Archive for the ‘Getting to Bonaire’ Category

Fall Festival on Bonaire

May 20, 2017

Press Release

BONAIRE LAUNCHES THE 3RD ANNUAL BONAIRE FALL FESTIVAL

**Program Supports Airlines’ Fall Service to Island and Offers an Array of Hotel, Excursion and Cuisine Specials**

Kralendijk, Bonaire (May 16, 2017) – In continuous efforts to support United and Delta’s fall airlift to Bonaire, Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) will be launching the 3rd Annual Bonaire Fall Festival: Dive-Dine-Discover program. From mid-August through early November, the Bonaire Fall Festival has a lineup of accommodation packages, unique excursions, underwater and topside adventures and culinary specials that will make Bonaire the top spot to Dive-Dine-Discover this fall.

 

“Maintaining a continuous flow of visitors from North America to Bonaire during the fall season is not only a top TCB objective, but a priority for the entire island and this can only be achieved by uninterrupted airlift,” commented Maurice Adriaens, Director of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “The Bonaire Fall Festival will serve as a catalyst to attract visitors to Bonaire during this time of year. From mid-August through October, divers can witness Mother Nature’s phenomena of the coral spawning; visitors can enjoy the festivities surrounding the 50th International Sailing Regatta in October; and foodies can discover the award winning culinary scene the island has to offer. A fall vacation to Bonaire should be on everyone’s bucket list!”

 

United Airlines flight 1402 departs George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) Saturdays at 1:00pm, and arrives in Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 6:50pm. The return flight 1401 departs Sundays at 8:20am, and arrives in IAH at 12:25pm. United’s non-stop from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) returns October 7, 2017. Flight 1422 departs EWR Saturdays at 9:00am, arriving in BON at 1:40pm. The return flight 1420 departs BON Saturdays at 2:45pm, arriving in EWR at 7:40pm.

Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com to book your windsurf, dive or wellness vacation today!

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Airline News – Toronto to Bonaire

May 14, 2017

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Tourism Corporation of Bonaire has announced a new airlift on Canadian airline, Sunwing for seasonal service to Bonaire.  The anticipated flights are expected to commence mid December, 2017.  The weekly Sunday non stop from Toronto to Bonaire will feature flights on a Boeing 737-800.  Contact http://www.flysunwing.com/

To celebrate the new airline, Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is offering 5% off select properties when booked by Dec. 15. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details.

United Air Fare Sale- Again!

July 27, 2016

Press Release from Adams PR

Fall is around the corner, and if you haven’t yet, now’s the time to book your fall escape to Bonaire.  United Airlines is offering airfare as low as $447 on their non-stop Houston-Bonaire flight, for travel during September and October.

The southbound Bonaire flight departs George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) on Saturdays at 1:00pm, arriving in Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 6:50pm. The northbound return flight departs BON on Sundays at 7:30am, arriving in IAH at 11:35am.

The weekly round-trip flight provides more options for you to visit Bonaire and take advantage of low season savings from the following connecting gateways:

  • Denver (DEN): $425
  • Chicago (ORD): $451
  • Los Angeles (LAX): $493
  • San Francisco (SFO): $523
  • Phoenix (PHX): $577

These fares were valid as of Monday, July 25, 2016. Rates are subject to change. To check availability and fares from your gateway city, visit United’s web site.

This is just in time for the coral spawn. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today to learn about her special discounted accommodations for this fall. 

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United Airlines New York Air Sale

May 18, 2016

Press Release from TCB Inc.

We have MORE great news to share with you and your clients for summer travel.

 Starting today, United Airlines has extended the booking window for their Newark Summer Fare Sale for all destinations originally covered. The booking window now extends through Tuesday, June 7, 2016. All travel must be completed by August 14, 2016.

Additionally, they are offering a deeply discounted local sale for both the Saturday and Sunday Newark-Bonaire flights. This fare is not good on the feeder cities – only for local Newark originating traffic.

The Saturday base fare for local originating traffic is $199 one way, making a round trip ticket as low as $501 including taxes and fees. For the Sunday flight, the base fare is $159 one way, making a round trip ticket as low as $421 including taxes and fees.

