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    Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

    J.A. Abraham Blvd 46, Kralendijk, Bonaire
    011 599 717 8819
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    • Excellent85%
    • Very good13%
    • Average1%
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    • Terrible1%
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    “year after year” (12 reviews)
    “retail store” (4 reviews)
    “dive shop” (45 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Multilingual Staff
    Private Balcony
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    Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

    My husband and I just returned from Bonaire and spent the week diving with Bruce Bowker Carib Inn. We have dove several times with Bruce Bowker's dive operation and it has always been a good experience. It was a good week seeing old friends and...More

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    Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

    We didn't stay here, but we dove with them for 11 days, and they are fantastic! The dive masters are all fun, and thorough, and really pay attention, they are willing to share their knowledge, and Bruce and Kitty couldn't be more helpful. We plan...More

    1  Thank KKinet1
    Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 26 January 2017

    Thanks for the nice comments. Always happy to have you dive with us and we hope to see you again soon.

    Reviewed 20 January 2017

    We rented equipment from Bruce, and dove with them as well. What a great experience. Shop prices are so reasonable that in many cases it was as cheap or cheaper to buy gear than rent it for the week (which means I now have dive...More

    Thank rgfellow
    Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 25 January 2017

    It was nice having you dive with us. Glad we could help and you are happy with you new dive equipment. Look forward to seeing you again.

    Reviewed 5 January 2017

    Great Value, comfortable rooms, fantastic staff. The rock solid consistency year after year has kept us coming back annually for more than 25 years. One need only ask those staying at the Carib Inn if they have stayed there before, to gauge the level of...More

    1  Thank bonaireguy
    Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 21 January 2017

    Always nice to have you dive and stay with us. We look forward to seeing you next time! Staff all say "hello".

    Reviewed 16 December 2016

    First time to Bonaire and the Carib Inn was perfect for us. 2 hours after touchdown at the airport we were in the water exploring the house reef for our checkin dive. Stayed in room #8, loved having the private deck to relax on when...More

    2  Thank PassportJunky
    Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 17 December 2016

    Thank you and we are glad you had a nice time here on Bonaire. The Carib inn has stayed its size from many decades. We don't want to get big and lose the friendliness you mentioned. Hope to see you again soon.

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    • Top amenities
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    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Multilingual Staff
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    • Air Conditioning
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    • 11
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    • Kralendijk
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    21 June 2016|
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    Response from swimmmerchick | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for the delay in responding. I just saw your question today. The town is a ten minute walk from the resort. Many great restaurants. Also, a large local grocery store is also a ten minute walk as well (few mins by... More
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    "If you want a view and to be close to the docks the bungalow is great."
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    "Rooms other than 1 and 2 are closer to water, but all were clean and well cared for."
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    "Rooms around the pool are studios. Rooms 6, 7, 8,9 have ocean view."
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    "Rooms 7 & 8 have their own private deck facing the water"
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