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Bamboo Bali Bonaire - Boutique Resort
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Reviewed 27 August 2011

My fiance and I stayed with Bamboo Bali for a week while in Bonaire for a diving trip. BB is gorgeous, unique, and run by an amazing family. BB is very conveniently located--although not on the ocean, it is across the street from many of the big dive hotels-Captain Don's, Buddy Dive. We walked to Captain Don's to watch the sunset and eat dinner at Rum Runners (also highly recommended) several times.

Cottages are very comfortable, sparkling clean, very private, perfect for self catering with a small kitchen, fridge, basic cooking supplies. There are several bbq grills around the grounds you can use as well.

Pool and hot tub area are beautiful and very romantic. There's an area to rinse and hang out dive gear.

BB has been created by and is run by a wonderful family--very friendly, rightfully very proud of their creation, always available to answer any questions or give recommendations.

Would definitely stay with them again if we go back to Bonaire.

Check out my other recs for great places to eat on Bonaire--we found food to be definitely hit or miss.

Room Tip: all the cottages looked great.
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 August 2011

Bamboo Bali is a fantastic little resort for those who want a nice peaceful place to stay. The lovely decorated cabanas are very private and big enough for a short and even long term stay on the island Bonaire. We stayed in the spacious cabin named "Floris" which has all you need, good bed, equiped kitchen, bathroom with shower, good working airconditioning, a ceiling- and standing fan, huge porch surrounded with plants. I really enjoyed listening to the birds waking up, the arguing salamanders and birds :) and the dozen kolibri's and suikerdiefjes having their "breakfast" from the many flowers around the house.
The very relaxing Spa area with two fantastic jacuzzi's and a small saltwater pool is a real treat to pamper yourself after a long hot day.
Like all the other reviews, Anno and Bas are great helpful people.
I really recommend this place!

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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3  Thank AnjaCJ
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Reviewed 16 August 2011

This was our second stay at Bamboo Bali and we loved it once again. Our hosts, Vera, Anno and Sebastian were amazing. Our dives and rental truck were reserved for us prior to arrival. There were no glitches in retrieving our rental truck or checking-in with Wannadive. With the installation of the 2 hot tubs and plunge pool, this place is perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank arhl
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

After a long search on line for a good accomodation in Bonaire, we found Bamboo Bali Bonaire. We had high expectations as we were looking for a nice place to relax for a couple of days and the pictures on their website looked so beautiful. We were pleasantly surprised when we entered the garden and our cottage, it exceeded our expectations ! The place is so beautiful and peaceful.

The privacy and tranquility in combination with high level of service is truly amazing and we felt like home away from home from the beginning.

Each morning when we woke up and walked through the garden we discovered new plants, flowers and art from Bali, a true Gem that deserves to be discovered.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank arubariba72
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Reviewed 13 August 2011

We truly enjoyed the trip to Bonaire and the stay at Bamboo Bali. Beautiful room, great personal service and a no frills package that made sense. Only slight disappointment was the air conditioning was not as good as I expected. This did not matter except when the wife had an allergy flair up and we didn't dive for a day.

Saved a lot of money doing our own breakfast, snack for lunch and then a big dinner out. The truck we were assigned was sturdy and dependable, much better than what you usually get with Buddy or Captains.

The grounds were amazing, the diving was hassle free. WannaDive provided the tanks and each tank pickup was quick and painless. Also, they allowed 24 hour pickup so you could do those unplanned night dives!!! I would not hesitate to recommend Bamboo Bali for an experience group of divers.

