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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!

Villa Bliss

Bonaire’s premiere oceanfront villa!

 

Pelican Reef and Villa Ganshi on Sale

April 3, 2016

Pelican Reef and Villa Ganshi are on sale! Take 15% off the dates below:

Pelican Reef

April 9 till April 16  

April 23 till April 30 

Villa Ganshi

April 30 till May 7 

Pelican Reef is a real beach house, ideally located on the fringes of Playa Lechi on the water’s edge The center of Kralendijk, Bonaire’s main village, is a short15 minute walk away, as are most of the activities as well as the main restaurants.

The house itself, lovingly tucked away in lush tropical greenery, would be best described as casual and intimate. The interior is comfortable and simple: island style with colonial accents and an occasional splash of Caribbean color.

Being a private residence, the house is equipped with all amenities and comfort you could wish for during your stay:

There are two bedrooms, both have twin beds. The bedrooms are equipped with A/C and ceiling fans. White 100% cotton bed linen, cozy throws, and cushions. The rooms have screens, but additional mosquito nets are also available should they be needed.

The comfortable bathroom has a large step-in shower. In the cupboard you will find plenty of white towels for indoor use and colorful beach towels for outdoors. There is also an outdoor shower.

The kitchen is fully equipped with cooking stove, microwave, large fridge and freezer, coffee-maker, blender, toaster, and all necessary glassware, dishes, cutlery, cooking and frying pans. Picnic equipment and coolers are also available.

Outside you will find our barbeque, feel free to use it! Furthermore there are quite some lanterns to turn our beach area into a real fairy-tale decor.

Pelican Reef is all about easy outdoor living: a constant airy breeze provides the perfect temperature. The spacious porch offers plenty of shade, there is a nice sundeck with loungers, deck chairs, and a hammock. Our swim dock allows you to slip straight into the turquoise Caribbean Sea!

But the main feature is without any doubt the peace and quiet this house has to offer… with your own private beach to enjoy fantastic sunsets and starry moonlit skies.

And for those guests who have difficulty detaching from the “real” world, there is TV and DVD, stereo, a cell phone at your disposal (calls to be paid), wireless Internet access, a growing library with books, magazines, DVD and board games.

 

Ganshi is Pelican’s upscale sister, equally appointed but with a bit more room and little extras.

Kindly email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details.

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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Klein Bonaire Meditation

Stay 7 pay for 6 at Sorobon- 2016

September 30, 2015

As if you needed more incentive to travel to Bonaire, the Caribbean’s hottest windsurf and dive spot, check this out. Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations and Sorobon are teaming up to offer a super deal. For all new bookings for the period between April 1st and December 15th 2016, They are offering a stay 7, pay for 6 nights special. All new bookings will have free Concierge and a free welcome rum punch. IMG_3174

Black Out Dates:

April 30th – May 9th 2016
June 16th – June 19th 2016

Not valid in combination with other specials

Special Subject to Change and Availability

To book your trip, contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.

Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel- Pure Heaven

August 5, 2015
Oceanfront Bliss

Oceanfront Bliss

My boyfriend and I had the privilege of being guests of Sara Matera and staff at Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel recently. As a travel professional, it’s imperative I inspect properties each year so I can be sure to deliver the very best product to my clients. With the advent of online booking, it’s important I stand out so that my clients return year after year. To insure I offer the best product possible, personalized service includes quality review of each property.

Over the years, I have booked many discerning guests at Bellafonte. it is one of Bonaire’s few high end properties on the sea. I had the wonderful opportunity to have a “stay-cation” at Bellafonte. I live across the street, so packing and moving over for our two night respite was relatively easy.  Sheila Marie, one of Bellafonte’s amazing front end staff, welcomed us warmly. We were treated to oceanfront splendour in one of the amazing senior suites. From our welcome, to the end of our stay, we were made to feel,  oh so special.

We checked in mid week this summer for a two night stay. Upon arrival, the General Manager, Sara had a bottle of wine and a warm welcome note for our arrival. The fridge was stocked with cold water as well. Our patio opened up to sea views and gentle trade winds. Inside, the amenities were top notch. My boyfriend loved the Expresso machine. The full kitchen was perfect for meal preparation as well.   Some properties are not well stocked with glassware and dishes but our unit was well appointed. Our special place was the massive patio that had a table for dining and two comfy chairs for reading and relaxing. The sweeping views of the Caribbean blue were amazing.

Views from our patio!

Views from our patio!

Of course everyone comes to Bonaire for the sea. Over the years, I have enjoyed visiting  the property when guests arrived. Last Christmas, I booked a Junior Suite for my daughter and her boyfriend so we enjoyed three days of sunning and snorkeling on the massive seaside deck.  This spot is nothing short of magical. The comfy turquoise cushions on large sun beds were perfect for sunning and napping. Snorkeling off the deck was amazing. Drifting south, we saw a plethora of sea life including coral heads and colorful fish. The best time is at night, sipping wine on the deck, under the stars. Pure heaven.

