Best 12 Dive Resorts In The Caribbean - Updated 2024

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If you chose the Caribbean as your next scuba-diving getaway, then you have made an excellent choice. Boasting a wonderful array of over 100 breathtaking islands filled with mesmerizing marine life, captivating tropical beauty, seaside charms, and, of course, dazzling turquoise-colored waters, this island paradise is a no-brainer for divers wanting to enjoy the pinnacle of underwater adventures. The best beach resorts in the Caribbean have got all your thrills covered. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, you’re sure to discover lots of captivating things under the sea - from colorful fishes and coral reefs to old shipwrecks! If you’re ready to suit up and take the plunge, then scroll down to see this list of the best dive resorts in the Caribbean.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and access to diving spots, equipment, and diver education. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on May 19, 2024.

1. Cayman Brac Beach Resort

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Posted by Cayman Brac Beach Resort on Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The premier full-service property of Cayman Brac Beach Resort invites you for a laid-back getaway in the Cayman Islands, which is one of the popular places to visit in the Caribbean. It sits on a private beach featuring powdery white sand and 4.5 acres (1.8 hectares) of oceanfront paradise. The resort boasts 40 deluxe rooms overlooking the ocean, and WiFi and TVs are just some staple amenities you can expect in each room.

For unique thrills, the resort provides opportunities for scuba diving. This exciting activity is handled by experienced staff, and you get to hop on a custom-fleet dive boat and explore the island’s elite diving sites. Moreover, the property offers a range of all-inclusive packages for guests to enjoy a hassle-free vacation.

Cayman Brac Beach Resort

Address: 383 Channel Road, KY2-2000 Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

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2. Sunset House

Posted by Sunset House, Grand Cayman's Hotel For Divers, by Divers on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Located in Cayman Island’s George Town, Sunset House is a convenient destination for all water activities. Diving and snorkeling buffs will be thrilled to try out the resort’s complete diving packages, which include a trip to amazing Caribbean house reefs. You can unwind in the pool that features a waterfall, ocean pool, or bubbling hot tub during your idle days. There is a seaside restaurant and a lively outdoor bar onsite to cater to your appetite and discerning palate.

As for the accommodations, Sunset House offers a good range of units. There are courtyard rooms for the cost-conscious and ocean-view suites and apartments for fancy stays. You can choose the stay-and-dive package when booking to have a complete experience here.

Sunset House

Address: 390 S Church St, George Town KY1-1106, Cayman Islands

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3. Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort (from USD 226)

Furnished with an expert diving center on the premises, Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort is a dream lodging for avid divers. Offering an intoxicating rainforest setting overlooking the beautiful bay, this premier accommodation oozes low-key charm in a high-end environment. Its waterfront location makes access to the shoreline hassle-free.

At this diving resort in the Caribbean, every room offers a refined and tropical ambiance. You can unwind on the breezy veranda with your favorite cocktail after an exhaustive day of diving, or head to the spa for some superb rejuvenation.

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Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Marigot Bay
977.29 km (607.3 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Bar Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms Airport shuttle

4. Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa

Residing in a unique setting on a rugged outcropping overlooking the Caribbean Sea, Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa offers stunning accommodations in a luxurious setting. Soak in a rejuvenating whirlpool bath at the end of an exhausting day and drift off to sleep on a plush bed. This deluxe resort provides no less than five crystal-blue pools that even includes a kids’ swimming pool and a thrilling water park. Aspiring divers will be happy to know that this property offers diving courses, and the equipment provided is well-maintained. The immediate area offers spectacular diving and snorkeling opportunities.

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Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort & Spa All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: The Point,Lucea- (Hanover)
974.19 km (605.4 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Sauna

5. Royal Decameron Club Caribbean Resort

A popular beachfront pick, Royal Decameron Club Caribbean Resort offers 12 acres (4.85 hectares) of tropical splendor. This fantastic resort is packed with fancy amenities and fabulous diversions, from water recreation to a collection of pool and beach bars on the property. Enjoy top-notch scuba diving classes by certified divers and relish in great snorkeling sessions. Retire at the end of the day to either an adorable and nicely furnished cottage or a cozy and comfortable room. All accommodations feature views of the lovely grounds, and access to the inviting surf is only steps away.

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Royal Decameron Club Caribbean Resort - All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Main North Coast Road
884.48 km (549.6 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden

6. Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa - Curio Collection by Hilton (from USD 216)

If you’re yearning for a dive vacation in the Caribbean, you couldn’t ask for better resort-style lodging than the adults-only Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort & Spa. Located on a private sliver of beach, this property treats guests like royalty. Choose a wonderfully furnished and bright standard unit or opt for a top-tier room that provides efficient butler service.

If you’re eager to dive, then this is the place for you. It offers excellently arranged PADI-certified diving expeditions. This accommodation can also provide details for romantic sunset cruises, fine waterskiing, and other thrilling activities.

