From underwater luxury resorts to a submarine stay for two, here are 10 of the most unbelievable underwater hotels on earth!
10. Anantara Kihavah Villas Maldives
Anantara is renowned for its perfect properties and stunning décor, so it comes as a surprise they haven’t yet mastered the underwater hotel niche as well. What they did manage was an exceptional dining experience which deserves mention here, as the world’s first underwater cellar attracts foodies from far and wide. Aptly named the Sea, this restaurant in Anantara Kihavah Villas in the Maldives, affords an affair fit for a king.
9. Jules’s Undersea Lodge, Florida Keys
Conveniently nestled 21 feet below the surface, adventurists in pursuit of this aquatic accommodation must scuba dive in order to embark on an experience in which fish make the best wall décor. After entering a tiny porthole in the bottom of the room, a renovated lab lends cozy quarters for vacationers, who can opt for a pizza dinner as they bask in the comfort of their very own aquamarine treasure trove.
8. Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental, China
The Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental, also known as the Songjiang Quarry Hotel, is recognized as the world’s first five-star hotel built in an underground, water-filled quarry. Located 20 miles from the sparkling metropolis of Shanghai, Shimao’s own wonderland features two sprawling underwater floors with a green awning rooftop that blends beautifully with the countryside.
7. Per Aquum Havefen Fushi, Maldives
This dazzling design concept is one of the Maldives first pioneer hotels and continues to wow guests after years of operation. Huvafen Fushi is a boutique hotel situated in a clear lagoon promising crystalline comfort amid sugar white sand. The resort bestows each resident their own private stretch of beach, with options to snorkel in the best reefs the Maldives has to offer or take cool dips in the expansive infinity-edged pool.
6. Resort World Sentosa, Singapore
In a remote part of Singapore lies the world’s largest aquarium, home to 40,000 marine species as well as 11 five-star suites. In the Resort World Sentosa, guests can experience pure luxury with personalized butler service and stunning views of Singapore’s underwater sanctuary. Each chamber comes as a deluxe double-story townhouse with an option to enjoy either land, sea, or both.
5. Per Aquum Nimaya, Maldives
Another premier hotspot can be found in the hub of picture postcard vacations and hospitality’s finest achievements—the Maldives. Socialists will delight in Subsix, the world’s first underwater club in which the journey to get there is a thrill in itself. Those posh enough to book a room at this swanky hotel can reach the premises through a high VIP style speedboat.
4. Atlantis The Palm Dubai, UAE
Atlantis The Palm is one of the world’s most impressive resorts, located in the kingdom’s man-made, palm-tree shaped island. Equal part megahit luxury hotel— with its 1500 rooms and suites— and equal part aquatic wonderland, the submerged rooms offer floor to ceiling views of more than 65,000 species of marine life, as well as the promise of a sighting of the ancient ruins from the lost city. Each room comes with 24/7 butler service, tranquil spa treatments, and even a personalized dolphin encounter.
3. Manta Resort Zanzibar, Tanzania
The Manta Resort Zanzibar offers a unique experience for guests who love adventure. Elevated and carefully crafted along a picture-perfect island, Zanzibar’s Manta Resort has it all— exclusivity, romance, water sport, and adventure to welcome travelers far and wide. Called East Africa’s finest island sanctuary with its seafront villas and garden pavilions, what’s most sought after are the subaquatic bungalows.
2. Lovers Deep, St Lucia
For anyone who’s ever dreamed of a romantic getaway for two under the waves, look no further than St. Lucia. Situated off the coast of any serene Caribbean island of your choosing, Lovers Deep provides a leisure submarine retreat for couples only. Prepared to be speechless as an endless array of sea life swim, dart, and dance as part of the natural ambiance; rejoice in the romance this 6-figure fantasy promises with a double bedroom, spacious bathroom, and of course, ocean views all around.
1. Conrad Rangali Island, Maldives
This resort offers all the experience and hype one might expect from a trip to the Maldives. From the restaurant rated ‘the most beautiful in the world’ by the New York Daily News, to the Murakas which accept $200,000 dollars for a four-night minimum stay, this is luxury at its finest. Set 16 feet below the ocean’s surface with 180-degree panoramic views of vibrant reefs and multicolored marine animals.