Caribbean Netherlands

Last updated: 24 December 2017
The Netherlands’ island municipalities of Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba otherwise known as the BES islands, are also commonly referred to as the Caribbean Netherlands.

Bonaire, just off the coast of Venezuela boasts some of the best diving spots in the Caribbean. The island landscapes include mangroves, salt pans and hills peppered with cactus. Flamingos, parakeets and herons, sea turtles, goats and iguanas live in the wild.

Just off the coast the island of Klein Bonaire is uninhabited. Take a water taxi to dive, to swim with turtles or to enjoy the isolation.

St Eustatius, also known as Statia, attracts divers to its colorful reefs, and sunken vessels.

Caribbean Netherlands

Most of the thirteen square kilometres of Saba island, is a volcano, which at nearly nine hundred meters above sea level making its peak the Netherlands’ highest point.  The island is covered by rain forests scattered with wild orchids and interspersed by stone paths.

Back to South America | all destinations

Anything missing or outdated? Contact us!