My friends and I stayed here for a week in November while we did the Open Water diving course through VIP Divers, which shares front office space with the resort. Nicolette was the most helpful person I've ever met - always available for questions, issues, tips, local recommendations, emergency rides, and stories. The resort is in a nice residential area, about 3 minutes by foot from the Sunshine Market, 5 minutes from ChaChaCha beach, 10 minutes from downtown, and 30 minutes from Van Den Tweel's market. We had 4 separate rooms booked, and each had a stove, sink, and fridge, as well as basic kitchenware. Freezers, safes, and coffeepots were also available in some of the rooms, and for those of us without safes, the front office was happy to hold whatever we needed. There are really cute outdoor porches for the rooms with road access, and the A/C was great.
The courtyard area has a nice swimming pool, an upstairs balcony, a bar under construction, and a gas grill, which was perfect for the fish we feasted on several times during the week. A couple of the rooms are long-term leases, and these tenants were very friendly and helped set us up with additional excursions while we were there. Wi-fi is also available; I never had connectivity issues, although some people did.
Overall, would highly recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buddy Up Diving Bonaire is a friendly boutique hotel ideally suited and just a 5 min walk away from the city center. We have studio/apartments available and have our own dive center. So if you want to start diving, finish a course, learn a specialty, a guided tour or Q&A, advise our instructors are ready to help. Bonaire is a beautiful island also/even for on divers. We have lots of information about activities so you can have the vacation you want! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Divers Resort Bonaire/Kralendijk