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The Maldives is the perfect destination for the most ardent of divers or for the first time snorkeller with a huge range of marine biodiversity and exceptional visibility. 

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INDONESIA Seahorse Misool

This little seahorse is one of the many rare creatures you’ll see when scuba diving the pristine Coral Triangle around Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat.

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Discover an underwater world. Whether a keen diver or a novice snorkeler, the Maldives offers an almost untouched natural landscape to explore. 

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The warm, clear and calm waters of the Lombok Strait offer an ideal opportunity to learn to scuba dive or just have a snorkel at the luxurious Oberoi Lombok.


The hotels we recommend for our scuba holidays are in the best locations, not just for their superb scuba diving, but for the quality of service and stunning scenery too. In the Maldives, for example, Angsana Resort is set a on an extremely pretty island with a top-notch spa and the kind of underwater life divers and snorkellers dream of. Miscool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, is a barefoot paradise with wooden villas over glass-clear waters and an astonishing array or colourful fish and coral.

Song Saa Private Island Resort ,
Song Saa Private Island

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  Song Saa Private Island Resort is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels and our Top 10 Eco RetreatsThis ground-breaking luxury...

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Trisara ,

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Located on a steep hill with panoramic views of the Andaman Sea, the 39 villas are nestled in the mature...

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Amanpuri ,

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  Amanpuri is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Aman Resorts in Asia and Top 10 Beach Hotels. Aman’s flagship property, Amanpuri (meaning ‘place...

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Six Senses Yao Noi ,
Phang Nga Bay

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  Six Senses Yao Noi features in Ampersand's Top 10 Swimming Pools This fabulous resort has 54 generously proportioned, private pool villas,...

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Soneva Kiri ,
Koh Kood

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  Soneva Kiri is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. Opened in 2009, Soneva Kiri offers 42 pool villas set...

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W Retreat Koh Samui ,
Koh Samui

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W Retreat is a stunning all villa resort located on the northern tip of Koh Samui. With an emphasis on...

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Six Senses Samui ,
Koh Samui

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Nestled in the Gulf of Siam, the Six Senses' spacious villas are scattered through tropical gardens, and a conserved coconut...

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Four Seasons Koh Samui ,
Koh Samui

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  Four Seasons Koh Samui is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels Situated on a steep hillside with dramatic views...

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The Oberoi Beach Resort Lombok ,

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In a world where everybody is trying to be different this luxury resort has deliberately chosen to play it safe...

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Alila Manggis ,
Manggis, Bali

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One of Bali's best kept secrets, Alila Manggis is a secluded hotel in East Bali. Set amidst a coconut grove,...

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Amankila ,
Manggis, Bali

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  Amankila has one of Ampersand's Top 10 Swimming Pools The paradise haven of Amankila is located in one of eastern...

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Puri Ganesha ,
Pemuteran, Bali

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  Puri Ganesha is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Boutique Hotels and our Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party.This delightfully bohemian hotel is...

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Misool Eco Resort ,
Raja Ampat Islands

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  Misool Eco Resort is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Eco Retreats. A stunning eco resort on a remote private island...

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Aman Villas at Nusa Dua ,
Seminyak, Bali

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Enclosed in a secluded self-contained retreat, Aman Villas at Nusa Dua is a relaxing microcosm of all things Balinese and seeks...

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Four Seasons Jimbaran Bay ,
Seminyak, Bali

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The views of the bay and mountains are spectacular from this resort set 150 feet above Jimbaran Bay. The grounds...

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The Oberoi Beach Resort Bali ,
Seminyak, Bali


Authentically Balinese, this much loved hotel opened in 1978 and was the first luxury resort in Bali. Wonderfully maintained it...

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Nihi Sumba Island ,
Sumba Island

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  Nihi Sumba Island is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels and Top 10 Romantic Retreats. Nihi Sumba Island is 438 acres...

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Soori Bali ,
Tabanan, Bali

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This impressive 21st century resort lies on a gentle slope between lush rice paddies and beautiful black velvet beaches overlooking...

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Alila Villas Uluwatu ,
Uluwatu, Bali

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  Alila Villas Uluwatu is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Romantic Retreats and Top 10 Venues for a Wedding or Party Suave and sophisticated,...

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Tiger Blue ,
Raja Ampat Islands


  Tiger Blue is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats and Top 10 Winter Sun Trips. A voyage aboard Tiger Blue offers a...

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Pulau Joyo Resort ,
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Set on a pristine island in the little-known Riau Archipelago, Pulau Joyo is a relatively new, extremely well-appointed addition to...

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Silolona ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Silolona is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Silolona is a 49-metre wooden sailboat hand-carved in the traditional "Phinsi"...

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Si Datu Bua ,
Raja Ampat Islands

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  Si Datu Bua is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. The latest addition to the Silolona Sojourns collection, Si...

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Park Hyatt Hadahaa

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Park Hyatt Hadahaa (formerly Alila Villas Hadahaa) is set on a pristine tropical island in the North Huvadhoo Atoll, about...

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Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort

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The Anantara Dhigu Maldives Resort is spread over two islands in the Maldives’ South Malé Atoll surrounded by soft, white sand...

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Angsana Resort & Spa

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The Angsana Resort & Spa is located on Ihuru - a lush and beautiful island reputed to be the most...

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Cocoa Island by COMO

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  Cocoa Island Resort is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Beach Hotels and Top 10 Hotel Spas. Located a 40-minute speedboat journey...

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

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  Conrad Maldives Rangali features in Ampersand's Top 10 Winter Sun Destinations and our Top 10 Romantic Retreats.  This romantic resort offers sophisticated...

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Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru

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A scenic sea-plane ride from Male Airport, this verdant, beach-fringed coral island embraces both idyllic, away-from-it-all retreat and sophisticated pleasures...

