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An island territory of the Netherlands in the Caribbean Sea off the northern coast of Venezuela.


(Placename) an island in the S Caribbean, part of the Netherlands Antilles until their dissolution in 2010, now a special municipality of the Netherlands: one of the Leeward Islands. Chief town: Kralendijk. Pop: 11 537 (2007 est). Area: about 288 sq km (111 sq miles)



an island in the E Netherlands Antilles, in the S West Indies. 9137; 95 sq. mi. (245 sq. km).
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Noun1.Bonaire - a popular island resort in the Netherlands Antilles
Netherlands Antilles - a group of islands in the Lesser Antilles just to the north of Venezuela that are administered by The Netherlands
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BONAIRE, Netherlands Antilles - When the promoters of Caribbean tourism are scouting sites for their next travel poster, they sail right on past Bonaire.
Continental Airlines (NYSE: CAL) has launched new direct Saturday service from its New York hub at Newark Liberty International Airport to Roatan, Honduras, and to Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles.
Continental began service from its Houston hub at Bush Intercontinental Airport to Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.