If you can’t distinguish a seahorse from a sea rod, consider St. Lucia. Local laws aimed at preserving the Soufriere Marine Management Area require a guide to join any diver, whether from shore or boat, which means you’ll never overlook another frogfish, shrimp or sea slug again — at least while on island. St. Lucia’s gradually sloping walls are known for a big diversity of small stuff, and healthy populations of species rarely found elsewhere in the Caribbean, including the broadbanded moray.
If the little island of Tobago is diving’s best kept secret, then Blue Waters Inn is the very heart of that secret. Nestled in its own exquisite bay on the island’s north coast, it is surrounded by phenomenal dive sites. The resort is aptly named, and this is evident from the first breathtaking glimpse of Batteaux Bay. Every room faces the ocean for a view of the water and guests have their choice of suites, kitchen efficiencies and standard rooms.
Wild yet sophisticated, Maui is an island of paradoxes. The rugged upcountry is home to paniolo — Hawaiian cowboys — and to five-star dining. During the day, go refined — golf, yoga, spas — or turn up the adrenaline with surfing, stand-up paddle boarding, kite surfing, paragliding, zip-lining or mountain biking.
While the towering Pitons are the island heroes above water, much of St. Lucia’s natural beauty lies below the water’s surface. No matter what type of diver you are, or what dive sites you choose, St. Lucia’s underwater world will keep you coming back year after year.
With 341 rooms and suites, Sunscape Curaçao Resort, Spa and Casino is one of Curaçao’s largest vacation properties, as well as its only all-inclusive resort. Given its location just two miles from Willemstad, adventurers can opt for off-property excursions and explore the island’s historical, business and cultural capital.
Located just 15 minutes outside of the main town of Kralendijk, you will find Caribbean Club Bonaire. The resorts convenient yet “away from it all” location assures you will have a relaxing vacation and will still be close enough to town when desired. Caribbean Club offers its guests spacious and comfortable accommodations with sweeping ocean- and hillside-views. It is the closest resort to some of the very popular northern dive sites of Bonaire, caves and hiking trails, making it an ideal destination for divers, nature lovers and peace seekers.
Belmar Oceanfront Apartments is an intimate dive resort with spectacular views from every balcony and colorful gardens by the oceanfront pool. Stay in one of the 22 spacious apartments and enjoy all the conveniences you expect from a full-service dive resort but in a private atmosphere and at a more relaxed pace — one of the reasons so many guests return year after year. Divers can just stride off of the private dock and descend onto the beautiful house reef. Resort staff is on hand to provide personal service, allowing you to have a stress-free vacation.
Eden Beach Resort is located on the lovely island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. Eden Beach is one of the few properties on island with a real sandy beach with lots of shady places. Our 71-room resort, refurbished in 2012, offers hotel rooms in different categories — studios, king studios, two-bedroom apartments and the spectacular Eden Suite. Some of the rooms are beachfront while others offer a fantastic panoramic views overlooking the Caribbean Sea.
Among the top resorts in the Caribbean for diving, Buddy Dive Resort is the resort in Bonaire where you can dive, dive, dive; take part in a multitude of activities, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the oceanfront setting. You will find yourself here in an unhurried, unspoiled natural paradise offering spectacular sunsets, gentle breezes and crystal-clear, turquoise waters.
Set on a coastal road about a mile south of George Town, this middle-bracket hotel — whose rooms are divided among a quintet of two-story outbuildings — is Grand Cayman’s “pearl in an oyster.” Accommodations are simple, no nonsense and very comfortable. This place is favored by divers and snorkelers, who appreciate spectacular shore diving and the extensive diving programs.