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This June is the First-ever Bonaire Rum Week – 14 to 17

by Lou-Ann Jordan Jun 6, 2022

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This June, Bonaire offers a new event for visitors and locals.

The Bonaire Rum Week, which will take place from 14 – 17 June 2022, is an exciting addition to Bonaire’s event schedule. Hosted by Tourism Corporation Bonaire, the festival’s coordinators include Caribbean Journal and the organisers of the Caribbean Rum Awards in St. Barth.

Visitors can anticipate a flurry of activities over the four days, including rum tasting, cigar events, and a cocktail competition. The Bonaire Rum Week will showcase several of the Caribbean’s finest spirits and premium rums from around the world. 

Alexander Britell, editor and publisher of Caribbean Journal, stated that the festival is a celebration of rum “as an artisanal, ultra-premium spirit, set against the backdrop of this impossibly beautiful, pristine island.” In its first instalment, the Bonaire Rum Week is guaranteed to be a lively affair; one likely to be repeated.

The event’s schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 14 June 2022

Event: Opening Rum Event presented by Rum Papiamento.

Place: Rum Runners.

​Time: 6pm-8pm.

Wednesday 15 June 2022

Event 1: Rum on the beach presented by Rum San Pablo.

Place: Plaza Beach & Dive Resort.

Time: 3pm (RSVP only).

Event 2: Bonaire Rum Week Cocktail Competition presented by Diplomatico. 

Place: Tiki & Co cocktail bar in Kralendijk.

Time: 7pm.

​Thursday 16 June 2022

Event 1: Rum Lunch presented by San Juan Artisan Distillers.

Place: Harbour Village Beach Club.

Time: 12 noon (RSVP only).

Event 2: Rum Happy Hour presented by Clifton Estate Rum. 

Place: Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire.

Time: 5pm.

Friday 17 June

Event: Rum Tasting Workshop for Bartenders.

Time: 11am (RSVP only).

Event 2: Rum Happy Hour presented by Rom Rincón.

​Place: The Gardens at Divi Flamingo Beach Resort.

Time: 5pm-7pm.

Contact: [email protected].

Event 3: Multi-course Rum Culinary experience.

Place: Brass Boer

Time: 8pm (RSVP only).

Event 4: Cigars and Rum on the Sand presented by Papa’s Pilar.

Place: Delfins Beach Resort.

Time: 10pm (RSVP only).

For more information about Bonaire Rum Week, you can contact [email protected], and to RSVP for any of the listed events, email [email protected].

Sources: Bonaire Rum Week, Caribbean Journal and Caradonna Adventures.