Most of us only get a limited number of days each year for rest, relaxation, and adventure. So, why not combine all three in one trip? Dive resorts boasting therapeutic spa services and lush, tranquil surroundings are fast becoming the norm, so it’s never been easier. Just remember to give yourself some time after your last dive before heading to the spa.
Think a sumptuous spa-based scuba vacation sounds too good to be true? We promise it isn’t! Dive into ZuBlu’s favourite dive and spa resorts, and start planning your ultimate dive and spa holiday, combining a blend of action-packed underwater experiences and pampering treatments set to the sound of waves.
COMO Cocoa Island – South Male Atoll, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island is an outstanding luxury eco resort located in South Male Atoll, tucked away from most other resorts. This exclusive private island getaway is packed with totally unique concepts, specifically tailored to wellness and epic diving. COMO Cocoa provides access to a number of famous sites in South Male - such as Kandooma Caves and Cocoa Thila - and allows guests the change to dive alongside their resident marine biologist to further enhance their experience.
The in-house spa, known as the COMO Shambhala Retreat, comes equipped with massage pavilions, outdoor bathtubs, an open-air yoga pavilion, hydrotherapy pool, steam facility and fully-equipped gym, guaranteeing complete revitalisation. Guest wellbeing is also catered to with COMO’s special Shambhala Cuisine which emphasises nutrition through raw, organic food that is either steamed or grilled for maximum health benefits.
- Special spa features - unique Buddhism-inspired approach to relaxation and wellness
Atmosphere Resorts & Spa – Dauin, Philippines
This family-friendly luxury resort boasts a bit of something for everyone, making it easy to rest and relax, no matter what kind of holiday you prefer. Dedicated divers can explore the protected house reef, as well as Dauin’s marine sanctuaries, take part in marine-biologist led programmes, or enhance their underwater education with a full range of PADI courses. Snorkelling, whale and dolphin watching, and a generous infinity pool complex offer plenty of other options for outdoor entertainment, as well.
Families will love Atmosphere’s Kid’s Cove, boasting all-day activities and anytime babysitting services, making it easy for busy parents to slip away when it’s time to hit the Sanctuary Spa. This oasis of calm offers daily yoga, massage therapy, and a wide variety of treatments and therapies to help revive tired travellers and soothe sunburnt skin. Luxurious details like first-class dining, fine wine, and contemporary accommodation also sweeten the deal.
- Special spa features - treetop yoga studio, optional wellness and detox menus
Eskaya Beach Resort and Spa – Bohol, Philippines
Simple, sophisticated, and down to earth, this boutique hotel offers an exclusive escape into the beauty of nature. And, it’s walking distance from some of Panglao’s hottest nightlife at Alona Beach. Don’t expect any big resort vibes here - instead, Eskaya offers up a perfectly balanced blend of understated luxury and adventure, with a focus on relaxation.
The diving here is divine, with day trips focused on Balicasag Island, Pamilacan Island and the Cervera Shoal - some of the best sites in the Visayas. And, you’re also welcome to explore the resort any way you want, with free golf carts, bicycles, and watersports equipment. Each stay at this tranquil slice of paradise includes a complimentary spa session, guaranteed to kickstart your relaxing holiday. Massage, bodywork, and romantic couples packages are also offered. Separate resort areas for kids and adults make this an outstanding option, no matter who you’re travelling with.
- Special spa features - tranquil garden setting, natural treatments using local organic ingredients
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Dusit Thani – Baa Atoll, Maldives
Part of a world-renowned chain of resorts known for sublime service and unparalleled hospitality, Dusit Thani is a must for luxury-loving divers. But, with unique packages designed for a variety of guests - from adventure-seekers to spa-fanatics - this resort has something to offer everyone. Dusit Thani lies just minutes from some of the region's best diving and snorkelling sites, including Hanifaru Bay, and the in-house PADI 5-Star dive centre is ready-and-waiting to help guests explore.
After a long day of adventure, Dusit Thani knows exactly how to help you relax - whether you prefer a massage, beauty treatment, sauna, or steam room. But if that’s still not enough, this resort offers a handful of extra luxuries to ensure every guest leaves feeling totally revitalised. Guests can make the most of concierge-style scuba diving, a butler service, and gourmet chef-prepared meals that can be taken almost anywhere - from floating breakfasts in your plunge pool to romantic meals on the beach.
