Bonaire may be best known as a top dive destination, but that just skims the surface of the water sports that are gaining attention on the peaceful and relaxing Dutch Caribbean island. Bonaire’s best-kept secret? Lac Bay. With over three square miles of tropical blue, the near-perfect windsurfing conditions in this area are ideal for beginners and advanced windsurfers alike.
A favorite of water sports enthusiasts, Lac Bay is blessed with an average water and wind temperature of 82 degrees Fahrenheit, steady onshore winds between the 15 and 25 knots that are 99.9% guaranteed and sheltered shallow waters. All these key ingredients make Lac Bay one of the Caribbean’s best windsurf spot. Beginners can practice in the waist deep gin clear water while the advanced windsurfers can look for the excitement that come with bump and jump chop. For the advanced sailor there is an upwind reach near Lac Cai offering top-notch windsurfing in the waves. The half mile long strand of brown sugar sand makes the beach area one of the most popular sun and fun spot on any given day. Wind,sun and Caribbean blue, it doesn’t get much better than that.
| Along all this windsurf paradise is Bonaire’s most upscale oceanfront property Belmar Oceanfront Apartments that offers complete windsurf packages for its guests. “Belmar’s Surf Away” packages include 7 nights accommodations in a luxurious and spacious condo, 6 days of unlimited windsurfing, a full week of car rental and all taxes. Packages start from US$ 667,– per person per week when occupying a three-bedroom condo. | ** Independent**, Intimate and Inspirational are words that go hand in hand with this place of tranquility that features 20 amazing units and is just a 10 minutes drive away from the Lac Bay area. Luxury condo’s, personal and top service as well as wireless Internet access are a few things that make this PADI Gold Palm resort with its own full service dive shop a very special place. Just want to relax? Enjoy one of the two swimming-dive docks or sunbathe at the ocean front swimming pool with an amazing panorama.
“July and August 2007 are our family months,” says Belmar’s Managing Director Ruud van Baal. “Windsurfers and their families can profit from the Stay 7 and Pay 6 Special* where you stay a full week but pay only 6 days for your room plus every person in your party gets a Free BBQ dinner**. A discount of almost 15% and an added value with the Free BBQ of almost US$ 20, per person. Room-only rates start at US$ 175 per night*** for a luxurious two-bedroom condo,” van Baal adds.
For more information please call your favorite travel agent, email to [email protected], call toll free in the US/Canada at 1-888-655-0605 or visit www.belmarbonaire.com. Belmar’s travel partners specialized in windsurf travel can be visited at www.bonairecaribbean.com and www.bonairepros.com.
* For new bookings only, can not be combined with other specials;
** Free BBQ-dinner is excluding beverages and will be served at Buddy Dive Resort on Friday Night.
*** Based on 6 persons in a 3-bedroom condo during the low season. Excluding service charge and taxes;