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Buddy Dive

3.0 of 5 Resort   |   Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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Ranked #3 of 13 hotels in Kralendijk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Parkton, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Resort/Rooms: The resort itself is very nice. Clean rooms and grounds. The North side rooms are newer and lovely, however all rooms there seem to be good. One caveat is that not all rooms are fully air conditioned, so if that's important to you, make sure you ask. The north pool was closed for remodeling, which was disappointing. It seemed... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived a day late due to a flight delay on Insel Air from Curacao to Bonaire. Make sure you purchase trip insurance because the resort would not refund us for the first missed night and I had to submit a travel delay/ reimbursement request to the trip insurance carrier. The resort would only provide a letter of confirmation stating... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wanting someting a little different but not obscure we chose Buddy dive, Bonaire. Few british people had heard of Bonaire and that included many high street tour operators, but a small firm, fun travel Bonaire were great and spot on with their advice. The resort is smart, stylish and has two pools one with swim up bar. A choice of... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hotel accomodations were very good, clean, service. We were a family of four and our one bedroom unit had all we needed very comfortably. The clean the room every day and even washed the dishes which I wasn't expecting them to do. The diving was very good. The operation: I rented regulators from them and had to ask to change... More

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled ALONE as a married female. Stayed in a modest single room not far from the water and dive boats. Breakfast was included in my rate and I enjoyed EVERY ONE in their fabulous outdoor dining gazebo. Then...off to dive! They do a great job of both shore and boat diving. The reefs are PRISTINE. Smaller animal life...saw my first... More

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210 reviews 210 reviews
26 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have yet to stay here- but have purchased tank packages from them 4 times now. The staff in the dive shop is super friendly, they are responsive, helpful and the packages are decently priced. Good for light rentals or any equipment. We have eaten the breakfast buffet and it is good- all you can eat for a good price and... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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117 reviews 117 reviews
44 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my second time to Buddy dive resort. It's one of the best dive locations on Bonaire and very well set-up for diving. The rooms on the Buddy Dive Resort side need more air conditioners or at least ceiling fans added to each room. Be prepared upon arrival to walk into a room of appx 90-100 degrees Fahrenheit. It... More

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CApe Cod MA
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dive dive dive. and eat . and sleep. The reef out front is actually a nice dive, a great night dive. You can - with some effort - fit 5 dives a day, and have time for a nice lunch and dinner in there as well. Included breakfast is good. Nitrox/ Air drive through is as advertised and yes you... More

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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a Scuba diving resort...They can't be any more clear about that in the advertisements. So if you are not into Scuba or Snorkeling, I would not see much point in staying here. They do have a pool and areas to hang out, but i would pick a different hotel if you are not a diver or snorkeler. However,... More

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Quantico, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We had apartment 714 which was roomy and wonderful. When we got there the air conditioning did not work. It was fixed very quickly and graciously. The breakfast buffet was good - never mind the laughing gulls. The truck was fun - it was already beat up so we didn't have to worry about more dents. We snorkeled off the... More

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Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Location: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Buddy Dive 3*
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Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk

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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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