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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“year after year”(13 reviews)
“dive shop”(63 reviews)
“shore diving”(23 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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All reviewsyear after yeardive shopshore divingshore basedprices are competitiverunning smoothlygreen housereturning next yearknowledgeable dive mastersincluding airhousekeeping staff aredive equipmentnight diveadvanced open waterhis customersplace to stayrepeat visitors
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Small, quaint, friendly nice rooms with either full kitchens or kitchenettes. Great easy access to some awesome shore diving. Variety of tank sizes which is very convenient if you don't use much air! Bruce is a wiz @ fixing gear a very professional nice staff...More

Thank bukagirl
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a good as it gets for real divers. Every dive is a wonderful experience thanks to Bruce and a terrific team. Time outside the water is also a treat. There is wifi for those who need to share photos and stories with friends....More

Thank Louis D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came here many times during our stay on Bonaire to buy equipment. The shop is small, but carried everything we needed and the service is fantastic. They really go out of their way to make sure we got the best item for our needs...More

Thank Diver159
Reviewed 1 week ago

The owners and workers are caring and knowledgeable about the diving and island attractions and will gladly help any one asking for assistance. There are many restaurants just a short walk from the property. I usually have breakfast in my room and go out for...More

Thank maildiver
Reviewed 10 July 2018

While doing a game of 'spin the globe and pick a place to visit', I found Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn on a list of dive hotels that folks return to again and again. With very little knowledge of Bonaire but that it has excellent diving,...More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 4 weeks ago

So sorry we did not get to meet in person! Thank you for the great review the staff enjoyed their time with you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Outdoor pool
Details
Price range
US$100 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$100 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (121)
Room & Suite (43)
Pool & Beach (31)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (6)
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Mee_ah_11
21 June 2016|
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Response from Rosemary K | Reviewed this property |
For dinner in town try Wil's Restaurant. Really good food.
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"Each room has its advantage"
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"All the rooms are very good with pool views or ocean views"
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"4 oceanfront rooms, but all rooms a 2 minute walk from the shore"
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"Book early because the Carib Inn has a very high return rate and rooms/apartments are often booked out months..."
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