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“Diver's Paradise”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Buddy Dive

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Buddy Dive
Ranked #5 of 21 Hotels in Kralendijk
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2004

I went to Coral regency during my honey moon, the apartment was brand new at the time with a nice kitchen overlooking a pool and the caribean.
We had much privacy and the service was ok, we rented a towner micro-van so we were able to go to sorobon for wind surfing and other interesting sites such as washington slagbaai park and the flamingoes. We would pack the van with scuba equipment and get to the diving spots one by one driving by the seashore drive. The water in Bonaire is as clear as it gets with plenty of marine life, we did some night diving as well.At night we would go to Kralendjik´s which is not really a busy nightlife although you can find some good restaurants.We had a good time and Coral Regency offered just what we needed. Bonaire with Coral regency is really a hassle free vacation.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2004

I cannot recommend the Lion's Den. We were first given a key to a room that someone was already occupying. Next, we were given a room and told that we would have to move in the morning. The next morning we moved to an acceptable room. Two days later, we were told that we had to leave this room because the people who owned that particular time-share had arrived. We were made to feel like we were the ones in the wrong. Our last room was awful. There was mildew in the shower, which they refused to do anything about. The whole place had an awful smell to it (they did give us some air freshener). The king size bed was two twin beds pushed together. The list goes on and on. They did give us a free meal for one night at their restaurant for our inconvenience. I felt the staff was very uncooperative and very rude. We had booked an ocean front room, on the second level. We ended up with a ground floor room next to the pool. At the desk, while checking out, I was told they would not be charging us for the upgrade that they had given us.
Needless tosay, I would not recommend this place to anyone.

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Property: Buddy Dive
Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Location: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buddy Dive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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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Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk

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