Our second stop on the ABC island trilogy was Bonaire. The 20,000ish population are part of what is called Special Municipality of The Netherlands. We spent just over a week here and found it very much to our liking.
The laid back lifestyle, spectacular coastal views and SCUBA diving set it apart from the other two ABC islands. I will be doing a blog focusing on the diving here, but let me just mention here that they have done it right here, in my humble opinion.
One of the other features of Bonaire is that it is home to the largest breeding colony of American Flamingos in the southern Caribbean. The brine that lives in the salt heavy ponds is a vital food for the birds which are the reddest of all the flamingo species.