Winds of the World Windsurfing Holidays

Bonaire

BONAIRE 2019 - Bookings now being taken! 

 

It's stunning, come and join us in Bonaire! Here's a summary of dates and locations with full details below. We'd love to have you along, so let us know which dates work for you as it books up pretty quick and it's well worth it for a trip of a life time. Sign up with a deposit and then book your own KLM flight ASAP! 

We can arrange alternative accommodation to suit budgets, but it is always better to keep you on the group for atmosphere and logistics. But, as ever, any questions at all, drop us an email info@windwise.net 

 

Beautiful sailing, phenomenal location, stunning sunsets, full coaching and progression, sun downers, sunsets and the full Windwise experience in Bonaire...You'll learn a huge amount here and have a great time! YOU'LL LOVE IT!  

 

Windwise Bonaire Freeride Sessions 2019

 

9th-18th Jan Sorobon Resort Hotel (right on the beach)  

7th-16th March Sonrisa Hotel (Last place - contact us ASAP info@windwise.net

16th-25th March Sonrisa Hotel (Last place - contact us ASAP info@windwise.net

6th-14th April Ocean View Villas (near town) Family Easter Holiday

 

*Book early, places go and accommodation can get limited!*

*If you have 3/4 of you happy to share, we do have options to save on costs*

*Traveling on your own, with friends or non-windsurfing partners all welcome* 

 

You have to visit to this truly fabulous Windwise destination. Situated in the Dutch Antilies Southern Caribbean Bonaire, it is one of THE most beautiful and most productive coaching locations on our WINDWISE tour. We know where to go, where to sail and how to get the very best from the crystal clear flat shallow water and warm trade winds which perfectly suit our Freeride Skills Training System.

Plus of course we'll show you the best parts of the island, take you to some fabulous restaurants and give you our welcoming Windwise socials and adventures both on & off the water!

 

Bonaire is super flat, with stunning knee to waist deep water, creating a the perfect gybertorium that guarantees we'll get you flying and going round those corners. It's the perfect Windwise location to consolidate your existing skills and really make fabulous progress! 

 

 

Who's it for?

Bonaire450Our Bonaire windsurfing clinic and holiday is aimed at intermediate windsurfers looking to move their windsurfing onto another level.

Whether that's moving onto smaller boards, blasting faster with more control in straps & harness or making gybes - this is for YOU!

 

Our SKILLS TRAINING SYSTEM will cover all of that plus  enhance faster tacks, dry gybes and tune up any other niggling technique issues you might have. Be warned, such is the success rate of our coaching system that we might even get you duck gybing! You don't have to be able to waterstart to sail Bonaire and it's got a sheltered area that produces the flattest water imaginable for learning - so what are you waiting for...?

 

 

Booking Is Easy! 

 

1. Email info@windwise.net requesting a single or shared room.

2. Pay a deposit, full amount, single or shared room for chosen clinic.
(Holiday balance is due 12 weeks prior to departure.) 

3. Book the group KLM flight. Details end of this page.
Extending your trip is possible, please contact Windwise for more info.

4. Ensure you have holiday insurance with 3rd party windsurfing cover. 

Windwise Bonaire Hotel & Accommodation Options 

 

In Bonaire we offer different experiences from carefully chosen hotels/apartments. For each session our group accommodation is either based on the  beach or in town.

The Sorobon Resort (Jan19) is right on the beach, a fins throw from the windsurfing and has the most stunning views you could possibly imagine. It's however a popular resort, books up very quickly and it's more expensive. 

We also base ourselves in town (Sonrisa Hotel & Ocean View Villas & Bonaire Boutique Apartments Feb/March/April). These are in or close to town and we have Bonaire team trucks to ferry us around to the beach and to eat out. We spend the whole day at the beach and then head back to accommodation for evening chill out, BBQ's and eating out. This works really well, adds to the whole 'Bonaire experience' and also helps to keep the costs down.

