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“The Better Of Two Slave Hut Sites”
Review of Witte Pan

Ranked #42 of 109 things to do in Bonaire
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Owner description: "Pink beach" on the southwestern coast bearing cubby-house-sized stone huts in which slaves working the saltpans used to sleep.
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 have no historical information that we could find. Both groups of huts are in great condition but completely empty; if you crawl in one and look around, you've had the experience. My kids had fun playing hide-and-seek here.

Thank Ken S
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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 about the history of the island and to see this historical place.

Thank chester110105
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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 the mountins of salt in the background

Thank ArtyGr
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Reviewed 20 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 to pass through. Located on the edge of the beautiful turquoise sea, not far from the salt flats.

Thank Linda Y
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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 that did this work lived, if you are flexible enough or small you can enter and get just the smallest sense of what this would have been like.

Thank tyedye33
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