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If you're recovering from a sunburn or just need a break from diving, the Butterfly Garden Bonaire offers a tranquil respite. The garden's host and guide, Georgie Rigault, provides an interesting glimpse into the butterfly species that live in and around the Caribbean. Recent travelers attest that Georgie always enjoys answering visitor questions. One TripAdvisor user says, "Georgie was helpful and informative, and didn't mind our asking him a zillion questions."

If the butterflies' kaleidoscopic colors aren't enough of a draw, recent travelers also praise the garden's new open-air luncheonette, the KishiKishi Café. The café offers small bites during the week, such as goat cheese spring rolls and pastechi (a meat-filled pastry), and on Sundays, Jamaican-style barbeque. Some recent travelers even bypassed the Butterfly Garden in favor of the saucy eats.

The Butterfly Garden Bonaire is located on the southeastern side of the island, near Lac Cai. The garden opens its doors Tuesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults costs $12, children ages four to 11 costs $8, and children 3 and under can enter for free. For more information, visit the garden's website.

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#1 Diving and Snorkeling As part of Bonaire National Marine Park, the island's entire coastline has been protected for more than 30 years, making Bonaire one of the Caribbean's best diving destinations ... Read more » Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

#2 Kralendijk Kralendijk—Bonaire's capital city—is a quaint hub of commercial and cultural activity comprising only a few blocks in size. While strolling along the streets, you'll notice well-preserved ... Read more » Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

#3 Klein Bonaire If you've ever wanted to know what it's like to live on a deserted island, hop the next water taxi to Klein Bonaire. A small, uninhabited island about ... Read more » Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

#4 1,000 Steps Beach Don't be fooled: There aren't actually 1,000 steps to trudge up and down at this popular beach—only 67. You'll understand the moniker once you climb ... Read more » Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

#5 Washington Slagbaai National Park A veritable bird-watchers paradise, Washington Slagbaai National Park's 13,500-acre desert oasis plays host to about 203 different types of birds. The park also offers ample hiking trails suited ... Read more » Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

#6 Alice in Wonderland Fall all the way down the rabbit hole at this popular shore dive spot. Borrowing its name from Lewis Carroll's time-honored novel, Alice in Wonderland offers divers and snorkelers ... Read more » Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

#7 Lac Bay Though diving is Bonaire's main allure, those seeking a quintessential Caribbean beach experience won't be disappointed. With stunning views, warm shallow waters, and the island's characteristic white ... Read more » Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

#8 Butterfly Garden Bonaire If you're recovering from a sunburn or just need a break from diving, the Butterfly Garden Bonaire offers a tranquil respite. The garden's host and guide, Georgie Rigault ... Read more » gailf548 / Flickr

#9 Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire After you've explored the island's underwater life, dry off and direct your attention to the Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. Established in 1993 by Dutch Nationals Marina Melis and her ... Read more » Marina Melis / Marina Melis, Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

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Bonaire's diving spots are marked by large yellow stones. Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

Kralendijik, Bonaire's capital city, is relatively small in size, but it still offers ample sightseeing. Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

Marvel at Klein Bonaire's vibrant marine life while exploring Bonaire Marine Park. Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

Carved out of a limestone bluff, 1,000 Steps Beach (thankfully) only has 67 steps. You'll understand the beach's name when climbing back up the stairs with your scuba gear strapped on. Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

Washington Slagbaai National Park boasts a variety of activities for adventure-seekers. You can hike, dive, swim, or bird-watch in the park's 13,500 acre green space. Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

Among the myriad of fish you might spot while exploring Bonaire's reefs are the ocean triggerfish, the peacock flounder, and the blue parrot fish. Courtesy of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire

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The Butterfly Garden Bonaire plays host to a variety of different species, such as the Red Cattleheart, the Blue Wing, and the Spotted Velvet, among others. gailf548 / Flickr

Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire houses and cares for more than 400 orphaned donkeys. Marina Melis / Marina Melis, Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

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