Sleep, dine or even party with the fishes, literally.
The underwater view is not only for Captain Ahab and his nemesis Moby Dick, thanks to the development in the realm of luxury hotels underwater. We can now venture beneath the waves and take a pick from hotels around the world to sleep and eat with the fishes, literally.
Although the hotels are not entirely submerged, it gives a feeling of entering an entirely different world in its subaquatic chambers. Here are our picks to feel like King Neptune for once in a lifetime, or more if you can afford it!
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
Aptly named as Neptune and Poseidon Suites, a night here will leave you feeling like a god or goddess of the aquatic realm. The bedroom and the bathroom have floor-to-ceiling windows giving you a glimpse of the life under the waves. So long you don’t have any deep-seated fears of sharks, this promises to be a unique, intimate getaway. W atlantisthepalm.com
The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar
You actually do get to sleep with the fishes at the resort’s Underwater Room that is some 13ft below the surface and 250m from shore. Sleep and awaken to the sights of beautiful schools of fish swimming by with the sea murmuring in your ears. While the sleeping arrangement is encapsulated underwater, you get to enjoy the cool sea breeze and sunshine at the lounging area situated above the sleeping chambers. W themantaresort.com
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Rangali Island, Maldives
The luxurious hotel does not have an underwater room, but it does have a magnificent restaurant underwater with a 180-degrees view of seascape. The restaurant which was opened in 2005 is located 16ft beneath the ocean’s surface. Enjoy a six-course cuisine of either Maldives of European cuisine without getting wet nor needing a diving suit. This is also a popular spot for intimate events and weddings. W conradmaldives.com
Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
If dining under the stars and snorkelling or diving has become a boring routine in your getaways, how does a pampering session underwater sound? Check yourself here for an underwater spa treatment and enjoy the kinks of your shoulder rubbed away as you take in the sights of the sea. Try theLime Light Ritual, a treatment that embraces the essence of the Maldives with an invigorating massage, with downtime in the relaxation pod, all while enjoying the best views of the lagoon. W huvafenfushi.com
Subsix at Niyama, Maldives
Another resort in the gorgeous island of Maldives has made another unique experience a reality. You can dance your heart out and sip chic cocktails at the world’s first underwater club. Partying beneath the waves can be another to-do item on your travel bucket list! W niyama.com
Lovers Deep, Caribbean
Take your love life to a whole new depth in this luxurious submarine hotel in the Caribbean. Enjoy a romantic sojourn for two on board the spectacular underwater hotel, Lovers Deep. Charter your romance in accommodations for two with only three staff – the captain, chef and a personal butler – to cater to your needs. W Oliverstravels.com
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Images from respective establishments.