Congratulations Molly Appel and Stuart Shostak
Sunday, 01 February 2009
Coral Paradise Resort would like to congratulate Molly Appel and Stuart Shostak who stayed with us at Coral Paradise Resort last week and were certified as PADI Open Water Divers while in Bonaire.
Molly & Stuart’s friends Toya and Evelyn, who also stayed at Coral Paradise Resort with them, were lots of fun and took in all the sun and scuba diving that they could before heading back to the New York City and some cold weather.
Thank you guys hope to see ya back here at Coral Paradise Resort
Triangle Dive Club from Bermuda
Monday, 26 January 2009
The Triangle Dive Club from Bermuda led by Graham Maddocks flew into Bonaire and occupied the entire Coral Paradise Resort
These 12 guys and girls had a blast. They were diving day & night and when they weren’t diving they were planning a dive.
3 of them were diving re-breathers.
Thanks Triangle Divers. Hope to see you back at Coral Paradise Resort in Bonaire next year.
Bonaire Sweeps Scuba Diving Mag's Awards
Saturday, 06 December 2008
Rather than me write about it, here's part of the news release from the Boanire Tourism Commission. This truly is a diver's Paradise.
BONAIRE SWEEPS SCUBA DIVING MAGAZINE’S READERS’ CHOICE AWARDS 2008
Click on the award to see the full sized version.
Bonaire Dominates With Nine #1 Ratings Including #1 Dive Destination in the Caribbean/Atlantic
Kralendijk, Bonaire – (December 5,
2008) – Once again the island of Bonaire has swept top honors while
continuing its reign as one of the world’s top dive destinations: For the seventh consecutive year
, Bonaire has been rated the Top Dive Destination Overall
(Caribbean/Atlantic) in Scuba Diving
magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2008.
Bonaire also received the #1 rating in
eight other Caribbean/Atlantic categories: Top Marine Life, Top Marine
Environment, Top Macro Life, Top Shore Diving Destination, Top Destination
Underwater Photography, Top Destination for Beginners, Top Value, and Top
For the Reader’s Choice awards, thousands of Scuba
Diving subscribers and web users rated their dive experiences
on a scale of one to five. Results of
the 2008 Awards will be featured in the January/February 2009 issue of Scuba Diving magazine. ...
Bonaire is the recipient of the prestigious Islands Magazine/Caribbean
Tourism Organization 2008 Sustainable Tourism Award and continues to be
recognized as one of the top destinations worldwide for its sustainable
as reported by National Geographic Traveler magazine (March 2004) and Islands
magazine (December 2007), and as one of the top diving destinations in the
Atlantic/Caribbean for six years in a row in the Scuba Diving magazine’s
Readers’ Choice Awards (2003-2008); and was designated by the National
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as having the healthiest reefs in the
Caribbean (January 2008).
We Made the New York Times!
Monday, 10 November 2008
Wow, it looks like all our hard work is paying off. We got an email the other day from a New York Times editor saying we where going to be in the New York Times travel section. We where listed as one of the 39 Reasons to go to the Caribbean This Year . That made our day, but we didn't know they where going to make us the "Top Pick" of all the resorts they had listed in Bonaire. That was an honor.
We're thrilled as you can imagine. We're proud of the resort, but it's good to see other people like it too.
Thursday, 20 November 2008
We got bananas today for the first time
in about 3 weeks. Shopping in Bonaire isn't like shopping in the
states. There is no real agriculture here so everything comes in on
the boat. We got bananas today from a grocery called "The
Warehouse." - Now from the name you're probably picturing a
Sam's or a Costco. - Think again.
The Warehouse is not as big
typical American groceries. But it is Air Conditioned and they
usually have a good selection of fresh fruit, just maybe not exactly
what you're looking for that day.
In the States, we make a
grocery list and go to one store and buy it all. In Bonaire we shop
more like our parents (or grandparents) did, we go to the market and
see what is good and fresh that day. If there is one thing you're
really looking for you might have to make a few stops to find it.
Being from New Orleans, we miss our
local food. A friend sent us a care package the other day of local
products. It cost her $40 to ship it from the States, and I had to pay
customs $10 to pick it up from the Post Office. But dinner that
night sure was good.
Sometimes we miss not having a Walmart
on every corner, but if he did, this wouldn't be paradise.
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