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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

It Rains Fishes on Bonaire

It Rains Fishes

It Rains Fishes overlooks the beautiful Caribbean Sea and is another wonderful place to dine in Bonaire. Serving many different delicious main course dishes, they are not just limited to fresh caught fish dishes -their menu has beef and poultry options as well – although their fish dishes are SPECTACULAR.  It Rains Fishes menu includes a children’s section featuring chicken nuggets, fresh catch or croquette each served with fries and ice cream. For starters, we recommend their soup options or ceviche – always a crowd pleaser!

In front of the restaurant, many day boaters will leave early in the morning to fish for the day’s catch. If you stroll by mid-morning, you may see them return with their bounty which they cut and clean close to shore.

While looking for more information to provide our guests about this delicious  restaurant, we were interested to read about the history of the over 100 year old building.  The building, “Kas di Pa Kachi Craane i Ma Seshi Craane-Graavenhorst”, is situated on the waterfront of Playa Pabou. This architectural style is called “Kas di Kaha”, box model. The structure consists of three roofs, a hipped roof ­ with dormers around it. The peaks of the roofs are usually decorated with figures or statues.

Enjoy Ingridients Restaurant

Ingridients Restaurant Bonaire

Ingridients Restaurant, located in the Buddy Dive Resort is a treat for all Bonaire visitors. We enjoy everything about Ingridients – the food, the view, the atmosphere, the service – just absolutely wonderful. The restaurant overlooks the sea with a breathtaking view of the sunset.

And yes, that is spelled correctly, the restaurant was named for its owner, Ingrid.

As posted on their website, Ingridients uses locally produced fresh ingredients with dishes inherent to the Mediterranean cuisine, using the basic principles of French, Spanish and Italian cooking. Their chefs are constantly experimenting with new flavors and texture combinations by selecting only the freshest seasonal produce. Their menu changes seasonally with many daily specials.

We enjoy dining with the entire family at Ingridients Restaurant.

Located in the  Buddy Dive resort, directly adjacent to the Buddy Dive bar and restaurant, affords a lot of flexibility. Our children are older, and at times have decided to visit the more relaxed restaurant at Buddy Dive while Steve & I enjoy a couples evening.  Buddy Dive has a great bar with a fantastic daily happy hour.  The 5 of us enjoy cocktails and mocktails. The kids stay and enjoy the restaurant and pool while Steve and I walk over to the finer dining experience offered a few feet away.

At Sea Restaurant

At Sea Restaurant Bonaire Villa Lunt Bonaire

At Sea Restaurant in Bonaire has been a top rated Caribbean restaurant for many years. The food is spectacular – beautifully presented, amazing tastes of local and imported cuisine! Each time we visit Bonaire, we try to plan an evening At Sea. Their menu is available on line and they usually offer a surprise menu as well. The restaurant is well-suited for a family meal as well, and our kids do enjoy going – but we prefer the treat of a romantic couples evening.

At Sea restaurant is located on the boulevard with beautiful views of the Caribbean Sea. At Sea has a bar, terrace  and an indoor room with air conditioning. We have experienced At Sea dining in each seating area, and find  we prefer to sit on the terrace under the large umbrellas. The Bonaire trade winds keeps us very comfortable and if you make an early enough reservation, you an enjoy a glass of wine and gaze at the beautiful Bonaire sunset.

The service is wonderful and the owners are usually on site.

Their website claims  “the finest dishes you can find on Bonaire we Strive to make your evening one out of a million!” We think they meet these expectations!

Call for reservations as they do book up.

At Sea Bonaire

Osaka Sushi & Teppan Yaki

Osaka Sushi & Teppan Yaki

Many of our guests have told us about Osaka, and we have not made it ourselves yet, but WOW the reviews from everyone are awesome. Lily (our property manager) recently enjoyed an awesome meal there. They say every plate they serve is a painting, and it tastes at least as sensational as it looks. With fresh local fish caught from the sea and served daily, they seem to living up to their word!

Check out their website, and then check them out! I know we will be on our next visit.

http://www.osakabonaire.com

Osaka Japanese Bonaire Restaurant