underwater adventure awaits
Discover technicolor underwater worlds on vacation with ÀNI Private Resorts: the world’s first collection of exclusive-use resorts. Each of our four luxury, all-inclusive hideaways occupies a wave-splashed setting worthy of Jacques Cousteau: from Thailand’s pristine Phang Nga Bay to a private peninsula on the northern coast of Dominican Republic, the southern coast of Sri Lanka and the north shoreline of eel-shaped Anguilla. Embark on liquid adventures: dazzling diving and scuba diving, snorkeling, watersports, whale watching, dolphin swims, deep-sea fishing and more.
WATERSPORTS TO DISCOVER
Best for Snorkeling and scuba diving in Anguilla.
Overview A clifftop eyrie perched above Little Bay on Anguilla’s northern shoreline, ÀNI offers an entire, private resort on this jewel of a Caribbean Island.
Liquid thrills A watersports paradise, Anguilla’s warm, turquoise seas offer excellent scuba diving and deep-sea fishing year-round, while private yacht cruises explore the host of uninhabited cays and islets. Borrow our stand-up paddleboards, crystal kayaks, and snorkeling gear and head to the reefs of Shoal Bay East or Little Bay, just below the resort. For mesmeric underwater adventures, it’s worth making the boat trip to nearby Dog Island, for its beautiful coral overhangs and abundant sea life; keep your eyes peeled for blacktip reef sharks, rays and eels. We can also arrange kitesurfing, deep-sea fishing, and reef and wreck scuba diving along the north coast. The largest wreck, the 232-ft Sarah, is home to blue tangs and turtles.
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Best for Whale watching in the Dominican Republic.
Overview Set in manicured gardens on a private peninsula, with direct access to the sand-fringed bay known as La Piscina Natural, ÀNI Dominican Republic accommodates up to 28 guests.
Liquid thrills The resort is perfectly placed for exploring the Amber Riviera, whose tropical offshore waters teem with marine life. Try stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, and snorkeling directly from the resort, with all gear provided. Enjoy watersports in nearby Cabarete (the birthplace of kitesurfing), plus surfing and scuba diving. Our local waters are rich in Atlantic blue marlin, mahi-mahi, tuna, dorado and wahoo. Head out on a fishing boat, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, a captain and crew; our chef will cook up your catch when you return. Migrating humpback whales pass the resort between January and March; in season, enjoy private whale-watching and dolphin-spotting cruises. Two hours away, Samaná Bay is one of the world’s best whale-watching spots; it was officially declared a Marine Mammal Sanctuary in 1986.
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Best for Whale and wild dolphins watching in Sri Lanka.
Overview A sweeping beachfront estate on five verdant acres of Sri Lanka’s south coast, this all-inclusive, private resort is designed for a single group of guests.
Liquid thrills Surf the famous breaks of Hiriketiya and Nilwella with a local pro, go scuba diving or sip sundowners afloat on the serene Mawella Lagoon. Sri Lanka is fast becoming one of the best places to spot blue and sperm whales, which can be sighted off the island’s south coast between December and April. Set off on a private Catamaran expedition to see blue whales – the largest mammal on the planet – in the Indian Ocean. Our service team will be onboard to assist you and treat you to breakfast, lunch and refreshments. Enjoy snorkeling, fishing and swimming; if you’re lucky, you might also spot wild dolphins.
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Best for Scuba diving and snorkeling in Thailand.
Overview Sitting pretty on the unspoiled island of Koh Yao Noi, within two acres of lush, immaculate gardens, this all-inclusive, private resort accommodates up to 20 guests.
Liquid thrills Meaning ‘Small Long Island’, beautiful Koh Yao Noi is one of 42 emerald isles in Phang Nga Bay famed for their deserted beaches, protected mangroves and pristine coral reefs. Spot rare hornbills and sea otters while exploring Ao Phang Nga National Park and admire green turtles, harmless leopard sharks and myriad tropical fish on private scuba diving expeditions; local highlights include Shark Point, Koh Talu and Phi Phi Island. Borrow our paddleboards, kayaks and snorkeling equipment and take to the pristine waters of Unesco-listed Phang Nga Bay. Enjoy one complimentary sunset cruise on a traditional longtail boat per group stay. For an additional charge, enjoy island-hopping and snorkeling cruises by longtail boat to Hong, Pak Bia, Lading, Rai and other islets. Further afield, private yacht cruises explore the Phi Phi Islands and Thalane Bay.
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