Happy Caribbean American Heritage and Caribbean Week in New York. Today, we spotlight on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire, also known as Divers Paradise. It is an island municipality of the Netherlands that lies off Venezuela’s coast in the southern Caribbean. Its reef-lined coast is protected by Bonaire National Marine Park. Beyond its rich marine life, the island shelters lizards, donkeys and birds within its immense Washington Slagbaai National Park, marked by beaches, lagoons, caverns and desert-like hills.