Archive for May, 2011

Dive Bliss

May 28, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Jens Nygaard - Copyright

I have an amazing repeat customer, Jens Nygaard. He travels from Norway each year with his family. Jens initially came as a windsurfer but has discovered the underwater magic in Bonaire. Please enjoy his photos. It is a privilege to have Jens as my guest blog photographer.

Photo Courtesy of Jens Nygaard - Copyright

To book your dive trip email ann@bonairecaribbean.com. Mention Jen’s photos and earn 10% off your dive/air package.

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Massage Bliss –

May 15, 2011

Photo Courtesy of Ann Johnson

I have had the privilege of being cared for my Ann Johnson at the Massage Hut located at Bonaire Windsurf Place. This rustic casual seaside spa is the perfect setting for a healing to relaxing massage. Ann has great expertise and in her work. Whether you require a deep tissue massage treatment or a relaxation massage, Ann will knead away your knots and aches.

Her treatments include:

Swedish Relaxation Massage
Sports Massage
Reflexology
Deep Tissue Massage
Chair Massage

Package discounts and gift certificates available.
Book your massage today at 780-0393 or 717-2288 or email amj88@comcast.net.

Arkefly News

May 13, 2011

Press Release
Source TCB Inc.

ArkeFly will continue with its 2nd flight to Bonaire for the winter season Amsterdam to Bonaire, 2011/2012. There will be a change in flight schedule. As of November 1st 2011 their travel days will be Tuesday and Saturday. On Tuesdays the flight will be a combination with Curaçao, on Saturdays with Aruba.

Kontiki Award

May 9, 2011

Press-release May 10th 2011- Source Kontiki Bonaire

KonTiki Beach Bonaire received Travel Life Gold Award
Travelife is a world wide independent auditor working on behalf of the International Federation of Tour Operators, which represents 13 national associations in Europe. Travelife audit all the various aspects of the hospitality industry, including hotels.

The award was given after an on-site inspection by an auditor of Travel Service International Solutions, followed by a series of questions to ensure that the benchmarks and criteria established are met.
The audit consisted of an extensive accommodation checklist on the following topics:
– Responsible/Sustainable Tourism policy
– Environmental Management
– Energy
– Water
– Waste
– Purchasing
– Community Support
– Staff Issues
– Customer Communications

KonTiki achieved a total of 479 points out of a maximum of 492, and this high score determined the achievement of the gold award. Participating tourism organizations can automatically reflect the award status with a logo in their brochures, on websites and in other marketing materials.

The driving force behind KonTiki’s successful application were owners Miriam & Martin van Bekkum. Asked for comments, they said: “It is extremely satisfying to achieve such a prestigious award. The process was very detailed, and we feel very proud that KonTiki has received this certification. Apart from the satisfaction, this award underlines KonTiki’s commitment towards their goals to score highly in environment sustainability in the hospitality sector”.

To book Kontiki, call the Bonaire specialist at 011 599 786 3134 or email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Bonaire Animal Shelter – Pet Bliss

May 8, 2011

Bonaire Cultural Photo Essay- Washington Park

May 6, 2011

Magazina de Rei

Washington Park

Foodie Bliss at Wil’s Tropical Grill

May 5, 2011

One of my favorite restaurants is Wil’s Tropical Grill. My friends Sue and Wil are the most incredible people and the setting is restful and charming. Of course Wil prepares healthy and tasty food including always fresh fish and lovely desserts.

Caesar Salad

My sweet teen seems to always order the proscuitto wrapped romaine Caesar salad and for me, the calamari salad. We love the desserts and of course the chilled house wines.

Calamari Salad

To book your table contact me at ann@bonairecaribbean.com. I offer free concierge to all clients and Bonaire Bliss readers.

Coco Palm Garden on Sale

May 3, 2011

Imagine your own Caribbean style bungalow nestled in a mature tropical garden. While away your siesta time in your own swaying hammock. Dive at over 20 sites within a 3-5 mile radius. Windsurfing is less than 4 miles away. Coco Palm Garden is a casual property south of the airport. Rooms are under 100 USD a night in most cases. Book now and stay 7 pay for 6 until November. Call 508 737 5245 or on island 011 599 786 3134.

Photo Courtesy of Coco Palm Garden

Den Leman Bliss

May 3, 2011

Due to a last minute cancellation of a group reservation, Den Laman now has availability the week of May 28 – June 3.

If booking please refer to Bonaire Bliss when making reservations.

Travel dates: April 30 – June 3, 2011

Nightly Sale Rates:
Studio: $ 90.00 rack
1-Bedroom: $ 160.00 rack
2-Bedroom Ocean View $ 198.00 rack
2-Bedroom Ocean Front $ 225.00 rack
2-Bedroom DELUXE Ocean Front $ 280.00

Conditions:
• This special IS combinable with the pay for 6 nights, get the 7th night free special (pay only room tax)
• For new reservations only
• call 508 737 5245 or email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for this special offer

Photo Courtesy of Freddie Hughes

Happy Holiday Homes on Sale

May 3, 2011


Happy Holiday Homes are quiet and comfortable bungalows in Belnem, south of the airport. This affordable property is close to a plethora of dive spots including Hilma Hooker and Alice in Wonderland. Sorobon, the windsurf area is 5 short miles away. Caribbean Wind & Sun has teamed up with Happy Holiday Homes to offer a spring and summer special; stay 7 pay for 6 nights. Mention Bonaire Bliss and earn 10% discounts on dive/air or windsurf rentals. Call 508 737 5245 or email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.