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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 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Hawthorne, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The motto is eat, sleep, dive. There is no sandy beach and no real pool and bar culture. If you are looking for THAT kind of resort, go somewhere else. If you want to dive ... a lot ... then this is a great place. Love the drive through and the convenience if all the shore diving. Overall the staff... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends and a dive group at Buddy Dive mid-July. We read a lot of reviews and info about Bonaire and Buddy Dive and set our expectations, as all good TripAdvisors do. We had a great trip. Diving was wonderful. I read several reviews about not leaving the resort and diving the Buddy Reef all week. As nice as... More

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Valdez, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've just finished our 7th annual visit to Bonaire. During all those stays, we've stayed at the Caribbean Club, which is an associate property to Buddy Dive, located approximately 4 kl north of Kralendijk. We like this property because it is a bit more isolated, more personalized, and we love the personnel and locale. But during all those stays, we... More

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Naples
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from my third stay at Buddy Dive in Bonaire NA. Since our visit in 2010 Buddy Dive has taken over the resort next door and is about twice the size. We ended up in the new section and our two room with kitchenette reservation was upgraded to two one room kitchenette units with a connecting door. We had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms are better than average for a Bonaire dive resort however you are there to get out and dive or see the Island. The shop is close and well organized. The boats take you to the best places or where the group wants to go. The dive masters are some of the better I have encountered. Hints for great... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Buddy Dive in April 2014 for one week. We stayed in one of the hotel rooms. It was clean and had a nice balcony but the room itself was cramped. The breakfast was good with a nice selection. There is a nice bar/ restaurant for lunch and dinner with a pretty view. We ate there a few... More

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Missoula, Montana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are many reasons I want to give this resort 4 stars or better but there was one unavoidable issue that cannot be ignored in my case that affected my trip negatively. I will address this issue later in this review. First of all, let me say what I liked. While the diving was not spectacular it was still good.... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful hotel! Great views and great rooms. You can dive right off the pier in the back - I saw an eagle ray out there! Very friendly staff and dive shop. I was scuba certified there and had a blast.

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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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