Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba
- General Info
Area: 290 km² (112 miles²)
Capital: Kralendijk. Population: 1 800
Currency: Netherlands Antilles Guilder or Florin (ANG) = 100 cents
Government: Part of the Netherlands Antilles; dependency of The Netherlands.
Tipping: Waiters expect a 10% tip.
Legal drinking age: 18
Time zone: GMT - 4
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba: Social customs
Dutch customs are still important throughout the Netherlands Antilles, but tourism on neighbouring St Maarten has brought some US influence to Saba (several businesses are US-owned). Dress is casual andRead more lightweight cottons are advised.
Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba: Food and local specialties
Fine local cuisine is offered at the island’s guest houses and there are several public restaurants. Restaurants and bars are usually closed by midnight. The national specialties are: Calaloo soup. CurriedRead more goat. Breadfruit. Soursop ice cream. Exotic fruit grown on the island mangoes, papayas, figs, bananas and bitter mangoes. Saba has its own brand of rum Saba Spice, a potent blend of rum, aniseed, cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, nutmeg, spice bush and brown sugar.