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Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire

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Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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A great way to help animals and have fun

This is always a highlight of the trip. Our family enjoys seeing the donkeys. They are gentle and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
RockClymber
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Danville, Pennsylvania
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Great fun at the Donkey Sanctuary!

This was our 3rd time to Bonaire and our 3rd time to visit the Donkey Sanctuary! We love driving... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tola73
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Danville, Pennsylvania
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In 1993 Dutch Nationals, Marina Melis and her husband Ed Koopman, established a donkey sanctuary on Bonaire for sick, wounded and orphaned donkeys: Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire. The primary objective of Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire is to offer a sheltered...more
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is always a highlight of the trip. Our family enjoys seeing the donkeys. They are gentle and well cared for. Buy many more bags of carrots than you think you need or you’ll be out before rolling 20 feet. $3 a bag is a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our 3rd time to Bonaire and our 3rd time to visit the Donkey Sanctuary! We love driving through. Our boys sit in the back of the pick-up and feed carrots to the donkeys. They have added turtles and flamingos as well! They do...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Buy the carrots and watch them flock!!! Save some for the poor guys at the back of the sanctuary! Fun outing...what a wonderful place for these donkeys!

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love donkeys, or are curious about these beautiful, patient, sweet animals, then The Donkey Sanctuary is a must while in Bonaire. The donkeys are very well cared for, but love carrots as a special treat, so make sure you stop by a grocery...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your nice review and we are happy to hear that you had a good time.Hope to see you again. Kind regards Marion

Reviewed 1 week ago

We always make an effort to stop by the donkey sanctuary to see the donkeys and show our support of the operation. I'm impressed by the level of dedication shown by the staff of this place. If it wasn't for this place, there would be...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind words,specially our volunteers deserve these.we hope to see you back. Kind regards Marion

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an unusual experience. We drove through the entire park very slowly and then parked the car and walked back in. The entrance fees go to care for these animals and they obviously love them and watch over them. Be sure to buy lots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank NewYeartraveler
Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your kind reaction,we hopr to see you again. Kind regards Marion

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an unexpected trip highlight. I'm generally weary of tourist sanctuaries but this is the REAL deal. I felt like our visit made a small contribution to the betterment of these gentle animal's lives. Kudos to the staff for providing such valuable care. The...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank TJGto
Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice words, Hope to see you again. Kind regards Marion

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dedicated people helping the wild donkeys of Bonaire. Fun to feed them but more fascinating to hear their stories.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank mrsmoe
Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 16 February 2019

This was defiantly a fun thing to do and for a good cause. There is a small admission charge but think of it as a donation because you are helping this lovely donkeys. We had a small car and we had picked up some carrots...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your nice review.Hope to see you again. Kind regards Marion

Reviewed 16 February 2019 via mobile

A very nice place. The sanctuary does wonderful work and the monies raised by admission and memorabilia sales goes to the care of the donkeys on site and to the cost of rescuing donkeys outside the sanctuary. There are around 700 donkeys at the sanctuary....More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Marion J, Manager at Donkey Sanctuary Bonaire, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for visiting and hope to see you again. Kind regards Marion

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kevininco
12 August 2018|
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Response from Marion J | Property representative |
Hello We are open from 10.00am till 17.00pm.And Ti amo beach is nearby. So it is possible, i think
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missycannon031548
24 April 2018|
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Response from Marion J | Property representative |
Thank you for your kind words Michelle and you can always follow us on FB. Kind regards Marion
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YesITravelALot
7 April 2017|
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Response from Marion J | Property representative |
hello the entrance is $7.- for adults and $3.50 for children.You can ask Farid the taxi driver to go and drive thru the sanctuary with your group.When are you coming?because when I now it on time,maybe I can arrange... More
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