Posts Tagged ‘Ann Phelan’

Fitness Bliss

November 23, 2016

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Do you long to enjoy a Caribbean getaway but want to stick to your fitness regime. No worries, Bonaire has amazing dining and drink venues,  but you find  can a balance, continuing your fitness regime. I am in awe of the outstanding fitness options available on Bonaire. There are quite a few gyms, from spartan and basic to modern, with AC. I have experienced quite a few but wanted to share my experience working with fitness guru Mireille Boom. Mireille is trained under the Les Milles Program.  She presently teacher at The Beach, formerly Windsock Beach on EEG Blvd. She has two classes, Flowing Grace, a yoga style workout and HIT Training. I sampled both and loved each class. The seaside setting on the sun deck is magnificent.  The emphasis is on core stability. The HIT Training is a 30-minute power blast of cardio and weight training. Hundreds of calories are burned in each session.  I left exhausted but invigorated, just the way I like. I was challenged all the way, under Mireille’s instruction.

Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations specializes in Wellness Vacations. Come immerse yourself in our nature and seaside experiences but also, tend to your mind, body and spirit. Bonaire awaits. Bon Bini, welcome soon.

Too book your Bonaire escape, email ann@bonairecaribbean.com
To learn more about Mireille, check out Mireille Boom Facebook

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The Flowstyle Revolution

September 25, 2014
Sail Whisperer

Sail Whisperer

The Flowstyle Revolution.

If you’ve been sitting at Lac Bay, waiting for wind, there is absolutely no doubt you have seen “the sail whisperer”, Caesar Finies, throwing his tricks a la “flowstyle. Caesar is a light wind wonder and has led the way in a new wave of freestyle coined, “flowstyle”.

To learn more about Bonaire’s windsurf scene or to meet Caesar, contact the on island windsurfing tour operator, Ann Phelan at ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Thanks Boards Magazine UK for supporting our local pro! Caesar is presently in the US on a fall tour.

Bonaire Fall / Early Winter Air Lift News

August 1, 2014

Press Release from Adams PR

DELTA ADDS ADDITIONAL FRIDAY SERVICE TO BONAIRE;
UNITED MAINTAINS HOUSTON SEPTEMBER SERVICE

Meetings at Routes Americas Result in Additional Service

Kralendijk, Bonaire – (March 24, 2014) – Commissioner of Tourism and Economic Development, Edsel Winklaar and TCB Director Ethsel Pieternella announce today that Bonaire’s attendance at Routes Americas and subsequent negotiations with Delta and United have resulted in increased service to Bonaire from the US.
Delta will add an additional weekly service on Friday, effective August 22, 2014, providing Bonaire with a Friday-Saturday pattern for the fall and early winter. Delta will operate a 737-800 on the flight with 16 Business Class seats and 138 Coach seats. The schedule will be the same as on Saturday:
DL flight 663 depart ATL 9:45am arrive in BON 1:55pm
DL flight 662 departs BON 3:59pm arrives ATL 7:22pm
Through a market support agreement with United, the Houston Flight will continue in September, providing uninterrupted service year-round. Both services have been added into the respective airlines’ systems.

To celebrate this additional service, Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations is offering 5% discounts on select properties for new bookings Sept. – Nov. 2014. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for details.

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Jibe City on Sale

March 30, 2014

The winter season is over and spring sailing is upon us. Conditions have been amazing. Our windsurf community looks forward to a windy low season. To inspire and motivate low season visitors to come to Bonaire Jibe City and Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations has teamed up to offer some great prices. Book your stay between Aug.15 and Dec. 15, 2014 and enjoy 5 non consecutive day days of windsurfing for 250.00. Book a new package and earn 5-10% discounts off select accommodations. Ask about our Fall Bliss Packages. When the winds are light, take a flowstyle freestyle lesson, enjoy SUP, bonefishing, mangrove kayaking, diving and snorkeling. I have come to love low season with less crowds and great pricing. Email Ann Phelan at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for details.

