Picture this: You are lying in bed while the marine life drifts by your floor-to-ceiling windows occasionally surrounding you or taking a simply playing peekaboo with you! Yes, we are talking about an underwater hotel at least once and we bet it won’t be your last. Underwater hotels give you a chance of exploring the stunningunderwater species very closely.
The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Manta Resort lies on the remote northwestern tip of Pemba Island, on a fabulous white beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Pemba Channel. Located 250 metres off the coast of Pemba Island, the Underwater Room forms parts of the Manta Resort, a holiday retreat on the mainland of the island. It comprises a three-storey floating structure with its lowest level positioned four metres beneath the water. From $1500 a night, all-inclusive but if lying in bed while the marine life drifts by your floor-to-ceiling windows appeals to you then you are going to love it absolutely.
Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Set on the iconic Palm Jumeirah island with views of the Arabian Gulf, this luxurious resort was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis. You can enjoy spectacular views of the azure Arabian Sea, or the iconic Palm Island and magnificent Dubai skyline. This unusual hotel room costs around £5,500 a night. Dining options include Yuan, which serves traditional Chinese Szechuan cuisine in a modern setting.
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The award-winning Nobu restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine with Arabian influences. Bread Street Kitchen & Bar offers signature British menu and delightful beverages from Gordon Ramsay.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers a choice of luxurious accommodation options, spread across two islands. This luxury resort occupies high-end villas spread across 2 private islands, joined by a footbridge and surrounded by the Indian Ocean. On the Island you can enjoy planned activities that can make your holiday fun and it also offers seven restaurants and four bars, two Spas, Fitness Center, Watersports Center with its own three–person submarine. Surrounded by a stunning coral reef, lagoon and views of the turquoise ocean the resort doesn’t have an underwater room, but you can still have dinner below the waves.
Jules’ Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida
Jules’ Undersea Lodge is an American hotel located in Key Largo, Florida and is the only underwater hotel in the United States. The challenging part is that it is 30 feet deep on the ocean floor and guests have to scuba dive to get to their rooms. The mangrove lagoon in which Jules’ is located is a natural nursery area for many reef fish. Tropical angelfish, parrotfish, barracuda, and snappers peek in the windows of the habitat, while anemones, sponges, oysters and feather duster worms seem to cover every inch of this underwater world. Intrepid couples can stay the night here for $800 between two.
The splendid images of these luxurious hotels must have left lasting imprints on your heart. So, which hotel would you like to visit? Have you even experienced an underwater stay, share your stories with us in the comment box blow.