Posts Tagged ‘Bonaire’

Last Minute Deal Alert – Bonaire

December 15, 2016

If you are yearning for a last minute escape and are pinching pennies, look no further. I have two oceanfront high end cottages on sale.  Both are impeccably decorated reflecting Caribbean comfort and design. Sunset views, phew. Oceanfront bliss, you got it.

This view could be yours!




Pelican Reef

Jan 1 till Jan 7  (6 Nights)

Jan. 14 till Jan. 23 ( 9 nights)

Villa Ganshi

Jan 5 till Jan. 21 ( 16 nights)

15% discount for these spectacular dates!

Email today. Brought to you by Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations, the Bonaire experts!


Fitness Bliss

November 23, 2016


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
To learn more about Mireille, check out Mireille Boom Facebook

Women’s Windsurf Week

September 27, 2016


Arrianne Aukes and Ladina Van de Swoll have teamed up to present a fabulous windsurf and yoga clinic for women on sunny Bonaire. Located in the Dutch Caribbean, Bonaire is a windsurf Mecca due to gin clear water and steady on shore trades. Arrianne, a seasoned windsurf pro will help you ramp up your skills, taking your windsurfing to a new level.  When not on the water, Ladina will teach her flow style yoga daily in a serene spa setting.

This clinic is perfect for women’s groups, yoga students, team building and reunions. Be pampered and challenged all in one week. Learn one of the hottest water sports on pristine Lac Bay.

The dates are 3-7 April, 2017. The clinic price is 650.00. Accommodations are 45 USD a night and up for singles and doubles. You may stay in rustic bungalows or garden apartments. Those seeking a more luxurious experience may choose from seaside villas with pools and modern amenities.  Free Concierge Services are available. For more information email today.


Photo Courtesy of Marc van Swoll



Wellness Retreat in Bonaire

September 11, 2016

DSC_5653.jpgPhoto By Delno Tromp


May 7-12, 2017

Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacations presents Mindfulness In Nature- A Bonaire Experiential Retreat

In this week long event, you will participate in a series of wellness activities aimed at de-stress and spiritual health and well-being. The retreat will include group programs including sunrise yoga, Reiki, mindfulness meditation, Stand Up Paddle Yoga   as well as individual services including healing massage and Bonaire Salt Scrubs.  Led by Ann Phelan MA CAGS, a travel specialist as well as a life coach and mindfulness teacher, the program will be an opportunity to unplug from life’ stressors and nurture your mind body and spirit on the pristine island of Bonaire. 

Email or call 001 508 737 5245


Wellness Vacations

August 15, 2016

Caribbean Wind & Sun is unveiling their new program, Wellness Vacations to Bonaire. Many travelers seek to de-stress and unwind on vacation. Some are able to unplug simply by reading a booking or walking the beach. Others need a little guidance and support as they seek to fulfill their personal goals.  If you are already immersed in your own practice at home and want to expand in the Caribbean, Bonaire offers the perfect setting. Our island is restful and healing. We have many gifted practitioners with skills to support your goals.

For those that want to combine an active vacation with some wellness activities, look no more. You can dive  and windsurf and then have customized spa and restorative services. We will discuss your goals whether it’s fitness and health or restorative and healing needs  If you prefer a Wellness Vacation in totality, we will create the perfect program to meet your desired goals.

We offer an individualized program of activities in areas of restorative, active and solace. Restorative services include Reiki, Bonaire Healing Salt Scrubs, Reflexology and an array of massage styles. Active choices include Pilates, Yoga (several types), Tai Chi, Body Pump and Body Balance.  Solace programs include Mindfulness Meditation and Life Coaching my a trained professional.  All programs are aimed and assisting in finding your balance and calm as you seek to achieve your personal goals.

For those seeking a fuller immersion, we offer Wellness Weeks throughout the year with more customized and detailed programming including healthy food, group practice and Mindful Meditation. Our first Week for 2017 will be May 6, 2017. You will be accommodated in a lovely villa with an amazing pool and restful garden setting. Healthy meals will be prepared considering any dietary request. Transportation will take you to various yoga classes off site while other programs such as Mindful Meditation and Tai Chi will take place on site. Spa Services on site and in a local spa are available featuring the famous Bonaire Healing Salt Scrubs.