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Jewel Paradise Cove Adult Beach Resort & Spa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: Silver Spray
885.71 km (550.4 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre

7. Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino (from USD 639)

You can leave the outside world behind at this resort and casino. Residing on a secluded island with sun-kissed beaches, Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino is number one when it comes to supreme relaxation. Pampering is what this beachside lodging is all about - starting with plush robes and comfy slippers supplied to every guest. Enjoy a scenic jogging trail and a refreshing spa. This superb resort gives guests easy access to stellar underwater adventures like scuba diving and above-water activities such as kayaking. Dive boats for expedition tours can be found directly across from this accommodation.

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Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: L.G. Smith Boulevard 82
667.42 km (414.8 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Golf course (within 3 km)

8. Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort (from USD 1499)

A stellar location for scuba diving is Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. This is the go-to spot for luxurious accommodations. Overlooking the beautiful Piton Bay, this exquisite property features stylish rooms with a nice, tropical ambiance. There’s also the bonus of free Piton beer, soda, and water stocked in every unit. Surrounded by stunning bays, mesmerizing sea life, and turquoise waters, this resort is located in the heart of the Caribbean’s premier diving spot. Water sports activities and a variety of excursions can be arranged to make your under-the-sea adventure memorable.

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Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

Wifi Available

Address: Val des Pitons, Forbidden Beach, La Baie de Silence P.O Box 251
982.19 km (610.3 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court

9. Catalonia La Romana (from USD 242)

Found on the beautiful Dominicus Beach, Catalonia La Romana offers a full range of activities and amenities. Encompassed by enticing tropical gardens, this resort has charming, two-level villas that blend nicely with the natural landscape. Tall palm trees and native plants are awash throughout the property. Each accommodation is handsomely decorated and cozy. Recreational delights include golf, swimming, child-friendly activities, a fitness facility, and more. Scuba diving is prime here. The resort provides a diving center that offers a complimentary test dive in the swimming pool, one dive for a charge, and several fantastic scuba diving excursions.

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Catalonia Bayahibe - All Inclusive

Wifi Available

Address: Carretera Bayahibe
13.25 km (8.3 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Parking Restaurant Room service Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Garden

10. Wyndham Reef Resort, Grand Cayman

One of the best diving resorts in the Caribbean, Wyndham Reef Resort, Grand Cayman is located on an alluring private beach. The quaint apartment and studio-style lodgings are sunny and bright, with a true seaside atmosphere. Some water activities include kayaking, snorkeling, and scuba diving.

This resort is happy to make arrangements for scuba diving and snorkeling excursions, as well as exhilarating paddleboarding and banana boat tours. For fun on land, try heart-pumping action on the tennis court, sun-and-sand games with beach volleyball, relaxing yoga, and delightful arts and crafts workshops.

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Wyndham Reef Resort, Grand Cayman

Wifi Available

Address: 2221 Queens Highway Collier's Bay, East End, Grand Cayman
1284.5 km (798.2 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Parking Restaurant Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Tennis court Fitness centre Terrace

11. Kunuku Aqua Resort

Seaside-inspired and brightly colored, Kunuku Aqua Resort is a genuine bestseller. Top beaches are located only 3 miles (4.82 kilometers) away. The roomy apartment-style lodgings offer lots of comfort and convenience, complete with well-appointed kitchens. There’s also a lively bar and restaurant on-site. The little ones will fall in love with the expansive outdoor pool and the humongous slides. A dive shop is on the premises as well, so you can find anything you may need for an exciting and successful diving session. If needed, there’s an expert diving school just 6 miles (9.65 kilometers) from this delightful resort.

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12. Melia Jamaica Braco Village (from USD 259)

Situated along the Caribbean Sea and tucked away in lush green gardens is Melia Jamaica Braco Village. Every aspect of this accommodation oozes soothing comfort - from prominent features like on-site hairdressers and a shimmering swimming pool to little extras like rainfall showers, soft bathrobes, and slippers. This resort on the shores of Jamaica provides breezy rooms, and some units have lovely views of the water and the garden area. A secluded beach offers not only scuba diving tours but also access to scuba diving demonstrations. Guests can indulge in snorkeling, horseback riding, biking, and so much more.

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Melia Jamaica Braco Village All Inclusive

Address: Rio Bueno
902.23 km (560.7 mi) from Casa de Campo Resort and Villas

Non-smoking throughout Pool with view Tour desk Karaoke Garden Nightclub/DJ Restaurant Gift shop

Heavenly Caribbean dive resorts

The Caribbean is synonymous with out-of-this-world diving, and the proprietors of these beautiful resorts make it a top priority for guests to indulge in this thrilling underwater activity. Whether you opt to dive from a boat or the shore - or both - these best scuba diving resorts in the Caribbean ensure your experience is one you’ll never forget.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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