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‘Diving freedom’, een term die op Bonaire vaak wordt gebruikt, is hier volledig van toepassing; het hotel beschikt zelfs over een heuse ‘drive through’ waar u tanks kunt wisselen!


Buddy Dive Resort

Het Buddy Dive Resort is een comfortabel en gezellig resort, met een uniek onderwaterpark, waarbij alle onderwaterroutes zijn uitgestippeld om de duikers voor te lichten over het belang van koraal voor de riffen. Hier kan men optimaal genieten van Bonaire en zijn tegelijkertijd alle geavanceerde duikfaciliteiten  voorhanden. Het Buddy Dive Resort ligt op ruim 6 kilometer van de luchthaven en op circa 3 kilometer van de hoofdstad Kralendijk. Het strand is op circa 500 meter afstand gelegen.

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  • Buddy Dive Resort, zwembad
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Buddy Dive Resort, zwembad
Buddy Dive Resort, zwembad
Buddy Dive Resort, slaapkamer
Buddy Dive Resort, een van de duikboten
Buddy Dive Resort, slaapkamer


Over Buddy Dive Resort

Het Buddy Dive Resort staat te boek als een aangenaam appartementencomplex met een ongedwongen sfeer. Met de aanwezigheid van het onderwaterpark en eveneens een volledig uitgeruste professionele duikschool en winkel kunt u hier als duiker ruimschoots aan uw trekken komen. Ook voor de niet fervente duikers zijn tal van faciliteiten aanwezig. Zo is het complex uitgerust met twee zwembaden met gezellige bar en comfortabele ligstoelen, twee eigen opgehoogde stranden die middels een trap toegang bieden tot de zee en twee uitstekende restaurants, welke u een fantastisch uitzicht bieden op achtereenvolgens de Caraïbische Zee en Klein Bonaire. Verder worden in de avonduren regelmatig thema-avonden georganiseerd. Tevens kunt u gebruik maken van de babysitservice, welke service u als dienst (tegen betaling) wordt aangeboden.

Kenmerken

  • kindvriendelijk
  • beachfront
  • hotspot
  • sport en actie

Insiders tip

‘Diving freedom’, een term die op Bonaire vaak wordt gebruikt, is hier volledig van toepassing; het hotel beschikt zelfs over een heuse ‘drive through’ waar u tanks kunt wisselen!

Hotelnaam:
Buddy Dive Resort
Plaats/regio:
Bonaire
Code:
H0951
Klasse:
Vanafprijs:
v.a. € 95 (per persoon, bij een 2pk)




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Kamerbeschrijvingen


De 78 kamers, appartementen en studio's zijn modern, ruim en comfortabel ingericht en beschikken alle over airconditioning in de slaapkamer(s).

Studio: zoals hierboven, met slaap-/woonkamer.

Appartementen (2, 3 of 4 kamers): zoals de Studio, met tuinzicht en standaard uitgerust met een televisie en een kluisje. Slaapkamers zijn voorzien van airconditioning, een eigen badkamer met douche en toilet en een comfortabel balkon of terras met gezellig zitje. Daarnaast vindt u er een volledig ingerichte keuken met oven, koelkast, magnetron, koffiezetapparaat en broodrooster.



Ligging

Het Buddy Dive Resort ligt op ruim 8 kilometer van de luchthaven en op circa 3,5 kilometer van de hoofdstad Kralendijk. Het strand is op circa 500 meter afstand gelegen.
 
 

Faciliteiten

• Onderwaterpark en professionele duikschool
• 2 Zwembaden
• Bar
• Ligstoelen
• 2 Stranden
• 2 Restaurants
• Thema-avonden
• Babysitservice (tegen betaling)

Activiteiten

• Duiken
• Duiklessen
• Snorkelen
• Kajakken
• Vissen
• Mountain bike
• Windsurfen
• Kitesurfen


Tijdens uw vakantie Bonaire zijn vele mogelijkheden: u kunt er heerlijk genieten van een ontspannen strandvakantie, maar ook kunt u heel goed duiken en snorkelen op Bonaire (Bonaire Marine Park). De natuur is eveneens prachtig en u kunt dan ook prima een auto huren op Bonaire om het eiland te verkennen.

