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Atlanta, GA
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We accepted an invitation to join some scuba diving friends. We don't dive but snorkeled every day and it was wonderful. You literally can walk from your room just a few steps and get in the water and see beautifully colored fish. The rooms are not the newest but they are clean and quiet and have a living room and...

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Golden, Colorado
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great diving, nice staff, and good breakfast every day. Rooms were basic, but comfortable. Food is a bit pricey on this island, but high end. we enjoyed a few 5 course meals and found some nice gelato as well. Nice day trips to Lac Bay for windsurfing, the National park in the north for wild scenery. This is a great...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place was called Coral Regency and we bought a time share. The Buddy Dive company took over, and honored our time share. Live had gotten busy, and we are not able to go every year, but we LOVE it, and dream of diving the house reef. It is the best diving in the world Love it. Go. Blow Bubbles.

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Roseburg, Oregon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 6 were going to rent a house, vehicle, and do two weeks of shore diving. After doing a lot of house viewing, pricing, and thought we decided to go to Buddy's Dive Resort and boat diving. We rented an apartment with 3 bedrooms. We chose a van as our vehicle. We flew into country and were met...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Buddy Dive because we had a positive experience with affiliated property (Belmar Apartments) 3 years ago. We knew Buddy Dive would be more of a typical hotel stay, but we were frustrated with a number of incidents during our week there. The room was structured like a one-bedroom apartment, and we found it to be fine overall....

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Oakton, Virginia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The best way for me to describe Buddy Dive is that the focus is on the dive operation and restaurants. The hotel staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. The dive shop staff were not quite as friendly and helpful, but certainly not rude either. Just a little worn out by the machine is my perception. I would say the dive...

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1Thank Alan Y
Shelton, Connecticut, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my son and elderly parents for a week of vacation. It exceeded expectations on all criteria. Beautiful, friendly, great diving, good food options, excellent value. The accommodations were not fancy, but they were clean and comfortable. Exactly what I hoped for. Staff very friendly. There are two onsite restaurants - the upper scale Ingredients was memorable.

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Thank Ben A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It wasn't all bad. Our room was nice, clean, mostly updated. We had one of the rooms without a/c in the main living area, but that wasn't an issue for us. Housekeeping was fastidious. Food at Blennies was usually fresh and tasty. Not a wide selection, but, hey, it's an island. Friday night BBQ party was really a nice touch....

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Lewiston, Idaho
Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

Price includes daily good tasting breakfast, nice rooms with a.c., nitrox or regular tanks 24/7, truck to get to unlimited shore diving. Most staff friendly and happy to serve you. Pool looked dirty, but wind causing debris would be daily job. Bar restuarant prices mid to high, mostly fried food or sandwiches. Finer dining on site, but $$$$. Boat diving...

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Reviewed March 17, 2017 via mobile

The resort itself was great the rooms were very nice, the diving is amazing and the best diving is actually right in front of buddy dive resort we drifted down to cocoa beach. Would give this resort higher reviews if the wait staff was more service oriented. Check in was very easy, but at the restaurant they advertise their happy...

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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: $164 - $288 (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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“ask for a king bed, ask for exterminators to spray for misquitos.”
hollyh606, yesterday | Read review
“1st floor, unless you like to haul gear up and down stairs.”
evelync942, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“May want to ask for a room with a/c in the main room.”
Mavpav, 5 weeks ago | Read review
“Next time I'll ask for room 401, 402, 406, or 407 on the end facing the pool/beach/ocean.”
wisconsin_foodie_150, Jan 29, 2017 | Read review
“Try to get an ocean view room”
toddl954, Jan 17, 2017 | Read review
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