Bon Bon Bonaire


It has been another day of running about inspecting properties on Bonaire and I have to say the quality of some of them is quite extraordinary for reasonable prices. I have also been dining heartily at both lunch and dinner times in order to let the hosts of the various establishments know that I am enjoying the fare. This cannot be the healthiest lifestyle. I think I may have gained a few pounds already that Clyphil at the gym will have to address when I get home.

Generally the quality of food on Bonaire has been passable and better which is no mean feat on an island that has to import all food it uses thus making market shopping a challenge. The prices can be steep as a result but given the situation that makes perfect sense. Food here is imported from Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador( there is a KLM flight that continues to Ecuador from here) and Holland ( of course). 


This evening we dined at “It Rains Fishes” and I was amazed by the quality of the food and more so by the efficiency and service. It is a waterfront restaurant on kaya Grandi and it is fairly large with at least 25 tables. Despite that, and the fact they had tables turning over as we sat there, the staff seemed to have been programmed by Tissot to run like clockwork. Service was swift and attentive without being overbearing which is always a relief.Is there anything worse that every member of staff asking you how your meal was? I think not. Well…maybe Rachel Ray opening her mouth.


My appetizer was a superb Japanese salad of sushi quality raw tuna, field greens and thinly sliced avocado served in a baked wanton skin ( I think). It could have been a meal by itself. The main course was skewers of shrimp and fish in a presentation that almost made me cry it was so beautiful. It was served with  separate side of rice and a side of tomato and red onion salad..which i never got to I was so full. This place is a definite “recommended” as it could easily do well in any major city.

Off to my room now where I get no over-priced WiFi reception so I can pack up for tomorrow…there seems to be some confusion as to where I am staying. Needless to say, it is Bonaire and I am not the least worried.


6 Comments to “Bon Bon Bonaire”

  1. Interesting review…thanks..

    KLM no longer flies to Peru from BON. There is service to Ecuador.

    Safe travels

  2. Sounds like you’re having a nice time! Food sure sounds good!

  3. You are absolutely right that I meant Ecuador…I was rushing to upload the entry and fighting of mosquitos in the Plaza lobby. My apologies and thanks for reading.

  4. And Milo I sure am having fun..though very relaxed fun to be sure. So far no scorpion bites so I am happy about that.

  5. The idea of me being a bouncer is cute. I may be 6 ft 4 but I weigh 180lbs. I guess we could pretend I’m lean and mean. Truth be known, while I’m well trained in the physical combat area , I’ve been able to charm my way out of many a fight. Our family is blessed with a gift for the gab and I thing most criminals surrender just so I will shut up. I’m not as eloquent as Vern but I get by. As I have always said Vern got the good looks and intelligence , I got the size.

    On a side note I am the only Policeman ever to get Christmas cards from people I arrest thanking me ; I get teased allot about that but its kind of nice. Maybe I make a difference in these peoples lives and change some of the negative perceptions. Take care of yourself Bro. I printed out your November entries for Mom because our old Apple at home is not capable of handling your blog page. Love you but hate you for living the life I wanted LOL ( I was the the one who loved the sand, the Sun and everything tropical when we were kids).

  6. Vic I wish you were here with me it has been an incredible experience. I never get tired of these islands and they just get more amazing each time. And you are a very sweet guy..if I were a criminal you arrested I would send you Xmas ( pronounce Ex-mus) and Hanukkah cards.

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