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Semper Kontentu Goat Farm Bonaire

February 22, 2013

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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“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

 

 

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Food For Friends Catering on Bonaire

January 11, 2013

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Recently, I hosted a small supper party. I wanted to serve local fish in a creative way. A long time friend, Roland Aarts opened a new catering business, Food for Friends. I had the privilege of being his first customer. Roland prepared a light and sumptuous array of Amuses and one entree. I asked for locally caught Lionfish. Roland did not disappoint with an amazing Lionfish tartare. It was a lovely supper well enjoyed by all. 

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To cater your small or large affair, contact Roland at Food For Friends Bonaire (+599) 785-8228 foodforfriendsbonaire@gmail.com

 

To book your winter vacation to Bonaire, contact me at ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Caribbean Wind & Sun is featuring some amazing dive and windsurf packages this winter including stay 7 pay for 6 at Windsock Apartments! Ask me how!

Happy Holidays from Bonaire

December 29, 2012

Marguerite and I would like to send out holiday greetings to our esteemed travel clients and friends. We wish you a prosperous and healthy new year filled with joy and bliss. We appreciate the opportunity to plan your vacations and assist in all your travel endeavors.

 

Bon pasku i felis ana nobo from windy Bonaire

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Bonaire ABK Boardsports Medical Clinic and Conference

August 20, 2012

YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND

 

A General Medical Update

                                                                                                                                               

March 23-30 2013

 

At

 

Kontiki Beach Club, LacBay Bonaire

 

This three day conference will have speakers presenting topics of general medical interest to both specialists and family physicians. The Conference will run from 08:00 – 09:00 and 13:00 – 14:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. 

 

If you need assistance with booking the ABK camp, flight, hotel or car rental contact: Ann Phelan ann@bonairecaribbean.com  www.bonairecaribbean.com

The ABK Camp is limited to 25 attendees. First come, first serve. There is also limit on numbers for the conference. Registration Confirmation will be confirmed immediately by email and the conference schedule of presentations will be sent out in January.

 

For more information on ABK Boardsports Windsurfing Camp:

www.abkboardsports.com

                                                               

Hope to see you on (or under) the water soon,

 

Dr. Stephen Wood

University of Calgary Canada

 

 

Ann Phelan “Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987″

www.bonairecaribbean.com

 

 

Twitter: bonairebliss

Skype: Caribchakita

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Wicked Windsurfing

July 26, 2012

Nic Hibdige of Lymington, England – Photo By Sam Hibdige

Our winds are positively amazing this month and last month, and the month before. Today, it was gusting beyond 25 knots at times. The waves rolling into Lac Bay were amazing.

Take a look at Nic Hibdige, GBR 700. He is sponsored by Mystic, Simmer Sails, Starboard and 24-7 Boardsports. He and his super fast slalom sailor brother, Sam take on the waters of Bonaire. Nic is new school freestyle, whilst Sam is old school slalom. Today, Sam was blasting on the blue highway of Lac Bay racing / training with former Olympian, Constanstine “Patun” Saragoza. Sam has clocked 57 KPH in the UK. Today he was rocking his 5.7 TR7 and 86 ltr Isonic.
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What I am reading in Bonaire Today

July 21, 2012

I am an avid reader and always create a summer reading list. Here is my latest read, a super addition to anyone’s list:

Heading Out to WonderfulHeading Out to Wonderful by Robert Goolrick

View all my reviews

Playa Lechi Penthouse – New Bonaire Listing

June 24, 2012

Enjoy stellar views from your luxury penthouse located in sleepy Kralendijk. This three-bedroom property features sweeping sea and island views. There is a master suite with bathroom en suite and two comfortable bedrooms with 2 additional bathrooms. There is a large partially covered porch for sunning or shade. Enjoy the pool on the ground level.

 

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Photo by Susan Davis

Rates start at 2000.00 a week up to 2550.00 plus tax and fees. Ask me about 5% discounts on new 2012 bookings. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today. All bookings for Playa Lechi Penthouse come with free Concierge services from Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations as well as  a property manager. 

Bonaire’s Windsurf Magician

June 11, 2012

Take a look at one of the world’s best light wind freestyler and an amazing high wind trickster, Caesar Finies. He’s really a windsurf magician…

 

Washington Park Open House

May 27, 2012

Press Release from STINAPA

Bon siman tur hende apresiá.

