Updated Airlift – Bonaire

November 20, 2015

Source: TCB Inc.


Delta Airlines: Atlanta – Bonaire

Weekly non-stop service from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport (ATL) to Bonaire every Saturday

Starting December 19, 2015, 3x weekly non-stop service every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday from ATL

United Airlines: Houston – Bonaire

Weekly non-stop service from George Bush International Airport (IAH) every Saturday. Return flight will depart Bonaire every Sunday.

From November 21 – December 1, 2015, 2x weekly non-stop service from IAH every Friday and Saturday. Return flight will depart Bonaire every Saturday and Sunday.

United Airlines: Newark – Bonaire

Weekly non-stop service from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) every Saturday

From December 12, 2015 – January 3, 2016, 2x weekly non-stop service from EWR every Saturday and Sunday

To celebrate the increased airlift, we are offering 5% off select new bookings for 2016. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details.




Bonaire Intimate Collection

November 15, 2015

I am entering my 29th season owning Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations. Since the incarnation of my company, there have been many changes including name, islands and inventory. In 2009, I shifted my focus to one island, Bonaire. My target clientele are windsurfers but I have a loyal following of divers, snorkelers and nature lovers.

With the advent of online bookings, my company has indeed been impacted some but, I am blessed with a loyal repeat customer base that returns year after year. New marketing strategies and client referrals have brought in many new clients.

Times have changed on island and properties change. Managers come and go. Some properties renew and refurbish and modernize, keeping up with their growing needs. Since I started marketing Bonaire in 2001, I have seen trends and have made some decisions about my own goals as a tour operator.  To stay current and to stay true to my philosophy of offering the best product, I have created the Bonaire Intimate Collection. These properties represent the best of Bonaire. The criteria include excellent management, impeccable reservation support and an excellent quality product.

Stand by as I prepare to unveil this collection. Until then, follow my Bonaire Bliss here and when you are ready to plan your next journey to Bonaire, I welcome your contact.


Gio’s Gelatto – Abrosia in Bonaire

November 14, 2015

I try to avoid Gio’s because A. it’s decadent and B. I love my clothes and they fit perfectly…however, I usually make it to Gio’s a few times a month. I tend to order a double of pistachio and vanilla. Recently, I had a sample of pineapple and lemon as well. Divine…

They are open 8 AM- 10 PM weekdays and Saturday and at 10 AM on Sunday. They also serve lovely pastries and sweets. Be warned it’s very chilly inside so pack a light jacket.

To book your Bonaire escape, contact Ann Phelan, the Bonaire expert at ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Snorkel Bliss

November 5, 2015

My friends and I took a boat out to Klein Bonaire last week to snorkel.  My two favorite snorkel spots at Klein include Keepsake and Just a Nice Dive, both on the SE side of the island. Just a Nice Dive is a deeper water dive with lovely purple tube and  yellow pencil coral. Keepsake is magical. The splendid sea garden is sharply contrasted amongst powder white sand. The site is teeming with fish. To book a guided snorkel trip, rent a boat or learn more about snorkeling in Bonaire, contact Ann Phelan from Caribbean Wind & Sun at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today. 


Semper Kontentu Goat Farm Bonaire

November 2, 2015

Aletta van Beeck, is the visionary behind Bonaire’s Semper Kontentu Goat Farm. Born in The Netherlands traveled to Costa Rica to learn about sustainability and eco matters. She found her way to Bonaire and created a lovely goat farm. Aletta makes homemade goat cheese and milk daily selling from local stores and in restaurants. She hosts open houses once a month as well to welcome guests to her little “kunuku” farm.


“Semper Kontentu” is a local term which means “always content”
is her motto.

Contact Aletta at:

Semper Kontentu
Kunuku Tras di Montagne B.V.
Bonaire Dutch Carribean

+599 786 6950
+599 700 0786


Day of Gratitude

October 8, 2015


Nov. 22, 2016

Set aside the date for a healing and nurturing retreat at The Earthship, hosted by Ann Phelan. This afternoon celebration will focus on gratitude. We will immerse ourselves in mindful meditation. Go into the silence and learn the simplest way to enhance your overall well-being.

