We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Buddy Dive

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Buddy Dive
Buddy Dive
Panoramas (17)
View Map
{"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"}}
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

806 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Buddy Dive
See the most recent reviews
Showing 664: English reviews
San Diego, Ca, USA
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I and a buddy stayed at Buddy Dive resort for a week in mid-November. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a plan that included the room, 11 boat dives and unlimited shore diving with a rental pickup truck. The room was near the dive shop and restaurant, had air conditioning and an almost full kitchen (including utensils, pots and pans...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank RingAroundTheWorld
Davisburg, Michigan
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I recently spent a week at Buddy Dive Resort with a group of scuba divers from our area. I was the only person in a group of 17 that did not dive. Despite this, I had a wonderful time! There were many snorkel opportunities and the resort itself was beautiful. The condos were very comfortable and contained everything you could...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank wchandler
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 December 2013

I have been to Buddy dive at least 10 times in the past 25 years (the property has had several names!) It is in the best shape EVER this year. They have renovated the rooms- redone the bathrooms and kitchens, and it looks great. It's clean, tidy, and has decent food. We did a full board package (you have to...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank paulajab
Chapala
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We were impressed with the quality of the living quarters, knowledgeable and helpful dive staff, more than adequate supply and quality of rental dive equipment, boat dives were well organized and supervised, nitrox/air tanks and mini-truck included in our package for hauling equipment to shore dive sights, sightseeing on island, etc. It was very enjoyable and would recommend it to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RoadrunnerChapala
Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 14 November 2013

Fantastic week, diving right off their dock, boats going out all the time and the truck rentals are right there on site. And oh by the way Nitrox is available. Did 20 dives in 5 days -- I had a great time and they even have the bar right on site.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank YpsiSteve
Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 13 November 2013

Buddy Dive makes diving in Bonaire very easy. They have a great diving operation for divers who want to boat dive or shore dive. A very knowledgeable and helpful staff, multiple large boats set up for diving, and equipment ready to rent if needed. We just bought the air tank package for shore diving which is also made very easy....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank reefmastr
Reviewed 3 November 2013

I've been diving for 50 years (yes, I'm 63 and started diving at 13), and this dive resort had the very best dive center I've experienced. Lots of experienced and helpful personnel, excellent house reef, excellent maintenance of facilities. Service at the resort and restaurants was excellent and the food was good. Fantastic breakfast was included. I'll certainly return. My...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank MarkRBman
Panama City Beach, Florida
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Dove Bonaire for the first time and had a blast! Stayed at the resort for a week. Prices were good, staff was helpful, dive tanks were plenty!! The vehicle that we used to drive around the island was dependable. Plenty spots to dive on from the shore, I felt it was more productive to dive from the shore vice using...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CeoII
Bailey, North Carolina
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We stayed here with a group of divers from our home town. We arrived on the "red eye" and were taxied to the front desk around 4am. Out of the ten rooms reserved for our group, all rooms were ready for guests except for ours. The guest staying in our room did not check out until late afternoon, even AFTER...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Familygal845
Houston, Texas
Reviewed 17 October 2013

We travelled to Buddy Dive in August 2013 with a scuba group from Spring Texas. I was the sole snorkeler and did not dive. We had a very large room with kitchen area and separate bedroom. The AC only works in the bedroom but it was very cold. The rest of the apartment was warm. We were on the first...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank WoodlandsKiki

1,007 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (745)
Viewed
Room/Suite (61)
Viewed
Dining (40)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (61)
Viewed
View from Room (35)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (143)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (13)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (7)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Other (380)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (243)
Viewed
Amenities (16)
Viewed
Beach (14)
Viewed
One Bedroom Apartment (36)
Viewed
Pool (7)
Viewed
Dining (43)
Viewed
Second Pool with Bar (8)
Viewed
Studio (20)
Viewed
The Hotel (55)
Viewed
Two Bedroom Apartment (44)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (19)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (13)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Kralendijk hotels
4.7 km away
Bellafonte Luxury Oceanfront Hotel
3.2 km away
Divi Flamingo Beach Resort and Casino
0.3 km away
Coral Paradise Resort
Coral Paradise Resort
#1 of 21 in Kralendijk
483 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.8 km away
Harbour Village Beach Club
Harbour Village Beach Club
#3 of 21 in Kralendijk
558 reviews
3.9 km away
Plaza Resort Bonaire
Plaza Resort Bonaire
#7 of 21 in Kralendijk
823 reviews
0.2 km away
Captain Don's Habitat
Captain Don's Habitat
#8 of 21 in Kralendijk
441 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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 

Additional Information about Buddy Dive

Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: ₹ 10,748 - ₹ 20,258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buddy Dive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Travelocity, Priceline, Expedia, Hotels.com and Booking.com so you can book your Buddy Dive reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Buddy Dive staff and other travellers.
21 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (21)

Questions? Get answers from Buddy Dive staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“May want to ask for a room with a/c in the main room.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles wisconsin_foodie_150, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get an ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles toddl954, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“would call and talk to the desk if you want a good view. recommend first floor if you have dive equipment.”
 of 5 bubbles NorthernLightsGirl10, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room in the 600/700 buildings if you want to be a bit off the beaten path.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieM320, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
5 of 5