▲ While the fringing coral reefs all around Bonaire have suffered in recent decades from storms and bleaching events, it remain among the healthiest and the most spectacular in the Caribbean. 1000 Steps, located on the island’s west coast, boasts pristine azure waters and a fantastic display of coral, sponges, and reef fish. It hosts some of the most beautiful staghorn coral colonies of the Caribbean.
▲ Gordon Reef has both a shallow reef flat and drop-offs on the open sea. You will find clownfish, angelfish, several species of butterflyfish, and shoals of sea goldie living above an exceptional coral wall.