Top 9 Underwater Hotels
If your a fan of unique hotels and feel as if yo’re ‘one with the sea’, then maybe a few of these hotels could be added onto your bucket list. Below is our top 9 underwater hotels:
1) Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Set on the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island with a private sandy beach, stunning views of the Arabian Gulf, and Arabian and oceanic décor inspired rooms. This luxurious resort also provides an underwater aquarium, swimming with dolphin’s opportunities and complimentary access to the Aquaventure water park and the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
2) The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
If you’re a fan of the ocean and love to be left to your own devices (i.e. not seeing other guests at breakfast, etc) then this could be your dream holiday.
This unique underwater room is based in Tanzania on Pemba Island, 250m from the shore. The staff will drop you off via boat and you’ll then be left alone to enjoy the unique experience. You will also be provided with a kayak, snorkel and fins to help you explore the sea life in absolute tranquillity.
3) Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
This beautiful hotel is located on a private Island surrounded by the Indian Ocean. The only way you can get to and from the Island is via Sea plane, which will be organised by the concierge team before your arrival.
4) Subsix at Niyama, Maldives
Twenty feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean, the world’s first underwater nightclub has been transformed into an upscale restaurant that allows guests to watch what they are eating.
Known as Subsix, and located at the PER AQUUM Niyama resort in the Maldives, the nightclub-turned-restaurant offers unrivalled views of the sea and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for many visitors.
5) Utter Inn Hotel, Vasteras, Sweden
Utter Inn (in Swedish) or in English – Otter Inn, is an art project by Mikael Genberg that offers underwater accommodation to the public. The facility is entered through a small, typical-appearing Swedish house located on the surface of the water. The only representation of this concept is, at this point, located in Lake Mälaren near the town of Västerås in Sweden.
6) Jules’ Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida
The hotel’s name comes from the novelist Jules Verne, author of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.
The hotel is 30 feet (9 m) deep on the ocean floor and guests have to scuba dive to get to their rooms. However, due to this fact, Scuba certification is required for entrance as the front door is located 21 feet (6.4 m) under water.
7) Lime Spa at Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
In the Maldivian tongue, ‘Huvafen Fushi’ means ‘Dream Island’. And, by the looks of their spa it doesn’t fail to live up to the name – looks so dreamy!
8) Lovers Deep, St. Lucia and other locations, Caribbean
Lovers Deep is one of the most fascinating hotels yet – it’s actually a mobile submarine offering a five star luxury hotel experience. While guests can choose any Caribbean island they wish as an embarking point, Oliver’s Travels suggests St. Lucia.
9) Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Fiji
The world’s first sea floor resort located on a private island in Fiji.
And there are more underwater hotels to come! Many of these projects are still in the planning and construction stages, but promise to be among the world’s most unusual hotels. Below is some brief information on 2 underwater hotel projects that we think sound amazing:
The Water Discus Hotel, Dubai
The Water Discus will be truly impressive when it’s complete – housing 21 luxury suites, a restaurant, bar and dive centre in two main disc buildings (one above water and one below), remote-controlled macro cameras will roam the ocean outside your suite to give you a super close-up of the coral garden and its inhabitants.
Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, Florida
Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel is still in the planning stages, but if it happens, it will be located on private property near Key West in Florida, and will put a big focus on coral reef restoration. The project is aiming to be an ‘affordable’ underwater hotel, and includes a lounge, dining area and an underwater elevator set to plunge from the floating catarmaran section above the water down to the capsule rooms below.