 

Single supplement in Bonaire/Caribbean

Just like in the states, Bonaire resorts/hotels/accommodation charge 'by the room' whether that is one or two people in it. When we do our package pricing it is based on two people sharing a room. If you want your own room, it means you are paying for the whole room. We have actually adjusted and absorb some the cost for you, but there's nothing we can do about this, hence the single supplement costs. So ideally bring someone else to share this amazing experience or ask us to find someone to share with you.

 

Need someone to share with?

If you would like us to find someone for you to share with to help keep costs down, with enough notice we can usually do this to help you save the single supplement.

 

 

 

Windwise Sorobon Beach Resort Experience & Package Jan 2019 

Travel Dates: 9th-18th Jan 2019  (9 nights + 9  days sailing)

 

 Exclusive resort, right on the beach next to the windsurfing centre - incredible location! 

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Small, sand in the toes, shabby chic beach resort with stunning views! 

Incredible setting on a national park. IT IS BEAUTIFUL! It has a variety of chalet rooms from beach side and beach view chalets to honeymoon style suits. It's a fins throw from the windsurfing centre and perfect for non-windsurfing partners. Most rooms have kitchenettes and there are also options for half or full board and room upgrades. if the hotel is full, we can accommodate you in the Sorobon Apartments which are close by and give you full us of the Sorobon facilities.

Limited availability at the Sorobon, but be quick, they book up very fast!

If you wanted to do these dates, but sought different accommodation, we can still make that happen for you.

For Sorobon bookings please just pay deposit. 

 

Option 1

Sorobon Resort Casa Grandi Villa 9-18th Jan
Windwise Package £1799 Per person (based on two sharing)

Single supplement £549 (Very limited availability) 

9 Nights B&B in our group Casa Grandi Villa within the Sorobon grounds.
Huge Villa with 3 separate en-suite bedrooms, kitchen, living area and balcony
Only 70m the water, sand in the feet and stunning views! 
Group Airport Transfers / Jibe City Board Hire / Hotel & Local Tax 
7 Days Windwise Skills Training System / Personal Coaching / Socials & Adventures
Non-windsurfer price £950 (TBC) contact Windwise info@windwise.net

 

Option 2

Sorobon Resort Ocean View Chalets 9th-18th Jan
Windwise Package £1999 Per person (based on 2 sharing)
Windwise Package £1699 Per person (based on 3+ sharing)

Single supplement £699 (Sorry expensive here...best to share or go for apartment)

9 Nights B&B in a private Ocean View Chalet
Overlooks the water, sand in the feet, with stunning views! Hotel & Local Tourist Tax
Group Airport Transfers / Jibe City Board Hire 
7 Days Windwise Skills Training System / Personal Coaching / Socials & Adventures
Non-windsurfer price £950 (TBC) contact Windwise info@windwise.net

 

Option 3

Sorobon Apartments  9th-18th Jan
Windwise Package £1799 Per person (based on 2 sharing)
Windwise Package £1699 Per person (based on 3+ sharing)

Single supplement only £499

(When Cas Grandi and Chalets are sold out, we use the local Sorobon Apartments) 

9 Nights B&B in a Sorobon Apartments 
With swimming pool
4-5 minutes away from Sorobon with a free shuttle bus to the beach.
You can use the Sorobon Resort facilities & breakfast.   
Group Airport Transfers / Jibe City Board Hire / Hotel & Local Tax
7 Days Windwise Skills Training System / Personal Coaching / Socials & Adventures

Non-windsurfers very welcome price £950 contact Windwise info@windwise.net

 

Book your own KLM flights via Amsterdam see flight details at end of this page.

Clinic Starts 10th Jan and you get a full day sailing in on last day of course.

