Jibe City on Sale

March 30, 2014

The winter season is over and spring sailing is upon us. Conditions have been amazing. Our windsurf community looks forward to a windy low season. To inspire and motivate low season visitors to come to Bonaire Jibe City and Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations has teamed up to offer some great prices. Book your stay between Aug.15 and Dec. 15, 2014 and enjoy 5 non consecutive day days of windsurfing for 250.00. Book a new package and earn 5-10% discounts off select accommodations. Ask about our Fall Bliss Packages. When the winds are light, take a flowstyle freestyle lesson, enjoy SUP, bonefishing, mangrove kayaking, diving and snorkeling. I have come to love low season with less crowds and great pricing. Email Ann Phelan at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for details.


Bonaire Fall / Early Winter Air Lift News

March 25, 2014

Press Release from Adams PR


Meetings at Routes Americas Result in Additional Service

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (March 24, 2014) – Commissioner of Tourism and Economic Development, Edsel Winklaar and TCB Director Ethsel Pieternella announce today that Bonaire’s attendance at Routes Americas and subsequent negotiations with Delta and United have resulted in increased service to Bonaire from the US.
Delta will add an additional weekly service on Friday, effective August 22, 2014, providing Bonaire with a Friday-Saturday pattern for the fall and early winter. Delta will operate a 737-800 on the flight with 16 Business Class seats and 138 Coach seats. The schedule will be the same as on Saturday:
DL flight 663 depart ATL 9:45am arrive in BON 1:55pm
DL flight 662 departs BON 3:59pm arrives ATL 7:22pm
Through a market support agreement with United, the Houston Flight will continue in September, providing uninterrupted service year-round. Both services have been added into the respective airlines’ systems.

To celebrate this additional service, Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is offering 5% discounts on select properties for new bookings Sept. – Nov. 2014. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for details.


We’ve Got Wind

March 19, 2014



The wind gods are happy and so am I! I was fully overpowered on a Severne SWAT 4.7 (Jibe City premium rigs rock) and my 85 liter Chango. There was voodoo chop in the bay but I loved it. Windguru nailed the forecast. Come on down. 5% discounts for anyone arriving this weekend (new bookings only) to celebrate the return of amazing wind. Discounts on Jibe City rental gear as well for last minute travel this weekend. Ask me how. Email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com  



ABK Bonaire May Windsurf Camp

February 26, 2014

Andy Brandt the windsurf guru returns to Jibe City Bonaire for a one week camp this spring. The camp commences May 26 and includes freestyle. Bonaire is the perfect setting to learn to sail or hone your skills. Andy’s team of teachers will help you reach the next level and beyond. The 5 day camp commences Monday AM and ends Friday later afternoon. There is land and on the water instruction as well as video formats and viewing. 

To book your windsurf camp and vacation contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Special discounted package prices apply for this week so contact Ann today. 



Lac Bay Villa on Sale – 55 pp per night!

February 4, 2014

Bonaire Press Release

Lac Bay Villa

Lac Bay Villa

Lac Bay Villa, Bonaire

20% Discount for 2014 Bookings only
Ideally suited for 4-8 persons Lac Bay Villa has the most stunning views over the turquoise waters of Lac Bay. Registered by RAMSAR as “wetlands of special significance” Lac Bay is home to the green turtle, Queen Conch and the Mangrove Tree all of which are globally recognised as endangered species.

The accommodation includes four double bedrooms with air-conditioning, three bathrooms, a large gourmet kitchen and a huge living and dining area. Outside there is a spacious sun deck which by night provides an amazing platform for viewing the Milky Way and a myriad of stars. Underneath, it forms a shady veranda where you can sit for hours watching the ever changing colors of the Bay and the abundant wildlife which lives in and around the landscaped garden. Equipped with the latest technology, the Villa boasts free high speed internet, free WiFi access and an entertainment corner with broadband TV (MiTV), DVD, HDMI and a proper Sony/Bose sound system.

Photo Courtesy of Carole Hibdige

Photo Courtesy of Carole Hibdige

Lac Bay is minutes to some of the best east side diving sites and about 12 minutes to south shore locations. Here you will see all the exciting creatures that can be found at the other dive sites around the island plus Spotted Eagle Rays, Sharks, Green Moray Eels and turtles, also beautiful pristine coral formations.


