Archive for March, 2010

Sorobon Beach Refurb Photo Updates

March 27, 2010

Sorobon Beach Resort

The new management at Sorobon Beach Resort has refurbished two rooms. The design is simple and clean lines and really airy and comfortable. There are presently two units completed and more to follow. Call Ann at Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations to book your escape.

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Free Boat Dives

March 24, 2010

Dive Friends  and Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations are offering a special for new bookings for dive trips made before Dec. 1. Buy a 6 day air package thru Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations (139.00 USD plus 5% tax) and earn one free two tank boat dive. To make the deal sweeter, Caribbean Wind & Sun will pay your 5% tax bringing the discount even lower. Budget accommodations start at 65 USD a night and go up to 495.00 USD for a luxury penthouse. As always divers earn free Concierge Services so call 011 599 786 3134 or in the US 800-219-0118 4-8 PM EST. Email works faster and is ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Check out our properties at http://www.bonairecaribbean.com

Eric Kaye Photography

Sorobon Beach Resort

March 22, 2010

Photo Courtesy of Sorobon Beach Resort

Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is proud to add the newest windsurf and beach resort on Bonaire to their exclusive inventory. With new management, a new business plan and newly refurbished rooms, Sorobon Beach Resort will be your favorite dream getaway for your future windsurf vacation. Nestled in  sleepy Lac Bay this property has been offering one of the world’s best naturist escapes for a discerning clientele. Sorobon Beach offers 30 chalets, most with sea views. Two units have been upgraded offering high end romantic accommodations. Every chalet has AC, queen beds, ceiling fans, in room safes, kitchenettes and comfortable furnishings. Maid service and fresh towels six days a week. Beach towels and linens are provided.

On site is a restaurant and bar, reading lounge and boutique. On the beach enjoy stand up paddleboarding, windsurfing or kayaking. The nearby reef is teeming with undersea life making Sorobon Beach Resort snorkel heaven.  For the dive enthusiasts, East Coast Divers takes the advanced diver to the wild side enjoying the Blue Hole. For those who wish to dive the other 80+ sites, Caribbean Wind & Sun offers dive packages. What makes the property special is the wind. Our bay is one of the most popular training grounds for freestyle windsurfers from around the globe. The wide expanse is perfect for flat water cruising and when the comes up, there is excellent bump and jump action. Bring your own gear or rent from the high end line at Jibe City including JP and Gaastra. We offer discounted packages for windsurfers as well as our island renowned Concierge Services. Prices start at 65.00  USD a night and up. Call now for your free quote: 800-219-0118 or 011 599 786 3134. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com the Windsurf Specialist. Book before April 1 for your Dec. 15-31 2010 holiday  and earn special introductory packages.

Insel Air Sale

March 19, 2010

TCB Inc. has released news that Insel Air has a Spring Sale. The sale price including taxes and fees is a low astounding 233.00 roundtrip Miami Bonaire. The sale ends June 4 so act now.

The booking window is flexible, and tickets can be booked through / Insel Air at Tel. +011 599 9 737 0444 or via www.fly-inselair.com.  To compliment this sale select properties are on sale with 5-10 % off new bookings made between March 19th-April 1. Contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details.

Water and Drought

March 19, 2010

The Bonaire Reporter is urging Bonaire residents to water the donkeys and birds. We have not had measurable rain since last fall. As a result the donkeys and birds are dying. It only takes a few minutes and costs a few cents to put out buckets of water for the donkeys and pans of water for the birds. Be kind and save our wildlife.

St. Patrick’s Day in Bonaire

March 11, 2010

Word is the St. Paddy’s party is at Paradise Moon in Bonaire. This tex mex hot spot will be pouring the Guinness and Jamieson and making St. Patrick’s Day on Bonaire a night to remember. Happy Hour is 5:00 -6:30 and then the party will go into the wee hours. Make plans for dinner. Their menu is extensive!