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To further sweeten the deal, Caribbean Wind & Sun is discounting their land packages 5-10% for new bookings. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

United Airlines Summer Airfare Sale

May 10, 2016

Pack your bags, you’re coming to Bonaire. United shared news of an airfare sale; book by May 17 and travel from June 12- Aug. 14 and save up to 25% on flights to our sunny island. Air prices from 463.00 (Chicago departures) and 455.00 (Cleveland) are being posted. Take advantage of these super deals and come dive, kitesurf, windsurf, snorkel, mangrove kayak or participate in a Wellness Vacation. Contact Ann at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today to plan your escape.kitesurfing-lg

New Website, New Look

February 14, 2016

Bonaire – Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations, owner, Ann Phelan announced  a complete rebranding and  new website for her specialty niche agency. Phelan specializes in the windsurf market and is a windsurfer herself. At the cusp of her 27th anniversary in business, Phelan, celebrates her many years in the  industry and is enthusiastic to share her new website for her discerning clientele. The new and improved features of the website include a navigation bar that ensures travelers can quickly find exactly what they are looking for; tourist information, detailed accommodation listings and an online inquiry process that will lead to almost instant replies.  A special feature is her informative blog which highlights island information including weather and wind updates, dining reviews of island hot spots and windsurf news. Phelan also unveiled her new product, Bonaire Intimate Properties, a collection of what she describes is the best of Bonaire’s windsurf accommodations. She chose her select inventory considering location, management, amenities and quality. Ann inspects her properties often and takes pride in knowing all she sells. For more information click on http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/

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Summer Airlift News- United Airlines

February 9, 2016
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Summer is one of the best times to travel to the island. Crowds are lighter and there are no lines or parking fees to access the beach. Come learn to dive, kite surf or windsurf. Snorkelers will revel in the perfect conditions with over 50 shore sites to explore. Summer in Bonaire is bliss.

Thanks to United, it’s never been easier to visit Bonaire. Commencing June 12, 2016, United will offer a second non-stop flight from Newark to Bonaire every Sunday.

The southbound Bonaire flight will depart Newark International Airport (EWR) on Sunday at 9:00am, arriving in Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 1:45pm. The northbound return flight will depart BON at 2:45pm, and arrive at EWR at 7:50pm. The Sunday non-stop flight is slated to run through August 2016.

In addition to the Sunday flight, United will still offer their Saturday non-stop service from EWR to BON. The southbound United flight UA1422 will depart EWR every Saturday at 9:00 am, and arrive at BON 1:45 pm. The northbound United flight UA1420 will depart BON every Saturday at 2:45 pm, and arrive at EWR 7:50 pm.

To celebrate the new airlift, Caribbean Wind & Sun is offering 5-10% off select properties. These discounts apply to new bookings for the summer of 2016. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com. She will organize a dive, kitesurf or windsurf package that fits your budget.

Unveiling a Fresh New Website

December 18, 2015

Welcome to the new improved Caribbean Wind & Sun Website. Thanks to my amazing web designer, Susan Davis, I am unveiling my new site.

Caribbean Wind & Sun has gone through so many changes since the carnation of my travel business in 1987. Originally called Antigua Small Properties, I rented out small villas and cottages on Antigua and Barbuda. Later, I took on over 25 villas and hotels on Montserrat and changed the name to Endless Vacations. A dormant volcano came to life on Montserrat shifting the focus of my business.

In 2001, I visited Bonaire and my life forever changed. The island became my family’s home and we built a little cottage to live our new life. I shifted my focus solely on Bonaire, creating Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations. My focus was a speciality niche windsurf agency. Along the way, I had a nice following of divers and snorkelers and eco tourists whom I welcomed greatly.

Today, my specialty is Bonaire Intimate Properties, a collection of the best and brightest properties for my discerning clientele. I still offer dive vacations working with two great companies, VIP Diving and Dive Friends.  It is a true labor of love planning vacations for those who love being under the sea. Windsurfing remains my largest client group.