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Jibe City Bungalows

August 21, 2013
Windsurf Bliss

Windsurf Bliss

Jibe City, Bonaire’s premiere windsurf shop also features casual rustic windsurf bungalows for rent. These cozy apartments are perfect for those seeking a comfortable windsurf getaway footsteps away from windy Lac Bay. Of course windsurfers will enjoy the proximity to the shores of windy paradise but snorkelers will also love this quiet location. The nights are tranquil with only the sound of the wind and sea. Star lit nights offer solitude and peace. By day, enjoy windsurfing, kayaking, stand up paddling (SUP)and snorkeling. Hang Out Bar is open all day for fresh flavourful tasty meals and beverages.

Caribbean Wind & Sun is pleased to offer 50% off rack rates for bookings Sept. 1- Dec. 14. Rates start at 60.00 USd a night and up for these select dates. Windsurf rentals are available. To discuss this special package, contact the windsurf specialist, Ann Phelan at ann@bonairewindsurfing.com today.

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Lac Bay Villa

August 3, 2013

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I have recently inspected Bonaire’s premiere windsurf property, Lac Bay Villa. This is truly Bonaire’s only windsurf villa nestled at the base of Lac Bay. The villa affords splendid views of the windsurf “playground” and enjoys refreshing trades blowing constantly. The owners are windsurfers thus have created a windsurf oasis. There is a star gazing deck by night or a sunning platform by day. The gourmet kitchen is perfect for entertaining. There is an kitchen island for entertaining. The property comes with high speed internet, AC in the bedrooms and all the comforts needed for a windsurf getaway.

There will be a new management team on board and Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations will be the US representative. Watch for a press release soon.

For more information, contact the island windsurf expert, Ann Phelan at ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Bonefishing in Bonaire – A Well Kept Secret

August 1, 2013

Whispers in the bonefishing world suggested there as a killer spot to fish. I heard about bonefishing in Bonaire from my friend John Mark from Long Island. He took me out to the shallow waters of Lac Bay and we fished for hours. Since that day, I have welcomed several bonefisherman who have enjoyed the pristine unspoiled waters. Captain Chris from Piscatur has been taking out my clients over the years.

From Piscatur Fishing Charters Website:

Bonaire has managed to remain a truly special kind of secret destination. The southeast of Bonaire offers several square miles of premium bonefishing grounds with shallow, crystal clear warm water of only 3 feet maximum depth.

Bonefishing here is 100% safe, no sharks, no sea urchins, no stinging jellyfish, no blister worms, no eels, nor anything else to worry about! The hard, sandy bottom affords very easy wading. Here on Bonaire, bonefishing is all wading.

The average Bonefish weighs between 3 and 6 pounds, although 8- to 9-pound fish are regularly caught. The largest bonefish ever caught was over 12 pounds! Permit range between 10 to 20 pounds average, with the largest caught ever being over 30 pounds! Other fishes are also in the flats: ladyfish, gray snapper, barracuda, and several more species.

Lac Bay Bonefishing

Lac Bay Bonefishing

To book your bonefishing adventure, contact Ann Phelan of Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations at ann@bonairecaribbean.com. She has unique packages including rustic bungalows right on the bay teeming with bonefish to luxurious villas on the oceanfront.

Enjoy the photo of a nice Permit!

Windsurf Bliss

July 7, 2013

No wind, come SUP

No wind, come SUP


As I finish packing up to head home to Bonaire, I had to peak at the wind forecast. I had a lovely pre summer sojourn on Cape Cod with a visit to Bermuda. It’s been super hot on Cape Cod and the 4th of July traffic has been insane. I seek the solitude and serenity of my summer Bonaire.

Windguru and Windfinder are in concert; BIG WINDS are here to stay in Bonaire. To celebrate this windy period, I am offering 5-10% off all new bookings starting today for travel through Nov. 1. Remember, Andy Brandt has his annual Aug. ABK clinic the 17th. I have steep discounts that week as well. Kids Camps continue all summer. Ask me for details.

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light wind fun

In the meantime, consider a summer getaway to windy paradise. The wind is waiting!

Email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com today

Kite Week in Bonaire June 11-16

May 24, 2013

Kite Week in Bonaire

Photo by Hagen/ Cactus Blue Food Truck

Press Release from Kite Week Bonaire – Edited by Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations

International Kite Course Racing Event Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Bonaire – For decades the trade winds have blown across the oceans and sailors from many lands have enjoyed the freedom of the seas and the love of salt water spraying in their face. Bonaire is a small island located in the southern Caribbean basin, outside of the hurricane belt, once known as the Netherland Antilles. Despite political changes and collapsing global economies, the island and the people continue their lives interacting with nature and the wind and ocean, much the same way their fore fathers did previously. With a fringing reef that encompass the island and an abundance of fish, the locals are still able to rig their sails and continue to fish for Wahoo or Mahi Mahi, using the simplest of techniques.

