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“"PLEASE STOP......WORTH A VISIT!"”
Review of Witte Pan

Ranked #39 of 112 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 5 December 2017

My husband & I embarked on a 2 and a half hour guided off-roading adventure via open-air vehicle through one of the Caribbean's best preserved mangrove forests.
We spotted pink flamingos, great white herons, frigate birds, brown pelicans, goats, donkeys, lizards and more.

We were headed towards Lac Cai Beach and along the way stopped at Witte Pan to observe and learn about the various colored slave huts.
These huts were constructed during the slavery time and served as camping facilities for slaves working in the salt ponds to collect and ship the salt.
These huts were also used as sleeping quarters.

Four Obelisks on Bonaire were used as navigational shore markers to guide ships coming in to load the salts. The Obelisks were painted red, white, blue and orange for the colors of the Dutch flag.

During the tour, we passed the Salt flats, the Spelank Lighthouse, and took photos along the water's edge.

Thank CarolinaNurse323
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Reviewed 12 February 2017

To see this location, in a barren, hot land, you realise what a hard life the slaves and locals had. Horrific.

1  Thank Scott D
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

It's worth a quick stop to see these if you are driving by. I don't think I'd make a special trip to these white slave huts unless you're really a history buff, or unless this is something you are extremely interested in seeing, in which case you probably wouldn't be basing your decision to go or not on any reviews that you read here.

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here between dives to not only see a little bit of the history of the island. It was very eye opening to read about how the people lived & why they were placed here & as well ae how small the houses were that they were placed in.

Thank Lori H
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Reviewed 13 April 2016

In between dives my husband and I stopped at Witte Pan. Interested in the history behind Bonaire, it was worth the 5-10 minutes we spent. Its just amazing to see how small the homes were for the slaves. Really makes you appreciate what you have. If you are in the area its worth stopping by. It only takes about 5 minutes to take a look and then off you go.

Thank jaynic_09
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