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Captain Don's Habitat

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WOW! Not enough room here to adequately give credit where credit is due. What an awesome place. Staff incredibly friendly, dive staff very informative and helpful. Gear lockers, beautiful grounds, and the sunsets were amazing! We have been to Bonaire multiple times and usually stay at another place, but we booked late, and Captain Don's was the only place that...

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten-St. Martin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Captain Don's Habitat is a modest size resort and looks pretty enough. However, it is rather far from town so you're kind of stuck. Hotel and restaurant have a different management. And boy is that obvious! It means you have to open a separate account at the restaurant if you don't want to pay cash every time. You cannot charge...

Thank IJmir K
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 15 April 2017

This was our 4th spring break trip to Bonaire, staying at Captain Don's Habitat, in the last 5 years. We booked a single boat dive per day package, with unlimited shore diving, and nitrox for 3 divers. This year was the first time we rented a truck and explored the islands dive sites on our own. That decision turned out...

Thank divindk3483
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Great place for divers. We didn't stay on property, but did several boat dives every day. Great operation. Nice guys! Awesome dives. Dive package was well worth our experience. Anxious to go back! We loved our time on Bonaire.

Thank Robin B
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We stayed for two weeks in Captain Don's, making 33 dives over 12 days - everything was just as good as we would have liked - staff, food, accommodation, location, weather, even the sea creatures cooperated to make our time there complete. We saw mantas, sting rays, turtles, seahorses, giant green morays and myriad other fishes. It was such an...

Thank HilarieFalkirk
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Spent a fortnight here in a spacious and comfortable room which was efficiently cleaned and tidied each day. Resort staff were generally cheerful, pleasant and helpful. The diving experience was very different from anything previously encountered. While the boat dives were well led with guides finding creatures of interest it was the opportunity to take a tank at any time...

Thank TBMFalkirk
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 28 March 2017

Clearly has the best dive shop on Bonaire, and I've tried several. Guests at hotel get first access to boat dives. Shore diving from the resort pier is one of the best dives in the world. Rum Runners served good quality food with an incredible food. At night be sure to watch for the Tarpons in the lit water.

Thank gjohn60430
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We love, love, love this place! Just returned from our third visit to Captain Don's and will definitely be going back. We book as a package, so I will address each element. Accommodations: The Jr Suites are basic but spacious, clean and comfortable. The location is convenient to dive dock, boats, lockers, bar & restaurant. All the units have an...

1Thank TravelEverGreen
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 20 March 2017

We were staying at a place next door and decided to eat there for dinner the first night. Service was poor - food mediocre.. I had fresh catch and husband had a pork chop which waiter described as ribs. My margarita was a sweet pre-mix and the Chardonnay was a large poor but icky taste. There were lots of overcooked...

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CaptDonsHabitat, Manager at Captain Don's Habitat, responded to this review

Dear Valued Visitor, Thank you for your valuable feedback. We will definitely pass this on to the owners of to the restaurant. Warm regards, Captain Don's Habitat

Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Been here four times and come there to repeat. Fine stay in detached cottages for 4 people. All windows have screens and all rooms have separate air conditioning. The cottage has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, living room, kitchen and a large covered terrace. There is a good restaurant along the water with a bar and seating area. The dive center...

1Thank Ton B

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
On Bonaire, Captain Don's Habitat is the Original Home of Diving Freedom. We offer a full range of boat diving, shore diving, nitrox, tech diving, courses or a combination of each. All this can be done at your pace in a laid back and friendly environment that brings our guests back year after year. Wake up to the breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea after a great night's sleep in one of our huge and newly renovated ocean view rooms, 2 bedroom cottages or our brand new 3 bedroom garden villa (available September 1, 2015) Between dives, you can stroll through the lush gardens, which are home to more than 50 animal and plant species, relax by the pool or get pampered at the on site spa. Enjoy delicious meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner oceanside at RumRunners restaurant or relax on your own terrace with a self prepared meal from your own kitchenette. Vacation means freedom. Experience the freedom that brings guests back year after year to Captain Don's Habitat. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Captain Don's Habitat

Address: 103 Kaya Gobernador Debrot, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Region: Caribbean > Bonaire > Kralendijk
Price Range: $188 - $331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Captain Don's Habitat 3.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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Also Known As:
Captain Don`s Habitat Hotel Bonaire
Captain Dons Habitat Bonaire
Captain Dons Habitat Hotel Bonaire
Captain Dons Bonaire
Captain Don's Habitat Bonaire/Kralendijk
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#4 Spa Hotel in Kralendijk
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Kralendijk
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“Ocean front! The sunsets are WOW!”
rickg620, 29 Apr 2017 | Read review
“garden view rooms face the pond. Possibly more mosquitos, but it didn't seem to bother us.”
divindk3483, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Upper floors have lovely evening sun on the balconies.”
HilarieFalkirk, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The bungalow cabin rooms are towards the back and less expensive. They have a full kitchen.”
Ohio_visitors_13, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We have always found the ocean view suites to be well worth the upgrade charge.”
roswellnosher, 11 Feb 2017 | Read review
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