Forget flowers, give your loved one something they really want - a romantic dive getaway they'll treasure for years to come.
We’ve put together a selection of the most romantic - and totally picture-perfect - dive resorts in 2023, so you can surprise your loved one with an idyllic dive getaway. Book today to share your love for the ocean and create unique underwater memories that will last a lifetime.
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Ray Caye Island Resort, Belize
Off-grid private island, offering a taste of the Caribbean, before it got crowded
Located around 30-kilometres off the coast of Placencia, Ray Caye is a unique private island resort specifically designed to provide a sanctuary for the spirit. Offering authentic alternative vacation experiences, this enchanting island escape is perfect for adventurous couples seeking a pure, exotic, and fun destination that is as far removed from the pressures of daily living as you could possibly wish for.
Surrounded by pristine natural scenery, Ray Caye encourages guests to unplug from electrical devices and devote each day to calming their mind and getting reacquainted with loved ones or long-dormant passions. An on-site fitness centre, yoga studio, freshwater pool, and massage services mean switching off is easy, while complimentary use of paddleboards, Hobie catamarans, kayaks, and volleyball courts help guests make the most of the unspoiled setting.
Diving from Ray Caye
Thanks to Ray Caye’s proximity to Gladden Spit, Silk Cayes Marine Reserve, and the Belize Barrier Reef the unbelievable experiences continue beneath the waves. Run by local experts, the on-site Pirate Reef Dive Shop takes guests to the best sites at the perfect moment, dropping divers directly into the action time and time again. As well as the untouched, biodiverse local reefs, guests will also have access to seasonal whale shark aggregations and extended trips to iconic sites such as Glover’s Reef and the Great Blue Hole.
Constance Lemuria, Seychelles
Extravagant five-star resort with exquisite dining and extensive recreation facilities
Constance Lemuria is one of the most indulgent dive resorts in the Seychelles, making it a fantastic option for a romantic break. Located on the island of Praslin, this five-star paradise boasts elegant architectural design, meticulous attention to detail, Green Globe certified sustainable operations, and a wide range of facilities befitting royalty. Romantic moments come thick and fast throughout Constance Lemuria’s extensive options for drinking and dining. Expect open-kitchen cooking shows, sommelier wine room experiences, ocean-facing private dining decks, gourmet sunset snacking, chic cocktail and cigar lounges, and pool bars with free-roaming peacocks - to highlight a few.
The onsite spa provides treatments of all kinds, and incorporates a relaxation garden, hair salon, sauna, steam room, and cold plunge pool, while a three-tiered infinity pool cascades towards the ocean. For couples who like to stay active, Constance Lemuria provides an onsite fitness centre, two flood-lit tennis courts, and the only 18-hole championship golf course in the Seychelles.
Diving from Constance Lemuria
Thanks to its convenient location, Constance Lemuria’s PADI 5-Star dive centre is able to offer exciting excursions to many of the Inner Islands’ iconic sites. A diverse selection of underwater experiences are on offer, with short and long-range trips around Praslin and its surrounding islands, where pink granite reefs and charismatic marine life can be found. Both PADI and CMAS courses are available, while an onsite turtle sanctuary adds extra charm.
Anantara Maia Villas, Seychelles
Enchanting, intimate resort providing unparalleled luxury and romance
Anantara Maia brings nature into the lap of luxury, delivering exclusive service and unprecedented facilities on one of Mahe’s most scenic stretches of coast, all surrounded by 30 acres of unspoilt forest. Throughout, Anantara Maia elevates the standard of luxury to new heights, offering an exclusive ‘Dining by Design’ concept, allowing guests to collaborate with a personal chef to create their own bespoke dining experience.
Built in perfect harmony with the surroundings, Anantara Maia’s stunning villas are perfect for romance, offering sweeping views, plenty of privacy, private swimming pools, and round-the-clock service from your dedicated villa host. Amongst the virgin forest and the floral and herb-filled gardens, guests will also find yoga and qigong pavilions, and an onsite spa complete with Vichy tables, Jacuzzi tubs, and open-air couple’s treatment areas.
Diving from Anantara Maia Villas
Anantara Maia may have its own onsite dive centre, but scuba still takes centre stage. Partnering with local reputable operators, this resort is able to offer flexible ‘a la carte’ diving schedules to suit guest preferences. In fact, certified guests staying in this resort’s resort’s premier villa will benefit from unlimited dives, with multiple departures each, all planned by the private villa host!
VOMO Island, Fiji
Ultra-stylish private island dive retreat where you’ll want for nothing
Spread over two stunning private islands within the Mamanucas, and surrounded by five-kilometres of powder-white sand, VOMO is one of Fiji’s most remarkable resorts. Guests at this resort will be spoiled with concierge-style service and an endless array of recreational facilities. Snorkelling, stand-up paddleboarding, and windsurfing are obvious island activities, but guests will also find tennis courts and a nine-hole pitch and putt golf course to pass the time. Couples treatments are offered in the onsite spa, while Mt. VOMO provides breathtaking 360-degree views of the island - the perfect to watch the sunrise with a loved one.