Sailing and cruising visitors enjoy the facilities laid out by the Bonaire National Marine Park, with moorings close to the shore and even more importantly, close to the main town, Kralendijk. The Marine Park also helps keep our pristine reefs healthy where even the license plates proclaim our connection to the sea, “Bonaire Divers Paradise”.

With such perfect wind conditions that are steady and consistent, you will see windsurfers, optimists, sunfish sailors as well as kite surfers enjoying the conditions on a daily basis. Larger sailing boats too, will cruise daily up and down the coast as well as taking a short sail around Klein Bonaire, which is a small island in visible proximity to Bonaire itself. To supply these boats with all of their needs there is a small, but well stocked Budget Marine Chandlery. Bonaire is home to one of the oldest Sailing Regattas in the Caribbean and hosts world class events for windsurfing and other sailing classes. Bonaire is quite famous for its windsurfing already. Now it is time for Kite Surfing to take the spotlight.

This year, between 11th and 16th June, Bonaire will be hosting an International Sailing Event, the South and Middle American Kite Course Racing Championships. This event will award 100 ISAF points toward the world rankings so it is a must for all of top level sailors. It will take place in an area to the south end of the island located at a site called Atlantis “Kite Beach”.

To have a kite course race event, where the conditions allow the racers to come within twenty feet of the shore line, is very unique as it is bringing the action right up close to the spectators and photographers. Side off shore winds which are steady and constant mean that the regatta will see plenty of action. A planned schedule of after race events will entertain not only the racers but also visiting sailors and other tourists who visit our beautiful island for the diving, snorkeling or just simply to relax.

With an estimated 90 top professional riders coming from all parts of the world, Bonaire will enjoy a spectacle never seen in our waters before. The excitement is already building and some local riders are training on a daily basis to ensure that the island gives a great performance during the week of racing.

There will also be a spectacular final race, to be called the Bonaire Classic which will see as many as 70 kites racing from Atlantis into the bay of Kralendijk, rounding the island of Klein Bonaire before heading back upwind to the finish line at Atlantis with a distance of 40 km plus, this will be a sight worth watching. This event will be open to amateurs and Pros alike. The action does not stop there; stay tuned for a free style event during the following week.

Kite beach is a unique high energy location where sailors can easily launch their kites and enjoy the perfect conditions. It is also the home to 2 mobile kite surfing schools and the Cactus Blue mobile restaurant to keep you well fed and refreshed. During the rest of the year, the schools offer lessons and rentals as well as sales of equipment to keep sailors of any level happy. There are several safety boats to give those who have not mastered upwind sailing or have equipment difficulties a ride back. Even if you are not sailing, it is worth a trip to the kite beach to watch the action.

To book your accommodations and vehicle rental, contact Ann Phelan ann@bonairecaribbean.com. She has accommodations 65 USD a night and up for two and car rentals for 271.00 a week.

Photo Courtesy of Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations

Photo Courtesy of Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations

Jibe City Windsurf Center

December 11, 2012

Jibe City Windsurf Center

For 11 years I have had the privilege of booking windsurf vacations for my discerning windsurf clients. Bonaire, best known as an amazing dive destination is also a windsurf Mecca due to shallow gin clear water, on shore steady trades and of course the famous Bonaire windsurf team. Jibe City is located on windy Lac Bay. New management has brought in high end gear and a reliable team of windsurf professionals to offer a high performance windsurf experience. Andy Brandt’s ABK Boardsports Camps are held throughout the year with a cluster during the winter windy season. Beginners can learn the sport while intermediates can hone their skills. Advanced sailors and pros come to train to refine their freestyle repertoire or to train in the deep blue in slalom conditions. To learn more about Bonaire’s windsurf scene, contact ann@bonairewindsurfing.com today. Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacation specializes in windsurf vacation packages and is a proud sponsor of the 2013 ABK Boardsports Camps.

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