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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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  • 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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Toronto
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37 reviews 37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Right on the ocean, just gear up and dive! Simple appartments are the best value in the carribean! Caters to serious divers, not party divers. Boat dives can be 90 minutes in length if the divers want to stay down that long. They treat divers like adults. Most visitors are repeat visitors! And become lifelong friends. We have been staying... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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66 reviews 66 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

We lodged elsewhere, but booked our diving through Carib Inn based on our own pre-travel research. Can't say enough nice things about them. They were attentive, safe, and their service was impeccable. We hadn't been in the water diving for a number of years, so we booked a refresher course through the resort. Gary, our divemaster, and Melanie, a divemaster... More 

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Roselle, Illinois
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75 reviews 75 reviews
13 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2011

I've been to Bonaire 14 times and I've stayed at Carib Inn about half. Nothing compares to the staff here. Dive staff are friendly and helpful. We got our dive certifications here through rescue diver and all of the training was excellent. The dive boats are small, holding about 12 people, and go out twice a day. You sign up... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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171 reviews 171 reviews
62 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

The reason to go to Bonaire is to dive and the Carib Inn caters to a diver's every need. The hotel is not fancy but totally adequate as base to all the diving you care to do. The staff expect you to know what you are doing but are more than willing to help out if you ask. The pool... More 

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Brownsburg, IN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2011

My family of 6 stayed here for 3 weeks in the summer of 2010. We rented the house they offer, and had a great time. We ate breakfast on the porch each morning, followed by a dive, and some relaxation, then another dive in the afternoon. The cleaning lady came by daily and was super thorough...she mopped every day! The... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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42 reviews 42 reviews
12 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

Carib Inn is perfect for divers enjoying Bonaire's reefs. My family has stayed here annually for more than 20 years and I've been there for 5 of them. All units have some cooking facilities, many have full kitchens. We have breakfast and lunch in and sample the increasing number of good restaurants for dinner. Rooms are not fancy, but very... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2010

This was our first trip to Bonaire and we were lucky enough to have found the Carib Inn as we booked 3 nights ahead while we were in Aruba and were having a little difficulty finding places that had accommodations for 9 nights. As many other reviewers say, the decor is plain but the rooms are spacious and clean. We... More 

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Chicago
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2010

My husband and I are returning to Bonaire in a few weeks and for the third straight year, we will be staying at the Carib Inn. The main reason we keep going back is the staff. They are friendly and professional, but pretty much leave you alone until you need something - then they move heaven and earth to help... More 

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Rochester, NY
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2009

I stayed at Carib Inn in a one bedroom efficiency with my 13 year old daughter for a scuba diving vacation. Awesome, experienced, pleasant dive masters. Adequate facilities. Nice pool and pool area. Relatively quick & free wireless internet. Great location on island. Great cable TV. Some of our best pictures and dives were right off the dock. We had... More 

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UK
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108 reviews 108 reviews
70 hotel reviews
192 helpful votes 192 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2009

Bruce's Carib Inn is a little gem of a place. We spent a lot of time researching where to stay on Bonaire, getting dispirited by the high prices. At the Carib Inn you get a perfect dive spot and excellent service at a great price. And it's nice and quiet. It's around 5 mins and $15 by cab from the... More 

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