I would like to invite you all to the Open House of the Washington Park this Sunday June 3rd.

At the entrance there will be stalls with local food, art, handicraft and treats.

The roads have been scraped so you can drive through the park with any type of vehicle (which has a spare tire) and enjoy the nature.

It is nice and green after the rain fall of a couple of weeks ago.

Go to Slagbaai and enjoy the beauty of the historical buildings there.

Can back to the entrance and end the day dancing with music of local musicians.

More information is in the attachment.

 

Forward this invitation to all your friends and collegues at work.

Pasa e invitashon aki pa tur boso amistatnan I koleganan di trabou.

Stuur deze uitnodiging door naar al jullie vrienden, kennisen en collegas op werk.

Danki i te djadumingo na Parke,

Saludo,

Elsmarie Beukenboom

 

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Reef Support

May 17, 2012

Press Release from TCB Inc

 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

BONAIRE ONE OF THE FIRST CARIBBEAN ISLANDS TO PARTNER WITH
CORAL RESTORATION FOUNDATION

**Local Initiatives to Preserve Genetic Diversity of Staghorn and Elkhorn Corals
Augmented by the Coral Restoration Foundation**

Kralendijk, Bonaire – The “Bonaire Reef Pilot Project” was born when Ken Nedimeyer’s Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) was invited to visit the island by Buddy Dive Resort to work with and assist Bonaire with their continued efforts to preserve Bonaire’s greatest assets, its reefs. The project centered on the restoration of the shallow reefs by establishing a nursery and restoration program designed to cultivate staghorn and elkhorn corals and for this purpose the Coral Restoration Foundation Bonaire was established.

 

 “We’re very fortunate to be working with CRF and to be able to combine our efforts to preserve the current genetic diversity of our staghorn and elkhorn corals.  Given the fact that Bonaire is world renown for having some of the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean, it’s the ideal place for this project to prosper and in turn encourage other islands to follow suit,” commented Anja Romeijnders, President of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “Coral restoration is a very important part of revitalizing the marine environment and we are proud to be taking the first steps towards accomplishing this task,” Mrs. Romeijnders continued.   

 

In addition to working with local scientists to identify specific sites for coral nurseries and reef outplantings, CRF will collect different genetic strains of staghorn and elkhorn coral, that will be used to populate coral growing trees in two coral nurseries. These corals will be monitored and maintained by the local support group trained by CRF and will form the base nursery stock that will be fragmented every six months to develop second and third generation corals in each genetic subgroup. In late 2013, these second and third generation corals will be taken from the nursery and planted back on the reefs.

 

The main coral nursery is located on Klein Bonaire, where there is limited public access and minimal disturbance for the growing corals. The second nursery is located at the South and North end of Buddy Dive Resort’s coral reef, and is utilized as a training and demonstration nursery.  Mrs. Romeijnders concluded, “We’re eager to get the entire Bonaire community involved in this project.  Education is key to the success of all our programs and we are working hard to generate awareness both locally and to our visitors.  We encourage divers and snorkelers to participate in our coral restoration project. They can even adopt their own staghorn or elkhorn coral and monitor its growth; this is a long-term project for all of us.”

 

Located eighty-six miles east of Aruba, the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire offers year-round sunshine, low annual rainfall, pristine coral formations and the most thriving fish population in the Caribbean. Ideal for adventurers, explorers and sun-worshippers alike, Bonaire offers myriad eco-adventure activities including world renowned scuba diving and snorkeling, windsurfing, kiteboarding, mountain biking, sea and mangrove kayaking, horseback riding, nature tours, hiking, bird watching, sailing and deep sea and bone fishing. And with a selection of accommodations ranging from full-service oceanfront resorts and condominiums to guesthouses and small inns, Bonaire has something for every lifestyle and budget.

 

Bonaire is the recipient of the prestigious Islands Magazine/Caribbean Tourism Organization 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award and continues to be recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable tourism. It was designated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the healthiest reefs in the Caribbean (January 2008) and in 2011, Bonaire was voted one of the top five Snorkeling Destinations in the Caribbean by the editors of Caribbean Travel & Life. For 19 consecutive years in Scuba Diving magazine’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards, Bonaire has been selected as the number one Shore Diving destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic. This year, it was voted one of the Best Destinations Overall, number one for Marine and Macro life, and for Snorkeling also in the Reader’s Choice Awards.

 


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