 

 

 

Windwise Sonrisa Hotel Experience & Package March 2019

Travel Dates: 7th-16th March 2019  (9 nights + 9  days sailing)

Travel Dates: 16th-25th March 2019  (9 nights + days sailing) 

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A boutique Hotel in Kralendijk 10-15 mins from the windsurfing beach, but walking distance from a swimming beach, bars & restaurants. We will have our own transport (Bonaire pick up style) to and from the windsurfing beach. We will pretty much take the hotel over, so will be good fun from social with BBQ's and great places to eat nearby.(Later bookings will go in nearby hotel if Sonrisa is full).

 

Windwise Package only £1699 per person (Base on twin shared room)

Single Supplement £399
Non-windsurfer price £850

9 Nights Hotel B&B
Hotel & Local Tourist Tax
Airport Transfers / 9 Days Board Hire   
Bonaire TruckStyle Beach Transfers 
7 Days Windwise Skills Training System + Personal Coaching
Video & Photo Feedback
Our renowned welcoming socials & adventures

For Sonrisa bookings you can pay deposit or full balance to confirm booking

Other Options

Sonrisa Luxury Suite Price £1849 per person (based on twin share) 

Sonrisa Luxury Suite Price £1649 per person (based on three/four share)
(This gives a double or twin room and extra bed(s) in huge front room - nice!) 

 

BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHT DIRECT KLM - Flight details below £700-800.

(Very limited number of master suites, the final amount will be added to your invoice)

Clinic Starts 8th & 17th March and you get a full day sailing in on last day of course.

 

Please note:

7th-16th March we will be based from Jibe City. 

16th-25th March we will be based from Bonaire Windsurf Place

  

Windwise Ocean View Villa Experience & Package April 2019

Travel Dates: 6th-14th April 2019  (9 nights + 9  days sailing)

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Ideal for those on a budget, a group of friends or family for an Easter windsurfing experience in beautiful Bonaire

 

 

 

 

A boutique hotel with large luxury self catering apartments in on villa like complex with a private pool. It's a one minute walk to a fabulous snorkelling, swimming beach with stunning sunset views. It's a 5 minute drive to town and 10 minutes drive the windsurfing beach. We will have our Windwise Bonaire truck(s) to transfer us all around, so nice and easy to get about Bonaire style. We will pretty much take the accommodation over and base ourselves here for this Easter treat! Mini pool, fabulous quality apartments, cool atmosphere and great fun for BBQ's, socials and nipping the the beach and town for incredible food! 

We will have an assistant Windwise coach to assist with the kids/beginner-improvers.

 

Windwise Package From only £1499 (Based on twin shared room in shared apartment)

Windsurfing kids  (under 16) 15% off (Must have one adult on course too)

Single Supplement from £299 

Adult Non-windsurfer price £775 adult
Child (under 16) Non-windsurfer £500 

Contact Windwise for more info: info@windwise.net

9 Nights Accommodation + Local Tourist Tax 
Airport Transfers / 9 Days Board Hire   
Bonaire TruckStyle Beach Transfers 
6 Days Windwise Skills Training System
Group Coaching & 1-2-1 Feedback & Personal Coaching 
Video & Photo Feedback 
Windwise Socials & Adventures

Very few single rooms...

Upgrades are available for larger apartments, with living areas. 
They are all high standard and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
All but one have cooking facilities and living areas.

Course starts on 7th April.
It is possible to extend your trip.
Plus we might add earlier trip for private school dates.

 

Windwise Ocean View Villas Singles, Groups, Families

If you are traveling alone, then we would put you in your own room in a 2 or 3 bedroom apartment.
If you wanted to upgrade to your own apartment this would be an extra £200 above the single supplement.

If it's a family or group of 3 then we would give you a double or twin room and a sofa bed in the decent sized living area.
If it is a group or family of four we would look into a 2 bedroom apartment. 

 

Pay A Deposit using 'book a place button'.

Book your own KLM Flights now - before that go up!

