Stay With Fishes: The World’s Best Underwater Hotels

The easiest and the most common way to explore the spectacular water species is either visit the artificial lakes or aquariums, or go to the nearby sea points and rivers. But if lying in bed while the marine life drifts by your floor-to-ceiling windows appeals to you then you must stay in an underwater hotel at least once and we bet it won’t be your last. Underwater hotels give you a chance of exploring the beautiful underwater species very closely. And to make your search easier, here is a list of most spectacular underwater hotels which offer pristine views, luxurious stay and breathtaking restaurants and bars. 

  1. The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Zanzibar

Manta Resort lies on the remote northwestern tip of Pemba Island, on a fabulous white beach overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Pemba Channel. Located 250 metres off the coast of Pemba Island, the Underwater Room forms parts of the Manta Resort, a holiday retreat on the mainland of the island. It comprises a three-storey floating structure with its lowest level positioned four metres beneath the water. From $1500 a night, all-inclusive but if lying in bed while the marine life drifts by your floor-to-ceiling windows appeals to you then you are going to love it absolutely.


2.  Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Set on the iconic Palm Jumeirah island with views of the Arabian Gulf, this luxurious resort was the first resort to be built on the island and is themed on the myth of Atlantis. You can enjoy spectacular views of the azure Arabian Sea, or the iconic Palm Island and magnificent Dubai skyline. This unusual hotel room costs around £5,500 a night. Dining options include Yuan, which serves traditional Chinese Szechuan cuisine in a modern setting. The award-winning Nobu restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine with Arabian influences. Bread Street Kitchen & Bar offers signature British menu and delightful beverages from Gordon Ramsay.


3. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers a choice of luxurious accommodation options, spread across two islands. This luxury resort occupies high-end villas spread across 2 private islands, joined by a footbridge and surrounded by the Indian Ocean. On the Island you can enjoy planned activities that can make your holiday fun and it also offers seven restaurants and four bars, two Spas, Fitness Center, Watersports Center with its own three–person submarine. Surrounded by a stunning coral reef, lagoon and views of the turquoise ocean the resort doesn’t have an underwater room, but you can still have dinner below the waves.


4. Jules’ Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida

Jules’ Undersea Lodge is an American hotel located in Key Largo, Florida and is the only underwater hotel in the United States. The challenging part is that it is 30 feet deep on the ocean floor and guests have to scuba dive to get to their rooms. The mangrove lagoon in which Jules’ is located is a natural nursery area for many reef fish. Tropical angelfish, parrotfish, barracuda, and snappers peek in the windows of the habitat, while anemones, sponges, oysters and feather duster worms seem to cover every inch of this underwater world. Intrepid couples can stay the night here for $800 between two.




The splendid images of these luxurious hotels must have left lasting imprints on your heart. So, which hotel would you like to visit? Have you even experienced an underwater stay, share your stories with us in the comment box blow.

Priya Pareek

Priya Pareek

Priya Pareek is a literature enthusiast, a poet, writer and an artist who has diverse interests. Her love for festivals, food and culture brought her close to travel and she continues to walk the woods alone! She believes that there is a mad wanderlust in every soul, a wanderlust that makes all of us a gypsy, a free spirited, a wanderer and a vagabond! With a graduate degree in English Literature from Delhi University, Priya is currently pursuing Masters in Mass Communication and working as a content writer with Trip Tap Toe.

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