Bruce Bowker's Carib Inn is a resort dedicated
to the needs and requirements of travelers who want a diving
vacation. By focusing on diving, specialized personnel maintain
quality throughout the resort. Although diving is featured at
the Carib Inn, many guests come just to relax and enjoy Bonaire.
All employees in the dive shop are PADI certified instructors and divemasters. This gives every customer the best possible commitment to professional instruction, advice in equipment purchases and any diving topic. The Carib Inn's retail store offers exceptionally good prices on all equipment sales but does not compromise on quality. A large selection is available from nationally known brands.
The Carib Inn also has the highest return guest percentage on Bonaire and one of the best in the Caribbean. This is achieved, not only through an honest value for dollar pricing of its rooms and diving, but also excellent service through personal attention to all of its guests.
Bruce and Liz Bowker are the owners with Bruce
being the resident manager of the Carib Inn. Bruce has always
kept an honest advertising campaign. "I never advertise
more than I can offer. I prefer to advertise less than we have
so people are pleased when they see what they get." With
such a high return, the Carib Inn guests feel at home with their
friends from last year.
The Carib Inn has only ten units with no plans
for expansion. Bruce has said that bigger is not always better.
Its current size is easily managed and easily maintained. This
creates a unique niche in the resort business on Bonaire for
the vacationer who wants a small dedicated resort. The Carib
Inn's guest list is made up of people who desire exactly what
the Carib Inn offers.
Generally the dive resort business has a high
turnover of workers. Most of the Carib Inn staff have been with
the operation for over 20 years. From the maids who keep the
rooms tidy to the instructors on the boats, guests come back
to the same staff year after year. This is another reason why
they feel at home.
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