 

 

Course & Holiday Content

During the course our WINDWISE SKILLS TRAINING SYSTEM we'll cover, super early planing, sailing at higher speeds, stance range, quick short board tacks, gybe variations, duck gybes and any other windsurfing requests. Plus we will have a whole bunch of fun expression sessions to help your level flourish. As ever using our core WINDWISE Skills Training System we get the body to do what you mind is asking it to do! Plus we it's a great opportunity to try different styles and sizes of boards under the safety and guidance of WINDWISE. 

After a full day of coaching, windsurfing and having a great time on the water, there is still time for further socials, adventures or just relaxing in the beauty of the Caribbean! We run a optional social programme and always make sure that it's a welcoming environment to give you the best possible windsurfing experience! Singles, couples or groups are most welcome and we guarantee an amazing windsurfing experience for all our clients.

Kit & Windsurfing Conditions In Bonaire 

Ultra flat water in a massive safe lagoon!  We are using Bonaire Windsurf Place, which is a STARBOARD / RRD centre. We will select the right board for your level and you can change within the centre and out group to suit changes in conditions and your level! They do use the rig deflectors/deviators to protect their boards, which is initially a bit of a pain, but you get used to them. The deviators can be a pain at first waterstarting, but you soon get used to them, plus which is so shallow, you barely need to waterstart...It takes 3-4 months to boards delivered to the island, hence they are keen to look after the kit. The windsurfing centre is packed with great kit, which is perfectly suited to the conditions - we can always switch boards to suit your needs! Boards between 95-150L (If you're unsure about what board is right for you, don't hesitate to ask)

The Caribbean trade winds blow 12-22 Knots (3-5) pretty much all day when the trades are in, so we get a really full day on the water and everyone always comments on how much they learn.

Sails 4.7-7.5m

What to take

It's highly likely that you'll be sailing in just boardies and rash vest! But bring a shortie if you feel the cold or to protect from sun and wind chill on breezier days. 

Hat, sunblock, booties (optional) / US pin travel plug / hoodie / fleece for sitting outside in evenings - 

Loud shirt for BBQ night!

Local currency: $

 

BONAIRE FLIGHT DETAILS 2019 - Contact us with any questions

Please book your own flight to match your course/holiday booking- ASAP!
Suggested Airline KLM - London/Amsterdam/Bonaire for group airport transfers
If you want to book alternative routes/times you'll need to grab a taxi to hotel/beach.
https://www.klm.com/home/gb/en

 

2019 Flight Suggestions. There are alternative connecting flights from London City Airport, Southampton and regional airports.

TRAVEL DATE  9th-18th- Jan SOROBON HOTEL 9 Nights accommodation

OUTBOUND 9th Jan
KL 1002 Dept Heathrow 08.40 
Arrive Amsterdam 11.05
KL0767 Dept Amsterdam 12.35 
Arrive Bonaire 17.45

INBOUND 18th Jan

KL0767 Depart Bonaire 21.00 
Arrive Amsterdam 11.20am (Sat 19th) 
KL1027 Dept Amsterdam 13.25
Arrive Heathrow 13.50 (19th)

 

 

TRAVEL DATES 7th-16th March SONRISA 9 Nights accommodation
OUTBOUND 7th March
KL 1002 Dept Heathrow 08.40 
Arrive Amsterdam 11.05
KL0765 Dept Amsterdam 12.35 
Arrive Bonaire 19.55

INBOUND 16th March
KL0765 Depart Bonaire 21.00 
Arrive Amsterdam 11.20am (Sun17th) 
KL1017 Dept Amsterdam 13.25
Arrive Heathrow 13.50 (Sun17th)

 

TRAVEL DATES 16th-25th March SONRISA 9 Nights accommodation
OUTBOUND 16th March
KL1002 Dept Heathrow 08.40 
Arrive Amsterdam 11.05
KL0765 Dept Amsterdam 12.35 
Arrive Bonaire 19.55

