Archive for the ‘Kitesurfing’ Category

Aruba Hi Winds

June 19, 2011

Aruba Hi Winds was once the Caribbean’s hottest windsurf events. I attended several events on Aruba. The last one in 04 was one of the most fun filled well organized events I had attended. This year Aruba is hosting a PWA Grand Slam and the biggest names in the sport are on hand. Check out this trailer. Success to all! To book your windsurf vacation in Aruba or Bonaire contact Ann Phelan at

New Website New Specials

April 14, 2010

To celebrate a bright new website facelift, Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is offering blog readers 5% discounts on select bookings for travel before Dec. 1 2010. Reference “Bonairebliss” to earn discounts and other blog reader specials. Caribbean Wind & Sun is entering it’s 23 year of business and has had the privilege of sending away thousands to the Caribbean. A Bonaire specialist, Ann Phelan truly loves her job sending booking vacation escapes. Enjoy the website and happy travels. The website URL is

Heading North

Villa Trepanier

January 30, 2010

Bonaire-Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is proud to unveil their latest property, a lovely oceanfront villa on Playa Lechi. This spectacular 3 bedroom 2 bath villa offers a luxurious yet restful escape with stunning views of the sea and Klein Bonaire. Located on the seaside, you may swim in the refreshing pool or dip in the sea. Villa Trepanier features a full kitchen for your culinary pleasure, cable TV and high speed internet. The glass design creates spectacular views and an open living experience. Walk to dining, shops and diving. Prices start at 1800.00 USD a week including taxes. Free Concierge is offered to all our discerning guests. Cook and Nanny services available. We also offer Dive , Kitesurf and Windsurf Package Specials so call for details.  Call 800-219-0118 or 011 599- 786-3134 to book your week of Bonaire Bliss. You may also email

Photos forthcoming! Video Courtesy of Villa Trepanier and Mathieu Le Blanc

Belnem Villa – Villa of the Month

December 6, 2009

Bonaire Bliss

Bonaire Bliss

I am pleased to unveil my new signature property, Belnem Oceanfront Villa. Located on EEG Blvd, this amazing villa is on the sea with splendid views. There is a dock to dive and swim or snorkel. Sunning is a delight on one of your multi level patios. There is a rinse area and outdoor shower for divers. The house is equipped with washer/dryer, AC in bedrooms, wifi, entertainment center and outdoor living space for dining and parties. Dive from your front yard or drive a few miles north or south for prime diving. Windsurfing is 4 miles away and kiting about 6 miles.

Photo Courtesy of Mark van de Meulen

Photo Courtesy of Mark van de Meulen

The first level consists of a large living area, with an enormous kitchen and bar, 2 double bedrooms, 2 complete bathrooms, guest toilet, garage with automatic doors and space for two cars, lots of storage space. The upstairs features a master suite with a private patio and bath.

The house sleeps 6 with the possibility of adding 2 children if air mattresses are used.

Master Suite with Private Balcony Overlooking the Sea

Master Suite with Private Balcony Overlooking the Sea

Special Introductory Rental Prices:

1 – 2 guest:     $ 3100 per week

2 – 4 guest:     $ 3400 per week

4 – 6 guest:     $ 3600 per week

Prices include:

Pick up at the airport

Groceries on the day of arrival

Car reservations

Housekeeping once a week

Electricity, gas, water, w/d

Wireless internet connection

Cable television

Prices are excl. 10% service charge, and excl. $ 5,50 Bonaire Tourist tax per day per adult older than 13.

I am offering repeater discounts as always and for bookings for the remainder of 2009, each new booking (commencing today) will earn a dining credit.

I appreciate your business and hope to welcome you back soon.


Bonaire Singles Weeks

January 26, 2009

Singles Month in Bonaire

Our 5th Annual Singles Weeks are fast approaching March 7-20, 2009. Single/solo travelers will meet on island and dive, windsurf and kite by day and at night wine and dine. Caribbean Wind & Sun has expanded their weeks into the summer for divers.

Summer Singles Dive Weeks  will be held July 1-20 in Bonaire. Dive by day, dine and dance at night. Dive prices start at 800 USD* pp for a single accommodation (7 night stays), truck and 6 days unlimited shore diving with free Nitrox upgrade.  Optional activities included guided hikes, birding, snorkeling, kayaking and mountain biking.

Singles month was created by Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations to meet the needs of the independent traveler who seeks to meet other like minded adults. There is ample time for solo ventures such as shopping and exploring. It’s a freestyle week to do what you like when you like knowing there are others for diving and dining. Call 800 219-0118 for dates and additional information. You may also send an email to

* Rates are subject to availability and dates. Taxes and insurance not included in the rate.

Dinner Party At Capriccio's

Christmas Trades and Veerwerks

December 22, 2008

Pagara at City CafeKralendijkDecember is a busy time on the island of Bonaire.  The snowbirds return for their Winter Migration.  I of course refer to the retired and rich who spend the Winter windsurfing, diving or simply chilling.  Most head down to dive one of the 80+ dive sites. Some come to windsurf in pristine Lac Bay. Others simply come to bask in the sun. Tourists from Europe and the America’s return in Dec. for the holidays. All incoming flights were packed which is healthy for our economy.

Right around Christmas the trades returned this year making it windsurf paradise. There were a few days I enjoyed my 4.7 meter Gaastra sail and my 85 liter Angulo wave board. My friends the Hibdiges from New Forest (England) were dazzled by the winds burning themselves out each day sailing non stop.  Daddy Trevor was setting his goal to beat his previous speed record. I think he topped 3o knots but need to double check. Son Sam turned 16. We had a marvelous time at his birthday dinner at Patagonia, one of two Argentinian steak houses on Bonaire.

Dec. 27th the entire island seems to have a fireworks stand. Veerwerks are blown off by businesses all day Dec. 31 to send off the new year and for hopes of prosperity and luck next year. It’s called a Pagara and is essentially a long tied massive rope of thousands of fireworks. A good Pagara can last up to 5 minutes. The smoke and noise is massive but it’s good fun. Our wonderful sanitation company Selibon is on hand to clean up and move on to the next Pagara. This year a flu bug prevented me from enjoying the revelry.

Jan. 1 is a quiet day on island.  Here’s to a prosperous and joyful New Year.

Welcome to My World

November 3, 2008

Sunset Over Bonaire

Come see Bonaire thru my senses. I will introduce you to the sights and sounds of our tranquil island. Learn some simple Papiamento phrases. Get a first hand look into the climate and culture of this diverse island.  I will share my tips on where to dive and dine.  Learn about the famous Team Bonaire, a group of professional windsurfers who have changed the landscape of the windsurf world.  Bon Bini!

Bonaire Landscape