Buddy Resort

More than two decades ago Joop, Yvonne and Debby Rauwers, founders of Buddy Dive, began to build their dream resort. Subsequently, in early 2002, Bonaire residents Martien and Ingrid Van der Valk became the proud new owners of this very special property. And the rest is Buddy Dive history.

Today the resort is complete with four 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, dishwashers and refrigerators Comfortably furnished living area with cable TV and phones. Air-conditioned bedrooms with twin, queen or king beds. Large private balconies or patios. Daily housekeeping service. 

Air conditioned hotel rooms are also available and equipped with a TV, telephone, small refrigerator and coffee maker.

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 hammocks 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 area 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 asweddings, honeymoons and anniversaries. Or to celebrate life's simpler pleasures while watching a blazing red sunset or unclouded moonrise.

The cactus-lined entrance way to the resort Internet kiosk, newly 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. 

Room Floorplans

Each bedroom in the apartments has its own balcony or patio and private bathroom.
All apartments have fully-equipped kitchens.





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2653 Bruce B. Downs Blvd Ste 108
Wesley Chapel, FL 33544

Office Ph: 813.907.0624
Fax: 813.907.1763


Email Address: diveres@worlddive.com