Bonaire’s Best Lunch Spots for Divers
Where To Eat Between Dives
There’s nothing quite like a morning spent exploring Bonaire’s beautiful reefs. But all that diving sure works up an appetite, doesn’t it? And the day is only half done! So which Bonaire lunch spot will you sample today?
Whether you’re just counting down the minutes of your surface interval or drying your gear for the day, here are some of our favorite options for a low-key lunch after your morning dives. Think super casual outdoor eating (wetsuits optional).
Posada Para Mira
Literally meaning “house with a view,” this hidden gem is perched on a hill top above Rincon. After a morning of northern coast dives (Karpata, anyone?) you’ll be driving through Rincon to get back to Kralendijk anyway, so this local food spot is perfect as a midpoint refueling station.
Serving an impressive array of local dishes like goat stew and salted fish, you can also enjoy ice cold beers, cocktails, and soft drinks while you take in the panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea and rolling hills with nature spread out in every direction.
Posada Para Mira
Open: Mon., Wed., Fri., Sat. & Sun. – 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fresh Market / Doner Station
Located across the street from the Warehouse Supermarket, Fresh Market is an eat-on-the-run / takeout restaurant specializing in kapsalon, Turkish pizza, falafel, and doner boxes — a filling combination of shoarma-style meat served in a box over french fries and salad. This is seriously good chow!
Look for the signage on the green container next door to the old Store 25 location; park anywhere in the large parking lot and place your order at the counter. We love grabbing our food and heading over to Te Amo Beach to dine with an oceanfront view.
If you’re hungry for the same fresh takeaway and diving north of town, hit up their second location, Doner Station, in Hato near the roundabout (across from Bari Reef / Den Laman / Sand Dollar). Doner Station offers the same great fare until 10:00 p.m. Tues. through Sat. and until 8:00 p.m. on Sundays.
Kaya Industrial, Kralendijk
Open: Mon. through Sat. – 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Beachfront Food Trucks
If you’re heading back north from morning dives along the south coast, you can’t go wrong grabbing a quick lunch at one of Bonaire’s beach-side food trucks. Three fun spots where wetsuits are welcome happen to be some of the highest rated dining on the island.
Take your pick from King Kong (at Bachelor’s Beach), Cactus Blue (at Corporal Meiss – dive site #37), or Kite City (at Te Amo Beach). Whether you’re craving burgers, fresh fish plates or even sampling Bonaire’s most infamous predator turned now famous sandwich (lionfish), one of these trucks has you covered. Shade and seating might be limited, but you can always retreat to the tailgate of your pickup truck. Now that’s alfresco dining, Bonaire style, at it’s best!
Read more about Bonaire’s Fabulous Food Trucks.