Spa, Ahhhhhhh

April 28, 2018

Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacation has teamed up with Namaste Spa to offer specials when booking vehicles, windsurf packages and hotels and accommodation.  Namaste Spa, run by Nancy Hart, is one of Bonaire’s premiere spas. With two locations; Captain Don’s Habitat and Republiek, you are assured a “take me away” experience.

Mention “Bonaire Bliss” when booking your travel arrangements and you will receive a discount coupon.

Have a blissful Bonaire day at Namaste Spa.

1hr Massage (90$) your price 80$

Massage & Facial (165$) your price 135$

Massage & Foot Detox (130$) your price 100$

Massage, Facial & Pedikarma Relaxing Pedicure (225$) your price 195$

Ayurveda Massage (120$) your price 100$

Combination Ayurveda Massage and shirodhara (150$) your price 130$

(Please add 6% sales tax)

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Dunkerbeck Pro Center Opens on Bonaire

April 22, 2018
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Photo Courtesy of Sorobon Beach Resort

Bonaire is best know as one of the world’s best spots to windsurf.  All eyes are on the news of a cutting edge windsurf center on island. Windsurf pro, Bjorn Dunkerbeck and Phillipe Bru, founder of Defi Wind have partnered with Sorobon Beach Resort, opening a Pro Windsurf Center. Located on the Dutch island of  Bonaire, the center is situated on windy Lac Bay. This expansive bay features gin clear water, shallow depths and on shore trades.  Windsurfers around the globe come to this pristine water to train, learn or simply hone their skills. Dunkerbeck, Bru and the managers at Sorobon had a vision to bring a high performance center for guests of the property.

The Center will feature Goya and Starboard boards as well as Simmer Sails.  There will also be foil boards and stand up paddle boards.  The team at Dunkerbeck Pro Center will be hosting windsurfing events and clinics. The next Defi Wind event is slated for June, 2018. Defi Wind

Sorobon Beach Hotel offers Caribbean inspired rustic bungalows set in a tranquil mature garden setting. On site is a yoga center and spa, two restaurants and a beach bar. Cozy cabanas are spread about on the beach as well as beach loungers. The views of the bay are expansive. This is the perfect setting for those who wish to unwind and unplug from the realities of day to day life.

The Pro Center and Sorobon’s bayside setting makes for a perfect windsurf holiday. To learn more about windsurfing on Bonaire or to book your stay, contact Ann Phelan, a former PWA Event Promoter and 31 year seasoned travel consultant.  Caribbean Wind and Sun

Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details. Bon Bini /Welcome soon to Bonaire

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Autism Spectrum Vacations

April 17, 2018

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Vacations for Travelers on the Autism Spectrum

April 8, 2018

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Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/ is proud to reveal their new logo/branding for  Spectrum Adventure Vacations. Ann Phelan, owner will be providing trip planning for individuals on the spectrum to the island of Bonaire.  Ann has over 30 years experience in travel and tourism. Ann’s vision was to create individualized vacations on Bonaire, featuring Discover Diving with her partner, VIP Diving Along with Discover Diving, there will be snorkeling tours, windsurf lessons, mangrove kayaking, yoga, daily mindfulness meditation and therapeutic horseback riding. In conjunction with leisure travel, social communication and pragmatic support is available as well as family coaching, during stays on island.  These services are provided by an island -based speech and language professional. 

Each package will include family- friendly accommodations with pools and sea views. Additional features include airport meet and greet, vehicle rental, individualized itineraries and tours.  Free Concierge services include babysitting and childcare, dinner reservations and spa services. Specialized clinical support in areas of counseling, pragmatics and social communication, are also available. 

Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for a complimentary trip consultation.

Ann L. Phelan MA CAGS

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Sorobon Beach Apartments Sale

March 5, 2018

Are you seeking a low cost getaway to Bonaire? Sorobon Beach Club recently having purchased the former Lacbai Apartments, has a super sale. Now called SOROBON APARTMENTS, this bay view property features modern upgraded apartments included new bedding. There is a shuttle to the main property.  Breakfast is included in the daily rate. The setting is a favorite for windsurfers due to the location on the bay. Feel the trades and have a restful vacation, close to the windsurfing launch.

Check out the new sale, for new bookings only. Call for details! April 1-June 16 and July 1- Dec. 15, stay 7, pay for 5, stay 14, pay for 10. 

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iWindsurf Wind News

March 3, 2018

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I am a windsurfer. Maybe not so much these days but, once a windsurfer, always a windsurfer. The pursuit of wind dominated my life for over 20 years. Dominate may not accurately describe my obsession. Alas, I found a new sport (that’s another story) and I have settled a lot, only sailing when the winds are nuking.

