|By Mike Stephens (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #3) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 2:40 pm:|
Can anyone outline restaurant dress requirements. In deference to all others( and for our own comfort) we do not wish to either over dress or under dress...Thanks very much ...Mike
|By lisa z (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #434) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 2:46 pm:|
nice shorts and a nice shirt. No bathing suits.
|By Peter Dobson / Den Laman unit F (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #200) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:04 pm:|
people who know where long pants and a shirt with a collar...same as the locals wear when out.
|By Jeff Kehnle (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #195) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:30 pm:|
I agree with Lisa -- I wear khaki knee-length shorts and and a nice shirt, not necessarily with a collar, and sandals. My wife wears knee-length shorts and a sleeveless blouse. She will take one or two casual long skirts, just in case she wants to be a bit dressier. When she wears that outfit, I sense dinner is going to cost a bit more than usual. In 15 years of loving Bonaire, neither of us has ever felt uncomfortable or inappropriate dressed that way in any restaurant on the island.
|By Mike Stephens (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #4) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 4:49 pm:|
Thanks for the responses..Any places more likely to follow Peter's rule ? Do not want to offend anyone and would prefer to avoid a restaurant rather than offend or even disturb(if there is a difference). Mike..
|By R.A.... (BonaireTalk Deity - Post #17240) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 5:19 pm:|
Mike...local dress is overall conservative. You sound like you are on top of things as far as not wanting to offend. Dress with modesty for dinner and you will be fine anywhere. People often wear long pants to also help with warding off the mosquitos. Enjoy!
|By Mike Stephens (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #5) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 5:58 pm:|
Thanks to all, Mike
|By Tom M. (BonaireTalker - Post #14) on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 5:58 pm:|
Probably a little easier for someone who is local to survive in long pants in the heat.
|By Antony Bond (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #762) on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 6:26 am:|
There is no need to wear a Tux but linen pants & a light shirt are as cool as a cotton t-shirt & heavy khaki shorts.
|By Eric author of "Why is the Grass Green?" (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1577) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 5:28 pm:|
I will say this. If you go to some of the nice sitdown places like Patagonia or It Rains Fishes, while shorts and a collared shirt will definitely be acceptable, many locals that dine there will be in slacks. So it's just your comfort level. There were a couple of times I felt a little under dressed. I certainly wouldn't pack anything more than one pair of slacks and a nicer shirt though. As they say, "Half the stuff and twice the money" are what you should plan to bring.
|By Grunt (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1226) on Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 8:06 pm:|
Slacks equal fewer mosquito bites on the legs.
|By Mike Stephens (New BonaireTalk Poster - Post #6) on Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 6:39 pm:|
Thanks all. You are most helpful..Mike
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