Posts Tagged ‘Caribbean Wind & Sun Vacations’

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
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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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

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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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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Windsurf Bliss Muse

November 16, 2013

As the chill descends on the colder climates, windsurfers start dreaming about windsurf vacations. Bonaire is one of the most popular warm weather destinations thanks to gin clear water, brown sugar sand and shallow depths with onshore steady trades. This windsurf paradise has turned out some of the world’s best pro windsurfers.

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Jibe City

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Now’s the time to book your 2014 winter escape. Mention Bonaire Bliss and earn 5-10% discounts on select properties. This special applies to new bookings reserved before Dec. 31, 2013. Special offers cannot be combined. Ask Ann the windsurf expert for details. Email ann@bonairewindsurfing.com today.

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Lac Bay Villa on Sale

September 23, 2013

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My favorite windsurf property is Lac Bay Villa on windy Lac Bay. I am offering 5% off for new bookings for travel Oct.1- Dec.1. 2013. This 4 bedroom villa is perfect for couples, a group or family reunion. The special features include a new gourmet kitchen, star or sunning deck and covered patio with stellar views of the windsurf scene.  Email ann@bonairecaribbean.com today for details and pricing. Ask about a windsurf package. Mention Bonaire Bliss for the 5% discount. 

All clients of Caribbean Wind & Sun earn free VIP Concierge services.

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

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