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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Day Spa Face & Body by Nubia Launches New Web Site, Offers Father’s Day Special

Bonaire’s Day Spa Face & Body by Nubia has just launched a new web site, with some popular favorite services, as well as some new services to enjoy.  Nubia is a professional in massage therapy, facials, reflexology, lymph drainage, Shiatsu, deep tissue massage, hyaluronic acid treatments, and other body and facial therapies.  View the new web site at www.bonairedayspabynubia.com.

The new web site is responsive, so it can be viewed easily on any device.  Navigation through the wide menu of available services is easy, delineated by Facials, Body Treatments, Manicures, Pedicures, & Waxing, and Specials & Packages.

Six different types of massage are offered, with even a special massage just for divers. Another favorite for visitors when they are on Bonaire is to enjoy a Bonairean Salt Body Scrub, utilizing salt made by the wind and sea, and harvested here on Bonaire.

Nubia offers a variety of specials and packages, including a birthday special, a honeymoon package for couples, and wedding packages to prepare the bride or groom to look their best.  And of course, with Father’s Day nearly upon us, make sure Dad is nice and relaxed and looking great for his big day.

Nubia is well known on Bonaire, having first come to the island nearly twenty years ago, when she worked at the spa at the Harbour Village Resort.  She has been managing the Day Spa Face & Body since 2002.  On your next visit to Bonaire, enjoy a day at Nubia’s Face & Body Day Spa.  (Source:  Day Spa Face & Body by Nubia)

Posted by Susan Davis on June 11, 2015 at 3:45pm AST
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sonrisa Boutique Hotel Offers Low Season Explore Bonaire, Windsurf, Yoga, and Dive Specials

Those who make their Bonaire plans far in advance can reap the benefits now, because Sonrisa Boutique Hotel is offering low season packages for windsurfing, yoga, or diving for the months of May, September, October, and November, 2015.  Or choose their Explore Bonaire package, including a free vehicle or scooter rental.

When booking one of the property’s suites for a minimum of seven nights during the months of May, September, October, or November, 2015, visitors are eligible for the Explore Bonaire package with their choice of a car or scooter rental free for five days, including third-party insurance for their stay.  Additionally, discount vouchers are available which provide up to a 15% discount on:

-- Windsurf equipment rental at Bonaire Windsurf Place
-- Dining at Sebastian’s Restaurant
-- Selected items and services at our partner dive shops.

Do note that this special is only available when booking directly with Sonrisa Boutique Hotel.  Explore Bonaire packages start at $125.00 per night, including daily breakfast, but excluding a 12% facility charge or USD $5.45 government room tax.  The rental agreement for car or scooter includes third-party insurance, but the renter may purchase additional insurance coverage if desired.  Other restrictions may apply.

The property has just announced other special packages for these same months, including vacations for windsurfing, windsurfing and yoga, or diving.  For more information, visit their web site by clicking here(Source:  Sonrisa Boutique Hotel)

Posted by Susan Davis on January 27, 2015 at 3:41pm AST
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Delta Friday Flight Fare Sale Starts Today

Delta is now offering a Friday Flight Fare Sale for travel from select cities in the United States to Bonaire. For example, round-trip fares are as low as $598.00 from Baltimore, MD (BWI), $600.00 from New York (JFK), and $618.00 from Boston (BOS) to Bonaire are available for Friday travel.  Delta’s Friday seasonal service to Bonaire begins on August 22, 2014.

To check availability and fares from your gateway city, visit www.delta.com.  Tickets must be purchased no later than August 12, 2014 with travel between August 22, 2014 and December 12, 2014.  Note that a portion of travel for some itineraries may be on the Delta Connection® carriers: Chautauqua Airlines, Compass Airlines, Endeavor Air, ExpressJet Airlines, Inc., GoJet Airlines, Shuttle America, and SkyWest; Delta Shuttle® carriers: Shuttle America and Compass Airlines.

Terms and Conditions:
Restrictions: Fares shown are available at delta.com. Tickets cost $25 more if purchased from Delta over the phone, $35 more at a Delta ticket counter or ticket office, and these amounts are nonrefundable. Tickets are non-transferable. Seats are limited.

Blackout Dates: Bonaire to Boston, MA- November 22, 2014 to November 28,2014; Bonaire to Baltimore, MD- November 22, 2014 – November 28, 2014; Bonaire to Philadelphia, PA – November 22, 2014 to November 29, 2014; Bonaire to Raleigh/Durham, NYC – November 22, 2014 to November 29, 2014 Bonaire to New York (JFK), NY- August 22, 2014 – August 30, 2014; Baltimore, MD to Bonaire- November 15, 2014 to November 29, 2014; New York (JFK), NY to Bonaire- August 22, 2014 to August 23, 2014 & November 15, 2014 to November 22, 2014

Fare Validity: Fares shown are valid for Friday, while higher fares may apply for travel Saturday. Fares are valid for travel in the Economy cabin on Delta flights only.

