The Komodo Park is one of the healthiest marine environments hosting more than 1000 fish species. Komodo National Park was established in 1980 in an effort to conserve the world’s largest lizard – the unique Komodo dragon. Later conservation goals were expanded to protecting both terrestrial and marine environments.
This self-ruling United States commonwealth offers much more to divers than just its centerpiece island, Puerto Rico. While sites off the southern coastal town of La Parguera are splendid, the isles of Desecheo and elusive Mona to the west and Culebra and Vieques to the east feature a constellation of stellar dive sites. Go west for caves and walls and east for reefs teeming with marine life. You and your dive buddy can debate which side wins.
Located on Costa Rica’s magnificent North-Pacific Riviera, Starwood’s first Costa Rica all-inclusive resort, The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is set on 2,400 acres and offers everything you need to revitalize and thrive.
Although the Arabs knew of the existence of the island in the 10th century, it was officially discovered in 1505 by Portuguese navigator Pedro Mascarenhas. Since then it has been successively occupied by Dutch (1598-1712), then the French (1715-1810) before being handed to Britain through the treaty of Paris in 1814.
If you want diving Maldives: The coconut palm and the yellow-fin tuna, symbols of the Maldives, say a great deal about this nation of more than a thousand islands. Grouped into 26 low atolls in the Indian Ocean, less than 300 of the islands are inhabited. The Maldives is flat with white sandy beaches and excellent reefs with an abundance of marine life.
Once a plantation, Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve is now a private estate resort in Puerto Rico inspired by the legacy and memorable vacation experiences of its original developer, Laurance S. Rockefeller.