In early 2002, Martien and Ingrid Van der Valk became the proud new owners of this very special property. Martien and Ingrid van der Valk are both long term residents of Bonaire. Today Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire is complete with eleven modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, restaurant, pool bar, vehicle rentals and the famous drive-thru air and Nitrox fill station. Built with active people in mind, Buddy’s knows exactly what is needed to make guests comfortable both during their busy day of diving and exploring, and after.
That’s why we’ve made every apartment complete with:
- Fully equipped kitchens including microwaves, stoves and refrigerators.
- Comfortably furnished living area with cable TV and phone.
- There are safe deposit boxes in every apartment and they are free of charge.
- Air-conditioned bedrooms with two singles or one double bed as per your request.
- Large private balconies or patios.
- We have daily housekeeping service for you and offer free use of beach towels. Should you require a baby sitter, Front Office will be glad to make all the arrangements for you.
- We also offer laundry service.
- From each of our apartments, you’ll enjoy the view of either the ocean or lush tropical gardens from your own private balcony or patio. And for relaxing outside, nothing can beat a nap in one of the loungers in our shaded and flower covered gazebo.
- No unit is more than a few steps away from one of our 2 swimming pools and casual thatched roof, seaside pool bar.
For sunning in a location with the ultimate view, there’s no place better than on our raised sand beach areas overlooking the clear, turquoise waters of the Caribbean. A short stairway provides easy access to the tranquil ocean below – excellent for snorkeling and swimming.
The resort’s intimate size and picturesque vistas make it an ideal setting to celebrate those special occasions, such as weddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. Or to celebrate life’s simpler pleasures while watching a blazing red sunset or unclouded moonrise.
The cactus-lined entrance way leads you to the resort Internet kiosk, set up specifically for the use of our guests, and to our open-air Reception Area. We look forward to meeting you here and ensuring you get the most out of your holiday. Whether you are a single, couple, family or a group of dive buddies, your vacation stay at Buddy Dive Resort will be one you won’t forget. With all we have to offer, supported by our affordable rates & packages, we hope that you too will become one of the many repeat guests we have the privilege of welcoming back, year after year. The Van der Valk Bonaire family will give you a warm welcome home!