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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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P.O. Box 68, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn
Ranked #7 of 20 Kralendijk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
17 hotel reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Please ignore this review. We have been coming to the Carib Inn for over 20 years and we don't want it to get too popular. Bruce, Kitty, Linda, Karen, Edward, Richie, Arturo, and everyone else are simply the most wonderful people. Bruce is a bit of a curmudgeon but Kitty counterbalances that because she is so sweet and wonderful. You'll... More 

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Tallahassee, FL
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

The dive shop at Carib Inn is run by the owner, Bruce. Great prices if you need equipment but more importantly best repair place on the island. On more than one occasion Bruce has save us the agony of renting equipment because of a failure of some part.

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Kelso, Washington
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The greatest crew, the greatest diving, and accommodations to suit everyone. We had a great trip, couldn't ask for anything more! Boat divers, and shore divers alike are all taken care of at the Carib Inn. They really pay attention to detail! The Inn is situated right on the sea, and the dive boat is just a few steps from... More 

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Pueblo, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We are just completing our second delightful stay at the Carib Inn. The accomodations are super with very reasonable studios with kitchenettes all the way to three bedroom units. We love the dive options here with daily boat dives and week long tank fills. The staff are always friendly and helpful. The house reef has plentiful fish life and has... More 

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Toronto
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

After more than 25 visits to Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, it is those little changes that stand out. Bruce never stops improving the inn. Be it new windows on a unit, landscaping updates, or the new BBQ, there are always small changes that serve to enhance the experience. During our latest stay, I believe only 1 visitor was a first... More 

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New York, New York, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Friendly staff and gorgeous cottage on the water. Our tanks were always ready and when we wanted 2 each for the day it was no problem. My aunt had a problem with her reg and they helped her with it immediately. They also have outdoor lockers for the wet gear to hang in overnight. The dock is great to watch... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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124 reviews 124 reviews
19 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There is no red carpet and there is no doorman! There is a very affordable luxury of a quiet retreat from civilization only steps from the sea, There is a kind and caring staff that ensure comfort and cleanliness. The dive boats are simple and comfortable, the dive masters knowledgeable, attentive, and pleasant. Simplicity is comfortable and affordable without having... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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67 reviews 67 reviews
10 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

It ain't 5-stars. It comfortable and friendly, like staying at a friend's house. We've been staying and diving with Bruce & his staff since the mid 1980s. Our last visit was in 2009. It was good to see folks we've known and been diving with for 25+ years again.

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Naples
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This was my fourth visit. This is the perfect spot for serious divers. It is not a luxury resort, but the accommodations are adequate. The staff is friendly. The dive masters are the most knowledgeable that I have ever met. It is convenient to town - restaurants and shopping. It is a great value. Even the dive shop has great... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We stayed at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn during a trip to the Caribbean in November. The place was great and the staff super, super friendly. We did one to two boat dives with the Carib Inn every day and had a great experience with them. They go out in small groups of only 4-8 divers and have very experienced dive... More 

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Additional Information about Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

Address: P.O. Box 68, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Location: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Bruce Bowker`s Carib Hotel Bonaire
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Bonaire/Kralendijk

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