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Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa

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A beautiful resort just a short speedboat ride from Male airport. All the guest rooms are very spacious and equipped...

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Huvafen Fushi

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  Huvafen Fushi is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Hotel Spas. Set within its own aquamarine lagoon, Huvafen Fushi is a naturalist's wonderland...

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Island Hideaway at Dhonakulhi

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Island Hideaway is a relatively new hotel in the Maldives but already a firm favourite with Ampersand clients due to...

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One & Only Reethi Rah

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A chic all-villa resort offering an exceptional level of style and sophistication. Set on one of the largest islands in...

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Soneva Fushi Resort & Spa

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This pristine island, one of the largest in the Maldives at 1,400 metres long and 400 metres wide, is surrounded...

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Gili Lankanfushi

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This elegantly understated resort blends the most contemporary of creature comforts with a simplicity in crafted artistry, offering a myriad...

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Taj Exotica Resort & Spa

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This stunning resort is situated in the middle of one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives. Sandy beaches frame...

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The Beach House at Iruveli

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Formerly known as The Waldorf Astoria, Maldives, and much like its predecessor the Beach House is a real Ampersand favourite due...

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W Maldives

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Hotels Worldwide opened its first Retreat & Spa, W Maldives in 2006. A sophisticated luxury playground set in the North...

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Shangri-La's Villingili Resort & Spa

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Shangri La is set amongst sensational sandy beaches and lush tropical gardens. A luxurious all villa resort, the property is...

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Constance Moofushi

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Located in the South Ari Atoll, Constance Moofushi is a relaxed, fresh and stylish resort. With a wide white sandy...

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Alila Purnama ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Alila Purnama is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Alila’s luxury vessel is one of the most exciting boats...

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SY Raja Laut ,
Mergui Archipelago

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  SY Raja Laut is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Over 100 feet in length Raja Laut is an antique...

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SY Sunshine ,
Mergui Archipelago

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  SY Sunshine is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Sleeping up to 6 guests in two main staterooms and...

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SY Aventure ,
Mergui Archipelago

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  SY Aventure is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Sleeping up to 6 guests in a master cabin and...

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SY Meta IV ,
Mergui Archipelago

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  SY Meta IV is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Sleeping up to 8 guests and with a crew...

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Dunia Baru ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Dunia Baru is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. After eight years in the making super-yacht Dunia Baru was...

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Amanikan ,
Moyo Island

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Venture into the Indonesia's most beautiful archipelago aboard a custom-built, 32-metre coastal cruiser that fuses the romance of a traditional...

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Alexa Private Cruises ,
The Komodo Islands

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  Alexa is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Luxury Sailboats. Mixing the traditional with the new, Alexa is a classic Indonesian sailing...

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Jeeva Klui Resort ,

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Launched in 2010, Jeeva Klui is a boutique beachside resort with a charming vibe. It ticks all the boxes for...

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The Anandita ,

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  The Anandita is one of our Top Ten Private Villas in Asia. The embodiment of 'tropical paradise', this fantastic four bedroom villa is...

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Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp ,

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  Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp is one of Ampersand's Top 10 Secret Gems and Top 10 Beach Hotels. Situated two hours from...

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The Lombok Lodge ,

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Lombok Lodge is one of our favourite hotels in Lombok. Open since 2010 but still relatively under the radar, it...

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Sira Beach House ,

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  Sira Beach House is one of our Top Ten Private Villas in Asia. For those looking for a charming and rustic beach...

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Sepoi Sepoi ,

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Perfect for weddings and special events, Sepoi Sepoi is a handsome private villa with six large bedrooms which can comfortably...

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Hotel Tugu Lombok ,

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Hotel Tugu Lombok is a small, privately owned and designed art hotel set on Lombok’s best beach. Some other hotels...

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Villa Sapi ,

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  Villa Sapi is one of our Top Ten Private Villas in Asia. Austin Powers, eat your heart out!  The five-bedroom Villa Sapi...

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Malimbu Cliff Villa ,

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  Malimbu Cliff Villa is one of our Top Ten Private Villas in Asia. This luxury four-bedroom villa is a fantastic choice for...

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Client Testimonials

Ampersand’s preparation, attention to detail and interaction before and during our trip show exactly why good travel agents have a role in today’s internet booking age. They were a delight to deal with!
- Mr David Wallace, North India
We had a wonderful holiday - everything was perfect. Thank you for helping us to make a thoughtful plan to enjoy and make most out of our trip. The places we visited, the guides, the transportation and driver, the hotels selected... Everything was great!
- Jaime Benitez, South India
I had a very lovely time and was looked after splendidly. My first visit to India could not have been better, save for being longer! But I shall return at some point and I shall look to you to make the arrangements.
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
I would recommend Ampersand without any hesitation!!! The best travel agent that I’ve ever had. Everything – from the individual care and attention in planning the trip, through to the efficiency of the agents on the ground in India – was handled brilliantly. An absolutely first-class service all round!
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
Difficult to articulate just how good the service from you and your team really was. We know you will continue to do well and hope we have the chance to seek your assistance again before long.
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
Without question, you put together the best trip I have ever taken. We were shown around like visiting dignitaries, the hotels were fantastic and the itinerary was just right. Everybody I know will hear about how amazing Ampersand is!
- Leslie Siben, India
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- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
Ampersand provided a bespoke and flexible holiday, tailored to my every whim. Their highly professional staff had only one goal which was to arrange an exceptional holiday and some unforgettable experiences in India. I have no hesitation in fully recommending them and they will be the first company I approach in the future - 10/10
- Anonymous, India
So many highlights to choose from! The hotels were amazing but Maya Villa was a highlight… I loved just hanging out in the hammock reading my book and watching the peacocks chase the cows!
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