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El Cerrito, California
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The only thing that annoyed me was having to wait around until 3pm ( the plane arrived at 5am) for the room to be ready. They did not offer to stash our bags, etc. That would have helped a lot.The room was a nice size. the hvac worked well though it was only in the bedroom. The mattress was good...

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Secane, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 September 2013

stayed 8/10-8/17 on our 1st scuba trip. The 1st night the a/c unit in the bedroom froze and dripped water all over the floor. I told the front desk and they got it repaired right away. just needed more Freon. they gave us a coupon for a free dinner.

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1Thank CTOCONNOR2013
Nashville, Tennessee
Reviewed 3 September 2013

First, I will admit to being a non diver so am reviewing the resort from the surface. I know their dive shop is popular and may be run differently, but most of the rest of the place needs a serious attitude adjustment. The front desk staff were nice most of the time, especially at check out time when tip envelopes...

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1Thank jeretom
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 September 2013

This resort is perfect for those that want to dive Bonaire. The dive shop, rental kiosk, and boats are well staffed and equipped. The rental trucks are functional (ours had A/C). The rooms are large, clean, and well equipped/maintained, though not luxurious. However, since Bonaire is really only for diving and windsurfing, you can't ask for more. The cost of...

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Charleston, WV
Reviewed 1 September 2013

This is my sixth visit to Buddy Dive. The owner's daughter was getting married the week we were visiting, so room request were not honored. In fact at check in we were told that we did not request a certain area of the resort. Are you kidding me? The good news was most of the wedding guest were not diving...

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1Thank cathyinwv
Edmonton
Reviewed 25 August 2013

This resort isn't fancy but is ideal for divers, the trucks are a little old but great for shore diving. Staff are fantastic, we had an early wake-up call for the day we left. The call was right on time so we picked up the phone said hi and hung up. They sent security to the room to make sure...

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1Thank EdmontonDiver
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Reviewed 25 August 2013

We just returned from Buddy Dive with a group of 32 friends that dive together every year. We've crossed the globe as a dive group so have had some experience with resorts, dive boats, staff, etc. While our stay at Buddy Dive was not perfect, overall it was a very good. Pros: We bought the meal package as opposed to...

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4Thank kpickerell
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 9 August 2013

I just spent a week at Buddy's Dive and had a great time. I will say that the employees went out their way to make my stay pleasant and I will always remember it. A special thanks to Scott at the drive thru as he helped check tanks, gave advice, chatted, and even filled a tire for me. Also Pasqual,...

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1Thank Pat R
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We just got back from a great week of diving and snorkeling! Fun is sometimes about your own perspective ! We did have fun going to so many shore dive spots Bonaire has to offer! We did at least 2 every day ! My husband got in 13 dives! We are lucky to have great friends that have been lots...

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Cape Coral, Florida
Reviewed 29 July 2013

Buddy Dive is 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. The staff is very friendly and helpful, whither it was to get a beach towel or...

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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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Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 85, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: €162 - €315 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buddy Dive 3.5*
Number of rooms: 77
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Also Known As:
Buddy Dive Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Hotel Kralendijk
Buddy Dive Bonaire/Kralendijk
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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“ask for a room in the 600/700 buildings if you want to be a bit off the beaten path.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieM320, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All their rooms are great and most if not all have a view of the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles kevinkK7102OF, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have better views but you have to climb stairs after long days of diving.”
 of 5 bubbles Amber5176, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It was great being on a lower level to avoid stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles jbenter, 16 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request an ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles 646ricka, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
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