Advance Purchase:  14 Days

Minimum Stay:  Saturday Night

Maximum Stay: None.

Cancellations/Refunds/Changes: Tickets are nonrefundable except in accordance with Delta’s cancellation policy. Fees may apply for downgrades/reissues and itinerary changes. Contact a Delta agent or see Ticket Changes for details.

Baggage Charges
For travel between the United States/Canada/PR/U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean & Bermuda, $25 USD/CAD1 fee for first checked bag (except flights to/from Dominican Republic, Guyana, and Haiti) and $40 USD/CAD1 fee for second checked bag. 

1: CAD or EUR amounts will be charged when exiting Canada or Europe, respectively.
Allowances subject to size/weight limits. Contact a Delta agent or see Excess Baggage for details.

Miscellaneous: Fares, fees, rules, and offers are subject to change without notice. Other restrictions may apply.  (Source:  Delta)

Posted by Susan Davis on August 05, 2014 at 12:40pm AST
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Wednesday, March 05, 2014

ParadiseRebates.com Announces 2014 Bonaire Coupons

ParadiseRebates.com has just released their new coupon program for discounts on services on Bonaire for 2014.  The web site offers downloadable and printable coupons that can be used when on Bonaire for discounts or rebates on activities, accommodations, or dining. 

ParadiseRebates.com was born several years ago, when airlines implemented additional charges for bags and dive gear.  Select tourism providers on Bonaire wanted to give their customers a break from additional fees, and so the coupon program was initiated.

Each year, coupons are updated and revised, and the current 2014 coupons are now available on the site by clicking here.  The tourism companies providing this year’s coupons are The Mangrove Info Center, China Nobo Bar & Restaurant, Dive Friends Bonaire, Bon Bida Spa & Gym, Den Laman Condominiums, Buddy Dive Resort, Dive Medical Bonaire, and Scuba Vision.

Feel free to peruse the site to view each company’s offer.  Then, if it’s of interest, simply click through to the downloadable coupon, print it and bring it with you on your next visit to Bonaire!  Be sure to “favorite” or “bookmark” the site and check back often as coupons are added throughout the year.  Or, simply click on the ”subscribe” link and receive free email alerts when a coupon is added. (Source:  ParadiseRebates.com)

Posted by Susan Davis on March 05, 2014 at 2:24pm AST
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Central Hotel Bonaire Offers September Savings

During the month of September, the Central Hotel Bonaire, located in downtown Kralendijk, is offering a special, available for arrivals Monday through Friday, in combination with Appetite Restaurant.

Those who book now and who are eligible for the special will receive a three-course surprise menu at Appetite Restaurant, including a prosecco aperitif and coffee or tea after dinner.  Cost for two persons for one night’s stay, breakfast, coffee, tea, water and juice in the room, and the dinner at Appetite is only $185.00.

Central Hotel Bonaire has a new Facebook page available by clicking here.  The 100th “Like” will win a free night for two at the hotel!  (Source:  Central Hotel Bonaire)


Posted by Susan Davis on August 27, 2013 at 1:50pm AST
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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Bonaire’s AB CarRental Announces the Arrival of New Vehicles for Their Fleet

AB CarRental, with over 200 vehicles, offers visiting tourists one of the largest fleet of vehicles on Bonaire.  And, a new shipment of brand new vehicles has just arrived on the island and are now available for rent.

For divers visiting Bonaire, AB Car’s “Group Two” category pickups are ideal for shore diving, and vehicles in this category are guaranteed to be no older than 18 months.  The Group Two vehicles are double-cabin pickup trucks deluxe, with 4 doors/5 seats, air-conditioning, radio/CD player, power-steering, fabric seats, separated front-seats, with manual transmission.

AB Car’s current special allows an upgrade to these vehicles:  Those booking the Group One rate receive the upgrade to the Group Two vehicles for travel now through September 30, 2013, subject to availability, and this special cannot be combined with any other special or discount.

Their new, dedicated facility on Kaya Industria is just minutes from the airport, and it’s also convenient to Kralendijk or major resorts for those who might wish to pick up a vehicle for just a few days, instead of their entire visit.  The facility includes an air-conditioned reception area for check-in and check-out and free taxi and luggage service to and from the airport, making arrivals and departures less stressful.

But AB Car’s “no stress” policy goes one step further.  For those who purchase the full insurance with their vehicle, one of the new benefits includes a Zero Deductible.  This means that no matter what might happen to the car in the way of theft, accident, or vandalism, there is no responsibility to the renter.  This makes diving and snorkeling at some of Bonaire’s more remote dive sites truly worry-free.  And, their 24/7 free road assistance, with the purchase of full insurance coverage, means that if there is a problem with the vehicle, AB Car will be there to assist.  The “no stress” policy also includes additional drivers at no extra charge.

