Posts Tagged ‘Bonaire’

Winter Respite in Bonaire

February 15, 2018


Klein BonaireAs the winter season continues, do you find yourself contemplating a Caribbean escape? Bonaire is one of the last unspoiled islands where guests can come decompress and escape from the cold.  Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacation specializes in small intimate properties that feature comfortable amenities, stunning views and superior management. Allow us to individualize your vacation planning staying in rustic seaside bungalows or luxury villas.   Welcome to Bonaire Bliss. Contact today.


Foiling on Bonaire

January 6, 2018


Photo by Kiyohisa Kuma Hosono – Kuma Movie

The windsurf world is abuzz about the new sport, foiling.  Short for hydrofoil, foiling is not really a fad but one of the biggest talked about news to hit the windsurf world. Some say it’s the biggest news in the sport.  Most sailors are trying the experience. Others are skeptical. What you need to know;

  • you can sail in light winds
  • many companies including Starboard have a line of boards for foiling
  • the rush sailing above water has been described as “wild”, “exhilarating” and “super fun” but the locals on Bonaire

Windsurf pro, Antoine Albeau races with a foil board. Pro sailor and windsurf guru, Robby Nash has developed a line as well.  An explosion in gear choices and pros and amateurs who foil will be witnessed soon. This is the biggest news in what could be a windsurf revolution.

Foiling is not only in windsurfing. Kitesurfing has foiling.  A  Bonaire local, Peter Zweers has been kite foiling for a few years now. Internationally, America’s Cup has foil boats. It’s the sport to watch emerge in many disciplines.

Here on Bonaire, Pro windsurfer Taty Frans is offering foil rentals. He charges 90.00 for two hour rentals. Lessons can be offered as well.  To book your rental contact Ann Phelan, island expert on windsurfing vacations. Email today.



Photo by Kiyohisa Kuma Hosono- Kuma Movie



Bonaire Summer Kids Windsurf Camps

January 4, 2018

It’s time to plan your family holiday. With super deals on United, it’s a win win. Bring the family and teach them to windsurf. Let the esteemed staff at Jibe City make your kid’s summer holiday memorable. Kids learn young here, sometimes still in diapers. With shallow see to the bottom water, it’s paradise!


The Jibe City Kids windsurfing clinic consists of 3 mornings and it includes:

  • 3×3 hours of lessons by one of our professional instructors
  • rental of equipment
  • Jibe City lycra
  • Stinapa Nature Fee
  • lunch at the Hang Out Bar

Upcoming Clinics 2018 TBA Summer 2018

Start/End Time: 9:30 – 13:00

Email today for details. Package discounts for gear, lodging and vehicle rentals prevail. Nanny service available based on availability.




Diving Bliss

December 9, 2017

Bonaire is best known as one of the Caribbean’s best shore diving destinations. Yellow rocks with creative names such as Angel City and Hilma Hooker, dot the landscape along the shore line. They are markers for the over 80 shore dive sites on Bonaire. Divers have been coming to the island for over 30 years to experience some of the Caribbean’s best diving.  Scuba Diving Magazine recently released their People’s Choice Awards. Bonaire came in first for Healthy Marine Environment, Macro Diving, Shore Diving and Free Diving. Thanks to a protected Marine Park, managed by STINAPA, Bonaire’s pristine reefs can be enjoyed by the discerning diver.

Repeat clients, Cheryl and Airey Baringer love Bonaire. They have been my clients since 2003. Their mission, to dive as much as they can and to snap amazing photos.  Here is my favorite, captured by Cheryl last month.



To book your dive vacation, contact today. Mention Dive Bliss and earn 5-10% discounts on select dive properties for new bookings in 2018. Bon Bini to Bonaire Bliss. And to read about the awards, click on Scuba Dive Magazine


Bonaire Wellness

September 30, 2017

Kralendijk – Recharge and reset on the island of Bonaire. Bonaire Wellness is a web directory of wellness practitioners on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire. The directory allows visitors to locate and book wellness activities to compliment their vacation. Heal your mind and body choosing from  a myriad of restorative services. For those seeking an active wellness vacation, participate in a seaside Tai Chi class or sunset yoga. For those desiring a full immersion, plan a week-long wellness vacation complete with an individualized program.  Bonaire is provides an unhurried and unspoiled destination.  Come find your center. Bon Bini, welcome to Bonaire. 

