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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 3
Kralendijk, Bonaire

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Ontario
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28 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Ticked all the Boxes …… And much more!”
Reviewed 19 March 2015 for a stay in March 2015
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My husband and I have been to Bonaire a number of times, but this was our first visit staying south of Kralendijk. We have absolutely no regrets about our decision to try Villa Alcyone with Jack and Daphne.
When in Bonaire, we prefer an efficiency unit in a small well-cared for complex. We like a quiet location in a neighborhood that feels safe. We also look for a pleasant outdoor space with a cooling salt-water pool. Inside the unit, everything needs to be clean and in good working order. We need a kitchen area that’s equipped to allow us to prepare breakfast, lunch and a few dinners. The bed must be comfortable, and a cooling cross-breeze though screened windows is ideal. We welcome an air conditioner in the bedroom area, just in case. Also, we need to ensure that our diving needs are covered; the shore diving arrangements with Wannadive through Villa Alcyone worked very well. A couple of well-mannered dogs who enjoy scratches and tickles from guests (if so inclined) is always a bonus for us. Finally, we appreciate value. Villa Alcyone delivered on all these requirements!

But the on-site owners, Jack and Daphne, make the villa so much more than the sum of its parts. They’re friendly, they’re welcoming, and they’re very helpful. They asked us every day if everything was OK, and immediately responded if we needed anything. The extra little (and sometimes big) things that they went out of their way to do for us and the other guests just blew us away. A good example is when we joined Jack on a night dive. It was a new site for us, so Jack led the dive and we experienced one of our most enjoyable and exciting night dives ever. Another time, we met Jack and Daphne as we were about to begin a dive. They had just finished their dive, but Daphne re-entered the water to help us locate the very cool frogfish at the reef’s edge. Wow. That’s not all. We had forgotten to pack a few important items, and without hesitation Jack offered to lend to us what we were missing. And the list of positive things that I could say goes on and on.

Villa Alcyone definitely ticked all our basic requirement boxes, and we would have returned based on that. But it’s the welcoming atmosphere that prompted us to re-book for next year almost as soon as we returned home. It’s a small place and we didn’t want to take the chance that it will book up if we wait too long.

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Liked best: The feeling of being a most valued guest.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Birdymac
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Highly recommended for their personal approach”
Reviewed 28 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

Villa Alcyone is the place to be for a (subaquatic) holidays on Bonaire. Away from noizy crowds, perfectly located in a lush area of Kralendijk. Read a book in the hammock, take a refreshing plunge in the pool after 'an East Coasty' and experience Bonaire's beauty at its best with its two welcoming owners....

I would definately recommend this place to anyone looking for a perfect (subaquatic) getaway!

Travelling group: Solo
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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IvarLanse...
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
1 review
“Nice apartment with beautiful garden and swimmingpool”
Reviewed 28 December 2014 for a stay in November 2014

The Owners Jack & Daphne will make sure staying at Villa Alcyone is going to be a very pleasant experience. They will not only give you suggestions where to dive but also will accompany you on a dive. This was the second time we stayed at Villa Alcyone, and this time they have a swimming pool in the beautiful garden, which is a nice extra.
The apartment has everything that I need for a diving holiday, so I will certainly stay at Alcyone again somewhere in the near future.

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Liked best: the hospitality of the owners
Liked least: there's nothing not to like
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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amsterdam
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44 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“The waterlover resort”
Reviewed 20 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Loved this quiet place, close to the best dive spots, the south- and east surf beaches and Kralendijkes restaurants. Owner Jack will help you out on all your requests - and more.. Stayed in a comfy 2 bedroom apartment with all the amenities at jumping distance to the pool. Best of all: it is a one stop arrangement: airport pick up, rental car, accommodation, dive package at competitive rates.

Travelling group: Other
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divegodde...
Jamaica Beach, Texas
2 reviews
“Very Safe & Clean”
Reviewed 1 September 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Daphne & Jack run a little piece of heaven, we will be repeat customers. Very caring owners.
Apartment clean, grounds beautiful. Brand new pool. Very near the best diving spots & Donkey Sanctuary

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Management Response
10 Sep 2014
It was great having you as our guests and we look forward to seeing you again in the future!
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