About the only negative (if you can call it that) is that you aren't with a large group of other divers that you can share the experiences with. Of course, if you boat dive then you'll get this somewhat.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank jamga02
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Reviewed 3 August 2011

We stayed at BBB in room number 5. We enjoyed a lot the exotic garden that fits well the Indonesian theme and makes you feel relaxed and isolated despite the proximity of other rooms.
Family host was nicely attentive to our needs and willing to provide helpful concierge time. The room offered a nice and large shaded patio with a lot of outdoor space and cool furniture.
Upon asking, I was kindly lent a large bucket that I filled with fresh water everyday to carry my camera system between dives on my truck. All the diving gear can conveniently be rinsed and stored in a dedicated outdoor area at night.
Truck rental with AB Rental was included in our package. The Mazda LR 50 was all right for the island diving needs (remember that gas prices on the island are at European levels and what you think may be the price of a gallon will be only for a tiny liter).
Overall, a great experience in a little cool hotel nested in a tropical garden.
My only reservation would be the package including dives with Wannadive. If you only shoredive with your own gear, Wannadive does the job, offering several convenient locations to pick up tanks. If you plan on boat dives, you may be disappointed by Wannadive whose infrastructure, equipment, staff service quality and general operations need a lot of improvement, particularly if you are a photographer.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Jay-Bee35
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Reviewed 22 July 2011

I chose Bamboo Bali Bonaire due to the excellent reviews I found here on tripadvisor. I booked a 10 day stay in the Bali cottage. I returned home yesterday. (7/21/11)

The reviews were more than accurate. Bamboo Bali is fabulous!

I don't even know where to begin. The grounds are magical. Lush vegetation, beautiful flowers, peace, quiet. You can hear parrots quibbling, the occasional bray of a donkey, lizards scamper around the property. It's absolute paradise.

My cottage ( Bali ) was in pristine condition. Cool air conditioning. Pristine linens. Large comfortable room with wifi and satellite TV. An in room safe, full sized fridge, microwave, hot plate and toaster. There was even an available grill. There was honestly nothing I lacked for my stay.

The innkeepers were beyond amazing. Sebastian was waiting at the door when we arrived. He gave us a tour and showed us every nook and cranny of the resort. Anno was wonderful, very pleasant with a wealth of knowledge of the island. He gave us some great dining recommendations. He never seemed rushed. The personalized "Welcome" sign above the door says it all. This is a place where you honestly feel appreciated and welcome. The service, honestly, could not have been better.

When I had originally booked this resort, there was not a pool on site. Since then, a pool has been installed. There are also hot tubs. We never had time to use them!

We booked our truck and dive package through Bamboo Bali also. The dive op was Wannadive Bonaire. They were great also. Most of our dives were shore dives, but we did book them for a Klein Bonaire boat dive that I thought was reasonable. ( $27 per person ) The rinse tanks and dive gear storage was right around the corner from our cottage and there was a drying rack right on the porch. It was super convenient.

I can honestly say, that in our many, many vacations, this trip was a stand out. We loved every minute on the island and we can't wait to get back. And when we do, there is a 100% chance that I will stay at Bamboo Bali Bonaire. The place is a gem.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank tammymacb
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Address: Kaya Gob. N. Debrot 86, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 50 Speciality Lodging in Kralendijk
Price Range: £134 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bamboo Bali Bonaire - Boutique Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bamboo Bali. "The place where East meets West." No more than 60 meters from the ocean, across the street from the best known dive hotels of the island such as Buddy Dive, Captain Don's and Hamlet Oasis you will find Bamboo Bali. This cozy little resort consists of 8 cottages built with lots of Asian influence and style. The private wooden cottages were built on piles to give it that characteristic look and surrounded by a luscious garden full of tropical flora. Be surprised by the playful and romantic corners where Asia and the Caribbean melt together! Ideal for honeymooners and couples. This small family resort has 2 regular cottages - Bali, Sumatra. Four Deluxe cottage "Between the Trees"/" Just the 2of Us"/"So happy Together" and "Walking on Sunshine" Two superior cottages are recently added : "Love at first Sight" and "Heaven can Wait" Every cottage consists of 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom. Full kitchen / flat screen TV / free wireless internet / air conditioning / safe / warm water showers and a large shaded private porch area. For our guests we have two large propane BBQs, two very luxurious Jacuzzi/hot tubs with massage jets, a natural salt water pool, rinse tanks, dive closets, Thai stile outside showers, sitting areas, etc. "You will fall in love with Bamboo Bali Resort the moment you step in!" ... more   less 
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