The island will host its first Bonaire Rum Week Festival, June 14 through 17, 2022.
Bonaire has long been known as the Divers’ Paradise. Over the past decade, it become known for being a Windsurfers’ Paradise, and even recently, a Birders’ Paradise! But now, with the coming Bonaire Rum Week, scheduled for June 14-22, 2022, Bonaire will certainly become known as the Rum Connoisseur’s Paradise.
What is Bonaire Rum Week?
Bonaire Rum Week will be a celebration of the Caribbean region’s finest rums, including Bonaire’s own Rom Rincon. And what goes best with rum? Great food, of course! During the festival, some of Bonaire’s best gastronomic eaters will present their best dishes to be savored alongside luscious rum cocktails.
Schedule of Events for Bonaire Rum Week.
These events showcase the week’s highlights, of which many are open to the public.
Tuesday, June 14
Welcome Rum Event at Captain Don’s Habitat
Presented by Rum Papiamento 6:00 PM
Wednesday, June 15
Rum on the Beach at Plaza Beach & Dive Resort 3:00 PM
Cocktail Competition at Tiki & Co 9:00 PM
Thursday, June 16
Rum Lunch at Harbour Village Beach Club 12:00 PM (RSVP only)
Rum Happy Hour at Buddy DivePresented by Clifton Estate Rum 5:00 PM
Friday, June 17
Rum Tasting Workshop for Bartenders – 11:00 AM (RSVP only)
Oceanfront Rum Happy Hour at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort Presented by Rom Rincon 5:00 PM
Multi-Course Rum Culinary Experience at Brass Boer – 8:00 PM (RSVP only)
Cigars and Rum on the Sand at Delfins Beach Resort – 10:00 PM (RSVP only)
What fine rums will I be able to sample?
During the week, event participants will be able to sample a variety of the Caribbean’s finest rums. Always a local favorite, Cadushy’s award-winning Rom Rincon will be front and center on stage, but other great Caribbean rums will be vying for attention. Sip fabulous cocktails including rums from Ron Papiamento (Aruba), Gosling’s Rum (Bermuda), Clifton Estate Rum (Nevis), Don Q (Puerto Rico), Ron Barcelo (Dominican Republic), Dutch Head Rum (The Netherlands), Papa’s Pilar (Pan-Caribbean). Ron Carupano (Venezuela). Ron Brugal (Dominican Republic). Siesta Key (Florida). and San Juan Artisan Distillers (Puerto Rico). That is going to be one stiff competition between fabulous rums!
So if you’re a connoisseur of fine rums, and you are thinking about an upcoming visit to Bonaire, combine the two and visit during Bonaire Rum Week. Just think–you can combine all the “paradise” activities in one! Divers’ Paradise! Windsurfers’ Paradise! Birders’ Paradise! And now, the Rum Connoisseur’s Paradise!