We will experience a wonderful yoga session to support your practice. Special guests are Laura Yoga and Lolymar Sanchez

Our next process is learning how to explore gratitude in your life. Reap the rewards the universe offers by simple practice daily. We will learn how to manifest our desires and goals through our gratitude and develop individual vision boards.  A vision board is a powerful visual tool. Ann will share her experiences using vision boards. Creating a vision board can help you conceptualize your goals and can serve as a source of motivation as you work towards achieving your dreams.

We will close the ceremony with a Matcha Tea. This lovely beverage has many healing properties.

Loly has generously donated her healing Earthship for this retreat.

Meditation 20 minutes
Yoga- Pranayam and Nidra / special session 60 minutes
GratitudeTalk – interactive 20 minutes
Vision Board – 45 minutes
Matcha Tea and Closing  – 25 minutes

55.00 PP (45.00 if 10 or more participate)

*Local Rate Available

Group and Children are Discounted- email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Matcha Tea

Matcha Tea

Mindful Meditation

October 8, 2015

Mindfulness Meditation Training

Enter the silence as you learn the art of Mindful Meditation. This practice can enhance your overall wellbeing, decreasing stress, improving social relationships, work performance and increased immune system performance. Your session includes an interview and assessment of your life spaces. An overview of Mindfulness will be presented and then you will have two guided session. The total training is 2 hours.  There is a seated meditation, walking and eating meditation. Group discounts of 3 or more apply.The session can be held at your home or at the beach.

Your training is led by Ann Phelan, an experienced counselor trained in Mindfulness.

2015 Training Schedule

Nov. 24, 25

Dec. 19th and 20th

Ann Phelan- 786 3134


Prices are 40.00 for an individual 2 hour session with a 30 minute follow up.

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ABK Windsurf Camp and Gear Alert

October 1, 2015

It’s time to consider your winter windsurf getaway. I have such gratitude for my repeat windsurf following. It is a pleasure to welcome all of my clients back.


To create a comfortable and satisfying windsurf experience. Jibe City and ABK have adjusted their schedules and rentals. As a result, there is a 20 person maximum for all ABK Boardsport clinics and a structured rental plan to avoid over crowding for rentals. Book soon so your camp spot is reserved. As always, I offer repeater packages.

Jan. 25

Feb. 1, 22,29

March 14, 21, 28

Contact Ann at ann@bonairewindsurfing.com for details.  Mention Bonaire Bliss for added bonus incentives including bar credits at Wil’s Tropical Grille.

Stay 7 pay for 6 at Sorobon- 2016

September 30, 2015

As if you needed more incentive to travel to Bonaire, the Caribbean’s hottest windsurf and dive spot, check this out. Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations and Sorobon are teaming up to offer a super deal. For all new bookings for the period between April 1st and December 15th 2016, They are offering a stay 7, pay for 6 nights special. All new bookings will have free Concierge and a free welcome rum punch. IMG_3174

Black Out Dates:

April 30th – May 9th 2016
June 16th – June 19th 2016

Not valid in combination with other specials

To book your trip, contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.

Bonefishing on Bonaire

September 24, 2015

Bonefishing on Bonaire: the pursuit or art of capturing and releasing the elusive Warashi. The shallow, gin-clear flats of Bonaire are home to these shiny, iridescent graceful creatures. As a windsurfer, planing on the water, I often see Bonefish gliding under my board. Sometimes, walking in the shallows, they dart around my feet, shyly playing. In Bonaire, they are called Warashi. I have watched many clients Bonefish in Bonaire. One invited me to try it on a sunny windless day. As a person who practices and teaches Mindful Meditation, I can say, Bonefishing is Zen. Quietly, oh so serenely standing in the crystal clear water, posturing your body, making careful, deliberate motions with your crafted rod is mindful. It’s quite peaceful.  i was not successful that day but I was told practice makes perfect.

Capture the elusive Bonefish on Bonaire- Photo by Heino Timmerman

Capture the elusive Bonefish on Bonaire- Photo by Heino Timmerman

To learn more about Bonefishing on Bonaire, email the water sports specialist, Ann Phelan at ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Bonaire is an unspoiled Caribbean outpost. You will often be the only one out on the flats. This is a secret spot so hush, come and experience the lure of the Warashi.

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