Visit Bonaire Wellness at



Wellness Retreats

September 16, 2017

101.pngClose your eyes and slowly breathe in, and breathe out. Imagine this; a Caribbean vacation to a warm and sunny island. Imagine cooling trade winds blowing gently as you sit under a shady palm tree. Picture the Caribbean blue with glistening lights on the tops of small crests of water. Visualize seabirds playing in the waves, tropical birds drinking nectar from colorful flowers and pelicans cruising along the shoreline.  The images of a Caribbean escape immediately evoke a feeling of calm.

Bonaire is arguably one of the last unspoiled islands in the Caribbean. There are no traffic lights, nothing higher than four stories and a slow pace that allows visitors to immediately settle into an “island vibe”. Surrounded by pristine waters, the island is home to a plethora of skilled wellness practitioners. Healing artists include those skilled in Reiki and Energy Balancing. There are several yoga instructors, trained in the various schools. On island, find a seaside spa or a healing center to ease your weary body. Come practice Mindfulness and slow down to the speed of living.

Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations specializes in Wellness Vacations. Luxury Wellness Packages include magnificent seaside and ocean view villas. Individualized wellness programs incorporate treatments to fit every need. Finding a balance between mind, body and spirit can be achieved while enjoying a Caribbean escape. In between your wellness retreat, learn to dive or windsurf. Snorkel amongst the healthy reefs. Dine on vegetarian cuisines. Savor the local flavors found in the many sea view restaurants.

Get back to who you were intended to be. Discover wellness on the Dutch Caribbean island of Bonaire.  For information and a wellness consultation, email



Bonaire – Is It Safe to Travel To Bonaire

September 8, 2017

First and foremost, thanks everyone for checking on my welfare. I am fine, actually on Cape Cod for my annual fall respite. Bonaire has not been impacted by Irma. Allow me to share a bit about Bonaire.

Bonaire is outside the hurricane belt. Located north of South America, the three island chain of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao rarely see hurricanes. As a result, they are also quite arid.

As we read about the devastation from Hurricane Irma, it is important to know, whilst many islands were impacted, there are a group of Caribbean islands typically not impacted by hurricanes. They include but are not limited to:

  • Aruba
  • Bonaire
  • Curacao
  • Grenada
  • Barbados
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • The Grenadines

The Caribbean islands rely on tourism. Continue to visit the islands prepared for tourism. Keep the Caribbean vibe alive. For those islands that have suffered devastation, fear not, they will rebuild. As of press, Antigua is open and ready for business.

For questions on Bonaire, contact


Wellness Weeks April 30, June 25 and Aug. 13, 2017

March 19, 2017


Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations and Nature’s Discount Nutrition Center has partnered to bring a Week of Wellness on the Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire. Immerse yourself in a nurturing experience devoted to wellness and health. Prices start at 900-2000 per week for single or double.

Packages include:

  • Daily Yoga
  • Mindful Meditation
  • Spa Concierge Services
  • Breakfast Daily

Additional Options

  • Life Coaching
  • Vegan and Vegetarian Cuisine
  • Pilates
  • Whole Eating Regime
  • Detox / Juicing

Accommodations  are carefully selected to embrace solitude and healing. They include a  rustic seaside property  featuring stunning sunrises for yoga and meditation.  Also available is a lovely modern bed and breakfast with artistic design and  serene areas for yoga and meditation.
We invite you to immerse yourself in an experience that supports physical and emotional healing,  as you connect with your true self. Bonaire offers the natural healing environment, conducive to this experience.

For pricing and details, contact Groups, couples and individuals welcome.


Valentines Day Girls Trip to Bonaire

February 4, 2017



Photo Courtesy of Marco Di Gianvito – ACTIVEYEPHOTO

Cheers to Bonaire fan and free lance writer extraordinaire, Sue Campbell for the Bonaire love. I completely agree, Bonaire is perfect for lovers but girls too would enjoy a Valentines Day getaway. Wellness Vacations, Spas, oh my. And the water sports, so good. Day on Bonaire


iPhone Photo Contest

January 8, 2017


I love taking photos with my iPhone 6s. I feel the quality of photos is quite good. The photo on this page was taken recently. The location is Cargill Salt Company.  I was inspired by the perspective of my photo and equally enjoy viewing the amazing photos captured and shown on Instagram and other social media outlets.

I thought it would be fun to have a little photo contest. Everyone is welcome, the only requirements are amateur photographers may submit. Submit your photo on my Facebook page, before March 1. You may also email your photo to

Prizes include Bonaire swag including t shirts and more. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. Any shot is welcome; nature, people, things.

Questions and feedback may be sent to

Entries will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact, and artistic merit. Decisions made by the judges are final. By entering, you retain copyright and remain the owner of your images and may also continue to use them in any manner you choose. You agree that the images you submit may be used on and