Lac Bay also offers windsurfing, stand up paddling, snorkeling and kayaking through the mangroves. The Fisherman’s Pier is opposite the Villa, and is accessed by road ( approximately 12-minutes by bicycle, 3-minutes by car or a 25 minute walk).

United offers easy connections to Bonaire from Newark and Houston. Delta flies non-stop from Atlanta. Clients based in the south may fly with Insel Air from Charlotte to Curacao and then Curacao to Bonaire. If you want a complete windsurf/drive/dive/Lac Bay Villa package contact Ann Phelan of Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations has over 27 years’ experience in organizing vacations for the North American market: http://www.bonairecaribbean.com

We are offering a special 20% discount which for Low Season for 4-persons, for 7 nights works out at US$ 1540 (or $55 per person per night) We are also offering 5-10% off windsurf and dive packages for this special promotion. Ask for details. For new bookings only. Contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com

We hope to welcome you to Lac Bay Villa sometime soon.

Fresh Fish, Dutch Fish and Breakfast too!!

January 14, 2014

Scenic Views

Restaurant & Bar & Fish Shop “It Rains Fishes”

Now open for breakfast, bagels & more, lunch, dinner , from Monday –Saturday. New menu!!!!
Fish shop, fresh local and international fish & seafood, herbs , oil etc. for sale in our shop inside the historical building.


Breakfast 7:30-11
Lunch 11-3
Dinner 5-11
Call 717 8780 to book a table
Closed Sunday


On the waterfront across from the Water Taxi Fresh Dradu

Jibe City Gear Update

January 3, 2014

The Candy Store

Gert and team were busy this week unpacking a massive shipment of new gear. It was a colorful display of windsurf swag ready for the perfect high winds we have had this week.


Some of the new boards include the Fanatic Shark 120l, 135l, 150l, 165l and JP freestyle Pro Edition 90l, 100l, 106l were all on display yesterday. Also JP Magic Ride FWS 118l JP Magic Ride Pro Edition 104l, 118l and JP Super Sport Pro Edition 112l, 124l, 136l !!

Photos Courtesy of Jibe City

Photos Courtesy of Jibe City

To book your windsurf vacation, contact Ann Phelan at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today!

Bonaire Art and Craft Market

December 26, 2013

Bonaire celebrates local artisans and craftsmen spotlighting their talent at the Bonaire Art and Craft Market. Held at Wilhelmina Park during cruise ship season and off season on Fridays.


Hot Sauces

The market often has 40 vendors selling hot sauces, t shirts, arts, crafts, salts, soaps and local and regional cuisine.It’s a perfect time to see local artisans and learn about the culture on Bonaire. There is often local music and dance during the day. The setting is seaside with amazing photo opportunities. Come shop for the holidays and support local artisans. My favorite cuisine is Lisa’s Surinamese food. Get a box to go. Her Bami and Nasi is amazing!

Fruit Market at the park

Holiday Menus

December 18, 2013
Lekker Cuisine

Lekker Cuisine

Food for Friends has posted their Christmas menu featuring Indonesian Rice Table. Order now for Dec. 24, 25 or 26.
Food For Friends will be open 24th -25th & 26th December with a special Christmas menu……. Check it out now!!!
Call for reservations (+599) 785 8228 or e-mail:

Wil’ Grill is featuring a multi course culinary surprise menu for the holidays. I have dined at Wil’s for years and can attest to Chef Wil’s talent and skill. Call 717 6616 or email Sue and Wil today to reserve your spot. lhbonaire@hotmail.com

Wil's Culinary Delight

Ann Phelan offers free island concierge to her discerning clients. She has a list of all holiday menus including entertainment options for New Years Eve. Email Ann at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.

United Airlines Schedule Changes – ALERT

December 8, 2013


United has announced some significant changes to their flight schedule in and out of Bonaire, impacting the Houston and Newark hubs. I urge all travelers to call United today to check your schedules and contact me to review your existing reservations.

1-800-UNITED-1 (1-800-864-8331) from the U.S. and Canada


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