|By Garrett Killian (BonaireTalker - Post #14) on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 9:01 am:|
Hello, I am considering a 1 week visit the first week of November, but am concerned this may coincide with the Bonaire rainy season. I have not experienced the rainy season, but heard horror stories from a friend who has. Can anyone shed any light on roughly when the season begins, how often it rains, etc?
|By Brian**** - is it Friday yet? (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4084) on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 1:59 pm:|
You have to get things in proportion, yes it is rainy season but on a desert island. Rainy season on a rain forest island such as Tobago would be a different issue. So basically it rains more than the rest of the year but it will probably rain less than some island's dry season.
|By Debbie B. ~ Jersey Gal (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #8068) on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 2:19 pm:|
Garrett, Bonaire normally only gets about 11 inches of rain a year. So, that is not much at all. There have been some years they got way more, and then some years they got way less, so there really is no rhyme or reason in "rainy season"
|By DIANE AND BEA (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #220) on Monday, September 29, 2008 - 2:52 pm:|
We have gone before in November for 2 weeks. Yes it rains everyday a bit, the sun comes out and rains again. The mosquitos are more bothersome. We always pack our Deep woods off and spray, but you are on the lovely island of Bonaire, and we over look these things. I also agree the restaurants are less busy.
|By Vince DePietro (Bellevue Bonaire Beach ) (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1690) on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 5:57 am:|
Garrett..I really wouldn't be too concerned. Generally it rains only for a brief period, many times in the early morning. Once the sun comes out it dries real quick.
|By Garrett Killian (BonaireTalker - Post #15) on Tuesday, September 30, 2008 - 9:34 pm:|
Thanks for the replies...my one friend was there one year during the "rainy season" and he tells me stories of water being pumped off the island, schools being closed, and staying wet all day long..to/from breakfast, dinner, etc. I'm just trying to avoid that type of situation. It may not work out though...Delta had cut fares to just under $700, but now they are back up close to $900 -- the price cut didn't last long.
|By Brian**** - is it Friday yet? (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #4088) on Wednesday, October 1, 2008 - 4:12 am:|
Over the last 10 years we have been in Bonaire for about 200 days split across Sep/Oct, Dec, Jan and March (once). In all that time we have had only one solid day of rain in Oct 2007
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