"Well run resort but way too crowded"

   17-01-2017
My wife and I stayed at Buddy Dive last week. There was nothing drastically wrong with this resort but for us it was way too crowded. The hotel itself is very nice. The grounds are pretty and the restaurants were very good. I really liked the breakfast buffet. We had a one bedroom suite. It consisted of a separate bedroom, bathroom, kitchen area and living room. The room decor was spartan. They could have used some more artwork on the walls. One especially bothersome feature was the sliding glass door to the patio which took brute force to open. The handles on the door were broken off and the aluminum door track was corroded and needed lubricating. I called the front desk to alert them of the problem but nothing was done about it. The dive operation was well run but again very crowded. If you didn't want to do shore diving (as we didn't) there were dive boats that went out at 8am,10am and 2:15p. In order to reserve your space on a particular boat you had to put your name on a blackboard. Sometimes we couldn't get on a particular boat because there were so many people wanting to dive. Dive gear was stored in an enclosed area and every two people had to share a locker. We have a lot of gear as divers so we had to shove all of our gear into a small locker. Buddy Dive needs to rethink their gear storage so that there is more room for each person. We hung our wetsuits up in this gear storage area. There were not enough hangers or space and sometimes we had to hang our gear up far away from where our locker was. Also I was so afraid that someone would take my wetsuit and dive skin by mistake. There should have been some sort of tag system so that one could easily identify one's wetsuit and other hanging gear. The boats and crew and divemasters were very good. The dives ran very smoothly except for one dive which left more than a half hour late. With our package we had a truck to do shore diving and drive around the island. The condition of the truck left a lot to be desired. The suspension was shot and it was incredibly hard to get the manual shift into reverse. I also suspect that the tie rods were going because sometimes when I turned the wheel there was a clunking sound. To sum it all up Buddy Dive is great if you don't mind being with a lot of people. It is crowded but well run. It was not the place for us. Next time we will try and find something smaller and more intimate.

"Amazing Dive Resort"

   15-01-2017
I'm not really a resort person, however, my husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Buddy Dive Resort. Great location, centrally located between North and South dive sites. Staff was amazing, never had a bad experience with anyone. Breakfast buffet is the best I've had anywhere. We stayed at Buddy Dive because of the convince and we were not disappointed with our choice. Buddy Dive made diving and our visit to Bonaire super easy.

"If you are a diver, stay here."

   13-01-2017
Buddy Dive was everything we were looking for in a low key, dive oriented vacation and more. Five stars because it is exactly as advertised and the best option on the island for diving. Of note, if you are NOT diving I probably would stay elsewhere-the whole place is designed for divers. Rooms: clean, servicable, ac in every room. one downside is there is no delineation between rooms with views and rooms farther back in the resort. We ended up with a one bedroom apartment with a small kitchen and sitting area, on the first floor and with a patio. At first I was disappointed to not have much of a view but it was 100 feet to the sand area, dock, and bar/restauarant areas all which had fantastic ocean views. We didn't spend much time in the room. If you are determined to have an ocean view I recommend calling them ahead of time as it appeared that the rooms with unobstructed ocean views were limited and based on size of the apartment. They have studio, one, two and three bedroom options so its great if there is a group of you diving. The one bedroom was a great size for us as we picked up some groceries and made lunch and snacks in the hotel most days. The people who cleaned the rooms were very thorough-we tracked in a lot of mud, sand and ocean water and it could have gotten out of control quickly. The shower was large and easy to hang stuff in. For divers with some of their own gear I would highly recommend a first floor apartment-easier than dragging stuff up and down the stairs and the patio had a lot of space to hang stuff in. There are pegs on the patio but I will bring some string to hang wet clothes etc on as well. We hung stuff in the bathroom and it was mostly dry the following day as well if the ac is running or the little bathroom window is open. Bugs: i was cavalier about bug spray and came home with a decent number of mosquito bites. Definitely bring bug spray, although most of the outdoor restaurants and bars have some you can borrow too. Food: lots of great relaxed food options nearby. we walked to every meal. Good vegetarian options-much better than I would expect for a small island! Our favorites included Rum Runners at the resort next door, Eddie's (mostly for the fun ambiance, drinks, and local friendly ex pats), and Pasa Bon Pizza (GREAT pizza, cheap, easy, nice but not much ambiance). There is no room service but Blennies, the bar and restaurant is easily accessible. We went every day to Blennies for a cocktail at sunset-great drinks, great view, can sit at a table on the sand. if you want a nicer night out and a foodie experience, ABSOLUTELY try Inredients, the main restaurant of Buddy Dive. More pricey but worth it at least once on your trip. Try the truffle pasta-delicious. Hotel Grounds: simple, relaxed. Palm tree shade, easy to walk around, has a small 'beach' area with comfy lounge chairs looking out over the ocean. This does not attach to the ocean but sits above the rocks. Two small pools, once which has a little swim up area to the bar which we took advantage of. Both pools were weirdly a little chilly but the showers were hot in the room so that didn't bother us much. I suspect they get warmer during the day-we were there after dark. The pools appear to be open all the time. No hot tub-and that is probably the one thing I would recommend to Buddy Dive as an improvement. Diving: The front of the hotel along the water is completely set up for diving. They give you an orientation to the dive operation when you get there and then you can organize your dives as you wish. You can sign up for dive boats on the dock chalkboard, or shore dive on your own. We did the drive and dive package with the car rental which is a MUST if you will be doing shore diving. It is the easiest diving I have ever done-you drive your truck through the drive through tank air station, pick up tanks, throw the rest of your rental gear in the back of the truck, and use the easy map and markers to find the dive spot you want to go to. The dive shop has a book you can buy that has descriptions, entry and exits, and ranks of difficulty in it that is essential and makes shore diving easy and fun. Once you're done for the day or need more tanks, drive through the station again, drop off the tanks, rinse your gear, and you're ready for the next day of fun. They also have an AWESOME house reef which is so so easy to dive-the front of the hotel has multiple easy entry sites including two docks and two sets of stairs into the water. The reef is a 1 minute swim out. we did that dive several times and never got bored of it. I also spent a lot of time at the camera shop-i rented two different cameras to try out. They also have certification classes-we did the coral restoration certifying class which was harder than we expected but felt very rewarding. Other stuff to do: although this whole island and certainly buddy dive is built for diving, there are actually other things to do that are fun. check out the donkey sanctuary, the little national park on one end of the island, the flamingoes, lots of easy snorkeling, the cadushy distillery (our favorite 'other'). Staff: staff was very helpful all the time. We took one boat trip and it was very professional and safe. Cost: exceedingly good value for diving. We absolutely loved this trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to be in a relaxing tropical environment and knock out a bunch of great dives.