For more information or to check with AB Car on availability, visit their web site at http://www.abcarrental.com.  Any Bonaire visitors traveling to Bonaire without a group may save 10% on their own vehicle rental by downloading and printing the coupon at Paradise Rebates at http://www.paradiserebates.com/bonaire_abcarrental.html. The coupon is valid toward the rental of any vehicle when AB Car’s full insurance plan is purchased.  Be sure to “like” ABCar’s Facebook page, available at https://www.facebook.com/ABCarrentalBonaire.

Posted by Susan Davis on July 18, 2013 at 11:01am AST
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Thursday, June 06, 2013

XL Rent-A-Car Offers Summer Special for Sedans

XL Rent-A-Car, a new vehicle rental company on Bonaire, is offering a summer special on their rental sedans.  The company prides itself on offering smooth check-ins and check-outs for rental vehicles upon arrival or departure at the airport.

To assist expediting arriving visitors with the commencement of their vacations, XL Rent-A-Car greets those with rental reservations at Flamingo Airport, providing an escort to their clean sedan “ready-to-go” with the air-conditioning on.  The company also offers free delivery of the reserved vehicle at the airport or at the visitor’s chosen accommodations property.

XL Rent-A-Car is offering a summer special on their sedans.  For those who book by June 30th, 2013, for travel any time now through August 31st, 2013, enjoy the special rate of $45.00 per day.  This rate includes taxes, CDW, and unlimited mileage.  There is no fee for an extra driver.

XL offers Hyundai Accent 2013 sedans (5-seat), with automatic transmission, radio/AM/FM/CD, with air-conditioning.  For more information, visit their web site by clicking here, or send an email to info@xlbonaire.com(Source:  XL Rent-A-Car)

Posted by Susan Davis on June 06, 2013 at 3:55pm AST
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Coco Palm Garden Joins September Savings Sellabration

Coco Palm Garden and Casa Oleander offer self-catering options in the quiet neighborhood of Belnem, steps away from great diving and snorkeling and just minutes away by car to windsurfing at Lac Bay or kiteboarding at Atlantis.  This quaint resort is also offering a September savings package.

Coco Palm Garden is offering a special rate of only $532.00 for seven-night stays.  This rate is based on double occupancy, includes air-conditioning, an upgrade to an apartment, taxes and surcharges. Meals are not included.

The property is conveniently located just minutes from the airport, and offers budget accommodations surrounded by tropical gardens.  All rooms have their own private porch and garden space with hammock and lounge chair, and offer peace, quiet, and tranquility for those who wish a smaller resort experience. 

For more information, call +599-717-2108, email info@cocopalmgarden.com, or visit www.cocopalmgarden.com(Source:  Coco Palm Garden and Casa Oleander)

Posted by Susan Davis on June 04, 2013 at 3:16pm AST
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Saturday, May 25, 2013

Last-Minute Special for Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn

For those who can travel at short notice, there’s a just-announced special at Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn for upcoming dates in June and July.

For those can book now for any non-seaside room for travel between June 1st and June 15th, 2013, or June 29th through July 6th, 2013, a free shore diving package is available for each person booking during the selected travel dates.

For additional information, visit the Carib Inn web site by clicking here, or email info@caribinn.com(Source:  Bruce Bowker’s Carib Inn)

Posted by Susan Davis on May 25, 2013 at 2:35pm AST
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Monday, May 20, 2013

Sand Dollar and Dive Friends Bonaire Offer September Savings “Sellabration”

For a select period this summer, when you pay for 5 nights accommodation at Sand Dollar, you’ll get the 6th and 7th night free; when you pay for 5 days of unlimited air or Nitrox tanks for shore diving, you’ll get the 6th day free. 

A seven night Ride to the Reef Package in a two-bedroom/2 bath accommodation including free Wi-Fi, government room tax, 4 door pick-up truck, and 6 days of shore diving with Dive Friends Bonaire is now only $551.00 per person based on quad occupancy. Packages for other unit categories are also available.  This special is valid for travel from August 24 through September 27, 2013.

Sand Dollar offers some of the most spacious and comfortable ocean view accommodations on island. All units have free Wi-Fi, air-conditioned bedrooms, full kitchens, dining and living areas, and roomy porches or balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea. These reasonably priced condominiums have an abundance of amenities and are a popular choice for couples, families, and groups seeking value and relaxation.  For more information, call toll-free in the United States to 1-800-288-4773, or the Florida office at +1-954-453-5025, email Res@SandDollarBonaire.com, or visit their web site by clicking here. (Source:  Sand Dollar Bonaire)

Posted by Susan Davis on May 20, 2013 at 4:54pm AST
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