Thanks to my loyal repeater clients. I welcome and appreciate my new clientele as well. I will strive to continue to provide an individual approach in travel planning.
Welcome back soon

http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/

 

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Air News from Adams PR and TCB Inc.

July 21, 2015

Press Release

Bonaire

**Non-Stop Delta Flights from Atlanta Expand from 1 to 3 Weekly**

 

**United Adds Additional Flights from Newark & Houston for Holiday Travel**

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (July 21, 2015) – Tourism Corporation Bonaire (TCB) is pleased to announce Delta Air Lines and United Airlines will be adding additional non-stop flights to Bonaire, ideally timed for the peak 2015/2016 winter travel season.

Delta will add two more non-stop flights to Bonaire from Atlanta beginning December 19, 2015. The southbound Delta flight DL665 will depart Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) at 9:45am and arrive at Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 2:45pm every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The northbound return flight DL482 will depart Bonaire at 3:42pm and arrive at Atlanta at 7:05pm everything Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday. The Tuesday flight will be removed for the winter lull (January 5 – February 9, 2016); then back to 3 times a week on February 13, 2016. The three weekly non-stop flights are slated to run through March 2016.  

 

For United, their Newark non-stop flight to Bonaire will return early from hiatus on Saturday, September 26, 2015. During the holiday season, United will be adding extra flights to their Houston and Newark schedules. From November 20 – December 1, 2015, the southbound United flight UA1402 will depart George Bush International Airport (IAH) every Friday and Saturday at 1:00pm and arrive at Bonaire at 7:45pm. The northbound return flight UA1401 will depart Bonaire every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30am and arrive at Houston at 10:25am. From December 11, 2015 – January 4, 2016, the southbound United flight UA 1422 will depart EWR every Saturday and Sunday at 9:00am and arrive at Bonaire at 2:37pm. The northbound United flight UA 1420 will depart Bonaire every Saturday and Sunday at 3:32pm and arrive at Newark at 7:27pm.  

 

“The addition of these Delta and United non-stop flights to Bonaire during the peak season demonstrates the airlines’ confidence in Bonaire’s tourism product,” commented Malinda Hassell, Marketing Manager of Tourism Corporation Bonaire. “With these new additional flights added to our U.S. airline schedule, it will also provide our visitors with more convenient connections to Bonaire.”

 To celebrate the new airlift, Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations will be offering 10% off for select new bookings for 2015 and 5% off select new booking for 2016. Email for details.

Stopover in Miami

December 9, 2014

I have been flying to and from the Caribbean since 1987. I lived in Antigua and how divide my time between the US and Bonaire. I mostly fly in and out of Miami International Airport (MIA) to connect to the islands. In October, I spent the weekend in South Beach AKA SoBe. It was a daunting task to choose a hotel but I settled on Metropolitan Como. This new lavish 74 room property is a bit north from the action yet most convenient to everything.  Reservationist Elena made the choice simple. She is a consummate professional in every regard. She paid attention to all details insuring my stay was nothing short of perfect. From check in to check out, everything was flawless. Our room was a corner oceanview king suite. The decor is modern and warm and welcoming. WIFI, stereos, chic lighting, modern bath with lovely apothecaries enhance the experience. The bedding is cotton, crisp and comfy. Everything flows at Metropolitan Como. We loved the  COMO Shambhala Urban Escape. This luxurious spa is situated on the 8th floor. Soft spa music soothes the soul. The rooftop hydrotherapy spa pumps out steamy warm healing water with stunning views of the sea and city.  Another favorite spot was the outdoor patio and pool area. Fernando and the pool staff attended to all of our needs, settling us into relaxing sun beds and replenishing our empty tropical drink glasses.

Returning home is always welcome but leaving Metropolitan Como was most difficult. We are already planning our return. As we drove away, we felt like we were leaving something very familiar and felt a little ache leaving such a beautiful oasis.

http://www.comohotels.com/metropolitanmiamibeach

To book your hotel stay in Miami, contact the Metropolitan Como at Toll Free 1-855-316-2666 and ask for Elena

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