The Jibe City windsurf center is located on the east coast of Bonaire in a nature reserve called Lac. Lac is part of Bonaire National Park and is the biggest lagoon of the Netherlands Antilles (700 hectares). Lac is bordered by a barrier reef across most of its entrance to the open sea, and lush mangroves about everywhere else. It has two peninsulas: Cai and Sorobon.
Lac is home to three globally endangered species: the Green Turtle, the Queen Conch and the mangrove trees.
Jibe City is located on the Sorobon side of the bay.
Besides windsurfing there are many other activities one can enjoy on the not so windy days:
- Snorkeling (gear available in the Jibe City shop)
- Rent a SUP and explore the reef
- Kayaking through the mangrove forest
- scuba diving outside the coral dam between Lac and the open water (advanced dive)
or just do nothing and have a drink at the Hang Out Bar
Bonaire offers a wide variety of accommodations ranging from low budget apartments to ocean front villas. Due to the relative small size of the Island you are always within a short driving distance of the Jibe City Windsurf station. Bonaire has no public transport, so renting a car is advisable.
Due to its protected status there are only a very few accommodations in the Lac-area.
Surf Hostel Bonairewww.SurfHostelBonaire.com
Are you looking for a nice and affordable place for your stay on Bonaire? The SurfHostel offers you single beds for $17.50 per night and apartments for $35 per night (1 pers) $45 (2 pers.)
The prices are all inclusive: breakfast, dinner, bike, wifi, sheets, towels, cleaning service and common kitchen.
The Surf Hostel is situated near Sorobon and only 7 minutes from the city. Airport pick-up service is available at reservation. Discounts are applicable for staying longer than one month.
Lac Bay Casitashttp://www.lacbaycasitas.com/
The Lac Bay Casitas are a cluster of cozy one- and two-bedroom apartments (condos) available year-round for vacation rentals, accommodating parties of 1 to 4 guests. We are a home away from home, with fully equipped kitchens, free WiFi and cable TV, and air conditioners in each bedroom. A great choice for independently minded visitors.
Our casitas are surrounded by nature - sunrise from the front yards and sunset from the back yards - and directly across from a small beach on Lac Bay, where you can see windsurfers sailing across the water. The onshore breeze greets you on your front porch.
We are just over a mile from windsurfing at Jibe City, making it easy to drop back "home" for a quick lunch break or rest.
Lac Bay Villawww.LacBayVilla.com
Lac Bay Villa, ideally suited for 4-8 persons, is situated only metres from Lac Bay itself, 3 minutes from Jibe City and 15 minutes from Kralendijk with its restaurants, bars, shops and supermarkets.
With the most stunning views over the turquoise waters of Lac Bay and the mangroves, the accommodation comprises four double bedrooms with air-conditioning, three bathrooms, a large gourmet kitchen and a spacious lounge and dining area.
Outside there is a large sun deck which by night provides an amazing platform for viewing the Milky Way and a myriad of stars. Underneath, it forms a shady verandah where you can sit for hours watching the ever changing colours of the bay and the abundant wildlife which lives in and around the landscaped garden.