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Check out the food!

This wasn't as much as a festival as other reviewers have mentioned but it's definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
Justin R
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Peachland, Canada
Very educational

So the festival was a great educational experience. So that being said I do not think it really... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2018
Holly B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The venue is itself appropriate for such an educational one hour presentation of the history and cultural of Aruba; this portrayed in the the various dance styles and culminating in the carnival

Thank Everett D
Reviewed 22 August 2018

Our team at World Class Wedding Venues - Say "I Do" Worldwide enjoyed the Bon Bini Festival at Fort Zoutman in downtown Oranjestad, Aruba. This historic site is a great place to share with your family and friends. You will enjoy learning the culture of...More

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Reviewed 11 August 2018

Get a chance to experience a little bit of Aruba as a local, the bon bini festival is every Tuesday night in Oranjestad. This is a culture event created especially for our guest visiting the island, eat the most popular snacks, food, desserts all while...More

Thank Glendeline M
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This wasn't as much as a festival as other reviewers have mentioned but it's definitely worth checking out! Some history on Aruba, some dancing and a marching band performance. Also have some local cuisine for a very reasonable price! This is a good place to...More

Thank Justin R
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

So the festival was a great educational experience. So that being said I do not think it really is a festival in the same manner a festival in the states is called. Dancing was fun and cheerful yet a bit hard to see.

1  Thank Holly B
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

It was a nice evening but would not call it a festival. It seems to me to be more like a cultural evening with paid entry and purchased food and drinks. Which wasn’t advertised on the website I saw it. Thankfully I had cash on...More

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Reviewed 13 June 2018 via mobile

We went to this show tonight. It was superb! Everyone put their heart into it, from the mc, the bands, the poet, the dancers, extra band and the guys who played the tingy lingy. However, we were extremely annoyed because several of the workers, one...More

1  Thank DebN15
Mariana P, Manager at Bon Bini Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for your feedback Deb. We are glad that you enjoyed the Bon Bini Festival and were able to learn a little bit more about our culture and heritage. We are doing our very best to give the visitors the best show possible. Looking...More

Reviewed 2 June 2018

Everyone should go once. Very sweet.Local artisans have things for sale, too. At Fort Zoutman in town.

Thank Debb607
Mariana P, Manager at Bon Bini Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words Debb607. We are glad you enjoyed the Bon Bini Festival and that you got a glimpse of our culture. I hope you also enjoyed the rest of your stay on the island. Sincerely, Mariana Manager Historical Museum

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Just like many of the reviews here, this is certainly more of a show than a festival. I wasn’t sure what to expect because a lot of reviews made it sound pretty lame. We were all pleasantly surprised. Upon entering the fort, you chose a...More

Thank Erin M
Mariana P, Manager at Bon Bini Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words Erin. We are glad you enjoyed the Bon Bini Festival. I hope you also enjoyed the rest of your stay on the island. Sincerely, Mariana Manager Historical Museum

Reviewed 1 April 2018

We were pleasant surprised at how enjoyable our evening was attending this festival at the fort downtown. The food was prepared by the locals. It was tasty and very inexpensive as were the drinks. $10 per person for a very informative and entertaining production. Colorful...More

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Mariana P, Manager at Bon Bini Festival, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Thank you for your kind words Luvtogogirl. We are glad you enjoyed the Bon Bini Festival. I hope you also enjoyed the rest of your stay on the island. Sincerely, Mariana Manager Historical Museum

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Barbara B
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Response from TomandUrs | Reviewed this property |
Every Tuesday Night.
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Rhonda C
13 April 2015|
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Response from Yvette L | Property representative |
Yes at the Bon Bini it's still around $8 for dinner... at the hotels it's not that cheap.. but.. around the hotels you'll find more than 60 restaurants, some even with local prices... ask any local for recommendation.
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Kathy M
6 April 2015|
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Response from Yvette L | Property representative |
Hi Kathy, Happy Easter. US Credit card are accepted everywhere on the island... If you need cash, you can Use the ATM. But at the Bon Bini Festival we do not accept CC... it's only $5 p.p. cash. Have a nice evening, see... More
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