Bonaire is blessed with an unsurpassed natural beauty. From the pristine waters to Brandaris’s peak, Bonaire’s magic washed over me from the moment I arrived. Even while participating in extreme adventures, a peaceful ambiance filled my time on Bonaire. The island continues to reign supreme as the dive destination in the Caribbean, but that’s only the beginning; Bonaire offers culture, cuisine, and nature, both terrestrial and marine. With all those possibilities, it’s not a question if you should go, it’s just a matter of when. So where is the best place to stay to experience it all? At Buddy Dive Resort, you can DIVE DIVE DIVE, take part in a multitude of activities, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. You’ll be left famished and soaking up the views, flavors, and entertainment from Ingredients Restaurant. Bonaire has some of the best resorts that I’ve visited but Buddy Dive definitely offers the best overall experience. Continue reading
I like being in situations where I’m pushing my limits. Being outside of my comfort zone makes me more aware of my surroundings. It’s a natural high that keeps me wanting more. That’s how I felt while cave snorkeling with Flow Bonaire. Each turn, corner, or new cave put me in an unfamiliar environment where my heart was pounding faster and I breathed in adventure. Continue reading
I’m at the best resort in Bonaire and I’ve decided to sleep outside. I can’t get enough of the view, the sound of the waves, and the smell of the ocean. I arrived at Bellafonte Bonaire today and I don’t want to leave. Even when my kiteboarding lesson was canceled because of low winds, I wasn’t disappointed. I’ve never found a place that captured my attention more than adventure, but Bellafonte takes the cake. Get a look at that view! Continue reading
I met a lady the other day who went on a snorkeling tour with Woodwind Cruises in Bonaire when she couldn’t swim. Why the heck would she do such a thing? Who would want to go on an ocean, snorkeling tour when they couldn’t swim? Someone in love. This lady, a beautiful, young, vibrant woman, was in love with a handsome, but older, man who obviously adored her. They kissed and caressed each other on the sailboat like two teenagers. (Not in an annoying, “stop it” way, but in a jealous, romantic, playful way that all woman desire.) When I asked her if she was excited to snorkel, she said, “I’m nervous because I can’t swim very well.” I immediately judged, like others who judge me for traveling or not traveling with a toddler, and wondered what the heck she was doing on the boat. She continued, “My partner loves to be in the ocean and always wanted to visit Bonaire. It was time I did it to see his precious smile and bring him joy.” I almost started to cry and I understood why someone would go on an ocean snorkel tour when they can’t swim. Love changes us and makes us powerful, courageous, and fearless. Continue reading
This is the longest I’ve gone without checking wordpress in the two and a half years of the site. Why? What is so important that I’m not even checking my mail? It’s Bonaire! I’ve found a quiet, relaxing, laid-back island paradise where everyone is on island time, including me. So if you’re interested in reading about my beautiful, dreamy Bonaire indulgences, you’ll have to wait a few days because I’m sipping cocktails at the bar, snorkeling the turquoise waters, falling asleep in the lounge chairs, eating dinner on the sea, and floating peacefully in the pool. I’ve finally found a place that is so unbelievable that even I will go a few days without posting or checking my mail. Heck yes, I’m on vacation. This is life in Bonaire.
I’ve already crossed off more than half of this year’s bucket list and I’m only 4 months in. What has this taught me? Creating a completely unrealistic list of items you want to accomplish is a fantastic idea and the best way to make your dreams a reality. If you can dream it and write it down, it becomes tangible even if it is utterly insane. Here’s an update on this year’s list. The blue items are clickable and already complete.