I am going for a week-long dive trip by myself and would be so appreciative if anyone has been to both places and can give me a comparison. I'm interested in the best (1) diving, (2) beaches, (3) clarity of water, (4) some serious pampering (I'm a sucker for good massages and body treatments), (5) serious relaxation, not too touristy but not too quiet for a single woman who likes both private and social time. If there's a shopping mall there, I'm OUT!
If you have been diving in both places, how would you compare the underwater life? My first diving trip was in the Maldives, so I got very spoiled with so much biodiversity and crystal-clear water.
Thanks so much for any feedback you can offer!