Luxury Diving Accommodation in Asia

With so much choice in terms of where to go in Asia comes much choice on where to stay. We have visited and dived extensively to choose the very best of a good bunch of hotels and liveaboards and here our our top selections:

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Silolona

Far East

Exuding exotic adventures of Indonesian sailing boats travelling the historical Spice routes, seafaring on the Silolona is a luxurious nautical experience. Read more

Si Datu Bua

Far East

Si Datu Bua, Silolona’s sister boat, allows guests to experience some of the best diving spots on the planet, while experiencing fabulous hospitality and luxury onboard. Read more

Tiger Blue

Far East

A beautifully crafted traditional Phinisi yacht, Tiger Blue is one of the fastest boats under power, and with luxurious teak fittings and billowing sails, the perfect way to explore the enthralling waters of the Indonesian Archipelago. Read more

Arenui Liveaboard

Far East

The Arenui liveaboard is a traditional Indonesian wooden vessel sailing the waters of Komodo, Maluku, Raja Ampat, Banda and beyond to provide incredible diving without sacrificing luxury or comfort. Read more

Amanikan Liveaboard

Far East

Combine a stay at Amanwana, with a Komodo Expedition. The Aman group are now offering this amazing adventure - from the incomparable and original Amanwana on Moyo Island to the dragon-infested islands of Komodo with their pristine reefs and sensational marine life staying on the Amanikan boat. Read more

The Seven Seas Liveaboard

Far East

The Seven Seas is a 45-metre, traditionally built Indonesian sailing schooner built from the finest ironwood. Custom-designed, she is perfectly suited for cruising, island hopping, diving and relaxation. Read more

Lembeh Resort

Far East > Indonesia

Lembeh Resort provides the perfect place from which to explore the incredibly diverse marine life found in the Lembeh Strait of North-Eastern Sulawesi. Read more

Kura Kura

Far East

The Kura Kura Resort occupies its own 22 hectare island crowded with soaring royal palms and set amongst immaculately tended gardens crisscrossed with sandy paths. It is very peaceful with often the only sound being the calls of the exotic birds that call the island home. Read more

Alila Purnama

Far East

Explore the lesser known areas of the Indonesian Archipelago aboard a luxury liveaboard Phinisi ship, literal translation – super cool handcrafted wooden boat. Alila Purnama, aside from being traditional in style, is right up there with other clean sailing counterparts. Read more

Alexa

Far East

Sailing around the islands of eastern Indonesia, Alexa is a picture of grace and opulence. Designed for two, this romantic escape is one of the most exclusive yachting experiences on the planet. Read more

True North

Indonesia > Far East

Based off the coast of Australia, True North offers some of the best opportunities for remote and unspoilt diving in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia. Though not a scuba diving focused boat, this luxurious ship is exceptionally well set up for divers and well-practised in finding the... Read more

Komodo Dive Resort

Far East > Indonesia

Komodo Dive Resort sits on the shores of Sebayur Island and is the brain child of two avid divers, Antonello and Stefano. After visiting Komodo and Indonesia on regular business trips the pair decided to buy the Island in 2009 and thereafter began building the environmentally friendly hideout. Read more

Damai II

Far East > Indonesia

Dive Damai’s newest vessel, the My Damai II, was built in 2011 by Pak Hadji Baso a highly respected traditional Indonesian boat builder. With a deck length of 40 metres and a beam of 9 meters (at its widest point) the Damai II is a spacious vessel perfect for an exhilarating ocean adventure. Read more

Ritz Carlton, Kuala Lumpur

Far East

The Ritz Carlton Kuala Lumpar is a stunning example of timeless luxury, with relaxing neutral shades and top quality furnishings. This is the ultimate sanctuary within the bustling Golden Triangle District of Malaysia’s capital. Read more

Amanpulo

Far East

Amanpulo Resort is Pamalican Island. The name means ‘peaceful island’, and it’s easy to see why. Pamalican’s 250 pristine acres are totally tranquil, with nothing but the luxurious 40-room hideaway, verdant vegetation, exotic bird life and what must be one of the planet’s all-time greatest... Read more

Ariara Island

Far East

Within this untouched spot in the Philippines, Ariara Island is a glamorous and blissful hideaway created to cater to your every wish. Hole-up in a private paradise and take each day at your own pace Read more

Amun Ini

Far East > Philippines

Amun Ini is hidden away in lush jungle, overlooking the crystal clear blue ocean. Located 55 miles northeast of Tagbilaran City this tropical gem is within easy reach of city life, but it’s far enough to enjoy blissful relaxation and isolation. Read more

Lankayan

Far East > Malaysia

Unpopulated apart from just one resort, the Lankayan Island Dive Resort, this is the only option if you want to dive the waters around Lankayan Island but a very good one at that. Read more

Amankila

Far East > Indonesia

Built into a cliff on the relatively unknown east coast of Bali, Amankila (meaning “peaceful hill”), overlooks the serene waters of the Lombok Strait against a dramatic backdrop of Mount Agung. Read more

Alila Manggis

Far East > Indonesia

A secluded, charming boutique hotel located on the east coast of Bali, Alila Manggis is nestled in a coconut grove between the sea and the towering Mount Agung. Read more

The Oberoi Lombok

Far East > Indonesia

All rooms feature a private shaded terrace with garden or ocean views, sunken marble garden baths and butler service, while some also have private swimming pools. Read more

The Menjangan

Far East > Indonesia

Escaping the tourist track, The Menjangan is a peaceful luxury retreat located on the boundary of Bali Barat National Park – set just away from some of the island’s best diving. Read more

Sorido Bay

Far East > Indonesia

A two hour boat journey from the town of Sorong takes you to the remote Sorido Bay Resort, one of the pioneering resorts in this part of the world and the very best place from which to dive some of the world’s best dive sites. Read more

SY Asia

Far East > Indonesia

SY Asia is a magnificent, 100ft luxury charter yacht launched in January 2009. She is now available for charter throughout Southeast Asia. Read more

Misool Eco Resort

Far East > Indonesia

Misool Eco Resort is in one of the most beautifully remote places we have ever been. The diving, and the place, are very special. Read more

Dewi Nusantara

Far East > Indonesia

Dewi Nusantara is one of a handful of great quality boats operating in the top diving locations in Indonesia. It doesn't get much better. Read more

M S/V WAOW

Far East > Indonesia

Launched in April 2012, WAOW builds on years' of diving experience and everything you could ever want has been put on board for your complete comfort. Read more

Amandira Liveaboard

Far East > Indonesia

Amandira fuses the Sanskrit words for ‘peace’ and ‘intrepid’, and this is exactly what she offers guests – the chance to become an intrepid explorer, diving some of the Indonesian archipelago’s most remote reefs, without foregoing the comfort of a luxury hotel. Read more

Siladen

Far East > Indonesia

Occupying a 24 hectare island the Siladen Dive Resort sits on a very good white sand beach, a real rarity in this part of Indonesia where the majority of the beaches are black. Read more

Wakatobi Dive Resort

Far East > Indonesia

The Wakatobi Dive Resort is something of an enigma, straddling the divide between luxury dive resort and boutique hotel. The atmosphere is incredibly relaxed, the local staff ever helpful, and given where you are it is an amazing achievement, the more so as it puts so much back into the local... Read more

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