Best Schools Premier Destination: Bonaire
Welcome to kiteboarder’s paradise in the Caribbean: Bonaire. The year round steady tradewinds, warm water and easygoing atmosphere make our island the perfect destination for kiteboarders of all levels. On this page you will find everything you need to know about kiteboarding on Bonaire and how to get the max out of your stay here. Hang loose and enjoy the ride!
Gorgeous Bonaire is located in the Southwestern Caribbean and is part of the ABC islands, which include Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. Together, the ABC islands form one of the Caribbean's most popular vacation spots, with over a million visitors each year. Popular activities in the ABC islands include scuba diving, hiking, sightseeing, gambling, shopping and relaxing at the miles of beautiful beaches.
Bonaire has very consistent wind conditions almost all year round. The NE tradewinds will blow from November until August with an average of about 18 knots all day long. In September and October wind speeds are lower but you will still have some good days to go kitesurfing.
Kiteboarding Bonaire is dedicated to providing high quality and safe kiteboarding instruction using the best and newest equipment on the market.
Located on the on southwest side of Bonaire, we benefit from the steady tradewinds and calm and crystal clear waters to teach you the "ins and outs" of kiteboarding using our brand new safety boat.
Our main instructor and founder of Kiteboarding Bonaire, Roan Jaspars, has over 7 years of kiteboarding experience and over 5 years of kiteboard/teaching experience. Certified level 2 by the IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization), Roan will ensure a fun and safe lesson in which becoming an independent kiteboarder is the main goal.
Thanks to the steady tradewinds, lessons can be given almost every day of the year. Lessons are mostly from 10:00 until 1:00 or from 2:00 until 5:00. Of course we can adapt these times to your convenience.
We teach kiteboarding to anybody who wants to learn this great sport and is able to swim and is at least 10 years old. Thanks to the warm water and the steady winds, learning to kiteboard has never been easier and more accessible!
Bonaire has a wide variety of choices when it comes to accommodations. Here are a few of our personal favorites:
KonTiki Beachclub and Lac Bay Apartments,located about 8km from Kitebeach, offers spacious and colorful studios, apartments and a villa in different price ranges. A cozy cocktail bar, an award-winning restaurant, terrace with a refreshing breeze in an oasis of tranquility and a spectacular view of Lac-Bay Lagoon. For tons of photos, rates and more information, go to: www.kontikibonaire.com
The Caribbean Chillout Apartments Bonaireis only a stones throw away from the beach at Plaza Resort (and just about a fifteen minutes walk from downtown center at Playa Kralendijk). Here you will find a very quiet location with utmost privacy and a clear view a small, recently renovated apartment complex with swimming pool. The distance to Kitebeach is around 8km. The apartments and a studio are each decorated in a fancy, comfortable and atmospheric style and radiate an Egyptian, Asian or African atmosphere. Every apartment has high quality beds, individual air conditioning unit and terrace, providing access to the communal pool. Near the pool, there is a bar in a lush garden full of palm trees, bougainvillea, jasmine and oleander. For more info and prices, please visit: www.caribbeanchillout.com
The Blachi Koko Apartmentsnamed for the prolific coconut palms in Bonaire's native language, Papamientu, are truly unique; they reflect the inviting influence of Caribbean colonial living, in a private setting, and offer a very special alternative to traditional hotel experience. For more information click here: www.blanchikokobonaire.com
Caribbean Wind and Sun Vacationsoffers air and land packages to
the sunny kite surf destination, Bonaire. Choose from casual cottages, luxurious
villas or full service hotels. Full island concierge available.
for more information, or visit their website: www.bonairecaribbean.com
BelAire Bonaireoffers luxury apartments. For more information, go to: Website: www.belairbonaire.com
Another great link for general information on Bonaire, including airline information, travel tips, passport rules, restaurants, activities, shopping, culture and history is: Website: www.infobonaire.com
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