Our group of five stayed for a week in a three-bedroom, number F21. All the three-bedrooms are on the ground floor and have extensive outdoor living spaces. Ours had a big dining table, lounge chairs, a hammock, and plenty of hooks for drying gear. There was a washing machine, two safes, and a full kitchen in the unit, and each bedroom has its own bathroom. It's plenty spacious for a group or family. On the downside, it seems the property is getting rundown. I was there ten years ago and there seemed to be more things in need of repair this time. The only thing that caused us any concern though was the ineffectiveness of the screens and weather stripping. None of it was installed properly, so mosquitos and ants got in constantly.
Property management sends in a maid twice per week, but they don't do a great job and they don't re-stock anything, like toilet paper or dish soap. We had to go ask for these items. We wondered too how often they launder the sheets as we seemed to get more bug bites during the night than any other time.
These were all little, nit-picky complaints though. Location of these condos is excellent, right on Bari Reef, the best night dive on the island. And every condo is ocean-front. There's security onsite as well, and Dive Friends of Bonaire has a location on the property. The dive packages that come with a rental truck are a fantastic value, especially for groups of four or more.
There is also a restaurant and pool, but we never used it since their hours are ridiculously short - the pool closes at 6:00 pm and the restaurant isn't open during some obvious dining out times, like Saturday night.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sand Dollar Condominiums, member of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame, offers guests everything they need to enjoy the best of Bonaire’s scuba diving with their “Ride to the Reef” packages including condo, diving and rental truck for island exploring. All Sand Dollar units have individual modems offering free high speed Wi-Fi, air-conditioned bedrooms, full kitchens, dining and living areas, and roomy porches or balconies overlooking the Caribbean Sea. The complex includes a pool, Eddy’s bar and restaurant, several seaside lounging areas, seaside grill areas, two tennis courts, deli and ice cream parlor. Several good restaurants and a full service gym are located within easy walking distance. Sand Dollar’s on-property dive partner Dive Friends Bonaire operates a dive center adjacent to the Sand Dollar Reception Office with a drive up tank station, rinse tanks, rental gear, private gear storage lockers that can be accessed 24/7. Tanks and benches for gearing up for shore diving Sand Dollar house reef Bari Reef are located seaside just steps away from a sandy beach entry. REEF organization rates Bari Reef the #1 site in the Caribbean/Atlantic for species richness, with a recorded 403 species to date. Tanks can be access from this are 24/7, enabling diving on the house reef dawn, day, dusk and night. In addition to having Dive Friends on-property facilities at their disposal, Sand Dollar guests have the added benefit of being able to swap out tanks for shore diving at any of the Dive Friends facilities at Dive Inn, Yellow Submarine, Port Bonaire and Hamlet Oasis. Dive boats depart from Dive Friends Yellow Submarine, a 3 minute drive in your rental vehicle, at 9:00 AM for morning 2-tank dives. You’ll be back in time for lunch to then take advantage of unlimited tanks for shore diving the rest of the day. Whatever your preference – studio or three bedroom, shore diving or boat diving, they have the condominium option and dive package perfectly suited for you and your fellow travelers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sand Dollar Condominium Hotel Kralendijk
- Sand Dollar Condominium Kralendijk
- Sand Dollar Condominiums Bonaire/Kralendijk