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San Francisco, California
Reviewed June 29, 2012

As a scuba diver, the dive operation including the boats, dive masters and shop were fantastic! Nothing made things super convenient like the dive thru air fill center with plenty of nitrox on tap. The restaurant service was so-so pretty average and ok but not 5 star. Rooms were bare bones and ok since I was here to dive and...

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Mississauga
Reviewed June 27, 2012

We were there to find my daughter accomodations for her admission into the St. James School of Medicine. Our room consisted of king-sized bed no dresser, fridge and an inaccessible coffee pot in the closet. Wifi very poor. Maid service will walk into your room late morning even if you have do not disturb tag on door knob. Breakfast will...

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Lakeland, Florida
Reviewed June 26, 2012

I just came home from a dive trip with my husband, two daughters, two granddaughters (ages 13 & 14) and my cousin & his wife. If you scuba dive, snorkel, or just love the water then Bonaire and Buddy Dive are amazing. The resort is beautiful, everyone there is friendly & the food is good. Shore diving & snorkeling are...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed June 23, 2012

My wife and I stayed at Buddy Dive for a diving vacation in June 2012. Bonaire is a diver's paradise, and very few (if any) of the hotels on the island would be classified as luxurious. However, Buddy Dive far exceeded our expectations and was much nicer than what we imagined a "dive resort" would be. We could not have...

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1Thank SandC-L
Silverthorne, Colorado
Reviewed June 10, 2012

01June12-09June12 *THE ROOM...I stayed here in 2010 and had a great time. Since then many of the rooms have been updated. All new appliances, linens, paint. We had a 1 room, lower level w/ kitchen and living room. Housekeeping was prompt and friendly. They made beds, new towels, swept and mopped the floor daily. *TRANSPORTATION...They have an entire fleet of...

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed June 4, 2012

Very clean. Well organized. Some minor problems with air conditioning.

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Chicago
Reviewed June 3, 2012

You can't beat the drive thru service at Buddy's for tanks. The rooms are no better then what you would expect from a dive hotel. Seems they are updating the rooms but it takes a long time to complete. This was the 6th time to Bonaire and the island is a great dive location for a group or just a...

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Graham, Washington
Reviewed May 28, 2012

We stayed in a 3 bedroom with our family. The rooms we perfectly adequate, decent beds, kitchens, bathrooms were all pretty nice. Now for the real reason you come to buddy dive. The diving! The diving here is amazing. We did our homework before coming to buddy dive and knew exactly were we wanted to dive. We would take our...

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New England
Reviewed May 17, 2012 via mobile

Buddy Dive is a great dive operation. The divemasters and all dive operation people work smoothly as a team. There is always someone who will cheerfully answer a question or help. And you can dive here 24 hours a day! Unfortunately, the resort property is not equal to the dive operation. Beach and patio furniture is broken or dirty. Even...

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Bellingham, Washington, United States
Reviewed May 15, 2012

This was my first ever dive vacation. Nothing I can say explains the great time I had. I did twenty dives, ten of them right in front of the resort. Five dives were at night, one boat dive to the Hooker. Later that day we did two dives again on the Hooker, the first a day dive and the second...

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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 

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Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Location: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: $165 - $308 (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 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
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“May want to ask for a room with a/c in the main room.”
 of 5 bubbles Mavpav, 6 days ago | Read review
“Next time I'll ask for room 401, 402, 406, or 407 on the end facing the pool/beach/ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles wisconsin_foodie_150, Jan 29, 2017 | Read review
“Try to get an ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles toddl954, Jan 17, 2017 | Read review
“would call and talk to the desk if you want a good view. recommend first floor if you have dive equipment.”
 of 5 bubbles NorthernLightsGirl10, Jan 13, 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room in the 600/700 buildings if you want to be a bit off the beaten path.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieM320, Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
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