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Buddy Dive Resort

Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk Bonaire
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#9 of 24 hotels in 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.
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Grade: 60 out of 100
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Rutger_Bakker wrote a review Jul 2020
Oranjewoud, The Netherlands4 contributions
Excellent place, nice staff clean rooms. Good food at blennies! The best place for diving, and diving tours. Good cars for hire. The drive and drive they have is superb for independent drivers. Diving equipment up to date and in good shape! Great snorkeling at the “house reef”! Will be back again!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Dawn R wrote a review Jul 2020
South Beloit, Illinois6 contributions3 helpful votes
Resort and diving were absolutely amazing. Shore diving can be challenging at times, but if u wait a bit or find a different entrance you are good to go. Boat dives were fantastic. Grandson dropped his weight belt almost of the guys on our dive went into action to help fellow divers out. We were able to retrieve the gait belt and no problem. We kept grandson from shooting to the top. He was 12yrs old amd handled the situation calm as a clam. We would definitely go to Bonaire and Buddy Dive again. We have dove a few other countries and reall prefer Bonaire. The easy shore diving is our favorite place to dive. Soany dive sites and each of them so very different. Thank you Buddy Dive for a fantastic time. PS: we love the dive and drive package.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Cindy D wrote a review Apr 2020
Westford, Massachusetts42 contributions35 helpful votes
We had stayed at Buddy's in 2018 and came back again. We were traveling with my father and his friend who have stayed at Buddy's more than I care to admit or even know (10? 15? 20? Times). If you want diving freedom this place is great. Boat diving, a wonderful house reef, drive up tank service, car rental was included with our room and tons of close by shore diving. We also did a nitrox course last visit and this was well run. The rooms are clean, air conditioned. We had a nice kitchen with a stove, microwave, etc. We had a great balcony for hanging out our wetsuits and such. We had a two bedroom and it was spacious and comfortable for the four of us. The only thing I would comment on is it is not as easy to book online as other places. It requires some email back and forth. Not a big deal, but just a heads up if you think you can book your stay with one click! Overall great and I'm sure we will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
JonParty34 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mold, United Kingdom21 contributions9 helpful votes
Walk out of your spacious apartment, pick up a tank from the stock at the dock and within 10 minutes you are at 10 metres in crystal clear water on the reef. This really is as good as diving gets. Our package also included a pickup truck so we could go and dive anywhere on the island as well as 6 dives of a boat. Simpy the easiest diving I have ever done.
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Date of stay: October 2019
Kirk P wrote a review Mar 2020
Sandy, Utah13 contributions3 helpful votes
Buddy dive is focused on diving. The setup with the dive shop and the fill up shop make for diving this amazing island very easy. The rental equipment was in good shape, and the staff friendly and helpful. Just don't go there to schedule spa treatments. I would like to be able to give the diving part of the resort five stars, but the lodging is a little old, and a very noisy place to stay. We did have a clean room, with plenty of hot water.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Buddy Dive Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Buddy Dive Resort?
Nearby attractions include Empire Cinema (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Buddy Dive Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Buddy Dive Resort?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Buddy Dive Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Buddy Dive Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Buddy Dive Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include CHEFS Bonaire, Between 2 Buns, and Eddy's Bar & Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Buddy Dive Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Buddy Dive Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Buddy Dive Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Buddy Dive Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Fort Oranje (1.7 miles).
Does Buddy Dive Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.