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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
Reviewed 5 July 2016

This was my 1st time to Bonaire, and i love it!! Caribe Inn/Bruce Bowkers is a quaint, clean, safe and friendly. I finished my Open Water PADI course here, Larry & Marea were thorough with me. You can wlk into the water with your gear on and see the most beautiful underwater sealife. The atmosphere is quiet, and they tend...

Thank Cheryl M
Crossville, Tennessee
Reviewed 4 July 2016

In over 49 years of diving all over the world, this place is number 1 on our list. The entire staff is the friendliest most helpful people we have ever met. From the moment we checked in, everyone treated us like family. We can see why so many people from around the world come here year after year. We have...

3Thank Richard W
Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. It was nice meeting you and having someone so interested in both diving here and the culture and people of Bonaire. We will see you next year!

Alkmaar, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Very helpfull and friendly also by PADI course, diving instruction. Had a swell time diving on Bonaire. It was was also safe with highly strick on safty meanders while diving. I recommend Bruce Bowker's to anyone who are going to Bonaire and want to dive.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 18 June 2016

My boyfriend and I completed our advanced open water and rented gear at Carib Inn (but stayed at an Airbnb). Our diving experience at Carib Inn exceeded expectations. We loved diving with long-time/repeat guests, seeing the community engagement, and seeing the enthusiasm of the staff for diving; they clearly love their jobs! Big thanks to JC, who went the extra...

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Round Rock, Texas
Reviewed 14 June 2016

We started going to Bonaire with a stay at the Carib Inn in 1997. We have going back many times. They give GREAT fills, their prices are fair, and their equipment is excellent. Unlike many Bonaire dive operations much of the staff has been there for decades - including the cleaning staff. They care about quality. The inn is beautiful...

2Thank Rich S
Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you and we enjoyed having you stay with us. The Carib Inn staff look forward to next time!

Reviewed 6 June 2016

This was my home away from home for the past week. My 2 teenage boys and I got certified last summer and had never had an ocean diving experience. We selected Carib Inn and I am SO HAPPY that we did! This is a small resort that made us feel like we were on vacation with lifelong friends. Other guests...

3Thank Melissa B
Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thanks and glad you enjoyed your dive trip. Also more than pleased to help with anything we can do to improve your diving skills and overall experience. We look forward to your next trip to Bonaire.

Newmarket, Canada
Reviewed 4 June 2016

Great value, great place, wonderful people. We spent 9 days and wish we could have spent more time. We rented an efficiency unit - everything was ready for our late arrival and when we checked in the next day Linda took the time to assign me a tank, supplied weights and explained about the marine park fee. Throughout our stay...

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Newcastle, Maine
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This is a fabulous place. Like myself, many of the guests are return customers so you start to recognize other guests after a while. So, what keeps everyone coming back? The staff is friendly. While not luxurious, the rooms are always clean and well-appointed. The dive leaders treat you like an adult. They are always willing to lend a hand...

1Thank Scooterian
Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Always nice to have you staying with us. We look forward to your next stay and diving here on Bonaire.

Mill Spring, North Carolina
Reviewed 20 May 2016

This was our 12th trip to Bonaire, and to the Carib Inn. Everything stays the same but gets better. Bruce is continually improving the property and has the best staff from housekeeping to dive masters of any I've ever experienced, anywhere! It's great to come back to place where you know you will make new friends and get reacquainted with...

1Thank bondmac595
Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thanks and always nice to have you staying with us. We all look forward to seeing and diving with you next time.

Perth, Canada
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay and great place to dive! Bruce and his staff are all amazing! Dive Master Instructors are all knowledgeable and friendly! Located 10 mins from the main town shopping as well as to the new grocery store, should you have a unit with a kitchen. It is a quiet Inn with 11 units. There is a pool,...

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Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn, responded to this review

Thank you. We all enjoyed having you at the Carib Inn and diving with you. Look forward to seeing you again sometime here on Bonaire.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn is a 5 Star PADI resort specializing in scuba diving. All levels of scuba instruction. Daily boat trips with experienced, knowledgeable guides. Shore diving also available. Excellent retail store with extremely competitive prices. Scuba repairs. Resort has fresh water pool, cable TV, free WIFI and daily maid service. Eleven units including a 3 bedroom house and a 4 bedroom house. Located on the sea with its own dock and boats. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

Address: J.A. Abraham Blvd 46, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: €94 - €141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Bruce Bowker`s Carib Hotel Bonaire
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Bonaire/Kralendijk
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
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“Rooms 7 & 8 have their own private deck facing the water”
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 of 5 bubbles PassportJunky, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are within a couple hundred feet from the water- it is like your back yard next to the water - amazing place!”
 of 5 bubbles 162waynez, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“the rooms facing the sea side if you want a nice sunset”
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“Room 6 is our favorite!”
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“Seaside bungalow was perfect!”
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