The elegant ambiance of VOMO’s adults-only restaurant and bar is sure to inspire romance, offering gourmet menus, an enticing infinity-pool, and an expansive deck dotted with cabanas, sun loungers, and ‘floating’ pool chairs. Once a week, the resort also hosts a traditional Lovo and Meke celebration, with dancing and barbecue cuisine beneath the stars.
Diving from VOMO Island
Lying at the far northeast of the Mamanuca Islands, on the cusp of the Yasawas, VOMO Island provides access to some of Fiji’s best diving. Conditions here are often mild, allowing scuba divers of all experience levels to search for exciting species such as sharks and rays. The resort’s onsite dive centre ensures stress-free service at all times during scheduled trips, and will happily create a personalised multi-day programme, customised specifically towards your skill and experience level.
Bunaken Oasis, Indonesia
Superb sustainable dive resort with access to over 100 world-class dive sites
Set on a small hill overlooking the Bunaken National Park seascape, and surrounded by tropical foliage, this intimate collection of cottages is the ultimate choice for a romantic couple’s getaway. The design of each beautifully-appointed villa invites Sulawesi’s unique natural beauty right into your bedroom, incorporating classic Indonesian teak furnishings, sumptuous wrap-around windows, and stylish balconies with lofty thatched roofs.
A serene freeform infinity pool takes pride of place at the heart of the resort, boasting dramatic ocean views and a relaxing pool bar for an atmospheric evening drink. And, Bunaken Oasis’ highly-tailored concierge service will help guests create their perfect experience, from low-key lazy afternoons to adventurous all-day excursions. Volcano climbs, local cultural shows, waterfall swims - you name it and the resort’s experienced staff will arrange it.
Diving from Bunaken Oasis
The resort’s small fleet of purpose-built dive boats waits at the water’s edge, ready to transport guests to a choice of more than 100 world-class dive sites. The diving in the Bunaken National Park is characterised by dramatic plunging walls, sunlit coral gardens, enticing muck sites, and diverse marine life. Incredibly, 70 percent of marine species native to the Indo-Pacific can be found in these waters.
In line with the resort’s exceptional concierge service, everything at Bunaken Oasis is designed to work for you - just choose when and where you’d like to dive and let the dive staff handle the rest. Or, if you know exactly what would make the perfect dive holiday, you can simply hand a wishlist to the team and the dedicated staff will strive to help tick those boxes off.
Virgin Cocoa, Indonesia
A unique escape-from-it-all, surrounded by a 4km fringing house reef
Set in the middle of the Celebes Sea at the south end of Maratua Atoll, this tiny island resort is set amongst coconut palms, pristine white sandy beaches and calm, clear waters. This wonderfully secluded island is an ideal location for anyone seeking to escape, and is a great option for honeymooners and couples wanting some time to themselves.
Virgin Cocoa Resort provides exceptional service in a relaxed environment and happily tailors service to each and every guest. Couples can indulge in romantic spa treatments using pure, natural, local products in the privacy of their own bungalow and daily yoga classes are held every morning and evening. Private cookery classes, visits to Kakaban’s renowned Jellyfish Lake, or a twilight stroll around the island in search of coconut crabs are just a few of the memories you can make here at Virgin Cocoa.
Diving from Virgin Cocoa
Virgin Cocoa’s spectacular house reef stretches for around four kilometres in total, and is perfect for snorkelers and divers alike. The resort has direct access to no less than seven dive sites, each boasting incredibly diverse and healthy coral landscapes, as well as turtles, barracudas, eagle rays, sharks, pygmy seahorses, nudibranchs, orangutan crabs and sea snakes. Sangalaki is also within reach, with its manta rays and turtles, as well as the iconic Jellyfish Lake at Kakaban and shark channel in Big Fish Country.
For adventurous divers, Virgin Cocoa can organise trips to the largely undiscovered Muaras Atoll south of Maratua. Visitors here can explore exceptional reef walls covered in colourful soft corals, crevices inhabited by spiny lobsters, stingrays and turtles, and come face to face with white-tip reef sharks, grey reef sharks, and thresher sharks.
Amun Ini, Philippines
Secluded hideaway set within its own private cove and fronted by fringing reef
Amun Ini resort is nestled neatly within a private cove between lush green vegetation and the sapphire sea. The property was built with a desire to capture the spectacular panoramic views - including the 300-metre beachfront and fringing coral reef. Hidden from the bustling tourist hotspots, but still offering easy access to nearby towns, cities and attractions, this peaceful resort is ideal for a romantic retreat on the remote side of Bohol.
In the Ilonggo dialect, Amun Ini means “this is ours”, and guests are made to feel as if this resort is their own private paradise. Traditional charm and contemporary appeal are fused throughout, helping to set the scene for countless treasured memories. The resort restaurant facilitates intimate conversation with delicious family recipes passed down through generations, created with love and locally-grown ingredients. Activities include adventurous and leisurely options, from mountain biking and zip-lining to sensual spa treatments and romantic nature walks.
