Wellness Vacations

August 15, 2016

Caribbean Wind & Sun is unveiling their new program, Wellness Vacations to Bonaire. Many travelers seek to de-stress and unwind on vacation. Some are able to unplug simply by reading a booking or walking the beach. Others need a little guidance and support as they seek to fulfill their personal goals.  If you are already immersed in your own practice at home and want to expand in the Caribbean, Bonaire offers the perfect setting. Our island is restful and healing. We have many gifted practitioners with skills to support your goals.

For those that want to combine an active vacation with some wellness activities, look no more. You can dive  and windsurf and then have customized spa and restorative services. We will discuss your goals whether it’s fitness and health or restorative and healing needs  If you prefer a Wellness Vacation in totality, we will create the perfect program to meet your desired goals.

We offer an individualized program of activities in areas of restorative, active and solace. Restorative services include Reiki, Bonaire Healing Salt Scrubs, Reflexology and an array of massage styles. Active choices include Pilates, Yoga (several types), Tai Chi, Body Pump and Body Balance.  Solace programs include Mindfulness Meditation and Life Coaching my a trained professional.  All programs are aimed and assisting in finding your balance and calm as you seek to achieve your personal goals.

For those seeking a fuller immersion, we offer Wellness Weeks throughout the year with more customized and detailed programming including healthy food, group practice and Mindful Meditation. Our first Week for 2017 will be May 6, 2017. You will be accommodated in a lovely villa with an amazing pool and restful garden setting. Healthy meals will be prepared considering any dietary request. Transportation will take you to various yoga classes off site while other programs such as Mindful Meditation and Tai Chi will take place on site. Spa Services on site and in a local spa are available featuring the famous Bonaire Healing Salt Scrubs.

Our aim is to pamper you and when you leave, you feel completely rejuvenated and connected to your center.

For more details, contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com today to find your balance and calm. We welcome you.

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Photo by Marc van Swoll

Bonaire Coral Spawn 2016

July 29, 2016

It’s time for nature’s true undersea wonder, the coral spawn. In August, September and October, Bonaire divers will be treated to a wonderful display with sponges, sea urchins and corals.   Local dive shops can guide you in securing the best dates to dive but typically, a few days after the full moon is the best dive opportunities for this phenomena. For the schedule of events, please click on this link.

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To celebrate the coral spawn, I am pleased to offer 5-10% discounts on  select dive packages. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today. With the United Airlines sale, coral spawn and steep dive package discounts, this fall is the time to come to Bonaire.

 

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United Air Fare Sale- Again!

July 27, 2016

Press Release from Adams PR

Fall is around the corner, and if you haven’t yet, now’s the time to book your fall escape to Bonaire.  United Airlines is offering airfare as low as $447 on their non-stop Houston-Bonaire flight, for travel during September and October.

The southbound Bonaire flight departs George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on Saturdays at 1:00pm, arriving in Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 6:50pm. The northbound return flight departs BON on Sundays at 7:30am, arriving in IAH at 11:35am.

The weekly round-trip flight provides more options for you to visit Bonaire and take advantage of low season savings from the following connecting gateways:

  • Denver (DEN): $425
  • Chicago (ORD): $451
  • Los Angeles (LAX): $493
  • San Francisco (SFO): $523
  • Phoenix (PHX): $577

These fares were valid as of Monday, July 25, 2016. Rates are subject to change. To check availability and fares from your gateway city, visit United’s web site.

This is just in time for the coral spawn. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today to learn about her special discounted accommodations for this fall. 

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Bonaire From the Sea – Diving Bliss

June 30, 2016

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Photo Courtesy of Amoray

Bonaire dive enthusiasts have another reason to return to Bonaire. I’ve just discovered Amoray, a splendid 44- foot Beneteau owned and chartered by Richard and Sue Willis. Amoray is equipped for comfort and pleasure for her discerning dive or snorkel guests.  The skies the limit in choosing where to dive. Bonaire offer’s over 100 dive sites almost all accessible from Amoray.   Captain Richard Willis, a Bonaire resident is an elite dive instructor, nature guide and specialist sea turtle conservationist. His wife, Sue works for Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire and is an excellent first mate. She is also a culinary genius as I learned recently.  Captain Richard and Sue hosted me for a lovely happy hour aboard. What a delightful experience where I learned more about this new dive offering on Bonaire.