INBOUND 25th March
KL0765 Depart Bonaire 19.35 
Arrive Amsterdam 11.00 (Tues 27 March)
Kl1017 Dept Amsterdam 13.20
Arrive Heathrow 13.50 (Tues 27 March) 

 

TRAVEL DATES 6th April Ocean Villas
OUTBOUND 6th April
Dept Heathrow 08.40 LK1002
Arrive Amsterdam 11.00
Dept Amsterdam 12.20 KL0765
Arrive Bonaire 18.30

INBOUND 14th April
Depart Bonaire 19.35 KL0765
Arrive Amsterdam 11.00 (Mon 15thApr)
Dept Amsterdam 13.20 KL1017
Arrive Heathrow 13.50 (Mon15thApril)

 

SMALL PRINT

WINDWISE will do their best to ensure your safety and enjoyment on the water. There will be times when you're being coached individually and in a group. There will also be times when you are freesailng by yourself. Windsurfing is, potentially, a dangerous sport and you must agree to sail in a responsible manner and in the designated areas outlined to you in resort.

In the event that Simon Bornhoft is not able to make the clinic due to illness or unforseen circumstances, your WINDWISE booking and holiday are still valid and the course/holiday and adventure will still go ahead and another Windwise coach will be provided for you.

***It's essential that you have third party windsurfing insurance! Either through your holiday travel insurance or RYA or UKWA insurance ***

FOR MORE DETAILS ON BOOKING & CANCELLATION POLICY GO TO TERMS & CONDITIONS

 

Booking info

 

Windwise Sorobon Package 9-18th Jan 
Prices from £1699

Windwise Sonrisa Package 7-16th March 
Prices from £1699

Windwise Sonrisa Package 16-25th March 
Prices from £1699

Windwise Ocean View Villa Package 6-14th April 
Prices from £coming soon

 

Windwise Experiences & Packages include:

9 Nights Hotel B&B (except villa)

Local Hotel & Tourist Taxes

Group Airport & Beach Transfers 

9 Days Board Hire 

WINDWISE Full Skills Training System

Group and 1-2-1 Coaching & Feedback   

Profession Quality Video & Photography 

Special Socials / Location Guiding & Much More!

 

"PROGRESSION & A GREAT TIME"

 

BOOK YOUR OWN FLIGHTS.
Please book direct with KLM (see below).

 

Price £1000 deposit

Dates

Clinic 1: 9th-18th Jan
Clinic 2: 7th-16th March
Clinic 3 16th-25th March
Clinic 4: 6th-14th April

Extra dates TBC...

Travel Info

Flights: KLM - London/Amsterdam/Bonaire (see suggested flights on main page)

Transfers: 10 mins

Options

Board Hire: BWP & Jibe City

Single Room: See Supplements In Main Details

Pay your deposit online now

Flight Details

**Suggested flights at end of main page!**

For BONAIRE package you will will need to book your own flight(s).

1.We suggest KLM to book your luggage all the way through, flight price is ranging from £700-800.

www.klm.com/home/gb/en

KLM 
Heathrow (LHR)-Amsterdam 
Amsterdam-Bonaire Flamingo Int 

KLM Inbound
Bonaire Flamingo Int-Amsterdam 
Amsterdam - LHR 

2. If you wish to seek alternative flights then please do, but the planned group transfer will run on these flight dates, arrival and departure times. So, if you don't make the group transfer it's approximately $20-25 each way in a taxi. So if you want to arrive earlier or later you can.

Bonaire at a Glance

  • Sailing Type:Super easy flat water
  • Wind:Trade Winds F3-4-5
  • Level:Improver-Advanced
  • Course Criteria

    Must be able to use a harness, unless party of our beginner groups.

  • Course Content

    Windwise Skills Training System to enhance general Freeride windsurfing, early planing, blasting control, straps, harness, gybes, tacks and every other technique issues you might have!

    It is one of the easiest places to sail and the best place for our coaching system. You will learn masses! 

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