- Special spa features - an oasis of calm offering a sauna, steam room and shaded swimming pool
Siladen Resort and Spa – Sulawesi, Indonesia
Luxury, boutique, eco-conscious and award-winning - Siladen Resort and Spa has everything you could want from a remote island getaway. Oh, and did we mention it’s in North Sulawesi - one of the world’s best dive destinations? In fact, Siladen Resort and Spa is Sulawesi’s premier dive resort, offering direct access to the world-renowned Bunaken Marine Park, as well as day trips to Bangka and Gangga. The dive centre is packed with modern facilities and offers morning, afternoon, sunset and night dives - all included in the price.
Siladen Resort and Spa is carefully designed to preserve its pristine natural surroundings, and inspire guests to reconnect with nature. The resort’s in-house spa compliments this ethos with soothing, uplifting and restorative therapies based on ancient knowledge and natural ingredients. Guests can indulge in rejuvenating and detoxifying rituals using island grown fruits such as papaya, coconut, coffee and ginger. And, to top it off, intensify the relaxation with the finest aromatherapy oils, prepared in Bali exclusively for Siladen Dive and Spa Resort.
- Special spa features - understated design to emphasise the untouched natural surroundings
Hurawalhi Island Resort – Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
This adults-only private island is the ultimate playground for adventurous dive buddies. You’ll find all the usual watersports here - from paddleboarding to parasailing - as well as a few extra novelties like daily yacht charter and the world’s largest all-glass underwater restaurant. But best of all, guests at Hurawalhi Island Resort will have access to over 60 world-class dive sites including Shipyard and Muda Thila - the atoll’s most exciting manta cleaning station. And, self-guided house reef exploration, complimentary nitrox and underwater scooters place the proverbial cherry firmly on top.
The resort’s spa is operated by the renowned Duniye Spa Group - winner of several international awards and recognitions. Here, guests will find ancient healing traditions, and mindful connections, combined with the latest scientific research in the field of organic skin care to create a truly holistic experience. And rest assured, all products are developed to fair trade and sustainability standards, and are 100% organic certified.
- Special spa features - gorgeous and secluded overwater treatment rooms for maximum tranquility
Mimpi Resort – Menjangan Island, Indonesia
Tucked away in one of Bali’s last hidden corners, this sustainable hideaway offers short commutes to some of the island’s most incredible scuba diving, warm Balinese hospitality, and a perfectly balanced blend of secluded luxury. When you aren’t out exploring or indulging in lush spa services, this is the perfect place to take it easy, with elegant and well-appointed accommodations and stunning views over the bay of Banyuwedang.
Built over a natural spring, this entire property is littered with geothermal pools, perfect for soaking those tired travel legs. This pairs expertly with traditional Thai and Balinese massage, bodywork, and yoga - offered by internationally recognised experts. And, with Mimpi’s eco-conscious operation doing so much to care for the resort’s natural surroundings, you can enjoy the entire experience guilt-free. Bird watching, vineyard tours, and scuba diving elsewhere around the island can be arranged.
- Special spa features - private geothermal plunge pools and all-natural treatments
Virgin Cocoa – Maratua Atoll, Indonesia
Set adrift in the middle of the Celebes Sea at the south end of Maratua Atoll, Virgin Cocoa offers a wellness-inspired escape from daily life, surrounded by nature. This place is almost too good to be true, with daily yoga and wellness offerings, tailor-made meals with a focus on health, and pampering massage and bodywork. Plus, a expansive menu of in-room spa treatments, perfect for tired travellers.
When you aren’t treating your body and mind to soothing and rejuvenating spa therapies, this is a dream resort for adventures. The house reef boasts seven individual dive sites, and the property itself acts as a sanctuary for wildlife, with coconut crabs, tropical birds, and even nesting sea turtles calling this island home. Organised outings to Kakaban’s Jellyfish Lake are offered, as are farther-flung dives at Sangalaki and the shark channel at the northern end of the atoll.
- Special spa features - romantic couples packages, in-room treatments
Volivoli Beach Resort – Fiji
Fiji is all about slow living, and the team at the award-winning Volivoli Beach Resort are masters of their craft. This family-owned-and-operated resort offers four-star boutique comfort and access to over 50 dive sites within the legendary Bligh Water - allowing guests to explore the region’s spectacular soft-coral reefs with maximum ease. Plus, Volivoli’s dive centre, Ra Divers, boasts more than 30-years of local experience so you can feel confident you’re diving with one of Fiji’s premier operators.
Perched just above the water’s edge, guests will find Daulomani Spa, which offers soothing treatments using local Fijian products. And, as if that weren’t enough, guests can also soak up some sun around the oceanfront swimming pool, lounge in a beach hammock watching the sun set, dine on inspired local fusion cuisine, or savour a refreshing cocktail at one of the three bars - now that’s what we call relaxing.
- Special spa features - captivating views and soothing sounds of the stunning South Pacific
Are you ready to start planning your dream dive and spa vacation?
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