Few decades ago, living underwater was something mysterious, thrilling, impossible and unimaginable to many. Previously, the marine world could be explored either with the help of a submarine or with the help of scuba-diving. But, recently there have been tremendous improvements in underwater engineering and science making underwater accommodations and living a reality. Underwater hotels have redefined how easy it is now to explore the underwater world closely. If you love the different types of marine species, then these underwater hotels would give you shocks through your spines. Here we have listed the top 10 magnificent underwater hotels in the world.
10. Sentosa Resorts World Ocean Suites, Singapore
Sentosa Resorts World in Singapore call their hotels as Ocean Suites, that offers an undersea two stories townhouse to its guests. Ocean Suites’s upper floor consists of an open living room that leads to an outdoor patio and Jacuzzi. The lower level of the suite is stationed underwater with a spectacular view of more than 50,000 marine species. This place is to relax on your hot bathtub and enjoy the view of one of the largest underwater aquarium in the world.
9. Utter Inn in Lake Mälaren, Sweden
In English, this hotel is known as Otter Inn is a small floating underwater hotel in Lake Mälaren. It offers underwater accommodation to the public which is equipped with a deluxe room with all necessary facilities. The guests have the option of dinner delivery by boat. The hotel is entered via a small Swedish red house and the actual room is submerged below the sea letting you to view all the wonderful marine life.
8. Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida
Majority of the underwater hotels are partially submerged, but Jules’ Undersea Lodge is considered to be the only hotel completely underwater. The entire structure of the hotel is underwater. The guests have to scuba dive 21 feet to access the rooms. This underwater lodge has two private bed-rooms equipped with all the modern amenities like intercom, telephone, TV and is fully air-conditioned. In 1970s, this building was called as La Chalupa Research Laboratory which was used as an undersea marine lab to examine undersea life. This lodge serves you close to the marine animals as ‘Jules’ Undersea Lodge serves as an artificial reef and a nursery for many species of fish.
7. Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
A great location to romance, adventure, wed and explore the ocean, Poseidon Undersea Resort in Fiji is located at a mysterious island. Poseidon Undersea Resort is also called by the name “Poseidon Mysterious’s Island Resort”. This underwater five-star resort provides you with all comforts, convenience and opportunity to explore the ocean. The underwater resort features 550 square-foot rooms with all amenities and is equipped with an underground bar and restaurant.
6. Manta Resorts (Genberg Underwater Hotels), Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Manta Resort is one of the most exotic places to stay, not for its luxury five-star facilities, but for its scenery, underwater rooms, and amazing floating island. Manta Resorts is on a private floating island with your room 5 meters below the sea. While the top deck lets you enjoy by sunbathing and stargazing. The top deck also lets you dine and lounge while you are immersed in the mesmerizing serene marine waters.
5. Huvafen Fushi, Kaafu, Maldives
Huvafen Fushi is a great place to spend your luxury stay above and below waters with their amazing underwater glass bungalows. Huvafen Fushi in the Maldives lets you explore the beautiful blue ocean from within the ocean bungalows as you relax in the underwater spa. Huvafen Fushi means “Dream Island” and this hotel beneath definitely lets you live in a dream world. The place is definitely a must for honeymooners and the newlywed.
4. Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental, China
Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental is a flagship creation from China’s engineering advancements. Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental features around 400 to 500 rooms and few underwater rooms, which is expected to be opened in 2015. The hotel is designed in an “S” shape utilizing a convex to concave form. Also, this five-star luxury hotel would consist of extreme water sports facilities, restaurants, and auditorium with a capacity of 1000 people.
3. Hydropolis Underwater Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Hydropolis Underwater Hotel in the historical Persian gulf is located 20 feet below the sea surface. Hydropolis Underwater Hotel should be the first multi-room underwater hotel in the world. This project under construction is one of the expensive and biggest modern constructions in the world covering 260 acres of land and sea. The hotel layout consists of three segments namely a land station, a connecting train, and the underwater hotels.
2. Water Discus Hotel, Dubai, UAE
Water Discus Underwater Hotel is an incredible design from the company Deep Ocean Technology and this project is backed by a Swiss company. Scheduled to open in Dubai soon, this hotel would have 21 suites housed in two main discs – one above water, one below – and facilities include a bar and a dive center. A great hotel to admire the beauty of the ocean underneath and also to soak under the sun above.
1. Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, UAE
Atlantis the Palm is one of the most luxurious themed hotels in the world with signature luxury underwater suites. The hotel is themed on the myth of Atlantis. The underwater ocean suites are designed to immerse yourself in luxury and memorable experience. The intimate and romantic atmosphere of the Poseidon and Neptune Underwater Suites would leave you thrilled as fishes, sharks, and other ocean animals pass by while you are still dining. The greatest underwater hotel to immerse yourself in true essence of adventure, romance, and excitement.