Diving from Amun Ini
Amun Ini’s own state-of-the-art dive centre is ideal for every diver, including more experienced divers such as underwater photographers and videographers. Guests can rent all dive equipment from the dive centre and nitrox is also available, as is a range of PADI dive courses from entry-level right up to divemaster, for couples looking to embark on a new challenge together.
In-house marine biologists and divemasters are on hand to guide guests around the local dive sites - most of which lie less than 15 minutes from the resort. Six dives are offered per day, starting with two in the morning, followed by two in the afternoon. A mandarin dive is also offered at dusk, when guests can watch mandarinfish performing their iconic mating dance. And, once the sun sets, it’s time for the daily night dive.
Exquisite beach-front dive resort with facilities for both couples and families
One of the Philippines’ most salubrious dive resorts, Atmosphere is the ideal choice for couples looking for an incredible dive holiday. Set within a seven-acre coconut plantation along the volcanic sand shoreline, this spectacular beachfront resort could hardly be more romantic. Whether you choose to indulge in a couples’ spa treatment, practice yoga, engage in enriching activities, or simply read a book by a pool, Atmosphere is guaranteed to satisfy your needs.
First-class dining and fine wines are standard at this resort, while further culinary indulgence can be found at the poolside bar or bakery. Atmosphere’s elegant infinity pool stretches along the edge of the beach, overlooking nearby Siquijor and Apo Islands, with a separate family pool area featuring water jets, pool toys, and cushioned sun loungers. Parents after some time to reconnect are in safe hands at Atmosphere, with its playroom, playground, scheduled kids’ activities, and babysitting service.
Diving from Atmosphere
As a PADI 5-Star Career Development Centre, you’re guaranteed to find top-class facilities at Atmosphere, suitable for all experience levels. Guests will enjoy their own equipment storage space, wireless internet, full equipment rental, and complimentary nitrox. Not to mention a classroom with flat-screen TV and a superb camera and video room with private work space for each diver.
Experienced divemasters and instructors are on hand to teach all courses, including speciality certifications and photo workshops. And, for guests interested in marine life, the in-house marine biologist offers marine biology workshops, workshops for kids, and holds regular evening presentations.
Private island offering sophisticated experiences in an informal atmosphere
Milaidhoo is an idyllic adults-only private island resort located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll. The resort sets itself apart from other five-star properties with a reinvented notion of luxury, choosing to encourage barefoot informality and natural, authentic experiences. Everything at Milaidhoo has been custom made to enhance this luxuriously laid-back atmosphere, from the beachfront and over-water villas, to the appealing architecture and island-inspired decoration.
Romance has been considered throughout the construction of this resort, starting with the stylish villas which all feature their own private freshwater pool and ocean view sundeck, along with an island host to ensure everything is perfect. An indulgent over-water spa offers yoga, meditation and therapeutic massage treatments, while bespoke wedding, honeymoon and engagement services can be arranged for those planning something extra special.
Diving from Milaidhoo
Milaidhoo Island boasts a well-equipped PADI 5-Star dive centre staffed by a team of experienced instructors and two resident marine biologists. The passionate crew have the keys to the very best dive sites in Baa Atoll, from their own house reef and Milaidhoo Wall, to further-flung thilas and kandus. Guests can also take advantage of the resort's location and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Hanifaru Bay - home to one of the world’s best manta ray snorkelling experiences.
If your trip is all about romance, you may want to leave your bulky dive gear at home. Thankfully, high-quality rental equipment is available at Milaidhoo, as well as a range of PADI dive courses suitable to all skill levels. For the extra adventurous, experiences such as fluoro-night diving can also be arranged.
Anantara Veli, Maldives
Adults-only resort crafting incredible wellness-centred getaways
Anantara Veli is an exclusive private island resort in South Male, surrounded by soft white sands and an azure lagoon, making it well-suited to an adults-only luxury escape. From outdoor cinema screenings under the stars to epicurean indulgences, there’s no end to this resort’s intimate experiences for couples. Watersports facilities, outdoor tennis courts and a fitness centre can be found around the resort, while activities such as surfing lessons, island-hopping and dolphin watching can easily be arranged.
This property delivers exquisite wellness-centred getaways which are perfect for fuelling romance. The onsite spa takes relaxation to new levels, offering yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic treatments, a hammam, hot and cold plunge pools, and a beauty salon. And, an innovative medical clinic also delivers cutting edge therapies designed to rejuvenate, detoxify and cleanse.
Diving from Anantara Veli
Anantara Veli boasts an outstanding PADI 5-Star dive centre with top-quality rental dive equipment, including underwater cameras and 15-litre tanks. Nitrox fills are also available. For those wishing to explore the reef without the use of scuba gear, this facility also incorporates the Maldives’ first PADI certified freediving centre.
After an initial check dive, guests are allowed to explore the house reef at their leisure, or opt to join the daily half and full day dive trips to explore exciting sites in North and South Male, along with Vaavu Atoll. Guided snorkelling trips are also available for non-divers who want to explore the colourful reefs.
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