Book a private jet for the ultimate scuba destination vacation. Visiting a good scuba spot, usually comes with a nice tropical vacation, so check out our picks for some great ideas on where to go for some great scuba action and some warm weather rest and relaxation.
Amergris Caye, Belize
Last night I dreamed of San Pedro….you know the Madonna song? If you don’t, find it on Spotify or Pandora and you will get a sense of the atmosphere of Belize. Book a private jet to San Pedro and from there island hop to Ambergris Caye, famous for its diving wonders. We recommend the 4 star Coco Beach Hotel. There isn’t much in the way of 5 star resorts in Belize, unless you rent your own villa with staff, which is an option. When it comes to diving, Belize offers a great variety of experiences with the Barrier Reef just a mile off the coast of Ambergris Caye and easily accessible by boat. If you go, don’t miss the Great Blue Hole, one of the most astounding dive sites found anywhere on earth.
Amanpulo Resort, Philippines
Book a private jet to the Philippines and land on the airstrip at this private island in the Sulu Sea. Amanpulo is the ultimate in tropical paradise due to its remote location, pristine beaches and surrounding sea. There are scuba diving programs from beginner certifications to advanced open water courses. With seven square kilometers of coral reef just 300 meters from the white sand beach, there are many options for divers of all levels. Oh, and Amanpulo Resort is definitely 5 star, featuring top notch dining and spa services.
Baros, Maldives lies on a tiny tropical island and is a scuba diver’s paradise with a reef vibrant with marine life. The resort offers a PADI dive school and expeditions for divers of all levels. Aside from the diving, at Baros you will enjoy an array of fantastic over-water restaurants, hip bars and a pampering spa. Thatched roof villas are perched on the beach with spacious verandas or off jetties over the lagoon. This is an elegant resort – think soaring teak pillars and billowing white linen curtains. Between the diving and the luxurious atmosphere, you can’t go wrong at Baros.
Hayman Island, Australia
Located in the Whitsunday Islands of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, you will find one of the world’s most beautiful natural settings, Hayman Island, Australia. Book a private jet to the land down under where you will experience a rare underwater world. The waters here are part of the Coral Sea, making this the perfect place to explore coral reefs and all their colorful wonders. Owned and operated by One & Only Resorts, the attention to detail and visual splendor of the Hayman Island resort makes it a truly special destination for scuba divers and beachgoers alike.
St. John, US Virgin Islands
With 3/5 of the island of St. John under protection from the national park service, this is the most low-key of the US Virgin Islands. At the Caneel Bay Resort you will find yourself on a peninsula amid the beauty of the Virgin Islands National Park where life is very relaxed and unplugged with rooms without televisions or telephones. The islands seven pristine beaches are considered some of the most beautiful in the world and the marine environment is teeming with abundant underwater life. You will right at home beneath the surface with turtles and dolphins. This is truly a special place to spend some time whether on land, on the sea or under it.