Archive for December, 2010

Dutch Caribbean Bliss – Photo Essay

December 20, 2010


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Stand Up Paddle – No Wind Fun

December 20, 2010

There are days when the wind shuts down in Bonaire. As frustrating as it is for this who follow the wind, there are other fantastic diversions to please the sea lover. Naturally diving and snorkeling prevail as our entire island is a protected marine park. A few years back, Starboard sponsored me with a Stand Up Paddle Board.

Also known as SUP, Stand Up Paddle Boarding can be traced back to the old days in Polynesia. In the 1940s, Waikiki Beach Life Guards used to stand on their surf boards paddling around to patrol the beaches. The craze caught on and is big. Facebook, the popular Internet social program, has a SUP group as well. Almost every board company now fabricates and sells a version of the SUP. On a light wind day why not try what everyone’s talking about, SUP. We did and had a blast.

Spice In Bonaire – A New Dining Experience

December 16, 2010

SPICE BEACH CLUB SET TO OPEN ON THE 1st MAY 2011 IN THE NEW REVIVED AND REVAMPED EDEN BEACH!!!

Bonaire – Last month the owners of Eden Beach Resort have agreed to lease all their Food & Beverage operation and facilities to a group of local and international business men. The new venture will be called SPICE BEACH CLUB and will be build in the well known spot of Bongo’s at Eden Beach.

The founders of SPICE BEACH CLUB have experience in restaurant and beach clubs in Bonaire and around the Caribbean.
Bongo’s used to be a very well recognized location in Bonaire and some time ago the busiest as well, SPICE BEACH CLUB have all the intention to revive the location and enhance the facilities. In an effort to exceed everybody’s expectation, we have contracted the world renowned architect and designer PIET BOON to fully design the entire establishment which will consist of one restaurant and bar, swimming pool, a beach bar and the entire beach layout.

The décor will be contemporary and stylish with the right balance of sophistication complimenting the natural beauty already present in the surroundings. We are fully committed to bring to Bonaire some new elements not yet seen in the island
SPICE BEACH CLUB will be much more than a venue; it will be a destination, where our guests will be able to soak up the sun in the best beach in Bonaire, snorkel and dive with our partner WANNADIVE, while enjoying some irresistible food and drinks in idyllic settings.
The name SPICE BEACH CLUB signifies much more than the spices used in cooking, once at SPICE BEACH CLUB you will forget about your daily chores and indulge in the fantastic facilities, ambience and unique feel enhancing your day to day life” it’s the “SPICE way of life…”.

We firmly believe that Bonaire is eager for a new destination which will give the residents and tourists alike the possibility to savor some great food and beverage in majestic surroundings”.

Keep an eye on further development and look at the SPICE BEACH CLUB web site on http://www.spicebonaire.com as the setting up and construction is taking place. Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is a booking vacations to Eden Beach. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Sunset From Eden Beach

Full Moon Sail at Jibe City

December 15, 2010

Full Moon Windsurfing with DJ Bikkel

December, 19th 2010: Full Moon Windsurfing and DJ Bikkel

Sunday, Dec. 19, Full Moon Sail

5PM and the Barhap is available for USD 10.00.

To book your windsurf package contact the only Bonaire based windsurf specialist. Call 011 599 786 3134 or email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com

99.00 A Night Blitz at Sorobon Beach Hotel

December 14, 2010

Photo Courtesy of Sorobon Beach Resort

To celebrate the opening of Sorobon Beach Hotel, we are introducing special rates for Jan. Book now and pay 99.00 USD a night for lovely room on pristine Lac Bay. This low key low rise bungalow property is nestled in mature tranquil gardens on the famous windsurf beach. Enjoy the cooling trades and the Caribbean blue. A 15 minute walk in shallow gin clear water brings you to a phenomenal reef for snorkeling. Enjoy the undersea garden at Lac Bay. For those who seek the thrill of the wind, sail with pre rigged gear from your sandy beach and blast in the shallow waters into the deep blue towards the mangroves. The bump and jump conditions offer freestyle action. The newbie will revel in the safe and satisfying conditions on the bay.

Windsurf and dive packages are available. Call 011 786 3134 or email ann@bonairecaribbean.com to take advantage of this special offer. Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is the one stop spot for your Bonaire vacations. Check out our website at http://www.bonairecaribbean.com

ABK Boardsports 2011 Camp Schedule

December 2, 2010

Bonaire Mon, Dec 6 — Fri, Dec 10 2010
Bonaire ** Mon, Jan 24 — Fri, Jan 28 2011 freestyle available
Bonaire Mon, Jan 31 — Fri, Feb 4 2011
Bonaire Mon, Feb 7 — Fri, Feb 11 2011
Aruba Mon, Feb 21 — Fri, Feb 25 2011
Bonaire Mon, Mar 7 — Fri, Mar 11 2011 5 sold out!
Bonaire ** Mon, Mar 14 — Fri, Mar 18 2011 5 freestyle available
Bonaire Mon, Mar 21 — Fri, Mar 25 2011

Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is a proud sponsor of the ABK Camp Tour. To book your package including hotel, gear, vehicle and clinic call 800-219-0118 or email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com. Discounted packages are available.

Andy Brandt and His Kids Camp