The Ocean Oasis – A Magnificent Way to Spend the Day

The Ocean Oasis – A Magnificent Way to Spend the Day

A new beach resort opened on Bonaire, and it is fabulous! The Ocean Oasis in Bonaire is a great way to spend the day.  The Ocean Oasis has beach beds & chairs, great food and magnificent drinks.

When we visited in August, we rented a cabana – for the girls – and Steve and I stayed up in the chair section. The chairs are free to use and very comfortable.  The beach bed rentals are a bit pricey – $20 a pop at the time, but they come with towels, water, and snack. The cabana rental also comes with these amenities. For our family, the cabana rental was a more affordable option for the 4 girls to share. Depending on your preference and how you want to spend your vacation dollars, you have several of choices to lounge your day away.

 

We arrived early in the afternoon and enjoyed a delicious meal and great drinks. The service was truly fantastic, and the food superb.  Take a peak at their menu for some ideas. I had the Wahoo Risotto which was delicious, and Steve opted for the equally yummy Butter Paneer.

There are several relatively easy water entrances to enjoy swimming or snorkeling. We highly recommend water shoes, as you will be walking over the rocky shoreline.

The Lunt Family gives the Ocean Oasis a thumbs up all around. We do consider this to be a money well spent splurge day. We hope you feel them same!

Enjoy.

 

 

 

Catering In at Villa Lunt Bonaire

Catering In at Villa Lunt Bonaire

When we visit Bonaire, we always plan to spend a relaxing day enjoying the villa, playing games under the palapa and relaxing in the pool. This visit, we decided adding a catered meal to that day would be perfect.  We have found 2 perfect opportunities for delicious in home catering/cooking.

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Option 1 – For large groups, keep reading, for smaller groups, go right to option 2.

The Kite City Food truck at Te’Amo beach – a fan favorite of the Lunt family – can cater a meal or 2 or 3 at Villa Lunt.

They do “CookinGroove” caterings on location after “Kite City Hours”
We can forward you their basic price list. Paella has been highly requested and is fun for a bigger group.   They can do anything from 3 to 6 courses, recommending 4 as balanced.
CookinGroove loves to work with seafood as much as possible, especially tuna, wahoo, barracuda, mahimahi, & snapper. For meat, they do oven roasts  and/or live grill.
CookinGrooves makes custom menus depending on locally available options.

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Option 2 – Be right at home with food prepared by Lily.  Lily is a familiar face to all of our guests, as she welcomes you to Bonaire, and will assist you with any question or concern while on Bonaire.

We chose to have Lily prepare & serve a meal for us at the villa. She has many options to choose from – local menus to paella, skewers and BBQ. Her desserts are out of this world delicious. For our meal, we chose bruschetta,  skewered chicken, ribs and rice with beans.

Lily’s number is the cell phone we loan you while on Bonaire.  If you are interested in this service, give Lily a call.

Next time, we are going to try the Paella!

 

 

Sebastian’s Sunday Night Menu

sebastians restaurant

We have always been a fan of Sebastian’s Restaurant on Bonaire. The food is amazing, the views are unbelievable, the atmosphere is relaxing, the staff is awesome, and have we mentioned the views?

The pier table, pictured above,  is available first come first serve, with no extra charge. If you are fortunate enough to reserve this table, it will be an evening to remember.

Sebastian’s recently introduced a Sunday Night Italian menu. Delicious and reasonable – at the time of writing this post traditional Italian appetizers and home-made pizza’s and pasta’s were only $16 – Sebastian’s is a wonderful option for a relaxing, laid back Sunday night meal with family and friends.

The restaurant opens at 5:30 PM & reservations are always highly recommended. The kitchen closes at 9:00 PM on Sundays.

Take-away pizza is also available; simply phone in your order to +599 717-1697.

Pizza’s may be ordered “half-half” as well.

 

Mezze Restaurant

Mezze Mediterranean Food Bonaire

Our family enjoys Mediterranean food, so when we saw Mezze Restaurant, we knew we had to try it. It did not disappoint.

Mezze is a contemporary Mediterranean & Middle Eastern cuisine restaurant which interprets authentic flavors of Middle East with a modern approach through its Le Cordon Bleu alumni chef and his team. The soul of Mezze is homemade pita bread prepared fresh in wood fired oven as well as welcoming guests with ginger-hummus.  Mezze’s menu varies from small cold starter plates such as hummus, baba gannoush, falafel, tabbouleh, tuna sashimi to Turkish Kebab and Moroccan chicken prepared on Charcoal grill or tenderloin dry aged beef or lamb shank, homemade baklava in pistachio, passion fruit cheesecake and more. Diners can relax and enjoy delicious plates with carefully selected wine menu at their ocean-front view.

The staff was very helpful, and everyone in our family found something they enjoyed. I ordered several appetizers, including the Istanbul Style Shrimp (yummy!)  as my main course and was very satisfied.  Steve had the Turkish Kebap and said it was fabulous.

The staff was attentive and the wine selection was lovely. We recommend calling ahead for reservations.