 

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Sure, you can certainly stay at a hotel or villa but imagine having your own three berth yacht, nestled in one of the Caribbean’s quietest and cleanest marina?  Whether you are a honeymoon couple or three couples, Amoray is built for comfort.

Pricing

Your Sailboat for the Day (8:00 to 17:00)

1 to 2 people $650 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks.
3 to 4 people $700 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks.
5 to 6 people $750 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks*

*Maximum 4 scuba divers, 2 dives per trip, equipment hire and air packages at additional cost. Number of dives possible depends on the chosen sites, weather etc!

Exclusive part day sailing and snorkelling packages are also available (subject to availability) from 08:00 to 12:00 or 13:00 to 17:00.
1 to 2 people $350, 3 to 4 people $400 and 5 to 6 people $450, includes gourmet snacks, hot and cold drinks, towels and the use of a private cabin with en-suite facilities.
Contact us if you have other specific requirements or timings and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Your Sailboat for the Week- Live Aboard

1 to 2 people $3750
3 to 4 people $4000
5 to 6 people $4500*

*Maximum 4 scuba divers, 2 tanks per person per trip, extra equipment hire and air packages at additional cost. Number of dives possible depends on the chosen sites, weather etc.

Price includes:

* 7 nights accommodation onboard “Your Sailboat” AMORAY which has a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable seating above and below deck, three double cabins, all with en-suite facilities
* Daily sailing, diving and snorkeling with an experienced and qualified guide
* Overnight mooring in the secure, intimate Harbour Village Marina
* PADI dive training and specialties up to and including rescue diver are available at special rates. Contact us for a full list of available courses and for further details
* Air/Nitrox for 2 dives per person per day, maximum 4 scuba divers
* Welcome essentials grocery pack
* Captain’s Cocktail of the Day
* One sunset sail
* Taxi service to supermarket to provision the boat

**** For a party of 6 that’s only $750 per person for the week!!! ****

 

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Captain Richard and Sue

When booking Amoray with Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacation you will have free Concierge Services as well. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.

 

 

Beachcombing: Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

May 27, 2016

Fantastic blogger with a different perspective of Bonaire!

Delicious Excursions

One of my favorite things to do during a cloudy day on Bonaire is beachcomb at Baby Beach.

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My mom and I try to venture to the south side every time we’re on Bonaire, and last week was no different when we were on island for a mother-daughter trip. Sometimes after days on the beach we like to do something different.So we headed down to the south of the island to see some of the treasures that may have washed ashore from the sea.

It’s always good to go into beachcombing with a positive attitude- “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, right? You’ll never know what you’ll find. Sometimes its just washed up sea urchins, bottles, and driftwood, but sometimes there are real treats. I’ve heard of a local family finding a gold doubloon once. Hey, I’m still in search of my golden treasure; one can dream…

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United Airlines New York Air Sale

May 18, 2016

Press Release from TCB Inc.

We have MORE great news to share with you and your clients for summer travel.

 Starting today, United Airlines has extended the booking window for their Newark Summer Fare Sale for all destinations originally covered. The booking window now extends through Tuesday, June 7, 2016. All travel must be completed by August 14, 2016.

Additionally, they are offering a deeply discounted local sale for both the Saturday and Sunday Newark-Bonaire flights. This fare is not good on the feeder cities – only for local Newark originating traffic.

The Saturday base fare for local originating traffic is $199 one way, making a round trip ticket as low as $501 including taxes and fees. For the Sunday flight, the base fare is $159 one way, making a round trip ticket as low as $421 including taxes and fees.

