In Aruba, you will especially enjoy the beautiful weather, the powder white beaches, and azure sea. What’s a holiday without good food and drinks? Fortunately, there are excellent ‘one happy island’ restaurants everywhere. Pure! Food & Travel brings you 10x tasty Aruba restaurants. 10x tips of the best restaurants in Aruba in a row. From an excellent espresso coffee shop to a romantic dinner on the beach. The veggie burger and the vegan BBQ are pure favourites! Read more »
Guest blogger Jeannette Ooink visited the beautiful Caribbean island of Bonaire. Bonaire, which is part of the Netherlands, is world renowned for its excellent scuba diving and snorkelling. For Pure! she visited a small eco hotel and several restaurants. She enjoyed local fish recipes and great vegetarian dishes. She also met up with Aletta van Beek, who runs her own self-sustaining goat farm.
“One happy island is not only the motto of Aruba, the people who live and work there make this slogan itself true,” so says Juan, catering assistant from Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort. It is the standard after each question or phrase. Someone might say, “I like green tea.” And if the person brings the tea, the response will be “one happy island! Thank you”. “One happy island…” It’s like the Australian ‘no worries’. I’ll take you gladly to the most relaxing hotspots in Aruba. Read more »
Looking forward to exploring Pure! Aruba in December. On my travel itinerary are the best culinary and wellness hotspots of the Caribbean island: sip a healthy smoothie at Manchebo, lunch at Garden Fresh, … Read more »
In Bonaire, farming on a small scale (smallholding) has been practiced successfully for the past several hundred years, and now, residents are slowly realizing the benefits of locally produced food. Especially its positive economic and environmental impact. At the monthly farmers markets and at Krusada, you will find sustainably grown and locally produced fruits and vegetables. Read more »
You can’t call a visit to the beautiful tropical island of Bonaire as done if you haven’t tasted at least one of the local dishes, and there is only one place to go if you want to try the traditional Caribbean cooking: Rose Inn in Rincon. Rose Inn has been a cozy, popular outdoor lunch venue for ages. Read more »
At Sea Restaurant in Bonaire was crowned the best restaurant of the Caribbean by the Caribbean Journal. The Journal visited restaurants al over the Caribbean and from these travels compiled a list of the fifty best places to eat. They had their best dining experience at At Sea Restaurant, which doesn’t surprise me one bit. Read more »
During a holiday on Bonaire, Marwin and Dimitry, both from the Netherlands, fell in love with the small Caribbean island. They decided to move and start a hotel there. In 2012 they opened Villa Eco and Villa Eco Deluxe and they have just launched Renaissance at the Sea. Read more »
Aletta van Beeck, born in The Netherlands, travelled to Costa Rica many years ago to learn more about sustainability. She found her way to Bonaire and created the lovely Aletta’s goat farm Semper Kontentu. The farm is mostly built with recycled materials Aletta is assisted by volunteers, milking and herding the goats. Read more »
La Placita Salt Shop in Bonaire offers table salt, bath/beauty products and other specialty items from Bonaire’s famous salt plants. It’s an exclusive Bonaire product for which more than 20% of the island is used for the production. Read more »
It Rains Fishes is located at the boulevard in a historical building with a lovely sea view. Although the restaurant is famous for its wide range of great fresh local fish and seafood, they serve more than just that. For lunch I had the rich goat cheese salad which they make with local cheese (if available) from Aletta’s Semper Kontentu.