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Hochwald
Reviewed 22 February 2014

I stayed in Buddy Dive Resort with my wife in January/February 2014. We had a great time in this Diver's Hotel and felt always welcome. Okay, if one does not dive, then it is probably not the right Destination, but then you would Need to go to another Island. We were absolute beginners in diving and did the OWD course...

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Alaska
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Resort - We stayed in a 3 bedroom unit. The 2 upstairs bedrooms had individual bathrooms, while the downstairs room had only the main unit bathroom. The unit included a full size fridge, cook top, and combination microwave/convection oven. Air conditioning was only in the bedrooms. There were 3 patios, 2 upstairs for each bedroom and one for the main...

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Stoughton, Wisconsin
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Just got back from another 2 weeks in sunny Bonaire, N.A. Once again we spent the time at Buddy Dive where you east,sleep, and dive. Some of the dive instructors have left the company, which happens in the business. But the main guys are still there, Murph, Jimmie, Capt Sparrow,Ricarrdo,Danny and Mirjam. All the other instructors are also well trained,...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 13 February 2014

Not a luxury resort, but people go there to dive. Check-in and check-out were easy; even faster if you print the required forms from their website and complete before you get there. Free wifi worked well and reached our room, but I believe it originates from the pool bar area and may not reach all rooms. Our room was one...

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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 8 February 2014

We did not stay here, but we used their services for our tanks. It was the best choice because they offered free Nitrox all week. Looking back, it may be worth having paid a bit extra and be guaranteed that the tanks were good all the time. At least, 20% of the time, the tanks were leaking (tried to fix...

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Good News: Still the best value for your dive dollar. Dive facility are convenient and efficient. The house reef is of the best diving in Bonaire. Dive Staff is professional, knowledgable, helpful and accommodating. The Coral Reef Restoration Specialty Dives is a must take class. The Hotel Staff will make restaurant reservations and recommendations. Bad News: The roads have the...

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2Thank EHK1948
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Very nice place, very good structure if you want to dive - excellent cost benefit equation Rooms are comfortable and large. The italian restaurant was very good. Rented trunks made easy to go dive in the off shore spots But don't go if you are looking for a five star hotel experience

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1Thank JorgeAZ
Oregon
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I read dozens of reviews here on TA before deciding on Buddy Dive Resort. My husband and I chose Buddy Dive/Bonaire because of a timeshare exchange (and that we'd been wanting to go to Bonaire for years, so this was our first trip there). We decided to rent an additional week, and chose Buddy Dive for the convenience of not...

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4Thank ForReality
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Buddy Dive Resort is beautiful. The rooms are great. There is either a patio or balcony for enjoyment as well as airing out dive equipment. The dive center is right on the piers along with rinse tanks, outdoor shower, boat dive sign-ups, equipment dry rooms, tank room and Nitrox analyzer. Giant stride off one of the piers or use one...

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Centennial, Colorado
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Buddy Dive Resort is the perfect set up for divers. Their house reef is located on one of the nicest reefs on the island. The dive shop, rental gear and storage room are just steps away from the water. Entries and exits are super easy with a sturdy set of stairs. For those new to diving or those needing a...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience Bonaire and Buddy Dive Resort. An unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise offering spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal clear, turquoise waters. Buddy's is a resort where you can DIVE DIVE DIVE, take part in a multitude of activities or just sit back, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. At Buddy Dive, we're known for our casual atmosphere, personable staff, spacious accommodations and a dive operation that has something for every diver: comfortable boats, complete rental and retail center, exceptional staff, and a unique "Drive Thru" with a two-lane air/nitrox fill station. No matter which apartment you are staying in, you're never further than a giant stride away from our popular and lively house reef which is perfect for diving and snorkeling, day and night. ... more   less 

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Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: ₹ 10,631 - ₹ 19,124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buddy Dive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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“Ask to be close to the pool”
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“ask for a king bed, ask for exterminators to spray for misquitos.”
hollyh606, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“1st floor, unless you like to haul gear up and down stairs.”
evelync942, 1 Apr 2017 | Read review
“May want to ask for a room with a/c in the main room.”
Mavpav, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Next time I'll ask for room 401, 402, 406, or 407 on the end facing the pool/beach/ocean.”
wisconsin_foodie_150, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
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