"Great Operation"

   03-01-2017
We did the dive and drive package. This worked out well for us since this was our first trip to Bonaire. The staff were all friendly and helpful. We did several boat trips each day as well as shore diving. This is not a boutique dive resort, by that I mean you are responsible for setting up your own gear. I have been to dive resorts where everything is done for me, all I have to do is jump in. The pro to this is - you have your equipment set up the way you want - especially if you bring your own gear as my family does. I believe that if you need extra help the dive masters will be there to take care of you. The drive through for obtaining and returning tanks is brilliant, you have the freedom to dive whenever you want. One tip is that you need to sign up for boat dives, you are not assigned to a specific dive boat. Also, if a time slot is full, go to the dive store and let them know of your interest and if enough people sign up they will add another boat - we didn't realize that when we first arrived. Also, if you can drive the entire island early in your trip you can spot various shore dives that may interest you later in your trip.

"great room and convenient location but customer service lacking"

   03-01-2017
We stayed here on an RCI timeshare exchange, otherwise I probably would have booked next door at Cpt. Dons (more on them later). The resort grounds are really nice and super convenient for diving literally right off the dock and into some amazing dive sites a few kicks away. The room, which was a 1 bedroom was awesome and looked to be newly renovated. There was a huge fridge, tons of space for 2 people, all the utensils you would need. My only complaint is there was no oven which limited some of our cooking options. We saved a TON of money just cooking in our room as it seemed like most restaurants were really expensive, but groceries store were awesome and reasonable at about US prices. My only complaints about the resort were the staff and the dive prices. I determined beforehand that Buddy's was more expensive on literally all their ala carte dive services so I opted to go next door to Dons to save a bit. I was disappointed upon asking that mgt was not flexible or even attempted to be competitve with them. Also they had their fluorescent night dive advertised in the weekly island newspaper as $45. When I spoke with the staff in the dive shop they said it was $60 and said the prices were old and would not honor the published price. It seemed as though the staff did not have any regard for trying to go out of their way for guests, and the dive shop girls were not knowledgable or helpful in the least. This place is obviously run for profits only and is missing the personal touch that we really enjoy. We went to Cpt. Dons several times doing our air fills and 1 boat dive. Everyone there was extremely friendly, knowledgable and helpful and seemed "real" and like a family versus the resort attitude at Buddys. Next time we come to Bonaire we will definitely stay at Don's Habitat!


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