Bonaire – The Chibi Chibi Restaurant

There were two restaurants at the resort, the Chibi Chibi and Pure Ocean. We dined at both of them a couple of times. The food at both places was good and the servers were a lot of fun with a lot of personality. Usually when we travel, we like to try as many different places as possible, but this time we dined at both a couple of times each, mainly out of convenience. We went night diving almost every night and both the Chibi Chibi and Pure Ocean were right there, on the premises and they were open after diving. When doing night dives, it is always an important thing to know what restaurants are open later.

The restaurant Chibi Chibi is actually named after the bird chibi chibi, which is one of the most popular birds in Bonaire. The chibi chibi bird is also known as the Bananaquit.

The chibi chibi bird.

The Chibi Chibi Restaurant, located right on the water’s edge, with a spectacular view of the ocean. Both restaurants share the same kitchen, so they often alternate their days. When one is open, the other is closed.

The first night we got there, we were just tired and hungry after traveling all day, and I almost forgot to take pictures of the food. Nancy and I both ordered the fish ‘n chips. It was very good and hit the spot. I also ordered a Caesar salad to share with Larry as well. We always eat a lot of fresh seafood when we travel to ocean and/or diving destinations. Sometimes when we see all the fish in the sea, we are also thinking of delicious ways to cook them up. I know, it sounds kind of cruel, but sad to say, it’s true.

Larry went with the Caribbean ribs instead.

The singing staff. They were all a lot of fun.

With very full, satisfied tummies, it was time to call it a day. We needed our rest because we knew the hard core diving was about to begin.

Stay safe and stay well Everyone. ‘Til next time.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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