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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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Denton, Texas
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is the second time that I've used the dive shop at the Carib Inn. When (not if) I return, I wouldn't even consider anyone else. The staff is friendly and helpful, which I really appreciate. They even helped with things that had nothing to do with them-renting a camera! Bruce himself is usually around and friendly (and funny). The...

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Daniella - thank you and we are happy you had such a nice time here on Bonaire. Also thanks for the recommendation for our retail store. We do compete with US prices and in most cases beat them. Thanks again. Bruce

Villach, Austria
Reviewed 18 October 2016

As long time visitors to Bonaire, and in the meantime even owner of an apartment on dushi Boneiru, we had the chance to spend a week at Bruce Bowker´s Carib Inn. It was a great week in this quiet little resort. A wonderful experience full of hospitality and tranquility. Heidi and Markus

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Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

On Bonaire diving and my regulator broke. Dive master said go see Bruce Bowers - he is the best person on the island to handle repairs. Bruce was great - fixed it in less than 10 minutes and only charged me $2. Stand up honest guy.

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and glad I could help. I can't fix everything but certainly try to fix as much as I can to keep people diving. Thanks again. Bruce

Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I have been diving with Bruce Bowker's Carib inn for over 20 years. Very professional operation. Many of his staff have been there for over 25 years. It is a pleasure coming back every year with my family. They go out of their way to make you feel welcome. Instructor Linda Baker certified me as a divemaster in 1992 and...

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thanks and as always great to see you each year. We all look forward to next time. Maybe some whalesharks or mantas?

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Great place to stay. Clean room, great staff, awesome diving just off the dock. Bonaire is a fun safe island and Bruce's place makes you feel welcome. I will stay again on our next trip to Bonaire. There are so many great reviews of this place and I agree with them!

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thanks you and always nice to have you here with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Dobson, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Wife and I have been going here for about 12 yrs (she says 11, Bruce's records say 10). Maybe I'm wishful thinking. In any case, we find the accommodations more than adequate, the diving leisure and great, the staff excellent and always ready to help or point out things. The rooms are not palatial but comfortable and clean. We cook...

1Thank Fred H
Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

If you are on Bonaire, you want to discover the beautiful divespots. The staff of Carib Inn is very experienced and show you all the special and interesting places and underwater life. We had lot's of fun diving with the professional staff. Linda, Karen, Jean Carlos and Maria, thank you for showing us the beautiful divespots on Bonaire! And Bruce...

1Thank Rob W
Colorado Springs
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Everyone at Bruce's place went out of their way to make sure we were settled in our room. Any missing gear we just got at the dive shop. Loved the cottage rooms, and the pool was great to jump in and cool off in at the end of the day. Wonderful views from the pier at the end and beginning...

1Thank parodyqueen
Cullowhee, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 July 2016

Bruce has established the most relaxed dive inn imaginable. The Carib Inn is a fantastic example of a hand-crafted dive resort built for those of us who want no-frills dive freedom. A family- like atmosphere welcomes everyone. My wife and I consider the Carib a home away from home and you will too. Kitty and the rest of the staff...

1Thank ManateeFriends
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 15 July 2016

The diving is so good in Bonaire that it would be tough to go wrong. That said, my wife and I are thankful we choose to dive with Bruce. He is the Scuba OG of Bonaire. The first week I got my advanced open water certification while my wife got her open water certification. Then we rented stuff and did...

Thank MikeMichaels

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  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn is a 5 Star PADI resort specializing in scuba diving. All levels of scuba instruction. Daily boat trips with experienced, knowledgeable guides. Shore diving also available. Excellent retail store with extremely competitive prices. Scuba repairs. Resort has fresh water pool, cable TV, free WIFI and daily maid service. Eleven units including a 3 bedroom house and a 4 bedroom house. Located on the sea with its own dock and boats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

Address: J.A. Abraham Blvd 46, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: ₹ 6,551 - ₹ 9,826 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Bruce Bowker`s Carib Hotel Bonaire
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Bonaire/Kralendijk
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
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“Rooms 7 & 8 have their own private deck facing the water”
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 of 5 bubbles PassportJunky, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are within a couple hundred feet from the water- it is like your back yard next to the water - amazing place!”
 of 5 bubbles 162waynez, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the rooms facing the sea side if you want a nice sunset”
 of 5 bubbles louisd789, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 6 is our favorite!”
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“Seaside bungalow was perfect!”
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