Snorkeling and scuba diving could be some of the adventurous ways of tasting the mystical undersea world but there is another way to do that without putting on a diving suit. The reach of tourism and hospitality industries has surged literally above the ground with floating restaurants as well below the sea with some of the best luxury, underwater hotels. Topping the list, below are some of the underwater hotels in the world that have raised the bar with their futuristic architecture and incomparable hospitality are: –
1. ATLANTIS THE PALM, DUBAI
Witness the celestial land of the sea unravel literally from one of the two underwater suites at Atlantis The Palm in Dubai, UAE. The iconic luxury, Dubai hotel is reputed for its stately architecture and aquatic wonder. Listed among the best luxury underwater hotels, Atlantis The Palm features two luxury suites, Neptune and Poseidon, that are coddled in the lap of the Persian Gulf.
Perched between the renowned Palm Island and the majestic Dubai skyline, this underwater hotel in Dubai is the epitome of Arabian luxury. An A-lister in every luxury travel magazine and digital travel media, the views from the underwater suites are a gateway to almost 65,000 marine creatures including sand sharks and stingrays as well as the lost, mythical city of Atlantis.
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2. INTERCONTINENTAL SHIMAO WONDERLAND, CHINA
Intercontinental Shimao Wonderland is located in Southwestern Shanghai, 20 km away from the city center. The futuristic, luxury hotel is built inside an abandoned quarry by Atkins Designs, the firm responsible for building Burj Al Arab.
One of the best luxury underwater hotels, the construction of the hotel ran for almost a decade before opening up for people in 2018. The 370-room hotel has two levels that are submerged in the water. The restaurant of this luxury hotel is also situated at the underwater level.
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3. THE MANTA RESORT, TANZANIA
Placed 13 feet above sea level on Pemba Island, The Manta Resort in Tanzania offers an underwater, glass suite that lets you witness a tranquil world resting under the ocean. The living room and the bathroom of the villa are located at the sea-level while the bedroom is a floating, glass-walled space that is anchored to the floor of the ocean. One of the best luxury underwater hotels, the resort also provides diving and snorkeling facilities at an additional cost.
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4. THE MURAKA, CONRAD RANGALI MALDIVES ISLAND RESORT, THE MALDIVES
The list of the best luxury hotels in the world will surely remain incomplete without the world’s first underwater villa in the Maldives. The Muraka, part of Conrad Rangali Maldives Island Resort, was the first underwater villa to be opened up in 2018. The two-level suite is situated 16 feet below sea level and is a perfect luxury getaway to experience the diverse marine life of the Indian Ocean. The resort also features an underwater, exclusive restaurant.
This Maldives underwater hotel’s price is approximately USD 50,000. Find the details for this Maldives underwater hotel booking here.
5. LOVERS DEEP, ST. LUCIA
Gaze at the fleeting sand sharks and coral reefs beneath the ocean from an ultra-luxury submarine hotel. Starting at USD 292000, Lovers Deep in St. Lucia is the most exclusive property of Oliver’s Travels and one of the most expensive hotels in the world.
Offering a luxurious and secluded getaway deep beneath the Caribbean Sea, Lovers Deep is equipped enough to be moored at any destination off St. Lucia’s coast as desired by the guests.
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6. REEFSUITES ON WHITSUNDAYS ISLANDS, AUSTRALIA
Located in the Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s first underwater suite is built on a pontoon – Reef World. The underwater hotel is a gateway to the vast and diverse coral reefs settled at this World Heritage Site. One of the best luxury underwater hotels in the world, the cost of staying at the Reefsuites in Australia starts from USD1500. The hotel is 40 nautical miles away from Airlie Beach.
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7. HUVAFEN FUSHI, THE MALDIVES
The island nation has innovated in creating surreal, tropical holiday experiences for travelers with its luxurious, all-inclusive villas and resorts. One such unique experience can be obtained at the underwater spa at Huvafen Fushi, Maldives.
The luxury hotel does not provide any underwater accommodation but an underwater spa that redefines tranquility. Surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and untroubled marine wildlife in the solitary ocean, a rejuvenating spa session at this underwater spa could land you many miles away from the chaotic hum-drum. The underwater hotel in the Maldives is priced at USD 4000.
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