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What A Hard Life

To see this location, in a barren, hot land, you realise what a hard life the slaves and locals... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2017
Scott D
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Worth A Quick Stop If You Are Driving By

It's worth a quick stop to see these if you are driving by. I don't think I'd make a special trip... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2016
Andy W
Ithaca, New York, United States
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"Pink beach" on the southwestern coast bearing cubby-house-sized stone huts in which slaves working the saltpans used to sleep.
  • Excellent41%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

To see this location, in a barren, hot land, you realise what a hard life the slaves and locals had. Horrific.

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 17 May 2016

It's worth a quick stop to see these if you are driving by. I don't think I'd make a special trip to these white slave huts unless you're really a history buff, or unless this is something you are extremely interested in seeing, in which...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here between dives to not only see a little bit of the history of the island. It was very eye opening to read about how the people lived & why they were placed here & as well ae how small...More

Thank Lori H
Reviewed 13 April 2016

In between dives my husband and I stopped at Witte Pan. Interested in the history behind Bonaire, it was worth the 5-10 minutes we spent. Its just amazing to see how small the homes were for the slaves. Really makes you appreciate what you have....More

Thank jaynic_09
Reviewed 12 April 2016

There are two groups of slave huts on this road. The ones painted white are accompanied by a historical marker that tells about when they were constructed and a little bit about the lives of the people who used them and why. The yellow huts...More

Thank Ken S
Reviewed 30 March 2016

The white slave huts are worth a quick stop. It doesn't take long; there are just a couple lines of huts and a plaque with information on the history of these huts, which were occupied by slaves long ago. Interesting to learn a bit more...More

Thank chester110105
Reviewed 16 January 2016

These tiny white huts were apparently a gift of the Dutch government to the forer slaves after the institution of slavery was abolished... well thanks guys, so thats all right then! An evocative place, those small white huts next to the slave owners house and...More

Thank ArtyGr
Reviewed 21 December 2015

Sad reminder of Bonaire's past slave trade. I'm sure the huts offered respite from the elements, but surely not much else. At 5'5", I ducked to enter and was able to stand upright in the middle. The front and rear windows allowed for the wind...More

Thank Linda Y
Reviewed 13 August 2015

There are 4 areas near each other as you drive towards the light house they are marked by 4 distinct colors to guide ships to the correct "type of salt" they were to pick up in Bonaire. Each has the quarters of where the Slaves...More

Thank tyedye33
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

We visited Witte Pan as part of a tour of Southern Bonaire. These huts were fascinating to see; however a reminder of harsher times. It was quite a peaceful visit for those interested in history.

Thank Kaacky
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