Archive for March, 2018

Sorobon Beach Apartments Sale

March 5, 2018

Are you seeking a low cost getaway to Bonaire? Sorobon Beach Club recently having purchased the former Lacbai Apartments, has a super sale. Now called SOROBON APARTMENTS, this bay view property features modern upgraded apartments included new bedding. There is a shuttle to the main property.  Breakfast is included in the daily rate. The setting is a favorite for windsurfers due to the location on the bay. Feel the trades and have a restful vacation, close to the windsurfing launch.

Check out the new sale, for new bookings only. Call for details! April 1-June 16 and July 1- Dec. 15, stay 7, pay for 5, stay 14, pay for 10. 

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iWindsurf Wind News

March 3, 2018

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I am a windsurfer. Maybe not so much these days but, once a windsurfer, always a windsurfer. The pursuit of wind dominated my life for over 20 years. Dominate may not accurately describe my obsession. Alas, I found a new sport (that’s another story) and I have settled a lot, only sailing when the winds are nuking.

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Romantic Bonaire

March 3, 2018

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Besides the sunshine and warm temps, inspired travelers seek romance when venturing south, to warmer climates. Visions of slushy tropical drinks with toes in the sand beckons those who seek to get away. Magical sunsets, swaying palm trees and island music entice travelers. Bonaire is arguably one of the Caribbean’s unspoiled island. Those in the know head to the island for the slow pace. Others seeking a romantic island getaway are treated with lovely tropical vistas, romantic dining spots and a plethora of exotic villas for the perfect escape.  Here are my top picks for absolute romance.

Hotel

Delfins Beach Resort – new to the Bonaire scene, this low key low rise beachfront property features stunning European inspired suites with comfortable bedding, sea views and high end amenities. The pool is Bonaire’s largest with romantic sunning beds in the middle of the pool. On the beach, loungers are scattered around the mature palm trees, shaded with massive umbrellas. Bar staff discreetly serve chilled glasses of Savignon Blanc from their impressive wine collection. Wade into the sea, hold hands with your loved one and snorkel the tropical garden, teeming with sea life.  Delfins exemplifies pure romance.

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Photo Courtesy of  Delfins Beach Resort

Dining 

Brass Boer – Located at Delfins Beach Resort, is one of the island’s hottest spots on the dining scene. Not only is the menu expansive and the food sublime, the setting inspires romance. Tables are set discreetly apart, allowing for a private dining experience. All face the sea with stunning views and gentle trade winds.  Service is slow paced to allow the diners time to savor their cuisine. For those seeking something more private, head into the indoor dining area which features alluring lighting and furnishings reminiscent of a Middle Eastern Tent gone modern.  Reservations are a must in this new hot spot

 

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Beach 

Wayaka II is my pick for one of Bonaire’s most romantic beach. This pretty secluded cove is located in Washington Park. Plan a day, packing a cooler with food and drink and your snorkel gear.  Head into the park taking the short route and meander along the rough terrain, enjoying views of massive cactus and interesting rock formations. Wind along to Wayaka II (not to be mistaken for Wayaka I) and park your vehicle and head down to the cove. There is a sheltered area to leave your belongings while you snorkel amongst the amazing reef.  A house Angel Fish will greet you as you wade out. Massive Parrotfish nibble at the reef, providing lively entertainment.  The romance is the amazing views, the fantastic unspoiled snorkel experience and the solitude. Tip: arrive early to have the place to yourself. After, head over to Slaagbai to jump off the cliff, pure adrenaline and pure fun. There is a fee to enter the park. Enjoy the amazing museum and take time to chat with the park rangers.

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Photos Courtesy of Jeanine Clark Bremmer

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If you are seeking a romantic getaway, contact Ann at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for your custom designed Bonaire vacation. Ann has a collection of lovely villas and bungalows offering a romantic escape. Concierge services include relaxing massage, Bonaire Salt Scrubs, private yoga classes and sunset cruises. You deserve to be pampered and to experience an escape that soothes the soul and inspires passion. Bon Bini, welcome soon, to Bonaire,