Mezze Table with a View

Breakfast With A View – La Creperie

La Creperie Bonaire

Located in Kralendijk, with a wonderful view is La Creperie. With a menu full of French crepes and Belgian waffles, La Creperie offers fabulous options for breakfast, lunch, or just a yummy snack. Their choices include sweet and savory options and will surely offer something for everyone in your group.  They also serve a variety beers and wines, coffee and cappuccino.

La Creperie Belgian waffles Villa Lunt Bonaire Vacation Rental La Creperie French Crepes Villa Lunt Bonaire Vacation Rental

La Creperie recently redesigned their cafe with chic furniture. Offering free-wifi and an air conditioned space, you can spend some time watching the boats sail in as you relax in comfort.

 

La Creperie Bonaire Vacation Rental

Karel’s Beach Bar

karels breakfast

Karel’s Beach Bar sits on its own pier in the heart of Bonaire. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner the restaurant offers good food at a fair price with an unbelievable view. The bar at Karel’s serves great drinks with lots of signature cocktails.

On a recent trip to Bonaire, we had the opportunity to take in the morning sun, while eating a delicious breakfast. The view, the food, the weather, all were just magnificent.

Karel’s comes a live at night, offering karaoke nights, live music and dance events with Bonaire’s best DJ’s.

Checkout the video below – surprised they didn’t mention the delicious breakfast, but we highly recommend it!

 

Eddy’s Restaurant on Bonaire

Eddys Restaurant Bonaire

Eddy’s Restaurant on Bonaire is family owned and operated  – and all around fun. Eddy’s Restaurant is one of the few restaurants on the island with a children’s menu.

Join them on Tuesdays for Mojitos or Thursdays for Music – with special pricing on Tuesdays for Mojitos and great entertainment on Thursdays. Or join them any day for delicious cuisine which is described as a melting pot; drawing ingredients  and methods from French, Colombian and Venezuelan cuisine, combining them with the native foods and recipes of the island. Come and experience these unique flavors and relaxed & friendly ambiance of the Caribbean.

Eddy’s is wheelchair accessible and a pool side bar. Serving Dinner all year round, and lunch during high season, we recommend a stop in at Eddy’s on your next Bonaire vacation.

 

Pasa Bon Pizza

Pasa Bon Pizza

If you are craving pizza while on Bonaire, Pasa Bon Pizza & Bar is the place to go. Eat in or take away, Bonaire’s best American-style pizza is a nice option for an evening you are looking for something low key, or perfect for an after night-dive dinner . Their sauces are home made, and they serve pasta, salad and desert as well.

Pasa Bon Pizza is on the road from downtown Kralendijk to our villa.

The wait can be long at times, but Pasa Bon will allow you to call ahead and pre-order your dine-in, or take-out, meal.

 

Capriccio Restaurant

Capriccio Restaurant

Fine Italian fare, made-to-order freshness, superb presentation with a celebrated wine selection -that’s Capriccio in Bonaire. This premier, seaside restaurant located just outside town is a must on every Italian connoisseur’s list.

Before visiting the island you can view their many finely made lunch and dinner menu options by checking out their website. Capriccio’s bread, pasta, ice cream and desserts all are homemade and delicious.  They serve many distinctly Italian dishes, some with an added Bonaire flair. You will also find many salad and pizza choices..

Their amazing wine selection, also available to view online, has been honored by Wine Spectator Magazine for many years.

Capriccio is owned by a husband and wife team, both born in Italy. Husband, Andrea Magni was the youngest chef in Italy to get a Michelin Star. Wife Lorella Lucia Scandaletti, after working for some of the most prestigious restaurants in Los Angeles, returned to her native Italy. Their first vacation was to the island of Bonaire, and now it is their dream and home … and all of us get to enjoy their dream with them.

After dinner, stroll down town along the water front, all the while enjoying the Bonaire breeze

We find an advanced reservation is always a smart choice.

 

Brass Boer Restaurant

Brass Boer Restaurant

The Brass Boer Restaurant, located at the Delfins Beach Resort, recently opened in Bonaire and is exceeding the expectations of its guests, and their tastebuds. A visit to this restaurant is an experience that will add to an unforgettable Bonaire vacation.

Their website says the menu mixes local ingredients and global influences, from refined à la carte dishes to yummy beach bites. Brass Boer Restaurant is run under the management of Jonnie and Thérèse Boer, a gifted culinary couple with famed restaurants in the Netherlands.

They have a very romantic sunset lounge, a relaxing spot to enjoy a beautiful Caribbean view. Reservations are subject to a price fixed offering.

There is also the very special Table 14. Table 14 is in memory of Johan Cruyff, & 10% of the cost will be donated to the Johan Cryuff Foundation. This foundations helps  children move up by being active. You can reserve this table for 2, 4 or 6 people, enjoying the BrassBoer menu including a glass of cava, table water and a coffee.  Table 14 is situated on a beautiful spot on the pier with an amazing view. Advanced reservations are suggested. As the sunset lounge, reservations at this table are price fixed.

Check out their menu before visiting, and with the great reviews and past experience of the owners, we highly suggest reservations.

Here is a video of the beginning of their venture. Enjoy.