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.
"One of the four must-dive locations on this blue planet,” was how renowned oceanographer Jacques Cousteau described Belize. Considered one of Mother Nature’s Best Kept Secrets, Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the Western Hemisphere and the second largest in the world, and boasts three of only four coral atolls in the Caribbean.
The premier diving and snorkeling center on Nassau is located in a quiet seaside village used in the 1996 feature film Flipper. Today, the set is a state-of-the-art dive center offering guests a variety of activities that explore southwest Nassau’s spectacular walls, reefs, wrecks and movie sites.
Blue Waters Inn is a beachfront resort tucked away in its own secluded bay amongst 46 acres of lush tropical grounds. It is located in Batteaux Bay, Speyside, Tobago. This is approximately 20 miles (1 hour by taxi) from Scarborough, Tobago's capital, and 27 miles (1 hour 15 minutes by Taxi) from Crown Point International Airport.
Victoria House is located on the island of Ambergris Caye about two miles south of charming San Pedro Town. The hotel has 42 rooms and offers guests a variety of accommodations, including thatch-roofed casitas, beachfront and poolside villas and spacious suites, all in a tranquil colonial setting.
El Secreto is an intimate, 13-villa resort promising a relaxed, yet sophisticated experience on Belize’s San Pedro Island. Tucked away in a private beachfront enclave on Ambergris Caye, 11 miles north of San Pedro Town, Belize, El Secreto is an exotic escape within a secluded oasis surrounded by the lush and natural beauty of its island setting.
The first thing you’ll notice here is the coral — an explosion of color as vivid as the splatters on a paintball bunker. The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, spanning from the Yucatan Peninsula to Honduras, swings 25 miles offshore in some places. This buffer largely insulates the structure from the stresses of land, preserving these eye-popping species.
The residents of Utila and the staff of Laguna Beach Resort, an exclusive diving, fishing and beach getaway, would love to welcome you to the smallest and most unspoiled of the Bay Islands of Honduras.
Fly to the Bay Islands and you’ll likely trade dive tales with a seatmate before take-off. Here, scuba is affordable — and tourism’s biggest draw. Most dive shops have perfected the art of keeping groups on schedule in the morning, then letting individuals choose their own adventures come afternoon. If you’re looking to fill a logbook, check to see if your resort has a house reef (many do). Topography ranges from sheer walls to gradually sloping drop-offs, but no matter what, inclines are noticeable enough to simplify navigation.