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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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  • Excellent85%
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“year after year”(12 reviews)
“dive shop”(47 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Carib Inn is a treasure for anyone in Bonaire. It has a full dive shop and 2 boat trips daily. No more than 8 people on the boat. Wonderful for divers and snorkelers and also people who want to lounge by the pool. Many...More

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

A shout out to Bruce Bowker! He is one of the pioneers of scuba diving in Bonaire. For example, from others I had heard that he explored and named a few of the northern sites, including Rappel, where he and others actually rappelled down a...More

Thank feetsinmotion
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 5 August 2017

Thank you and always happy to keep people diving with gear repairs when I can.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I did a quick private dive while visiting Bonaire on a cruise ship back in Dec 2017. Kristi was our dive master and she was excellent!!! My husband's ears would not clear so he went and dove on his own but she...More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 3 weeks ago

Very happy you enjoyed you dive. Kristi said it was a pleasure to show you the reef in front of the Carib Inn. There is certainly a lot more to see and we hope you return for a much longer stay.

Reviewed 10 March 2018

Bruce is awesome! So many divers rave about Bruce and his knowledge and skills with dive gear repairs. We stopped in at the end of the week to have him service our regs. He fully explained any issues that he found and ensured we understood....More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 11 March 2018

Thank you. Always trying to keep divers diving! Carib Inn staff look forward to your next visit..

Reviewed 25 February 2018

I stopped in late in the afternoon hoping to get a piece of gear repaired or to get the parts I needed so I could fix it myself back at our place. However Bruce took the piece of gear out of my hand , said...More

Thank Joe L
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 27 February 2018

Thank you very much! Always happy to keep people diving as best I can. Bruce

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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Beachfront
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Multilingual Staff
Room amenities
Air Conditioning
Microwave
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Outdoor pool
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Price range
US$100 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$100 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
#2 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Business Centre & Event Rooms (2)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Mee_ah_11
21 June 2016|
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Response from Rosemary K | Reviewed this property |
For dinner in town try Wil's Restaurant. Really good food.
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"4 oceanfront rooms, but all rooms a 2 minute walk from the shore"
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"Book early because the Carib Inn has a very high return rate and rooms/apartments are often booked out months..."
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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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