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Bonaire Coral Spawn 2016

July 29, 2016

It’s time for nature’s true undersea wonder, the coral spawn. In August, September and October, Bonaire divers will be treated to a wonderful display with sponges, sea urchins and corals.   Local dive shops can guide you in securing the best dates to dive but typically, a few days after the full moon is the best dive opportunities for this phenomena. For the schedule of events, please click on this link.

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To celebrate the coral spawn, I am pleased to offer 5-10% discounts on  select dive packages. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today. With the United Airlines sale, coral spawn and steep dive package discounts, this fall is the time to come to Bonaire.

 

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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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Beachcombing: Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

May 27, 2016

Fantastic blogger with a different perspective of Bonaire!

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One of my favorite things to do during a cloudy day on Bonaire is beachcomb at Baby Beach.

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My mom and I try to venture to the south side every time we’re on Bonaire, and last week was no different when we were on island for a mother-daughter trip. Sometimes after days on the beach we like to do something different.So we headed down to the south of the island to see some of the treasures that may have washed ashore from the sea.

It’s always good to go into beachcombing with a positive attitude- “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, right? You’ll never know what you’ll find. Sometimes its just washed up sea urchins, bottles, and driftwood, but sometimes there are real treats. I’ve heard of a local family finding a gold doubloon once. Hey, I’m still in search of my golden treasure; one can dream…

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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

United Airlines Alert

April 16, 2016

United Airlines Alert- For those flying on United through Newark, note the flight times departing Newark have changed that may impact your incoming flight to Newark!!  The dates I am aware of are in June but other dates may be impacted. The flight departs Newark 1.5 hours earlier and thus any incoming connection will mis connect.   The new schedule requires an overnight in Newark. Again, I have only checked dates in June.

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Call United for details and information!

Learn to Windsurf Update – ABK in May

March 15, 2016

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Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is pleased to announce a special spring learn to windsurf clinic on sunny and windy Bonaire. Andy Brandt and team will return to Bonaire for a one time May 30, 5 day clinic on the windy island of Bonaire. Come hone your skills and take it to the next level. Beginners will really enjoy this clinic. Lac Bay is one of the world’s best places to learn to sail with gin clear water, balmy temps and on shore winds. Jibe City is the site for this clinic. Best known for excellent customer service and high end performance gear, the team at Jibe City and Andy’s crew will put on a great clinic. Trust the only tour operator who also windsurfs, to plan your windsurf vacation. Ann Phelan, a former PWA Event Promoter will assist with every detail of your trip. 

Discounted land packages including gear, clinic, accommodations and vehicle start at 1800.00 per week. Email ann@bonairewindsurfing today for details.

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Fodor Editor: http://www.fodors.com/world/caribbean/bonaire/12366510_10207390054245576_1379459548_nLearn how to freestyle like this guy! The water down here is magic. Photo by Markus Seidel

March Mindfulness on Bonaire- Spring Equinox

March 2, 2016

Welcome to a weekend of mindful meditation on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire.  The retreat is one day, March 20th, from 2-5 PM.  The timing includes an opportunity to celebrate the Spring Equinox, a time of renewal and re birth.

This course will focus on offering a safe and nurturing setting to commence or expand on your meditation practice. The weekend experience will foster a stronger connection between body, mind and spirit through non-judgmental and patient practice.

The weekend is suited for beginners or those who have taken time from their practice and would welcome a gentle and non-striving  return to meditation and mindfulness. This afternoon is teacher led with instruction and discussion as well as guided meditation, both seated and walking meditation.

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For one hour we will share a silent meditation.

The March Retreat offers an opportunity to explore your practice surrounded by the sea and nature.  We will connect our mind body experience with nature, the perfect balance.

Prices are 35.00 per person *. For registration and details email ann@bonairecaribbean.com

 

*If payment is a challenge please contact me at ann@bonairecaribbean.com.

 

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Abandoned Beauty: Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

February 26, 2016

Amazing Bonaire Perspective

Delicious Excursions

I recently just got back from my annual Christmas trip to Bonaire, and when I mean recently, it was actually three weeks ago. But in all honesty, my mind is still kind of on vacation mode.

During the last couple days of my vacation, I discovered an abandoned shrimp farm while touring the southern part of the island. I’d driven by the building many times before but never considered going in. Now the shrimp farm was used to export shrimp from the island, but it has long been completely empty, with just the remains of what used to be. You know me with my love of run down, deserted buildings, I just had to check it out. It turned out to be photographic magic for me! There’s something so beautiful about pure chaos…

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Like what you see? Don’t worry, there will be plenty more posts about Bonaire in the future!

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Kitemanera – Kite Surfing Fun Event

February 19, 2016

It’s  on, Kitemanera, a fun and freaky kitesurf event slated for March 19 and 20th.  The event, limited to 100 slots has 20 openings for competitors so sign up today.   There are great prizes and lots of fun.  This non profit event has gained popularity in the South American and Caribbean community thanks to a great format and super organization.

To book your accommodations for Kitemanera, contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com. She has the insight into the closest and best accommodations near kite beach, Atlantis.

For Kitemanera information check out http://www.kitemanera.com

 

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