableside in a wheel of Parmesan cheese.
+599 717 1684
Breeze n’ Bites
Tucked away on the ground floor of the intimate Den Laman Condominiums you’ll find this relaxed spot. Grab a table on the waterfront deck and let the soothing sounds of rolling ocean waves accompany your dining experience for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Chef Dick Bos, the owner and operator of Breeze n’ Bites, was the head chef at the first restaurant on this site – Den Laman restaurant in the 1980s & 90s. Today, he has returned and serves his updated takes on steaks & fresh seafood. This is the perfect spot to enjoy good food, great views of Klein Bonaire and cool ocean breezes.
Sunset cocktails on the oceanfront deck.
Suggested for dinner.
+599 717 3003
Set sail for an unforgettable dining experience aboard a restaurant designed after an antique Spanish ship. Tucked away in the exclusive Harbour Village Resort, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner perched over the Caribbean Sea while watching boats pass in and out of the nearby harbor.
Chef de Cuisine Jonnie Statie has curated an exceptional menu with an emphasis on seafood, including Lobster Risotto, Shrimp & Squid Tagliatelle & Pan Seared Scallops. Savory land-based dishes like Filet Mignon, Chicken Parmesan & gourmet cheeseburgers satisfy every palate.
Live music every Tuesday night & the Wednesday night Kebab Beach BBQ with live music on the beach.
Recommended for dinner.
+599 717 7500
In the heart of Kralendijk, discover this oceanfront dinner oasis with stunning views and exceptional cuisine. Chef Sebastian is an expert at fusing diverse ingredients into unexpected flavors that truly tempt the palate. With an emphasis on the freshest available ingredients, the menu changes regularly.
Based on traditional Mediterranean cooking techniques, guests will discover fresh pasta dishes with homemade sauces, delectable steaks, succulent chicken and flavorful vegetarian options. On Sunday nights, enjoy the famous Italian Family Menu offering hearty antipasto, pizza and pasta dishes.
A romantic dinner at the famous Pier Table, situated by itself at the end of the restaurant’s dock.
+599 717 1697
The newest entrant on Bonaire’s foodie scene delivers a fresh take on beachfront dining at the recently opened Delfins Beach Resort Bonaire. Designed and managed by Michelin star chef Jonnie Boer, guests may dine indoors or out and enjoy unique fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
The dinner menu features a curated selection of dishes from De Librije (Boer’s Michelin star restaurant in Amsterdam), along with cuisine emphasizing local produce and flavors. An extensive wine and beverage list features wines from around the world, including several imported to Bonaire exclusively for Brass Boer.
The restaurant’s signature Foie Gras, Oysters & Cream Ollo Roso dish.
Required for dinner.
+599 715 5050