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    Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn

    J.A. Abraham Blvd 46, Kralendijk, Bonaire
    011 599 717 8819
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    Overview
    • Excellent85%
    • Very good13%
    • Average1%
    • Poor0%
    • Terrible1%
    Travellers talk about
    “year after year” (12 reviews)
    “dive master” (13 reviews)
    “dive shop” (45 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Suites
    Kitchenette
    Multilingual Staff
    Private Balcony
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    1 - 5 of 143 reviews

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    I think their fills are the cheapest on the island. Everyone was friendly and bent over backwards to be helpful. I stayed in the Green house. It was very comfortable and clean. You can’t go wrong with these people.

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

    Always nice to have you diving with us and thank you for your nice words., We look forward to seeing you again here on Bonaire!

    Hotel's Favourite
    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 2 weeks ago via mobile

    My husband and I have been to Bonaire many times. Although Bruce has fixed many pieces of gear for us we had never been diving through his shop. We booked a 2 tank boat dive a couple of months ahead. Our DM was Larry. He...More

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

    Thank you and glad you had a nice time on the private reserve boat. Larry is indeed very enthusiastic about Bonaire and the waters with all the creatures. He is quite knowledgeable of what they are and where to find them.

    Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

    I did several dives and I did my advanced open water certificate with a great diving Instructor Larry. Especially the night dive was amazing. They are more small scale and also the eldest and well knowledgeable of the island. I would highly recommend them.

    1  Thank Guido M
    Reviewed 28 August 2017

    This is a great dive resort. It isn't fancy, but it is so comfortable. Friendly staff and knowledgeable dive masters. We had such a great time. Beautiful sunset views from the dock or your room. Town is very close and so are markets.

    Thank Vickie S
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    About
    Awards & Recognition
    Travellers' Choice2017 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
    • #3 On the Beach Hotel in Kralendijk
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
    • Location
    • Caribbean >
    • Bonaire >
    • Kralendijk
    • Also Known As
    • Bruce Bowker`s Carib Hotel Bonaire ,
    • Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn Bonaire/Kralendijk
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    Family and Play Areas (1)
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    Mee_ah_11
    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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