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Top 5 most romantic hotels for your next dive holiday

The team here at Planet Dive Holidays have explored the world’s best dive destinations to bring you our top 5 most romantic hotels and resorts. These hotels will transport you and your partner to a world of candlelit dinners and beautiful sunsets for that perfect romantic dive holiday.


1. 20 Degrees South, Mauritius

Wake up to the sounds of the Indian Ocean lapping up onto the beach in north Mauritius at this adults-only hotel. The 20 Degrees South Hotel has just been completely refurbished in 2017 and is now better than ever. The hotel offers a cosy atmosphere in a serene location. 


This boutique hotel has just 35 bedrooms designed with antique decoration and is just steps away from the water’s edge. For couples looking for romance and luxury then we recommend a stay in the Austral Suites where you can be surrounded by the sea and enjoy your view from the terraces located less than 2 metres from the water.


These suites also offer a private plunge pool on the ground floor or a large Jacuzzi on the first-floor units. The 20 Degrees South hotel has three exclusive restaurants. There is a restaurant at the hotel itself, one located at an antique house from the 19th century, and the third one is aboard the M/S Lady Lisbeth, a renovated boat built in 1929.


The silent garden is a space that combines relaxation with nature. Surrounded by greenery and water, you can relax in a romantic atmosphere while enjoying all the rejuvenating treatments on offer in the garden’s spa. 

2. Underwater room, Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
Elevated and crafted along an idyllic island beach along the coast of Pemba Island is the Manta Resort which offers privacy, romance and adventure for that perfect dive holiday.
There is no better way to experience the waters surrounding the island than in the ultra-romantic underwater room. The floating structure, which was Swedish engineered, has three different levels with the lowest level allowing you the opportunity to fall asleep surrounded by the magical underwater world of the surrounding island.
The chefs at Manta Resort will treat you to a mouth-watering variety of fresh, locally caught seafood as well as other international cuisines. Take in a romantic couples spa treatment at the Kipepeo Spa for a daily treatment of your choice. 


The diving around Pemba is nothing less than breathtaking. The untouched coral reef surrounding the entire island makes Pemba one of the top dive sites in the world. 
3. ScubaSpa Floating Resort, Maldives

The Scubaspa is the perfect choice for a romance filled dive holiday in the Maldives. The boat boasts a fully-equipped and exquisite onboard spa where you can choose from a variety of packages and spa treatments.


This luxurious liveaboard also features gorgeous suites that are luxuriously designed and offer incredible views. Guests on the liveaboard can also enjoy daily yoga sessions, a gym, live concerts and an open-air cinema for evening entertainment. 


The internationally qualified chefs cater to all tastes and dietary requirements with a varied selection of gourmet cuisine. Guests enjoy three buffet-style meals daily as well as an a la carte menu, complete with live cooking stations served in the spacious al fresco restaurant at the rear of the main deck. 


The diving in the Maldives atolls is best done from the comfort and luxury of the Scubaspa, they have all the equipment onboard and will allow you the opportunity to dive with some incredible marine animals.

4. Amilla Fushi, Maldives

The Amilla Fushi Luxury Resort is the ultimate in romantic accommodation in the Maldives. Located in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll, one of the 26 natural atolls in the Indian Ocean, the hotel offers a choice of island homes that hover over crystal clear waters, sit comfortably amongst the treetops or hug the shores of pristine white sand. 


For that perfect romantic getaway, we recommend the beautiful Ocean Reef Houses which are perfectly positioned right on the edge of the reef with direct access to the ocean and feature an incredibly spacious and private outdoor terrace with your very own freshwater pool.


The incredible Feeling Koi restaurant has a breathtaking location over the water and offers authentic modern Japanese dining presented in a playful, Latin-influenced style. The spa at Amilla Fushi is made up of 10 wooden double treatment pods with either a sauna or a steam room – a perfect way to enjoy a romantic couples treatment.


The breathtaking waters of the Indian Ocean surrounding this pristine island offer endless diving opportunities to discover and explore the magnificent underwater world.

5. Azura Quilalea, Northern Mozambique

Azura Quilalea is located on a private, uninhabited island off Mozambique on the African east coast. This hidden gem is a perfect romantic escape and a great place to relax and experience an African island. 

The stunning and romantic villas provide you with your own private island castaway home.  A place to relax, unwind and forget about the world while enjoying the company of your special someone.


The menu is solely based on what is fresh and available, with a focus on light meals, simple ingredients, and lots of fresh fish and seafood. The island is surrounded by the Quirimbas Archipelago marine sanctuary and offers divers the chance to truly enjoy the colourful reefs that make up the Indian Ocean off this African coast. 


For the adventurous couple, the island offers great activities such as snorkel and dive trips around the island’s shores, kayaking the mangroves or just relaxing in a hammock beneath the giant baobabs on the island. Quilalea is the ultimate private luxury hideaway in a stunning and untouched paradise perfect for the adventurous couple.


It’s time to spoil the special person in your life with a romantic dive holiday to one of these stunning hotels. Contact us to help plan your holiday!