We stayed at the Sand Dollar from July 26 to August 2nd. We stayed the unit C-6. Our unit was beautifully appointed and fully furnished ( completely stock kitchen ). The balcony is huge and fully furnished so anyone can enjoy a beautiful ocenview at any time. The balcony has a protective netting to stop the birds from getting in, but still lets you enjoy the view. The owners have place several hooks in the balcony that you can hang anything and let it air dry. The unit has plenty of hangers in every closet. The master bedroom has a king size bed which I found hard and a bit uncomfortable for my back. The master bathroom has double sinks, so no tug of war.
The breakfast buffet is great with some great tropical fruit everyday, omelets or fresh eggs, breads, muesli and preserves and great coffee. Eddie and Sonia do a fabulous job! They also offer lunch.
The staff at the front desk most pleasant, but in keeping with caribbean state of mind, things are not done in a fast manner. (Being Puertorrican myself I went along and laugh.)Our safe was not working on Saturday afternoon and it took until Monday to have it fix. Another issue are the towels. The maids don't received the clean towels until the afternoon and sometimes we will return to the unit find it clean but the dirty towels that we had left on the floor still there. Suggestion ? Tip the maid and ask for extra towels the first day.
There are barely no lounge chairs on the grounds and the ones they have are not in good shape. And again the issue of the towels.
Something that I truly missed? A good outdoor jacuzzi.
Something that they should have, but I didn't miss? Washer and dryer.
- 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