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To further sweeten the deal, Caribbean Wind & Sun is discounting their land packages 5-10% for new bookings. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Bonaire Summer Kids Windsurf Camps

May 13, 2016

It’s time to plan your family holiday. With super deals on United, it’s a win win. Bring the family and teach them to windsurf. Let the esteemed staff at Jibe City make your kid’s summer holiday memorable. Kids learn young here, sometimes still in diapers. With shallow see to the bottom water, it’s paradise!

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The Jibe City Kids windsurfing clinic consists of 3 mornings and it includes:

  • 3×3 hours of lessons by one of our professional instructors
  • rental of equipment
  • Jibe City lycra
  • Stinapa Nature Fee
  • lunch at the Hang Out Bar

Price $200 p.p.

Upcoming Clinics 2016

Start/End Time: 9:30 – 13:00

 

Month

Date

May

3-4-5

May

10-11-12

July

12-13-14

July

19-20-21

July

26-27-28

August 

2-3-4

August

9-10-11

August

16-17-18

Email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com today for details. Package discounts for gear, lodging and vehicle rentals prevail. Nanny service available based on availability.

 

 

United Airlines Summer Airfare Sale

May 10, 2016

Pack your bags, you’re coming to Bonaire. United shared news of an airfare sale; book by May 17 and travel from June 12- Aug. 14 and save up to 25% on flights to our sunny island. Air prices from 463.00 (Chicago departures) and 455.00 (Cleveland) are being posted. Take advantage of these super deals and come dive, kitesurf, windsurf, snorkel, mangrove kayak or participate in a Wellness Vacation. Contact Ann at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today to plan your escape.kitesurfing-lg

United Airlines Alert

April 16, 2016

United Airlines Alert- For those flying on United through Newark, note the flight times departing Newark have changed that may impact your incoming flight to Newark!!  The dates I am aware of are in June but other dates may be impacted. The flight departs Newark 1.5 hours earlier and thus any incoming connection will mis connect.   The new schedule requires an overnight in Newark. Again, I have only checked dates in June.

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Call United for details and information!

Pelican Reef and Villa Ganshi on Sale

April 3, 2016

Pelican Reef and Villa Ganshi are on sale! Take 15% off the dates below:

Pelican Reef

April 9 till April 16  

April 23 till April 30 

Villa Ganshi

April 30 till May 7 

Pelican Reef is a real beach house, ideally located on the fringes of Playa Lechi on the water’s edge The center of Kralendijk, Bonaire’s main village, is a short15 minute walk away, as are most of the activities as well as the main restaurants.

The house itself, lovingly tucked away in lush tropical greenery, would be best described as casual and intimate. The interior is comfortable and simple: island style with colonial accents and an occasional splash of Caribbean color.

Being a private residence, the house is equipped with all amenities and comfort you could wish for during your stay:

There are two bedrooms, both have twin beds. The bedrooms are equipped with A/C and ceiling fans. White 100% cotton bed linen, cozy throws, and cushions. The rooms have screens, but additional mosquito nets are also available should they be needed.

The comfortable bathroom has a large step-in shower. In the cupboard you will find plenty of white towels for indoor use and colorful beach towels for outdoors. There is also an outdoor shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking stove, microwave, large fridge and freezer, coffee-maker, blender, toaster, and all necessary glassware, dishes, cutlery, cooking and frying pans. Picnic equipment and coolers are also available.

Outside you will find our barbeque, feel free to use it! Furthermore there are quite some lanterns to turn our beach area into a real fairy-tale decor.

Pelican Reef is all about easy outdoor living: a constant airy breeze provides the perfect temperature. The spacious porch offers plenty of shade, there is a nice sundeck with loungers, deck chairs, and a hammock. Our swim dock allows you to slip straight into the turquoise Caribbean Sea!

But the main feature is without any doubt the peace and quiet this house has to offer… with your own private beach to enjoy fantastic sunsets and starry moonlit skies.

And for those guests who have difficulty detaching from the “real” world, there is TV and DVD, stereo, a cell phone at your disposal (calls to be paid), wireless Internet access, a growing library with books, magazines, DVD and board games.

 

Ganshi is Pelican’s upscale sister, equally appointed but with a bit more room and little extras.

Kindly email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details.


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