Why stay in a hotel on dry land when you can sleep with the fishes? Underwater hotels aren’t for everybody and may not be the easiest resorts to get to, but for those looking for a truly unique travel experience, these under the sea getaways are a must!
Poseidon Undersea Resort – Katafinga Island, Fiji
Depth: 40 feet
The resort isn’t open yet, but when it finally opens up to the public, deep sea guests will have an underwater restaurant/bar, library, wedding chapel, spa and tons of Fiji wildlife like dolphins and tropical fish to view in one of 22 guest rooms. The hotel will only be accessible by submarine. Get ready to shell out some serious cash; we’re talking $30,000 for a one week stay.
Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort – Rangali Island, The Maldives
Depth: 16 feet
Play your cards right and the Hilton might just transform its all-glass, underwater, 12-seater Ithaa Undersea Restaurant into a private suite for you and a guest. Not too shabby for $815 a night, huh?
Jules’ Undersea Lodge – Key Largo, FL
Depth: 30 feet
You’ll need some scuba lessons if you want to rest your head in this under the sea hotel. The former La Chalupa Research Laboratory is only accessible with scuba gear, but for $800 you and your guests will even get an underwater pizza delivery.
Hydropolis – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Depth: 65 feet
There’s no telling when this hotel is going to open (its expected budget is already $550 million) but assuming it actually does open its doors one day, guests will have the luxury of staying in the world’s most expensive underwater hotel. The hotel is proposed to have a helicopter landing pad on the roof, and underwater elevator taking guests to their room below the ocean’s surface.
The Manta Resort – Pemba Island, Zanzibar
Depth: 13 feet
This hotel doubles as your own private island, as there’s only one room available. If you get tired of hanging out with the fish down below you can always pop up to the dinning area on the main deck or catch some sun while relaxing on the daybed on the upper deck. The place is rather small, but isn’t it what to expect from a private underwater hotel? Rates start at ‘only’ $900 a night.