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Sand Dollar Condominiums

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Reviewed 17 March 2015

Other reviews mentioned that condos vary a lot in quality. I can't comment on that, but we requested a condo with an updated kitchen, since we planned cooking ourselves the whole time, close to the dive shop, since we planned diving as much as we could handle, and with a screened porch, since Mosquitos are not our friends. We got...

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

The variation in the condos is becoming far less as so many of the owners have upgraded their units, but it does help us to know what you are looking for in terms of a unit so you get the most enjoyment out of your stay. Ground floor (like B5) or second floor; screened or unobstructed open concept; close to...

Lorton, Virginia
Reviewed 15 March 2015

We have stayed at this property the two times we have visited Bonaire. Choose a room on the second floor if you want a better view of the ocean and to have a great breeze through the rooms. Both of the condos we stayed in had air conditioning in the bedrooms, but not in the living spaces. This was not...

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

The trade winds are lovely blowing through the condo’s are they not? We are thankful that the developers laid out the complex the way they did, so that all of the buildings can take advantage of the breeze – which you can feel quite well on the ground floor as well. We have as you mention just finished upgrading the...

WarksUK
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Our first time on the island and we were very happy with apartment C4 which was a 2 bed 2 bath second floor unit of a good size and with a screened balcony. It was booked through Sand Dollar who were very helpful in matching our requirements. The unit was well fitted, had comfortable beds and came with all the...

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

We hope your sunburn is fading but not your memories of your enjoyable vacation with us. It sounds like you made the most of your time and really got to know our island. Bonaire is so easy to navigate and fun to explore – it really makes us happy when we know our guests have taken full advantage of all...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 9 March 2015

Had another wonderful month at b7. Enjoyed the new living room furniture and made a pot roast in the crockpot. Thanks Louis and Eileen. Outside, there was a seahorse in 12’ of water in front of the aquarium for the whole month. My first seahorse! There were also a couple of frogfish around. Joined the Monday rum punch party at...

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

A month away from the cold of Minnesota – nice! And very accommodating of the seahorse to be within snorkeling range. They are very territorial, so if left undisturbed are quite happy to stay in one general location. Always a treat to see. Glad to hear you enjoyed Dee’s night snorkel. Not enough people think to snorkel at night and...

pobox609
Reviewed 24 February 2015

I've stayed at Sand Dollar 3 or 4 other times because its location is just right for us, the snorkeling, both day and night is fantastic and for the most part it is kept in good condition. We stayed in B5 which we were told was just renovated and it was in good condition with a comfortable master bed and...

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

Thank you for being one of our valued repeat guests. The owners of B5 would like to thank you for the nice note and bottle of wine you left them thanking them for your enjoyable stay! That was a unique gesture and they were very touched. We cannot imagine who told you that the owners had cut back on any...

milwaukee, wisconsin
Reviewed 15 February 2015

Agree with GusW's review of the resort and definitely with sandybaham's review of E11. This is a condo resort, and while Sand Dollar management assured us they have guidelines for each condo, they are obviously only in a position of influence with the condo owners. They were never quite able to explain how units are assigned...we were unable to switch...

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

Thank you for your very thorough posting. As you mentioned in the post, E11 has been sold, and the new owners will be removing it from the rental pool in April so that they can completely renovate the unit. You also note that room requests cannot always be honored. This is indeed true - no property can 100% guarantee your...

Mt Sidney
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

We have found Sanddollar to be the perfect fit for our Bonaire vacations. On our trips, we are looking for the best diving available, clean accomodations, a peaceful atmosphere, and a way to conveniently prepare our own meals if we like. You can't beat the diving available at Sanddollar and while some units are dated, we have found a favorite...

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

Our thanks for the nice post. I do want to point out that guests booking with our reservations offices or with their favorite travel agent can request units with a screened in porch if that is their preference. The majority of the units do in fact have screened porches, so accommodating this request is not hard. Luckily for those who...

Midway, Utah
Reviewed 12 February 2015

Great diving from the pier! Use the dive shop next door; experienced and well stocked. Dive masters were excellent! Condo was spacious and well equipped. Plenty of room and the kitchen had everything required.

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Reviewed 20 January 2015 via mobile

Ok the scuba and snorkeling were amazing but the "resort" had a crappy swimming pool, no activities, music or swim up bar. The restaurant was only open a couple of nights. Furnishings in the condo were dated. Staff was nice, friendly. WiFi was spotty. Not luxurious.

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

Dear Beckini: We are glad to hear you enjoyed the diving and snorkeling at Sand Dollar on your recent vacation, but do regret that your expectations of the property were not in line with what Sand Dollar is all about. We have been very careful NOT to market Sand Dollar as a “Resort”, specifically so our guests do not expect...

Hammond, Louisiana
Reviewed 20 January 2015

The location was good, water and dive or snorkel access good. The condos are a crapshoot tho, Out of 4 couples ours was the only one that was bad as far as comfort and amenities, the others ranged from OK to very nice. We stayed in E11, miserably hard bed (I slept on the sofa for 2 weeks, not very...

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CarolB-Marketing, Public Relations Manager at Sand Dollar Condominiums, responded to this review

The management at Sand Dollar is working diligently with the owners of the units on the level of standards and creating some uniformity so that all of our guests get an equally comfortable, well-appointed unit. However, since each unit is individually owned and decorated, there will always be some level of differentiation. This we welcome, as it is the individual...

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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 

Additional Information about Sand Dollar Condominiums

Address: Kaya Gobernador N. Debrot 79, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: €113 - €150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sand Dollar Condominiums 2.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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Also Known As:
Sand Dollar Condominium Hotel Kralendijk
Sand Dollar Condominium Kralendijk
Sand Dollar Condominiums Bonaire/Kralendijk
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#7 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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“E2 was awesome Love the screened in porch and upstairs location”
jami97, 8 May 2017 | Read review
“Choose a unit in Buildings A, B, or C closer walk to dive shop. Check if unit has AC in living area as some units only have AC in bedrooms”
LorannH, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Choose corner rooms if possible, second floor quieter & better views , liked units A or B”
cajn, 15 Mar 2017 | Read review
“F-3 studio for two adults”
Ihspector, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
“"A" rooms are closest to the Dock/restaurant”
  • Screened patio with locking door
  • Studio with fold down bed
  • Full kitchen with dishwasher !!
  • Roomy bathroom
davei_11, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
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