Our aim is to pamper you and when you leave, you feel completely rejuvenated and connected to your center.

For more details, contact today to find your balance and calm. We welcome you.


Photo by Marc van Swoll


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 today to plan your escape.kitesurfing-lg


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.



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


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Summer Airlift News- United Airlines

February 9, 2016


Summer is one of the best times to travel to the island. Crowds are lighter and there are no lines or parking fees to access the beach. Come learn to dive, kite surf or windsurf. Snorkelers will revel in the perfect conditions with over 50 shore sites to explore. Summer in Bonaire is bliss.

Thanks to United, it’s never been easier to visit Bonaire. Commencing June 12, 2016, United will offer a second non-stop flight from Newark to Bonaire every Sunday.

The southbound Bonaire flight will depart Newark International Airport (EWR) on Sunday at 9:00am, arriving in Bonaire International Airport (BON) at 1:45pm. The northbound return flight will depart BON at 2:45pm, and arrive at EWR at 7:50pm. The Sunday non-stop flight is slated to run through August 2016.

In addition to the Sunday flight, United will still offer their Saturday non-stop service from EWR to BON. The southbound United flight UA1422 will depart EWR every Saturday at 9:00 am, and arrive at BON 1:45 pm. The northbound United flight UA1420 will depart BON every Saturday at 2:45 pm, and arrive at EWR 7:50 pm.

To celebrate the new airlift, Caribbean Wind & Sun is offering 5-10% off select properties. These discounts apply to new bookings for the summer of 2016. Email She will organize a dive, kitesurf or windsurf package that fits your budget.


Namaste Relaxation Studio – Bonaire

January 18, 2016

Nancy Hart has created an oasis at Namaste Relaxation Studio in Bonaire. I have been visiting Nancy for my spa services going on five years. The spa is a nurturing restful escape offering comfortable surroundings including a zen garden and outdoor treatment center. Inside the cool low lit treatment room is a haven and sanctuary. Nancy’s specialities include her Pedi Spa, the ultimate spa pedicure. The pedicure is like no other. Nancy offers a headset with meditation music to relax while she tends to your feet. She is gentle, nurturing and thorough. The setting is immaculate with state of the art equipment.


Recently, I enjoyed a lovely Ultrasonic Deep Cleansing Facial. This was the most amazing 90 minute facial experience. After many steps including the deep cleansing, my skin is rosy pink and glowing.

Namaste Relaxation Studio is located at Kaya Perla # 4 also known as Kaya Turquoise in Republiek, Bonaire. (After passing the “seru largu” sign head straight up to the 3 water tanks of Republiek. When you reach a dirt road, keep going and follow the turn to the right passing the water tanks. Namaste is Located on the left, at the back of the Yellow building with 2 roofs by the hill side).

Contact Nancy Schoop-Hart:
(599) 795-2010
(599) 701-2010



Unveiling a Fresh New Website

December 18, 2015

Welcome to the new improved Caribbean Wind & Sun Website. Thanks to my amazing web designer, Susan Davis, I am unveiling my new site.

Caribbean Wind & Sun has gone through so many changes since the carnation of my travel business in 1987. Originally called Antigua Small Properties, I rented out small villas and cottages on Antigua and Barbuda. Later, I took on over 25 villas and hotels on Montserrat and changed the name to Endless Vacations. A dormant volcano came to life on Montserrat shifting the focus of my business.

In 2001, I visited Bonaire and my life forever changed. The island became my family’s home and we built a little cottage to live our new life. I shifted my focus solely on Bonaire, creating Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations. My focus was a speciality niche windsurf agency. Along the way, I had a nice following of divers and snorkelers and eco tourists whom I welcomed greatly.

Today, my specialty is Bonaire Intimate Properties, a collection of the best and brightest properties for my discerning clientele. I still offer dive vacations working with two great companies, VIP Diving and Dive Friends.  It is a true labor of love planning vacations for those who love being under the sea. Windsurfing remains my largest client group.

Thanks to my loyal repeater clients. I welcome and appreciate my new clientele as well. I will strive to continue to provide an individual approach in travel planning.
Welcome back soon



Photo by Markus Seidel of Caesar Finies