Dutch, wich is taught in the schools.They also speak Papiamentu,
amixed language of Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, American Indian, English
Many Bonaireans speak English and Spanish also.
You will find several
banks in Bonaire in the town of Kralendijk:
RBTT. Bank, Maduro & Curiel bank, Banco di Caribbe
to mention a few, there are also several A.T.M. machines.
The official currency of Bonaire is the Antillian Guilder, however,
the U.S.$ is widely accepted, Bank exchange rates for the US $ are at
The value and exchange rate for the Dutch-Antillians florin (N.A.F.) is
tied to the U.S.$
This story came to me
from an old Bonariaan who has since died:
After many years of researching the travels of the famous Captain Kidd,
at archives in London, new york Barbados and Jamaica, an American came
to the conclusion that Captain Kidd had buried his treasures on the
Bonaire was barely inhabited in those days and therefore,
was a suitable place for buried treasures of the island of Bonaire.
The American even believed she knew where it was buried :
in the area Culumbia of Bonaire.
She spents lots of time and money trying to find it, to no avail.
would like to vacation and strike it rich, here is your chance to do so
So if you do find the buried treasure, would you kindly remember the
who gave you this hot tip, namely Carla and Adriaan Rus