A few decades back, the idea of an underwater residence was next to impossible, but now there are several underwater hotels based all around the world. Just imagine that you are eating, drinking or sleeping in deep sea while hundreds of water species including small fish, octopus, shark and squid are swimming and hovering around you – isn’t that seriously exciting? And trust us, the reality would be much more thrilling from what you’d expect.
So, let’s take a look at these underwater hotels. Just read on and select any one of them for your next vacation, and experience something unexpected and ‘out-of-this-world’.
1. Niyama Private Islands, Dhaalu Atoll, Maldives
This beautifully designed resort is located across two islands of the Maldives, which are accessible by seaplane from Male. The place comes with an underwater restaurant, treetop eatery, gym, salon and bars. The underwater place remains open every day. To reach the place, you will have to first travel by a speedboat and then go through three-tiered staircases.
The spot offers four-course delicious meal including lamb chop and local lobster. You can also book and enjoy a private dinner or breakfast with champagne.
2. Resort World Sentosa, Singapore
The Resort World Sentosa has an upscale section named Beach Villa Ocean Suites Hotel, which offers a perfect view to the ocean life. The two-storey place can accommodate four visitors at a time. The upper level of the spot has a Jacuzzi and outdoor patio while the lower level has an outstanding view to open an ocean, the world’s largest S.E.A aquarium (from 2012 to2014, until it was overtaken by China’s Chimelong Ocean Kingdom), with around 1,00,000 water creatures.
3. Hotel Utter Inn, Vasteras, Sweden
Situated in the middle of a lake, the hotel offers a rare opportunity to sleep in an underwater location, but only from May to July. The incredible bedroom has an unbelievable view of the outside water life through its panoramic windows. You can also lounge in its floating bridge and sail a rubber boat to the nearby islands.
4. InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, Shanghai
This hotel is still underway for being completely functional and will open in this year. The beautiful place will have two underwater floors having some wonderful suits. You can book a room here in advance on their official website. Some other points of attraction of the hotel are a rock climbing wall, an eatery, a glass-bottom walking bridge and an aquarium to see the sea life.
5. Huvafen Fushi, North Male Atoll, Maldives
Famous as the world’s one and only underwater spa, this luxury resort is only available for adults. One can enjoy spa treatment like Huvafen glow or Huvafen coconut hair repair while experiencing the routine activities of water species. Moreover, the oil used in the spa treatment is the island’s native oil and, thoroughly pure and perfect. The wonderful place is also famous for its herbal tea and fruit treatment.
6. The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
Situated off the beach of East Africa, this resort provides you with a true underwater suit. The three-story place is beautifully designed in Swedish-floating structure and is accessible only by a boat. One story of the structure includes a king-sized bedroom beneath the ocean. There are glass panes throughout the room which offers a nearly 360-degree view of the sea life. While in the room, you can actually feel several water creatures like fish, sea slugs and octopus floating around you.
Some rare species like squids are also visible, at times, at night. The darkness and surrounding of the deep sea makes you feel as if you’re sleeping in the ocean itself and floating with these creatures, thanks to the spotlight outside the room’s window. For those, who have a great desire to experience the sea life, this place is indeed the right place.
Although these suites don’t have windows you can open, their atmosphere is still well maintained. Most of the suites have temperatures at around 30 degrees that provide you the same warmth as that of a radiator. The cosiness and breath-taking site of these rooms will leave you with memories that last a lifetime.
So without any further ado, pick up your favourite location and book your air tickets right away.