In pursuit of the wind, I discovered several wind sources to feed my addiction. My favorite site has been and still is, iWindsurf. The weather geeks at iWindsurf have supported the windsurf world since 2000. With over 50,000 weather stations, high tech methods trace live wind using enhanced forecasting tools. Also

  • Global coverage for windsurfers everywhere — from Amsterdam to San Francisco, from Sydney to Barcelona.
  • Utilizes the full power of the WeatherFlow weather engine, including our professional WF-WRF weather model, hurricane-tracking, sea surface temperatures, nautical charts, and much more.
  • Customized alerts that you can receive via email or text message when a weather station windspeed threshold or forecast threshold is met.
  • Highly popular community features include Forums, Classifieds, and Videos — making iWindsurf the complete Windsurfing portal.
  • Premium Meteorologist forecast briefings produced multiple times per day in-season in key areas of North America.
  • Wide range of powerful Wind Widgets available — to enhance any windsurfing club or shop website, or windsurfing blog.
  • Much more!

A special thanks for 18 years of wind reports and windsurfing forums. Check out their website today iWindsurf

 

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Photos  and content courtesy of George Haye at iWindsurf

Romantic Bonaire

March 3, 2018

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Besides the sunshine and warm temps, inspired travelers seek romance when venturing south, to warmer climates. Visions of slushy tropical drinks with toes in the sand beckons those who seek to get away. Magical sunsets, swaying palm trees and island music entice travelers. Bonaire is arguably one of the Caribbean’s unspoiled island. Those in the know head to the island for the slow pace. Others seeking a romantic island getaway are treated with lovely tropical vistas, romantic dining spots and a plethora of exotic villas for the perfect escape.  Here are my top picks for absolute romance.

Hotel

Delfins Beach Resort – new to the Bonaire scene, this low key low rise beachfront property features stunning European inspired suites with comfortable bedding, sea views and high end amenities. The pool is Bonaire’s largest with romantic sunning beds in the middle of the pool. On the beach, loungers are scattered around the mature palm trees, shaded with massive umbrellas. Bar staff discreetly serve chilled glasses of Savignon Blanc from their impressive wine collection. Wade into the sea, hold hands with your loved one and snorkel the tropical garden, teeming with sea life.  Delfins exemplifies pure romance.

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Photo Courtesy of  Delfins Beach Resort

Dining 

Brass Boer – Located at Delfins Beach Resort, is one of the island’s hottest spots on the dining scene. Not only is the menu expansive and the food sublime, the setting inspires romance. Tables are set discreetly apart, allowing for a private dining experience. All face the sea with stunning views and gentle trade winds.  Service is slow paced to allow the diners time to savor their cuisine. For those seeking something more private, head into the indoor dining area which features alluring lighting and furnishings reminiscent of a Middle Eastern Tent gone modern.  Reservations are a must in this new hot spot

 

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Beach 

Wayaka II is my pick for one of Bonaire’s most romantic beach. This pretty secluded cove is located in Washington Park. Plan a day, packing a cooler with food and drink and your snorkel gear.  Head into the park taking the short route and meander along the rough terrain, enjoying views of massive cactus and interesting rock formations. Wind along to Wayaka II (not to be mistaken for Wayaka I) and park your vehicle and head down to the cove. There is a sheltered area to leave your belongings while you snorkel amongst the amazing reef.  A house Angel Fish will greet you as you wade out. Massive Parrotfish nibble at the reef, providing lively entertainment.  The romance is the amazing views, the fantastic unspoiled snorkel experience and the solitude. Tip: arrive early to have the place to yourself. After, head over to Slaagbai to jump off the cliff, pure adrenaline and pure fun. There is a fee to enter the park. Enjoy the amazing museum and take time to chat with the park rangers.

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Photos Courtesy of Jeanine Clark Bremmer

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If you are seeking a romantic getaway, contact Ann at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for your custom designed Bonaire vacation. Ann has a collection of lovely villas and bungalows offering a romantic escape. Concierge services include relaxing massage, Bonaire Salt Scrubs, private yoga classes and sunset cruises. You deserve to be pampered and to experience an escape that soothes the soul and inspires passion. Bon Bini, welcome soon, to Bonaire,

 

Welcome Back American Airlines

February 27, 2018

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American Airlines will be returning to Bonaire after a 10 year absence. In 2008, American dramatically changed their service to the Caribbean including  to the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. Commencing June 9, Bonaire will once again enjoy non stop flights.  Flights depart Miami at 12:05. The return flight leave Bonaire at 4:05 PM. Service will be on an Airbus 319 with a capacity of 128 seats.  American offers late evening flights connecting travelers to other destinations.

To book your air contact http://www.aa.com and to arrange your land packages, contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Mention AA Bliss and earn 5-10% off new packages for travel June – Dec. 1, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Respite in Bonaire

February 15, 2018

 

Klein BonaireAs the winter season continues, do you find yourself contemplating a Caribbean escape? Bonaire is one of the last unspoiled islands where guests can come decompress and escape from the cold.  Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacation specializes in small intimate properties that feature comfortable amenities, stunning views and superior management. Allow us to individualize your vacation planning staying in rustic seaside bungalows or luxury villas.   Welcome to Bonaire Bliss. Contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.

Last Minute Deal – Windsock – Windsurf Bliss

January 14, 2018

If you can get away next week, Windguru is promising some incredible wind on Bonaire. I have a last minute cancellation at Windsock and can offer 100.00 per night for an amazing 2 bedroom, across from the sea and minutes to windy Lac Bay! Add discounted gear rental and you have a windsurf score. WIndsock

Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for details.