For reservations email info@paradisebonaire.com

See you at Paradise Moon

Divers Delight in Bonaire

March 8, 2010

BUDDY DIVE RESORT:

Enjoy Buddy’s SUPER SPRING SAVINGS*. Book a Drive & Dive package and get a 50% discount on your total food bill (max. $75 per person, per week), and an additional FREE “Wild Side” 2-tank boat dive with East Coast Divers. Valid for travel between: April 10th – June 5th 2010.

The Drive & Dive package includes accommodation for 8 days (7 nights), a RENTAL VEHICLE (double cabin pick-up truck or van) for 7 days, 6 BOAT DIVES, 6 days of unlimited air fills, FREE NITROX, daily American style breakfast buffet, a welcome drink, free “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”, airport transfer and all government taxes.

*For new bookings only. The food discount can not be used at the Lions Den restaurant. The “Wild Side” 2-tank dive is only valid when booking the 6 boat dives package. Specials can not be combined with other specials & certain restrictions may apply.

BELMAR OCEANFRONT APARTMENTS:

Stay at Belmar Oceanfront Apartments and BRING A BUDDY FOR FREE*! Book a Drive, Dive & Stay package and every second diver dives for FREE! Valid for travel between: April 10th – May 29th 2010.

The Drive, Dive & Stay package includes a fully equipped apartment for 8 days (7 nights), a RENTAL VEHICLE (double cabin pick-up truck or van) for 7 days, 6 days of unlimited air fills, FREE NITROX, free “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”, airport transfer and all government taxes.

*For new bookings only. Specials can not be combined with other specials & certain restrictions may apply. BBQ will be at Buddy Dive Resort’s Poolbar on Friday night.

CARIBBEAN CLUB BONAIRE:

BOOK 7 AND PAY ONLY 6* room nights at Caribbean Club Bonaire. Book a Dive & Explore package and get one night for FREE! Valid for travel between: April 10th – May 29th 2010.

The Dive & Explore package includes a fully equipped apartment for 8 days (7 nights), a RENTAL VEHICLE (double cabin pick-up truck) for 7 days, 6 days of unlimited air fills, FREE NITROX, daily breakfast, free “Manager’s Rum Punch Party”, airport transfer and all government taxes.

*For new bookings only. Specials can not be combined with other specials & certain restrictions may apply.

The Cove Wins

March 8, 2010

Hollywood nodded their heads to the controversial documentary, “The Cove” bestowing the Best Documentary award at last nights 82nd Academy Awards. If the dolphins knew they would be singing with joy and leaping in the air. The film is about the controversial annual dolphin hunt held in  the Japanese whaling town of Taiji.  Directed by Louie Psihoyos, one of the world’s prominent still photographers the film depicts this horrible annual slaughter.

Please google the film today.

Why is this on a Bonaire Blog? Because our sister island Curacao has a dolphin prison whereas tourist flock to swim with the dolphins…please consider not supporting such programs including Seaquarium, Seaworld and any other mammal prisons. Bonaire takes pride in respecting nature. To know our neighbors have such a program leaves many shocked in disbelief. 30 miles away, lovely dolphins are prisoners.

Donkey Bliss

March 3, 2010

Hundreds of years ago the donkeys were brought to Bonaire to labour in the sun. Unwilling guests they are still a part of Bonaire’s landscape some wandering free living off the landscape. Many have been captured and are living in harmony at the Donkey Sanctuary. No trip to Bonaire  is complete without a visit to the sanctuary for a Donkey Safari. Before you go, head to Cultimara and stock up on about 10 bags of day old bread and apples. You will need it. Consider adopting a donkey.

http://www.donkeysanctuary.org/

Photo Courtesy of the Snitzers

KC5 Band Takes over Sense March 6

March 2, 2010

St. Kitt’s hottest band, KC 5 comes to Bonaire and takes over Sense. Hank and Goovert do it again in the style locals and tourist have come to love, FULL ON PARTY. KC 5 is well known in the St. Kitts playing at Carnival and Mr. X’s Shiggidy Shack. Sense is Bonaire’s premiere party spot so the two together guarantee fun. See you at Sense March 6.

Sense Bonaire