Caribbean Netherlands
The perfect 3 days itinerary

The Caribbean Netherlands consists of three special municipalities of the Netherlands that are located in the Caribbean Sea: Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba. These islands are known for their stunning natural beauty, rich biodiversity, and vibrant culture. Bonaire is a paradise for scuba diving and snorkeling, thanks to its protected marine park. Sint Eustatius, often called Statia, is steeped in history with well-preserved colonial architecture and significant archaeological sites. Saba, the smallest of the three, is known as the "Unspoiled Queen" for its pristine landscapes and challenging hikes, including the climb to the top of Mount Scenery, the highest point in the Netherlands.

What to do in Caribbean Netherlands?

This 3 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Caribbean Netherlands. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Exploring Bonaire's Underwater Paradise

Morning

Start your day with a visit to the Bonaire National Marine Park, one of the best diving spots in the world. Whether you're a seasoned diver or a beginner, there's something for everyone. Don't miss the chance to snorkel or dive at Klein Bonaire, a small uninhabited island off the coast.

Afternoon

After a morning underwater, relax on one of Bonaire's beautiful beaches, such as Lac Bay. Known for its shallow waters and strong winds, it's a perfect spot for windsurfing or just soaking up the sun.

Evening

Enjoy a waterfront dinner at Kralendijk, Bonaire's capital. The town offers a variety of dining options, from fresh seafood to international cuisine, with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.


Day 2: Discovering Sint Eustatius' Rich History

Morning

Visit Fort Oranje, a well-preserved 17th-century fort in the capital, Oranjestad. Explore the ruins and learn about the island's fascinating history. Don't miss the St. Eustatius Historical Foundation Museum for a deeper dive into the island's past.

Afternoon

Hike to the Quill, a dormant volcano that dominates the island's landscape. The hike leads to a unique cloud forest at the crater's interior, offering a glimpse into the island's diverse ecosystem.

Evening

Experience the local cuisine at a restaurant in Oranjestad. The island's culinary scene blends Caribbean flavors with international influences.


Day 3: Conquering Saba's Mount Scenery

Morning

Begin your adventure early to climb Mount Scenery, the highest point in the Netherlands. The hike is challenging but rewarding, with breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and neighboring islands.

Afternoon

Explore the charming village of Windwardside, located on the slopes of Mount Scenery. Visit the Saba Lace Shop for unique handcrafted souvenirs and the Harry L. Johnson Museum to learn about the island's history and culture.

Evening

End your day with a relaxing dinner in Windwardside, enjoying the local cuisine and the peaceful ambiance of this small island community.


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