Posts Tagged ‘Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations’

Spa Bliss

December 3, 2016

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Bonaire will soon have a new spa experience for those seeking restorative and healing services. Nancy Hart from Namaste Relaxation Studio  will soon unveil her second studio at Habitat Dive Resort, March 2017. The spa will feature personalized spa and wellness programs including a wide range of massages services, Reiki, Ayurveda services, foot detox, weight loss programs and customized  mind, body and spirit treatments. Nancy travels the world learning new techniques for her esteemed clientele. She has trained at Deepak Chopra’s Center in CA and other healing centers. Nancy’s skills and healing expertise are sure to allow you to find your calm and center in a blissful spa environment. To inspire you further, mention “Just Arrived” when booking an earn an additional 15 minutes of delight on your next massage. Call or Whattsapp 011 599 701 2010 to make your reservations. Guests of Habitat can dial direct extension 700. Opening hours are Monday – Saturday, 9- 6 and Sundays and holidays by advanced appointment. 

Nancy will team up with Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations for Wellness Week, May 7-12. For details contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com

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Bonaire From the Sea – Diving Bliss

November 28, 2016

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Photo Courtesy of Amoray

Bonaire dive enthusiasts have another reason to return to Bonaire. I’ve just discovered Amoray, a splendid 44- foot Beneteau owned and chartered by Richard and Sue Willis. Amoray is equipped for comfort and pleasure for her discerning dive or snorkel guests.  The skies the limit in choosing where to dive. Bonaire offer’s over 100 dive sites almost all accessible from Amoray.   Captain Richard Willis, a Bonaire resident is an elite dive instructor, nature guide and specialist sea turtle conservationist. His wife, Sue works for Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire and is an excellent first mate. She is also a culinary genius as I learned recently.  Captain Richard and Sue hosted me for a lovely happy hour aboard. What a delightful experience where I learned more about this new dive offering on Bonaire.

 

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Sure, you can certainly stay at a hotel or villa but imagine having your own three berth yacht, nestled in one of the Caribbean’s quietest and cleanest marina?  Whether you are a honeymoon couple or three couples, Amoray is built for comfort.

Pricing

Your Sailboat for the Day (8:00 to 17:00)

1 to 2 people $650 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks.
3 to 4 people $700 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks.
5 to 6 people $750 includes sailing, diving and snorkelling with an experienced guide, lunch and drinks*

*Maximum 4 scuba divers, 2 dives per trip, equipment hire and air packages at additional cost. Number of dives possible depends on the chosen sites, weather etc!

Exclusive part day sailing and snorkelling packages are also available (subject to availability) from 08:00 to 12:00 or 13:00 to 17:00.
1 to 2 people $350, 3 to 4 people $400 and 5 to 6 people $450, includes gourmet snacks, hot and cold drinks, towels and the use of a private cabin with en-suite facilities.
Contact us if you have other specific requirements or timings and we will do our best to meet your needs.

Your Sailboat for the Week- Live Aboard

1 to 2 people $3750
3 to 4 people $4000
5 to 6 people $4500*

*Maximum 4 scuba divers, 2 tanks per person per trip, extra equipment hire and air packages at additional cost. Number of dives possible depends on the chosen sites, weather etc.

Price includes:

* 7 nights accommodation onboard “Your Sailboat” AMORAY which has a well-equipped kitchen, comfortable seating above and below deck, three double cabins, all with en-suite facilities
* Daily sailing, diving and snorkeling with an experienced and qualified guide
* Overnight mooring in the secure, intimate Harbour Village Marina
* PADI dive training and specialties up to and including rescue diver are available at special rates. Contact us for a full list of available courses and for further details
* Air/Nitrox for 2 dives per person per day, maximum 4 scuba divers
* Welcome essentials grocery pack
* Captain’s Cocktail of the Day
* One sunset sail
* Taxi service to supermarket to provision the boat

**** For a party of 6 that’s only $750 per person for the week!!! ****

 

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Captain Richard and Sue

When booking Amoray with Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacation you will have free Concierge Services as well. Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.

 

 

Taste of Bonaire – Wellness Nov. 19, 2016

November 8, 2016

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The Bonaire Wellness Committee, TCB Inc., The Government of Bonaire and Mas Eventz Productions have teamed up to present a new and exciting Taste of Bonaire, Wellness. Bonaire renowned for world class diving and windsurfing is also a Mecca for those seeking wellness vacations. Spearheaded by Ann Phelan at Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations, promotion of Bonaire’s health and wellness programs is being expanded. With several yoga  and fitness studios on island, spas and restorative services as well as non-traditional healing programs , this new travel niche is taking off.

To spotlight the many programs, Taste of Bonaire will celebrate wellness, November 19 at Wilhelmina Park in Kralendijk. The event kicks off with a 5k Race Walk organized by Mas Eventz Productions.  There will be food booths and a market. There will be live yoga and pilates demonstrations as well.

The event is free to attend. Food will be available for sale. The event is a family and tourist event so come, enjoy and meet the local practitioners who celebrate the healing arts.

To register for the race call 796 6270. The cost is 5.00 USD and includes water and t shirt.

For more information on Wellness Vacations, contact Ann at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today.

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

Summer Airlift News- United Airlines

February 9, 2016
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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 ann@bonairecaribbean.com. She will organize a dive, kitesurf or windsurf package that fits your budget.

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November 29, 2015

Photos Courtesy of Ioana, a recent guest at Pelican Reef.

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To book your dive vacation contact ann@bonairecaribbean.com

Caribbean Wind & Sun has dive specials year round so call now!!

Snorkel Bliss

November 5, 2015

My friends and I took a boat out to Klein Bonaire last week to snorkel.  My two favorite snorkel spots at Klein include Keepsake and Just a Nice Dive, both on the SE side of the island. Just a Nice Dive is a deeper water dive with lovely purple tube and  yellow pencil coral. Keepsake is magical. The splendid sea garden is sharply contrasted amongst powder white sand. The site is teeming with fish. To book a guided snorkel trip, rent a boat or learn more about snorkeling in Bonaire, contact Ann Phelan from Caribbean Wind & Sun at ann@bonairecaribbean.com today. 

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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
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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.

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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.

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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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Low Season Windsurf Deals

May 5, 2015

Thanks for a wonderful high season! I appreciate my amazing windsurf clients. It has been 15 years of windsurf bliss booking vacations to Bonaire. Spring has returned to the US but it’s time to consider your next trip to Bonaire.  Jibe City and Caribbean Wind & Sun are teaming up to offer super deals. Our low season commences August 15th through December 15th.

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5 non consecutive days of sailing over 14 days is 250.00

Every other day added to the package will be $ 40.00

Rate is including use of kayaks, SUP’s,  free use of harness and lockers.

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To sweeten the deal, select properties are 5-10% off rack rates.

Ask about the Bonaire Bliss Jibe City Windsurf Deal today!

Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today

Photos Courtesy of Jibe City

Photos Courtesy of Jibe City