No longer just reserved for Bond villains, underwater hotels are no longer a thing of dreams, these rooms offer one-of-a-kind views in some of the most stunning locations in the world.
The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
Pemba Island found in the Zanzibar Archipelago boasts some of the clearest prestige waters found in the world; it’s often called a divers paradise.
The Manta Resort prides itself on ‘Paradise found’ a bold claim but one they can easily justify, a world renowned resort known for its pictures views and small but lavish rooms.
Coupled with these lavish rooms is one that stands out, in particular, a cross between a private island and a boat, this is their world famous underwater hotel room.
Submerged 13ft deep in those beautiful waters surrounded by exotic and beautiful sea life of the manta house reef gazing upon you as you sleep in utmost comfort within the protection of the surrounding lit glass walls. You can also head to the top deck of your floating paradise to sunbathe and snorkel.
You can enjoy the ultimate holiday for two with food included, and spa treatments for $1,500 a night. You can view their packages here.
Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida
One of the first submerged hotels, Jules Undersea Lodge, was once the La Chalupa Research Laboratory, dating back to 70’s. This underwater hotel also has the highest barrier of entry, requiring a certified scuba diver licence to gain access to the lodge.
Named after one of the world’s most rebounded maritime authors Jules, the writer of ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea’.
If you get hungry, a full Pizza delivery service is offered from the nearby pizza takeaway brought down to your room via a diver, now that’s service!
Prices for this underwater hotel start at $300 per person.
Hydropolis Underwater Hotel & Resort Dubai
The opening of the highly anticipated Hydropolis underwater hotel has been postponed indefinitely due to a host of problems, a real shame for a project that has already accused an estimated development costs of $550 million dollars.
Hydropolis Underwater Hotel & Resort Dubai was intended to be not just the grandest underwater hotel but the grandest hotel in the world. Built on the base of the Persian Gulf 66 feet below the ocean. With amenities ranging from restaurants, spa’s, ballrooms, theatres and even a plastic surgery clinic, with the capacity to handle over 3000 guests across its 27 acres per day.
Although the project will likely no longer see completion, it is still holding that coveted spot for the most expensive underwater hotel.
Utter Inn, Västeras, Sweden
Utter Inn is the vision of sculptor and artist Mikael Genberg, designed as a traditional rustic Swedish house that solitarily floats out in the middle of Lake Malaren.
With no electricity and with half a mile of water in every direction this quaint two bedroom Inn is one of the best ways to relax in peaceful tranquillity.
With panoramic views 10 feet below the surface of the water, you won’t find any tropical brightly coloured fish swimming past, but you will find the local lakes wildlife such as Pike.
Above ground you’ll find an a minimal kitchen with hotplate and essential cooking equipment, as well as toilet facilities. Gas powers the lights and heating within, so you’ll always be cosy as you settle down with a good book.
Utter Inn also comes equipped with an inflatable boat so you can head off and explore several of the uninhabitable islands nearby.
Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
It would seem that many underwater hotels can’t seem to catch a break, set to open in 2009, but still awaiting opening in 2015.
Being built 40ft underwater promising to be the world’s first seafloor structure situated in the pristine blue waters of Fiji the Poseidon Undersea Resort has all the promise to be fantastic, especially given the estimated $15,000/night.
With over 150,000 people registered to be notified once it finally opens its doors. An ambitious project with a whole host of amenities including an underwater library, wedding chapel and golf course, accessible via their 16-person submarine.
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
The Palm hotel is one of the most indulgent luxury hotels in the world has several luxury three-floor underwater suites.
The bedrooms and bathrooms are encased in floor to ceiling glass windows looking out into their Ambassador Lagoon filled thousands of marine life including the majestic dolphin, for a view you’ll never forget.
If that’s not enough, you’ll also be provided with a 24-hour private butler and a wide range of marine encounters and spa treatments.
Prices start at around $16,000/night.
Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, Maldives
The Conrad Hotel is worthy of inclusion despite lacking underwater rooms, what they do have however is the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant.
The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant situated 16 feet under the surface has 360 views of the beautiful Maldives ocean. No diving suits required with easy access for all ready to dine on a variety of local cuisine as you observe the marine life pass by.
Subsix Niyama, Maldives
Subsix part of the beautiful Niyama Resort, put on your dancing shoes as this is the world’s first underwater nightclub, fully accessible and available to the public.
Dance the night away in the depths of the ocean, sipping on cocktails for a party you’ll never forget.
Lovers Deep Submarine, Caribbean
As you might have noticed from the other underwater offerings, it’s incredibly hard to build and finish an underwater hotel.
Lovers Deep realised this and went for the tried and tested method with a twist on pure indulgence. Labeled as the world’s most luxury submarine, intended for incredible romantic getaways, deep beneath the Caribbean ocean. Don’t forget to join the mile low club!