Archive for April, 2009

Swine Flu and Travel

April 28, 2009

I am a licensed agent for Travel Guard Insurance. Due to the recent outbreak of swine flu it’s a good time to remind you, BUY TRIP INSURANCE.

I am again strongly recommending Cancel for Any Reason Protect Assist Trip Insurance. Purchase within 15 days of your first payment for the best coverage. There is no reported Swine Flu in Bonaire. I have seen many clients lose significant money when they would not have had they purchased trip insurance. Most clients save all year for their two weeks in paradise. Surely the investment is worth the added protection of trip insurance. Hurricane season commences in June. If you are headed to the Caribbean it is even more prudent to be covered. Email me at ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details.

Air Lift Update

April 25, 2009

With the struggling economy some flight adjustments have been made impacting service to Bonaire.

AA ceases service to Bonaire May 1. They may reinstate service in Nov.

The JFK BON leg with Delta ends June 20 and returns Nov. 1.

The EWR BON leg with Continental is on hold Sept. 5- Oct. 31.

The second Sat. night red eye on Continental from Houston ends April 30, reinstates for July and Aug. and then stops Sept.- Nov. commencing Dec. 1.

Oct. 4 Delta commences a new flight from Atlanta operating on Friday nights. My clients are finding super low air deals for peak travel dates so call Delta today. The return is Sat. AM.

Flamingo Airport

Please email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for updates and scheduling information.
The new

Summer Windsurf Deals For Bonaire

April 24, 2009

The summer is sizzling and the winds are great June and July so come on down.Stay 7 and pay for 6 nights at Kontiki located on windy Lac Bay. 20% off gear rentals at Jibe City.  Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com to plan your summer windsurf holiday. July is Singles Month. Kids camps are in session as well as non sailing kids camps and childcare. It’s a family affair this summer or a singles delight.

Summer Wind

Caesar Finies, Light Wind Wiz

April 24, 2009

Caesar Sail Tricks

Caesar Finies is the island’s best light wind freestyler. When he is not working in the shop at Jibe City he is in the water tossing his sail into the air or dazzling the crowd with some similiar crazy trick. You can meet Caesar at the East Coast Windsurfing Festival June 2009 on Long Island. Young Ezri Heymans arrives as well to show off his freestyle repetoire.  Bonaire comes to the US June 2009.

http://www.ecwindfest.com/East_Coast_Windsurfing_Festival/ECWF_Home.html

Wil’s Tropical Grill

April 24, 2009

Wil's Grill

Sue and Wil Heemskerk have created a Caribbean oasis in sleepy Kralendijk Bonaire. I have been dining at their restaurants for about 8 years and never tire of Wil’s creative cuisine. A two star Michelin chef, Wil’s menu is both creative and diverse utilizing a colorful palate of fresh ingredients. Most of my clients seek out fresh local fish. Wil and Sue only offer fresh fish so when you drive by and see Mahi Mahi on the menu, run, don’t walk in.

Maggie, my daughter loves their Caesar Salad with crisp romaine wrapped lovingly in procuitto and shaved aged parmesan. My favorite is the calamari salad with crisp calamari and fresh greens in a lovely Indonesian style dressing.

The garden setting is serene and the experience unrushed and relaxing.
Wil’s is open for dinner Monday – Sat. serving at 6 PM. Reservations are recommended. Leave room for dessert. It’s decadent and delicious.

Photo Courtesy of Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations

Photo: Maggie Wynter, Sue Heemskerk and Mercy Baron

April 22, 2009

Yesterday Mother Nature brought back a healthy dose of the trades in the range of oh, 30 knots. It’s a stellar week to be windsurfing on Bonaire.Tonky Frans

My official wind forecast URL is http://www.windguru.cz. It’s VERY reliable.

Precious Resources

April 22, 2009

Sean Paton and Hendrick from Scuba Visions have created a few documentaries on our island’s environment.  They are worthy of your viewing.

Larry The Lobster at The Lake

April 14, 2009

Video by Carlea and Geoff

There is Larry a huge lobster..and there he should stay…thanks for sharing Carlea and Geoff

Concierge Services

April 13, 2009

Caribbean Wind & Sun is proud to announce another season of free Concierge Services to their clients.  Here is an abbreviated list of services arranged and offered to our valued guests:

A chef

A realtor to look at land or a house for purchase

An experienced guide to take you diving on the East Coast (the wild side)

High Speed internet access

Kids Camp

Nanny/babysitter

A meeting space

Eco Tours

Want to pose in front of the world’s only reef cam

Want to power walk with a group

Dive package

Kite surf lessons

Snorkeling instruction

Romantic picnic on a quiet island

Champagne at one of the best stargazing sites in Bonaire

Dinner reservations

Roses

A local newspaper

Fresh baked goods delivered

Harley rental

Scooter rental

Wedding Planner

Jeweler for an engagement ring

Car rental

Bike rental

Windsurf lessons

Tour Bonaire’s oldest town

Eat local food

Have a massage on the beach

Yoga

Join a gym

Want to learn to freestyle windsurf

Want to learn how to volunteer in or support Bonaire

An underwater photographer to film your diving experience

A professional photographer to shoot your windsurfing moves

Need a banking specialist

Wine delivered to your hotel or villa

Laundry service

Buy local art

Tickets to Aruba or Curacao

Hotel, car, and or windsurf packages in Aruba or Curacao

Bone or deep sea fishing

The best Sangria on island with water views

Need trip cancellation insurance

Spa

Doctor or dentist

Sunset boat cruise

Romantic Sunset Dinner Venue

Romantic Sunset Dinner Venue

More Donkey Bliss

April 13, 2009

Carlea and Geoff adopted a donkey..check out their latest safari..