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Racine, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort is ok at best. We had a three bedroom. Only AC in the bedrooms but if you leave the doors open during the day the whole suite would be cool. The house keeper did a very good job and was very friendly, I regret forgetting to leave her a tip. The rooms have all you need for cooking... More 

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Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Plaza last time and this is a bit better. The folks at the dive shop were very friendly and helpful. The rooms were ok, but nothing too special. They could use some work. AC didn't work but they fixed it the next day. We brought bug spray for mosquitos but we never used it. I could... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent attention to safety and diver well being. Although I did not stay at this resort, I did plenty of diving with them on their boats and shore diving from their dock both day and night. Plenty of breathing gas for any type of diving your certification level allows and individual rinse tanks for dive gear and camera equipment. On... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I along with another couple stayed a week at Buddy Dive, and by the end of the trip, we wanted to stay another 2 weeks. Not only does this dive resort have everything you need, but the shop operations are smooth as can be. From an abundance of the friendliest guides/employees, to fantastic equipment, and a drive... More 

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Monrovia, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a very good full service dive resort with great customer service. Breakfast is included and is quite good. The restaurants (2) both have wonderful ocean views and the selection of food and drinks was good. This isn't a terribly fancy resort but is it very clean and well kept.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

We just returned from a week at Buddy. This was our first ( of about 15) dive trips in which you didnt need to search for fellow divers to hang out with, but instead you assume everyone there is a diver! It's fantastic. The resort is compact and laid out well; so when you leave something in the room, it's... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

My wife, myself and our 11 year old boy stayed at Buddy Dive, Bonaire for two weeks late July/early August. It was a great experience and we would not hesitate to return. On arrival at Flamingo Airport, and after seeing all other passengers picked up, I had to call the resort reception who said they were expecting us on a... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

This was our second trip to Bonaire and our first time at Buddy Dive Resort. We were quite pleased. Upon our arrival, we were assigned a room for two people (one bedroom unit with only one bed), even though our reservation was for four persons. There was no fold out sofa as would be typical in most resorts. However, the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

I've spent a few weeks at Buddy over the past several years and have been meaning to visit again after they've undergone (and continue to undergo) extensive renovations. I had that opportunity this past weekend. Buddy's is one of the top two or three dive resorts on the island. The property is well-designed, making one of the biggest resorts on... More 

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016

Traveled in august, actually didn't see but one mosquito. They did have the area fogged two days that we were there. This is a very nice place for diving, as other people have said the shore diving is great and the reef right off Buddy Dive is very nice with really neat coral restoration going on. Night snorkeling, my wife... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Buddy Dive

Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Location: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: $168 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buddy Dive 3.5*
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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#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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