Archive for December, 2011

Windsurf News at Jibe City

December 31, 2011

Jibe City has a large stock of 2012 windsurf gear rigged and ready. Bonaire has been experiencing their best steady winds of the year with the average sail size being 5.5 for men and 4.2-4.7 for women. It’s been a great holiday windsurf season so far. With brand spanking new year, it’s time to book your windsurf vacation.

I recently demoed an amazing 99 liter JP Freestyle board. The graphics were cool but more important this is a sweet board. This light weight super wide board was a breeze to sail during a high chop session. I teamed the board up with a 4.9 Neil Pryde Fusion. It was a light sail with plenty of low end power to get up to a plane quickly. I didn’t full appreciate the sail as the wind conditions were a bit gusty but feel this HD version sail.

Gert - Manager at Jibe City

Jibe City is staffed by a tight cohesive group of dedicated professionals available to rig and caddy your gear, lend some gear advice or to offer lessons to hone your skills. Jibe City is the official site of Andy Brandt’s ABK Boardsports School. On site is Hang Out bar serving refreshing drinks and libations as well as healthy and delicious food treats.

To book your gear and ABK Board Sports clinic or lessons contact Ann Phelan, the Bonaire specialist at

Exocet Twin Fins

Look for a more detailed gear review in next week’s blog post. Bon Anja, Happy New Year from Bonaire!

Lunch at Capriccio’s

December 31, 2011

Lola and Andrea have moved their restaurant down the street on the waterfront in Bonaire. My favorite meal is lunch. Kate, Marguerite and I went on a Wed. and had a glorious meal. Marguerite chose the Antipasto, Kate chose the pasta Carbonara (Lola calls it breakfast pasta with egg and parma ham) and I had the fish soup. Lola served freshly baked bread and small salads. Once the meals arrived we settled in with a bottle Torresela Pinot Grigio. My soup was delicious with a savory salty broth and bits of fresh local tuna and wahoo as well as imported shrimp and mussels.

After our entrees, Kate tempted us with the notion of sharing a Tiramisu. It’s not something I typically order but thank goodness I heeded her advice. The massive portion of creamy coffee delight was pure ambrosia. We fought over the last spoon.

Capriccio’s serves lunch 5 days a week and presently dinner 7 days a week. They also feature a lovely boutique complete with fine wines, pastas, sauces and delicious treats.

To book your table use the online Bonaire Concierge Specialist, Ann Phelan. Email

Bonaire Animal Shelter Christmas Bliss

December 24, 2011

Why not adopt one or two Christmas kitties?

Crazy Christmas Winds in Bonaire

December 21, 2011

Crazy Christmas Winds in Bonaire

4.2 Gun Sail 85 liter Chango

The Christmas trades returned after months of no wind in Bonaire. I have a 4.2 2005 Gun Sail that’s rigged and ready for special occasions. I cannot think of a better occasion than when it’s gusting past 30. With my 85 liter Angulo Chango I was ready for day 2 of survival sailing. The chop in the bay was pretty intense and the gusts making for full on overpowered conditions. I prevailed and had another amazing windsurf session today.

Kontiki Christmas Menu

December 18, 2011

Kontiki is spotlighting a special Christmas menu Dec. 24-26. The decadent menu includes a choice of five hot and col appetizers, 5 entrees including a vegetarian item and lovely desserts including Tiramisu. Appetizers are 11-16 USD including Tower of Salmon, entrees are 20-30 USD including rack of lamb and desserts 10-16 USD.

To reserve your table call the Concierge specialists at Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations 011 599 786 3134 or email

Posada Para Mira Christmas Menu

December 14, 2011

~~ It’s that time of the year again ~~
The time when everybody comes together to celebrate *Christmas *

Posada Para Mira has a special offer for you & your group to come and celebrate with lots of food and drinks and great music!

Price: USD 75- per person (All inclusive)
USD 650 table for 10 persons
Price includes : – Welcome Drinks
– Buffet from 20:00 – 22:00
– 5 Tickets for open bar

Salad bar, Turkey, Chicken, Fish, Sult, Christmas ham, Christmas rice, Pasta and Christmas breads.

Different kinds of cakes, Coffee and Thee

Polar, Heineken, Amstel, Bacardi Rum, House Rum, House Gin, House Vodka, White Label, Pisang, Malibu, White/Red wine, White Zinfandel, Juice and Soft

Come with your group & enjoy this nice Christmas Buffet
and afterwards dance on the music of Magic Treasure

Call or mail and make your reservation now.

For more information and resevation call us at 701-7060

Christmas Breakfast on Bonaire

December 8, 2011

Christmas Breakfast Buffet

Hotel Roomer

24, 25 and 26th of December

from 07.00 – 10.00 am

Variety of fresh bread
Scrambled eggs
Rosti served with smoked salmon and dill
Vanilla pancakes
Banana bread
Cranberry muffins
Muesli-cinnamon muffins
Fruit salad
Cold cuts and cheeses
Orange, Apple and Pineapple juice
Yogurt, fruit and plain
Coffee – tea
Christmas cookies

Price per person $ 16.50 (incl 6% ABB )

Hotel Roomer On Sale

December 4, 2011

Hotel Roomer has a sale running through December. This charming boutique style hotel features a lovely pool and patio, a inviting bar and restaurant serving local fish and regional cuisine including chicken roti. Nicole and Martin run a great operation. It’s my go to place for a low key evening. I held my 50th b day party at Roomer!

Roomer is 5 miles from windsurfing, minutes to over 20 south shore dive spots and Kite Beach.

The rate is 645.00 a week pp for a standard room including breakfast or 750.00 a week for a deluxe room including breakfast. Rates are based on double occupancy.

Call 011 599 786 3134 or 001 508 737 5245 to book Hotel Roomer today. You may also email