Meet The Team

Welcome to Bamboo Bonaire and CHEFS restaurant! The Bamboo Bonaire team consists of a small group of dedicated people. Together we take care of our guests and make sure to give you a great vacation experience in a unique and personal setting. Our goal is to create your lifetime memories.

We welcome you to visit us!

Your Bamboo Bonaire Team & CHEFS restaurant

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Larry

Bamboo Resort Owner

Hi! My name is Larry. I grew up in Ventura California where my love for the ocean, diving, and fishing was born. I love the desert for off-roading and hiking the mountains however I always seem to come back to the ocean. 2010 was my first trip to Bonaire and it was love at first sight. So of course, I landed back on the island in 2018 and Bamboo Bonaire became my baby. My purpose in life is to use my compassion and communication to help myself and others live the life of their dreams. I love Bamboo Bonaire because it lets me express this purpose through working with the most amazing team helping our amazing guests create lifetime memories. My free time on the island is spent on my boat rightly named the “Attitude of Gratitude”. Every day of my life is a gift and I am so grateful for the present.

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Debbie

Resort Operations

My name is Debbie and I have lived on the island for 6 years. In September 2021 my little boy Djayden was born and in that period I also bought my cozy house with a nice garden where my 2 dogs can play along. I work at our beautiful boutique resort for 5 years and go to work with a big smile. This is because I just love working with our guests and helping wherever I can. Working in the garden to make sure everything stays as a beautiful oasis, and decorating the cottages to make sure that you feel at home. So please let me know if there is anything I can do for you because making your vacation unforgettable is all I want to do!

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Felicia

Front Office

My name is Felicia and I originally came to Bonaire to only stay here for 1 year. Five years later and here I am still enjoying my time on the Island. After working for several companies in the tourism branch, I was given the opportunity to start working at one of the most beautiful and unique resorts on Bonaire. What I love about my job is that it’s so diverse. No day is the same when working at Bamboo. I love to make your vacation unforgettable from the beginning till the end. In my free time, you can find me in the gym or on the beach under the sun with a cold drink. See you soon at Bamboo Bonaire resort!

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Brigitte

Marketing & Sales

Hi! I’m Brigitte.  I enjoy living in Bonaire paradise with my family after moving from the Netherlands in 2009. Often I get the question “Why did you move to Bonaire”? It’s a simple answer, it was love at first sight! I love diving in our beautiful crystal clear ocean, kiteboarding at Atlantis Beach, and enjoying our endless sunsets. I’m grateful for living on this beautiful Island and working at Bamboo paradise. Promoting our intimate and unique boutique resort to the outside world is a wonderful job together with a small and dedicated team. Having a full resort with happy guests makes my day!

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Chris

Maintenance

I am Chris and I have been on Bonaire for 9 years. I was born in the United States and grew up in a loving family. I came to Bonaire for a dive trip and it changed my life completely. I decided to permanently move to Bonaire to escape the rush life of the States. I am passionate about woodworking as I view each creation as its own work of art. I take great pride in the construction and maintenance of the resort as my work is a representation of myself. What I love about Bamboo Bonaire is that everyone feels like family. I can’t wait to meet you at Bamboo Bonaire.

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Claribel

Housekeeping Service

My name is Claribel, and my homeland is Colombia. I came to the island thanks to my partner who has been here for more than 20 years. He gave me the opportunity to get to know this wonderful destination. Five years ago I arrived for the first time and since then I realized that this is where I wanted to be. I settled a year and a half ago and I was lucky enough to I find this hidden gem to work in. I am happy to provide my hospitality services to the guests in Bamboo Bonaire in the best way possible. I found a family and the best work team I could ever imagine!

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Luz Marina

Housekeeping Service

My name is Luz Marina Gonzalez from Colombia. Eight years ago I came to this beautiful island looking for a better future and yes, I found it. I have worked at several different hotels before finding my home at beautiful Bamboo Bonaire. It is a place of tranquility with very nice people. I take pride in my work and do my best for the guests to fully enjoy their stay.

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Han & Mark

Owners CHEFS

We are Han ten Winkel and Mark Tromop and have been friends since Culinary School in the Netherlands. Together we cooked our way around the world, ultimately ending up on Bonaire in 2008. Back in The Netherlands, ‘Dushi’ Bonaire turned out to have gotten under our skin as only Bonaire can. The decision to return was quickly made, but this time as Chefs at our own restaurant. Good food and sharing a meal always brings people together all over the world. For us, the social aspect of dining is an essential element. As Chefs but, equally important as Hosts, all our guests get the personal attention they deserve. We offer our guests a cosy evening in an amazing ambiance. We can’t wait to have you around our table!

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Breakfast Service

We are Geraldine, Daphne & Colette from CHEFS and take care of the daily breakfast service at Bamboo Bonaire. We love to prepare a delicious breakfast to the guests with a personal touch. There is no better way to start your day with us!

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Shiva

Bamboo Resort Cat

Hi, I’m Shiva and I’m watching over Bamboo paradise. In December 2020 I have been adopted from the Animal Shelter Bonaire by the Bamboo Bonaire team. I love my new life in this tropical oasis, it is very relaxing with some special cat excitement from time to time. I like guests that come to say hi, but also like my own space. I look forward to meet you!

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