about us

about us

We are Rob and Tineke.

Since 2017 we are the proud owners of  Tala Lodge op Bonaire. Before we moved to Bonaire we were the owners of Tala Lodge in the Netherlands, voted the best B&B in 2015/2016. In 2017 we moved to this beautiful island in the Caribean, Bonaire. 

We traveled around the world and all the lodges and hotels that we visited gave us inspiration for Tala Lodge.
We want to create a place where you feel at home, that creates beautiful memories, memories that make you want to come back and will never forget.
With Rob his skills in building/renovating and Tineke’s skills in decorating and hospitality we started Tala Lodge Bonaire. 

We look forward to meet you on beautiful Bonaire!

We are Suzan Mäkelä and Raymond Colson.

We come from Maastricht in the south of the Netherlands, the place where people like good food and the good life. During our first trip to Bonaire in 2021 we fell in love with the island, the people, the atmosphere, for us Bonaire offered the complete package.

We decided to move to Bonaire. And here we are!

We look forward to be your hosts in Tala Lodge.
We hope to share our love for the island with you and to make your stay in Tala Lodge unforgettable.

Like they say on Bonaire: “come as a visitor, leave as a friend.” We hope to see you soon, in Tala Lodge!