Villa Lunt Spa Day

Villa Lunt Spa Day

On our most recent visit to Bonaire, I needed a little down time. It was Janique to the rescue. Janique is a wellness trained Bonaire specialist. She offers manicures, pedicures, lower back massages, necks massages … Her service is wonderful and I high recommend her.  You will find her phone number in the mobile phone we provide – +599 782 1687.

My friend Brenda & I opted for the manicure and pedicure. Next trip, I will try one of her massages. She has a table she can bring along as well.

Janique brings all the equipment with her, and sterilizes everything in front of you. She has an assortment of polish colors and all the tools necessary to give you a wonderful spa treatment right in the comfort of Villa Lunt.

Grab glass of wine, sit back, relax and pamper yourself. Then, jump in the pool

Enjoy.

Villa Lunt Spa Day

 

Making Lemonade

Making Lemonade

You know what they say, when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

That’s always been one of many mottos for us here at Villa Lunt. We go out of our way to help you make the most of your vacation on Bonaire.

Our car got a flat tire. No worries, let us know where you are and our property manager will assist. It’s raining; no worries, go diving, you are under water any way! It’s too sunny (wait, what, do people really say that?); no worries, there is an umbrella in the garage for you to bring to the beach.  The blender is broken; no worries, there is an extra one in the pantry. That one doesn’t work either; no worries, we’ll have a new one on the kitchen counter by the time you get home. By the way, we have extras of just about all of our electronics in the pantry – Bonaire is a small island, and not everything is available on island. Better to be prepared.

Last month, Villa Lunt itself suffered from a lemon; a leak under the tiled floor. This wouldn’t have been a problem if there was access to the leak, but there wasn’t. The floor needed to be raised and fully redone. No worries, we needed a new bathroom anyway. Adding additional luxury & comfort, Villa Lunt in Bonaire is the proud owner of a 4th full bathroom.

Check out our calendar, and contact us to book your next Bonaire Vacation. Oh, and Steve says, when life gives you limes, make margaritas. You’ll find our new blender is perfect for that!

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Bonaire International Airport Adds A Ramp

Bonaire Airport Adds Boarding Ramps

Flying into and out of Bonaire just got a little bit easier, especially for passengers requiring extra assistance at the airport. Bonaire International Airport, also known as Flamingo Airport, added 2 sized boarding ramps.  One for larger aircraft, and one for smaller ones.

In the past, when your flight landed on Bonaire you would look at the window and see all the beautiful palm trees.  As you were doing this, the ground crew would be rolling a metal staircase to the plane. All passengers would need to walk down these stairs and head toward customs. The addition of the gently sloped ramps create a more efficient boarding and disembarking process for all passengers

Bon Bini na Bonaire

ABC Islands

Take a walk through the streets of Kralendijk and someone will likely say “Bon Bini” to you. They are welcoming you to Bonaire – Bon Bini na Bonaire.

Bonaire, the “B” of the ABC islands, belongs to a lot of different Caribbean groups.  Along with Aruba and Curacao (A & C), Saba and Sint Eustatius, they make up the Dutch Caribbean.  These 5 islands have direct ties to The Netherlands. They are all located in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. The ABC islands, located in the southern part of the Lesser Antilles, are further part of the Leeward Antilles.  Bonaire is also included in the “Caribbean Netherlands” along with Saba and Sint Eustatius, these three island are special municipalities of The Netherlands.

The second largest island in the Dutch Caribbean, Bonaire smaller than Curacao. However, it is actually larger than Aruba, yet Bonaire receives less visitors than its alphabet neighbors.

Bonaire is well known to divers as a Diver’s Paradise, which is written the license plates of all vehicles on Bonaire.  In addition to diving, Bonaire is well known for windsurfing, kite surfing, snorkeling, and sailing. There are also many land activities including biking, hiking, bird watching and horse back riding. The restaurants on Bonaire are some of the best in the Caribbean.

Although a municipality of The Netherlands, Bonaire’s currency is the United States Dollar.

As we are deep into hurricane season, we always like to note, Bonaire is generally located outside (below) the hurricane belt.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you to Bonaire, Bon Bini na Bonaire, and welcome you to Villa Lunt, Bon Bini na Villa Lunt.

 

 

Bonaire Regatta – October 10th to October 13th

Bonaire Regatta – October 10th to October 13th

This year will mark the 51st Bonaire Regatta where sailors from all over the Caribbean, in all classes and age levels, come together to compete against each other in a 4 day event. The daytime sailing competition will be in Playa, and the course runs between Bonaire and Klein Bonaire.

Bonaire Regatta is a big national celebration. In addition to the sailing races there will be festivals with 3 stages of live music, kids corners, food and arts & crafts stands. The streets of Kralendijk will come alive with something for everyone!

And the cost to be spectator? Free ! Come out and join the fun.

 

 

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.

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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