For those who enjoy unique and luxurious trips, tropical environments and peaceful getaways, some resorts offer a lifetime experience of literally sleeping and eating with the fishes.
Wait to be amazed by these 8 stunning underwater resorts.
1 – Lovers Deep, Caribbean Islands
Oliver’s Travels, a UK company specialized in luxury travel, has launched the Mile-Low Club, a service allowing travelers to relax in the isolation below the waves. This spectacular submarine hotel called Lovers Deep offers unique and personalized trips in the Carribean waters. Guests, mainly couples, can choose the location for this romantic sojourn, including the islands of Montserrat, Martinique, St. Lucia and Barbados among others. This luxury exclusive resort features living rooms, minibar, bathroom for two and a bedroom with stunning views of the underwater life. The unforgettable experience is also complemented with a special aphrodisiac menu that includes caviar, oysters and chocolate fondant with an essence of royal pomegranate. Not enough? How about optional extras like champagne and breakfast in bed and a private helicopter transfer to the beach?
2 – Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Dubai is full of architectural wonders. Among those are two stunning underwater hotel suites at the five-star Atlantis, The Palm resort. The Poseidon and Neptune suites are the ‘ultimate romantic getaway’ with floor-to-ceiling windows offering captivating views on the aquarium filled with 65,000 marine creatures. Each underwater suite is three stories high with a 1,776 square foot floor plan including open-plan living and dining room, inter-connecting bedrooms, a TV room, and a private lift. With enough room for five guests, these luxurious accommodations come with free massages, personal trainer services and a private butler on-call 24/7. Not to forget the soap with 24-carat gold flakes!
3 – Sentosa, Singapore: Resorts World
Singapore’s Resorts World Sentosa offer 11 Ocean Suites at the rainforest-themed Equarius Hotel. The suites are designed as a two-story rooms, so guests can experience both land and sea. The upper level hovers on the surface of the water, with a spacious living room and a private outdoor Jacuzzi. The lower level leads to bath and bedroom quarters, with the view on the world’s biggest aquarium exhibit, the 12-million-gallon S.E.A. Aquarium. This exclusive service also includes a private butler to take care of every need while enjoying this tucked away underwater sanctuary.
4 – The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Africa’s first underwater hotel room, The Manta Resort is just like a private island. Located in the Indian Ocean this special resort is a perfect getaway with a stunning view of the crystal clear sea. This three-story house has a roof deck for sunbathing, a water deck for eating and hanging out, and a bedroom 13 feet below the surface where you can sleep surrounded by a tropical marine environment. The top two floors are paneled in local hardwood with lounge area and lots of comfort. The special underwater room has a double bed and huge windows on each wall. Windows have spotlights on the outside, so each night guests can enjoy the view on the water and sea creatures around it.
5 – Poseidon Undersea Resorts, Fiji
Though still under construction, Poseidon Undersea Resort is definitely worth mentioning. Forty feet under the sea in an off-shore lagoon, this luxurious resort will house 24 suites. 70% of the surface of each suite will be made out of transparent acrylic and guests can maintain privacy by controlling LCD screens that cover each acrylic panel. Each suite will be looking out to a private coral garden and will be equipped with underwater lights and push button fish feeders. This resort will have a restaurant, bar, gym, and even an underwater wedding chapel. Also, each guest can explore the lagoon with a personal Triton submarine at their disposal.
6 – Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali Island ResortThe luxurious Hotel Conrad Maldives Rangali is set on a private island surrounded by the Indian Ocean. This exotic resort provides travelers with unique experiences like swimming with whale sharks and dining 16 feet below sea level. The Ithaa Undersea restaurant offers an 180-degree panoramic view on the beautiful reef and marine life and offers a mix of Maldivian and Western cuisine. The room typically seats 12 people, but it can be made into a suite for two. Besides the restaurant, this resort features spacious modern villas and an underground wine cellar with over 20,000 bottles of wine.
7 – The Anantara Kihavah Villas, MaldivesThe Anantara Kihavah, in the Baa atoll, offers 78 ultra luxurious villas built in the typical Maldivian style. They are spread throughout the beach and decorated in a contemporary style combining Indian, Moroccan and tropical influences. The villas are in total harmony with their environment since the resort was built around the greenery, and no trees were either moved or cut down. Each spacious villa has a private mosaic pool, a terrace and an outdoor shower. The 5-star Anantara has 5 restaurants with the ’Sea’ being the underwater restaurant. Surrounded by coral reef it combines various exceptional world cuisines and has the world’s first underwater wine cellar with a choice of wines spanning nine decades.
8 – PER AQUUM, Subsix, MaldivesWhat used to be the world’s first underwater nightclub has now been transformed into a luxury restaurant. Located at the PER AQUUM Niyama resort in the Maldives, Subsix restaurant has floor-to-ceiling glass windows so guests can enjoy the view on more than 90 coral reef species. Guests can reach Subsix via speedboat and taste the delicious seafood twenty feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean. The blue-themed interior is filled with coral-like chandeliers and capiz shells hanging from the ceiling. This restaurant is available for weddings, marine biology tours, wine tastings and themed events. And if they’re lucky, guests may spot Moray eels, Butterflyfish or even Hawksbill sea turtles.
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