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Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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“year after year”(12 reviews)
“dive shop”(51 reviews)
“green house”(3 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Kitchenette
Multilingual Staff
Private Balcony
Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn is a 5 Star PADI resort specializing in scuba diving. We offer all levels of scuba instruction and daily boat trips with experienced, knowledgeable dive instructors. Reserved boats and shore diving are also available. Our retail store has extremely competitive...
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J.A. Abraham Blvd 46, Kralendijk, Bonaire
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1 km to Flamingo Intl Airport
54 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While doing a game of 'spin the globe and pick a place to visit', I found Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn on a list of dive hotels that folks return to again and again. With very little knowledge of Bonaire but that it has excellent diving,...More

Thank lilylazer
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 3 days ago

So sorry we did not get to meet in person! Thank you for the great review the staff enjoyed their time with you and we look forward to seeing you again soon.

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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 1 week ago via mobile

Me and my friend both got open water scuba certified on our vacation at the Carib Inn. It was an amazing experience we had Larry Stirn as an instructor and he made us laugh and have a great time while learning to dive he made...More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the review - Larry had a great time teaching you. We can't wait to see you next time!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This year I celebrated my "50th" year of diving. There is no other place in the world that we would have chosen to stay other than Carib Inn. Besides the amazing diving, the whole staff is like family to us. Bruce has that very rare...More

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Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review - we have absolutely enjoyed your family year after year as well and we look forward to seeing you again soon for another great time.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

6 of us stayed 7 days in the "Green House" of Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn and had a fantastic time! Service among all staff, Linda, Julia, Christina, Kitty, Mark, and of course, Bruce...was just outstanding! I would especially like to thank Linda, Dive Master Instructor,...More

Thank mikebuchalter
Response from Bruce B, Owner at Bruce Bowker's Carib InnResponded 1 week ago

We all enjoyed your family very much thank you so much for the review and we look forward to seeing you next time.

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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
Details
Price range
US$100 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Style
#1 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
#1 On the Beach 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 Best Value Hotel in Kralendijk
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Traveller (91)
Room & Suite (43)
Pool & Beach (30)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (6)
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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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