This intimate property features 22 luxury privately owned apartments.  The furnishings are high end. The bedding and towels are cotton comfortable. There is AC throughout each unit. The property features free high speed internet, private terraces or balconies, dive gear storage and rinse tanks, outdoor showers and 24/7 reception and night concierge.  The close proximity to south shore dive sites, windsurfing, kite surfing, the airport and town, make Bellafonte one of my client’s favorite properties. The King of Holland and his family recently enjoyed a stay at Bellafonte.

expansive views for miles and miles

expansive views for miles and miles

To book your stay, contact Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations.  I will hand pick a unit for your stay. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com.  They offer free Concierge, vehicle rental, windsurf or dive gear rentals and tour planning. When booking Bellafonte, ask for the Bonaire Bliss Discount when mentioning this blog post. New bookings for 2015 will earn 5% discounts off room stays.

When considering your vacation, if you seek a comfortable high end property, look no more.  The sunsets alone are worth a stay at Bellafonte.

Bon bini

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A peak at Bellafonte’s front yard…

May 3, 2015

One of my most popular properties for repeaters is Bellafonte. The oceanfront setting is magical. The dockside patio on the sea is perfect for sunning, sipping cocktails and of course sharing the sea with pelicans and lovely fish. It’s close to the airport and town as well so very convenient. The manager Yuri, is quite amazing, assisting all of my guests in enjoying a spectacular experience. I live across the street so can attest to this peaceful property. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com at Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations to book a stay at Bellafonte.

Enjoy this lovely video thanks to clients, Mirtha and Eduardo!

Crown Ridge on Sale

April 29, 2015

Crown Ridge, one of our Gold Properties is on sale during peak low season. This splendid 3 bedroom, 2 bath property offers stunning views of the sea. Sunset cocktails are best enjoyed in your poolside loungers. Listen to the sound of song birds serenading you as you while away the hours at this blissful retreat.  The owners of Crown Ridge created a comfortable oasis for their discerning guests. Come experience your own seaside villa.

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During the summer months,  we are offering an exclusive 10% discount. Contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com and reference Crown Ridge Bliss Special.

Last Minute Bliss- Take Off Specials to Bonaire

August 20, 2014

Sometimes we have the golden opportunity to take off at a moment’s notice. Perhaps you completed a deadline and deserve to celebrate your success. Other times we simple need to re charge. Commencing this week, I will spotlight last minute deals to the sunny island of Bonaire. With the carnation of the new Delta Friday flight, serious deals are waiting to be had. I have been scouting prices and am astounded at the prices sometimes, many under 600 USD round trip. With the coral spawn approaching, September and October are the perfect times to get away. Email me for details. All specials apply to new bookings only.

Bellafonte – http://www.bonairecaribbean.com/bonaire_properties/bellefonte.html

Last minute for September and October, 5% off room rates (before tax and service) at this oceanfront luxury resort. I just snorkeled off the sunning deck and saw a plethora of sea life. This is an amazing luxurious property. Of course, I will hand select the best room category possible.

Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for your last minute getaway. Dive specials include 150.00 pp for 6 days air with a free Nitrox upgrade.

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The Natural Curacao – A True Getaway

August 8, 2014

Many of my discerning clients seek to expand their holiday visiting Curacao before or after their Bonaire sojourn. I have found a new property that insures tranquility. The Natural Curacao is a restful haven for those seeking to be immersed in nature. I visited recently and am ready to return. I spent my time lounging by the pool. There is a fantastic sunning deck and a lovely pool deck that was shaded all afternoon. The steady trades provided cooling relief from the July sun. There is an honor bar stocked with beverages. I also enjoyed visiting the lending library. Take a book and leave one for someone else. The property has thirsty thick towels for the pool and for bathing. I appreciate nice amenities and was happy The Natural Curacao provided for all details assuring comfort.

Photo Courtesy of The Natural Curacao

Photo Courtesy of The Natural Curacao

The Natural is the only “clothing optional” resort on the ABC Islands (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). Clothing optional means that naturism is permitted, but not mandatory. The property is gay friendly and single friendly as well, as I found to be true. Everyone is welcome. For day-visitors they offer aspecial rate of Naf. 10,00. The property is small, 8 units but it’s spread out and truly relaxed. I enjoyed a massive bungalow with splendid views of the salinas and kunuku. At night, star gazing was supreme. My room had a massive covered patio with loungers and living furniture. Inside there was a large kitchen, island for dining and computer work and a living space. The shower was large and afforded hot water. My comfortable king bed was lovely for naps and bedtime. The AC was cooling as well.

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Rates are 50.00 to 105.00 per night. There is round trip transfers for 25.00 USD each way. Yvonne, the co owner offers therapeutic massage in your room. There are yoga classes as well. This is a healing center for the weary and those who are committed to their health and wellness. Those merely seeking a poolside setting to read and write will be delighted at The Natural Curacao.

For more information email me at ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Pelican and Villa Ganshi on Sale

May 7, 2014

Pelican Reef is a romantic oceanfront cottage minutes from town. The snorkeling in front of the house is amazing. Pelican Reef is a 15 minute walk to town and dining down picturesque Playa Lechi.

10% off

Villa Ganshi is an upscale yet casual villa on the sea in tranquil Bonaire. The closest dive site, Something Special, and the sea in front is teeming with sea life. 

10% off

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Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com for details and other special offers.

Free dates

For Villa Ganshi:
May 24 till June 7

For Pelican Reef:
May 17 till May 24
May 31 till June 21