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Buddy Dive

3.0 of 5 Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Very nice place to stay. The rooms are not so new but kept very clean, beds comfortable and quiet. Diving is set up perfectly with rental trucks, drive up to get air, and the reef at Buddy dive is very nice. Breakfast very nice. Restaurant at Buddy dive ok for lunch and dinner but service was a bit spotty. Overall... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We just spent another week at Buddy Dive Resort in Bonaire and had a wonderful time. This was our 11th trip to Buddy Dive. We had stayed at another resort the first time we went to Bonaire but nothing can compare to Buddy Dive. The resort is doing major renovations to the rooms. The existing rooms are being completely redone... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Spent a week diving Bonaire using the dive shop at Buddy Dive. Outstanding staff. Great boat dives. Great shore dives, especially the reef at Buddy Dive. Be prepared to be hot because the units have extremely poor air conditioning; but, the diving and dive staff is outstanding.

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Grand Case, St Maarten-St Martin
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

In 3 words that's what we did at Buddy Dive Resort. We had a great dive vacation in Bonaire and can highly recommend the resort. We stayed in one of their 1 bedroom apartments which suited us very well. The diving was great and the resort offers everything you need. Boat dives, air fill station drive through (also Nitrox), nice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2011

Absolutely the perfect dive vacation.Starting with our arrival when we came in early and the hotel shuttle wasn't there, so the front desk paid for a taxi!!!! Now THAT was a fantastic way to welcome us. Buddy Dive is set up to make boat and shore diving incredibly easy. Dive boats with wonderful staff go out at least three times... More

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Fort Myers
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

I sincerely enjoyed the Buddy Dive experience. We had a group of six and couldn't have had a more pleasant experience. Our accomodations were great and the convienience of diving from shore or signing up for a boat dive couldn't have been easier. We found the staff friendly and helpful and the Tiki Bar a great way to finish the... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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30 hotel reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Stayed at Buddy Dive last fall with a group of guys. The resort is exactly what you would expect from an island dive resort. It is not the Ritz, but is very nice for the price. Other reviews are correct, the diving is excellent on Bonaire. I look forward to going back. The resort is undergoing renovations. The property is... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

The room had not been refurbished since it was built in 1980. The sliding door to the deck was harder to move than a truck. The housekeeping staff was very nice if you spoke to them. The bar staff is great, but the only beer choices are Amstel and Heineken (well, it is part of the Netherlands). The diving from... More

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Charleston, WV
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28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

This was our forth trip to Buddy Dive and still my favorite place to dive. We purchased the package that includes six boat dives, a rental truck to dive all the shore dives on the island, air/Nitrox, breakfast, a condo and 50 percent off food in the restaurant. This is one of the best dive packages we have taken advantage... More

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Christiansted, St. Croix
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10 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

My wife and I departed Buddy Dive Resort yesterday, after a very pleasant week. We, too, had to deal with several large groups that had the dive boats heavily booked, but we quickly learned the trick to getting ourselves onto "tomorrow's boat." Our arrival briefing was a bit of a cluster grope, as we were sent from one place to... 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*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk

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