1. Wakatobi, Sulawesi, Indonesia
Wakatobi is the ultimate Bucket List destination, if you’re diver — which I am! This luxury dive resort is located in southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia, with no other divers for at least 100 miles. Their pristine coral reefs are bristling with marine life, making it a little known diving Mecca. Their small number of villas and bungalows are remote but have all the modern features you expect in a luxury resort. Now, the sun-kissed beaches and warm waters teeming with a rainbow of marine life are enough to get a spot on our Bucket List, but it’s the resort’s dive yacht that bumps Wakatobi to our Number 1 Bucket List destination!
The Pelagian, Wakatobi’s world class motor-yacht, with cabins larger than some hotels I’ve stayed in! The Pelagian allows visitors to explore remote corners of the Tukang Besi archipelago. Uninhabited island lagoons, rarely explored reefs and even muck diving, all with true luxury yacht accommodations – make this the ultimate dive yacht! Each dive site promises encounters with rare and exotic marine life. This is definitely a trip where you need to have an extended stay, so you can fully enjoy both the land and sea offerings.
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