Top 10 Spectacular Underwater Hotels in the World
Staying in an underwater hotel is no longer a sci-fi dream, not even something only the readers of Jules Verne’s novels could dream about. It is a reality.Although there are still no hotels that are fully submerged, you can stay in underwater hotel all over the world….
10. WebUrbanist Hotel, Poseidon Mystery Island
Bound by water on all sides, the city-state of Singapore is pioneering subterranean urban development, starting with storage and transportation systems and escalating with plans for power plants, sports stadiums, libraries and more. The hotel has various private rooms and honeymoon huts for its guests and resides at the depths of forty feet in the ocean.
9. Jules’ Undersea Lodge
Jules’ Undersea Lodge is an American hotel located in Key Largo, Florida and is the only underwater hotel in the United States. It is 30 feet deep on the ocean floor and guests have to scuba dive to get to their rooms.
8. The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
The Manta Resort is a famous African hotel with tiny yet luxurious rooms for the guests. It is about 13ft deep in sea. The resort’s per night stay is $1000 for one person. You can have exotic experience to view the beautiful underwater creatures from your bedroom and enjoy the cushy daybed.
7. Utter Inn, Sweden
Utter Inn (Swedish) or in English, Otter Inn, is an art project by Mikael Genberg that offers underwater accommodation to the public. The facility is entered through a small, typical-appearing Swedish house located on the surface of the water. The only representation of this concept is, at this point, located in Lake Mälaren near the town of Västerås in Sweden.
6. The Poseidon Underwater Resort, Fiji
Poseidon Undersea Resorts was a proposed chain of underwater five-star resorts that was first slated to open by September 2008. The first was to be located on a private island in Fiji. The project was to be the world’s first permanent one-atmosphere seafloor structure.
5. Apeiron Island Hotel, Dubai
The Apeiron Island Hotel is another beautiful underwater hotel of Dubai. This is a seven star hotel with all the facilities available for the guests. The estimated number of rooms in this hotel is 400, which are except the 200 luxurious family apartments. Most of its apartments have been designed and structured in a way that they give you a glimpse of jungle theme-park. From the top to ground floor, this hotel has beautiful interiors.
4. Crescent Hydropolis, Dubai
The Hydropolis Underwater Hotel and Resort is a proposed underwater hotel in Dubai. Hydropolis should be the first multi-room underwater hotel in the world. It was planned in the Persian Gulf off Dubai through the mediation of Hans Peter Pesenhofer following plans of Siemens IBC (Prof. Roland Dieterle) in cooperation with the German Designer Joachim Hauser and with the approval of the DDIA. The hotel’s original plan was to be located 20 meters underwater off the coast of Jumeriah beach.
3. Water Discus Hotel, Dubai
Plans have emerged for the construction of an underwater hotel in Dubai. The “Water Discus Hotel” would allow guests to sleep below the surface of the sea, offering a view of underwater life.
2. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Huvafen Fushi is a private resort island retreat by Per AQUUM in the North Malé atoll, Kaafu, MaldivesIndian Ocean.Situated near the capital Malé and 30 minutes by speedboat from Malé International Airport, it opened in July 2004 and consists of a single island with 43 bungalows. Targeting the luxury accommodation niche, its facilities include the world’s first underwater hotels, picturesque beaches and corals, The Lair: the islands spacious library-lounge, and deep-sea fishing to name a few. There are plenty of dining options on the island ranging from waterside bars, private dining experiences to an underground wine collection, unmatched by any other resort in the world.
1. The Shimao Wonderland, China
The Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental , is a unique hotel that is currently under construction in Songjiang, China, 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Shanghai. It is being built on the site of an abandoned quarry and, notably, features some rooms underwater. The hotel is currently in the design stage; though construction has commenced. It is expected to open in 2015.