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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 18 January 2014

Very nice place, very good structure if you want to dive - excellent cost benefit equation Rooms are comfortable and large. The italian restaurant was very good. Rented trunks made easy to go dive in the off shore spots But don't go if you are looking for a five star hotel experience

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Oregon
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I read dozens of reviews here on TA before deciding on Buddy Dive Resort. My husband and I chose Buddy Dive/Bonaire because of a timeshare exchange (and that we'd been wanting to go to Bonaire for years, so this was our first trip there). We decided to rent an additional week, and chose Buddy Dive for the convenience of not...

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4Thank ForReality
Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
Reviewed 15 January 2014

Buddy Dive Resort is beautiful. The rooms are great. There is either a patio or balcony for enjoyment as well as airing out dive equipment. The dive center is right on the piers along with rinse tanks, outdoor shower, boat dive sign-ups, equipment dry rooms, tank room and Nitrox analyzer. Giant stride off one of the piers or use one...

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Centennial, Colorado
Reviewed 5 January 2014

Buddy Dive Resort is the perfect set up for divers. Their house reef is located on one of the nicest reefs on the island. The dive shop, rental gear and storage room are just steps away from the water. Entries and exits are super easy with a sturdy set of stairs. For those new to diving or those needing a...

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
Reviewed 2 January 2014

For our first "dive vacation" could not have chosen a better place to stay than Buddy Dive. Everything a new diver needs is there for you. We were able to arrange to complete our Advanced Open Water course, excursions for night and boat dives, and all the convenience of drive through air tanks. The breakfast buffet is a great way...

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1Thank Kevin C
Frisco, Texas
Reviewed 29 December 2013

A great spot to base your Bonaire dive experience. Staff are naturally friendly, no pompous attitudes, just down to the business of giving you the best opportunity to enjoy your diving. We did a drive and dive package and took advantage of the unlimited tanks for shore dives and threw in a few boat dives as the mood struck.We had...

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Saugerties, New York
Reviewed 28 December 2013

A great location for diving. Dive Buddy reef at the resort or take one of the many dive boats to other reefs. Great free breakfast and a good restaurant at the resort. If you want it a bar in the restaurant. Don't drink and dive! A free vehicle to take your gear to shore entry dive sites or just to...

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San Diego, Ca, USA
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I and a buddy stayed at Buddy Dive resort for a week in mid-November. We thoroughly enjoyed it. We had a plan that included the room, 11 boat dives and unlimited shore diving with a rental pickup truck. The room was near the dive shop and restaurant, had air conditioning and an almost full kitchen (including utensils, pots and pans...

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1Thank RingAroundTheWorld
Davisburg, Michigan
Reviewed 4 December 2013

I recently spent a week at Buddy Dive Resort with a group of scuba divers from our area. I was the only person in a group of 17 that did not dive. Despite this, I had a wonderful time! There were many snorkel opportunities and the resort itself was beautiful. The condos were very comfortable and contained everything you could...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 2 December 2013

I have been to Buddy dive at least 10 times in the past 25 years (the property has had several names!) It is in the best shape EVER this year. They have renovated the rooms- redone the bathrooms and kitchens, and it looks great. It's clean, tidy, and has decent food. We did a full board package (you have to...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $214 - $398 (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 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
#3 Romantic Hotel in Kralendijk
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“May want to ask for a room with a/c in the main room.”
 of 5 bubbles Mavpav, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Next time I'll ask for room 401, 402, 406, or 407 on the end facing the pool/beach/ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles wisconsin_foodie_150, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try to get an ocean view room”
 of 5 bubbles toddl954, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“would call and talk to the desk if you want a good view. recommend first floor if you have dive equipment.”
 of 5 bubbles NorthernLightsGirl10, 13 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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