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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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P.O. Box 68, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn
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Rating summary
  • 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
    5 of 5 stars
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La Jolla, California, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bruce is legendary on the island for the go-to guy and has diagnosed some very difficult problems with my gear almost immediately that no one else could. The Inn is spotless and the dive shop crammed with just what you need! Wish I could have stayed here but they were booked solid and I can see why!

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Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

My mom and I stayed at Bruce's over Christmas and had a fantastic time. It's no frills but feels like home, and it's easy to understand why guests come back year after year. Enjoying a few drinks while watching the sunset and chatting with new friends was a nightly occurrence. We received our AOW certification this trip with Linda, who... More 

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Kralendijk, Bonaire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Bruce Bowker is the guy other dive shops send their customers to when they need a piece of scuba equipment repaired. I've known Bruce for over 37 years, and he is one of the most helpful scuba professionals on the island. I recently took me regulator to him to have it adjusted as the other dive shop couldn't do anything... More 

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Cullowhee, North Carolina
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126 reviews 126 reviews
17 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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12 reviews 12 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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37 reviews 37 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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126 reviews 126 reviews
20 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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