About us



Laetitia Sernaglia was born in France, and spent most of her youth in the States, between Los Angeles and New York. Laetitia is accustomed to traveling the world. After attending an International Business School in France she moved back to the States. While working in the fashion industry in NY for many years, Laetitia decided to continue her worldly explorations. In 2004, she moved to a small island in Honduras (Utila), where she and Matthieu met.

Matthieu Foudraine was born and raised in Holland. Matthieu traveled to Bonaire for his first diving experience in 1992. Matthieu has also globe trotted just about everywhere before, during and after his education.

Both Matthieu and Laetitia traveled extensively together throughout Central America and Asia, ending up their tour on Kho Phi Phi in Thailand. Three days before the Tsunami arrived...both decided to return to Bonaire for a family holiday, and spent the following year as dive instructors... finally choosing to make Bonaire their permanent home.

Blachi Koko is a synthesis of Matthieu and Laetitia's worldly travels and their love of Bonaire's easy going lifestyle. A beautiful colonial property that retains the spirit of their worldly meanderings combined with their appreciation of the beautiful Caribbean life Bonaire offers all its visitors.

Meanwhile, 18 years down the road...Blachi Koko and Pelican's Nest have partnered up with a passionate couple. As of July 2022 Annemieke and Maurits Geldof are the new faces at Blachi Koko. They are eager to give you the optimal holiday experience.

Annemieke and Maurits fell in love with the island years ago during their holidays to Bonaire. After 12 years of owning a similar business based in France, they have decided to change their life one more time and move to Bonaire.

Annemieke and Maurits are devoted to take care of you with the same amount of love and attention as Matthieu & Laetitia have always done. Hospitality runs in their blood... The Blachi Koko philosophy that started 18 years ago is certain to live on! 

We happily welcome all nationalities to visit Blachi Koko and trust their fluency with languages (Dutch, French, Spanish, German and English) and knowledge of the Island to provide a welcome and unique experience to everyone.