Luxury Diving Accommodation in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is home to some of the most luxurious resorts and boats you can find anywhere on Earth. The trick to an Indian Ocean diving holiday is to choose the resort that best fits what you want and that is where we come in. We have selected our favourites of a very good bunch.

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W Retreat & Spa

Indian Ocean > Maldives

As if choosing where to stay in the Maldives wasn't hard enough, along comes the W Retreat & Spa. Read more

Anantara Kihavah

Indian Ocean > Maldives

A serious contender for one our favourite Maldivian hotspots, Anantara Kihavah leaves no stone unturned, with effortless style and a mega dollop of attention to detail. Read more

Baros Maldives

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Baros Maldives is an immaculate resort on a private, palm-fringed island surrounded by a shallow lagoon. Read more

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Sister property to the contemporary classic Cheval Blanc in Courchevel, Cheval Blanc Randheli caters to a similar audience of high flyers with an innate appreciation of the finer things in life. Read more

Constance Halaveli, Maldives

Indian Ocean > Maldives

The Constance Halaveli Resort in the Maldives has villas either on stilts over a beautiful lagoon or on the pristine beach. Read more

Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Formerly Soneva Gili, the Gili Lankanfushi luxury hotel and spa occupies a tiny island set in a sparkling lagoon and surrounded by thriving coral reefs, ideally located just twenty minutes’ journey by speedboat from the international airport on Malé. Read more

Huvafen Fushi

Indian Ocean > Maldives

One of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi is located half an hour by speedboat from the international airport. This is a modern, trendy resort and not for those looking for the Robinson Crusoe experience. Read more

Park Hyatt Hadahaa

Indian Ocean > Maldives

At least 10km away from any other inhabited island, sitting on an untouched atoll, surrounded by one of the most beautiful reefs you will find in the tropics sits the Park Hyatt Hadahaa. There are few better or more impressive havens to be found in the Maldives. Read more

One&Only Reethi Rah

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Set on one of the largest islands in North Male Atoll, the One&Only at Reethi Rah is one of the finest of the (very fine) hotels in the Maldives. Read more

Soneva Fushi

Indian Ocean > Maldives

If Robinson Crusoe was in hotel development, he would have built Soneva Fushi. A luxury hideaway on the island of Kunfunadhoo in the Baa Atoll reached by a half-hour scenic seaplane flight from the sanctity of the private lounge in Malé, the only international airport. Read more

Six Senses Laamu

Indian Ocean > Maldives

Located towards the south of the Maldivian archipelago, Six Senses Laamu is designed to offer individual style along with a strong sense of community. Read more

Constance Moofushi

Indian Ocean > Maldives

So many beautiful desert islands, so many beautiful hotels to choose from. The Maldives has got an enviable problem on its hands with quite so much choice, but we, rather fortunately, have been to the best of the bunch of hotels, and think Constance Moofushi will more than likely appeal. Read more

Four Seasons Explorer

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

Launched in 2002 the Four Seasons Explorer is a 128-ft catamaran – a floating Four Seasons basically. Cruising the central and northern atolls, this is one of the best liveaboards in the world. Read more

LUX* Maldives

Indian Ocean > Maldives

With so much competition of places to stay in the Maldives of late, with a new resort cropping up weekly, LUX* Maldives is a great option for all travellers, be it families, couples or divers. The quintessentially Maldivian resort is on the island of Dhidhoofinolhu in the South Ari atoll and... Read more

Soneva Jani

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

Surrounded by the azure waters of the Edufaaru lagoon, on the beautiful tropical island of Medhufaru, is Soneva Jani - the brand’s newest resort. Due to open in October 2016, it is one of the most anticipated hotel openings in the Indian Ocean and it’s not hard to see why. Part of a five-island... Read more

Scubaspa Ying and Yang

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

Luxurious liveaboards Scubaspa Ying, and sister vessel Yang, cruise the idyllic lagoons and atolls of the Maldives, giving divers access to some world class scuba. Even better, imagine resurfacing from an amazing dive to see a massage table merely steps away with your name on it… Read more

Cousine Island

Indian Ocean > Seychelles

Lying off the west coast of Praslin, and accessible by helicopter from Mahé, with just four spacious villas, Cousine Island offers an exclusive island experience with complete seclusion found in very few other places on the planet Read more

Desroches Island Resort

Indian Ocean > Seychelles

This remote island, roughly two miles long and half a mile wide, has just this one place to stay on it. The Desroches Island Resort. Read more

North Island

Indian Ocean > Seychelles

This small, private island - just a mile long by half a mile across - was abandoned in the 1970s following the collapse of the coconut industry. Now home to one of the planets most luxurious and unusual island lodges, North Island is home to just 11 vast and truly original suites. Read more

Fregate Island

Indian Ocean > Seychelles

Frégate Island Private, named after the graceful bird, is a near-perfect, 740-acre private island in the Seychelles, accommodating a maximum of 40 guests. This is the closest you will ever come to your own private island and proves you can have your eco cake and eat it, at a price! Read more

Six Senses Zil Pasyon

Indian Ocean > Seychelles

Set amidst the idyllic islands of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean, the private island of Felicite is soon to be home to the Six Senses Zil Pasyon. Opening in the autumn of 2016, this luxury retreat will offer guests a haven in a striking setting of dramatic granite boulders, lush greenery and... Read more

Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Northern Atolls

Landaa Giraavaru in Baa Atoll, with its verdant, beach-fringed coral islands, is a quintessential Maldivian paradise. Read more

Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

Experience luxury and impeccable service with excellent diving at the Four Seasons Kuda Huraa that occupies a private coral island in the Central Maldives. Read more

Angsana Ihuru

Maldives > Indian Ocean > Central Atolls

Angsana Ihuru, meaning ‘old palm trees’, is Banyan Tree’s funky eco-friendly little sister, home to pristine coral reefs in just about the best location on earth for R&R. Read more

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