Archive for January, 2012

50+ Bonaire

January 26, 2012

The 50+ intrepid traveler will find Bonaire to be the perfect location for their well deserved holiday. Whether you seek an adventure filled vacation caving, kayaking and windsurfing or a low key dive or snorkel holiday, Bonaire has a fit for all. This small intimate island is a tranquil respite for those seeking a quiet escape. For the adrenaline junkie try kiting or windsurfing? If you love the undersea world, look no more.

For those traveling from Europe there are easy connections from Dusseldorf and Amsterdam. North American travelers can fly non stop from Miami, Newark, Houston and Atlanta. There are also easy connections from other US cities so call for details. Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations owner Ann Phelan is the Bonaire expert offering a plethora of accommodations from budget low key to high end villas. Check out her website at

Ann is organizing 50+ single vacation packages to Bonaire for the summer of 2012. These special weeks will feature individualized programs by day for divers, snorkelers, windsurfers and adventure travelers. There will be opportunities for photographers and artists to enjoy the picturesque and scenic vistas, landscapes and architecture making for a perfect holiday. Call for pricing and details.

Photo of 50+ windsurfer Trevor from New Forest- Photographer Carole Hibdige

The 50+ traveler is vibrant and seeks to explore and fully immerse in the sights and sounds of island culture. Come experience Ann’s Bonaire. Welcome / Bon Bini !

Twins – A Dive Photo Essay by Freddie Hughes

January 16, 2012

Sometimes the image captures the reality and the mood and the sentiment. The pleasure of diving or snorkeling in Bonaire is the simply experience of beholding nature in it’s calmest tranquil form. Bon Siman

Photo Courtesy of Freddie Hughes

To book your dive or snorkel vacation please contact Ann Phelan and ask about her Bonaire Bliss specials ending January 2012 for travel until March 2012.

Bistro De Paris

January 13, 2012

Patrice Rannou has created the island’s only authentic French restaurant in Bonaire. Located on Kaya Gob. Debrot, a mile north of town this charming spot offers lunch weekdays and dinners 6 days a week. The staff takes off Sunday.

The menu is inspiring with French classics such as frog legs. Patrice always serves fresh local fish. A house specialty is the lamb shank. Desserts include Tarte Tartin, creme brulee and chocolate mousse. Enjoy a Calvados, Ti Punch or French wine.

The setting is magical with a relaxing outdoor dining area under the stars or inside air conditioned casual comfort. Ann Phelan offers free Concierge services including reservations at Bistro de Paris. Contact Ann at today.

Kaya Gob. N. Debrot #46
Phone (599) 717 7070, Fax (599) 717 7070
Lunch: Mon.-Fri. 11:30 am-2:30 pm; Dinner:
Mon.-Sat. 6-10 pm. Reservations recommended.

Medical Conference

January 12, 2012


A General Medical Update

March 5-9th 2012


Kontiki Beach Club, LacBay Bonaire

This three day conference will have speakers presenting topics of general medical interest to both specialists and family physicians. The Conference will run from 08:00 – 09:00 and 13:00 – 14:00 Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided. Registration Cost is $125.00 Canadian or $125.00 US. (Medical Students/Residents $100.00 Canadian).

If you need assistance with booking the ABK camp, flight, hotel or car rental contact: Ann Phelan

Hope to see you on (or under) the water soon,

Dr. Stephen Wood
University of Calgary Canada

Ann Phelan “Creating Dream Vacations Since 1987”

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Kontiki Bonaire

January 8, 2012

Kontiki Bonaire

One of my favorite lunch spots is Kontiki Bonaire. The setting is serene on the southeast coast of Bonaire. Kontiki is nestled at the bottom of windy Lac Bay. This is windsurf paradise. My daughter and I dined recently. John, the waiter is amazing. We had lovely cold slushy drinks, amazing food and views that were striking. The steady trades cooled our dining experience. I love the Dutch Kibbling, fried fresh local fish in an amazing batter. Love Kontiki in Bonaire.