Fascinating Underwater Hotel Rooms | NextGen Traveller
Every few years, plans seem to appear for a fabulous new underwater hotel. In reality, building an underwater hotel is not an easy task due to environmental concerns and financial obstacles. So where would one stay if they wanted to call and book a room tonight?
Hilton's Conrad Rangali Island Resort (Maldives)
In late 2018, Rangali Island Resort opened what it called "the world's first underwater villa". Muraka seats nine people and is packed with luxurious touches to make your stay in the Maldives even more special. The two-level structure has a sunken low level 16 feet below sea level with a master suite, bathroom, and lounge. At the top, the gym, butler seat, security areas, second room, kitchen, bar, and rooftop provide all the comfort and relaxation your party needs for an unforgettable vacation.
Manta Resort (Zanzibar)Located off Pemba Island in the Zanzibar Archipelago, Manta Resort is the definition of tropical luxury. The floating hotel offers stunning views of the Indian Ocean and the African coastline from above and a unique perspective of what is below in the sunken rooms. With each room located 4 meters below sea level, relaxing in the ocean has never been easier. Room rates start at $ 1,500 per night.
Resorts World Sentosa (Singapore)Sentosa Resorts World Singapore offers 11 Ocean Suites which are built as semi-detached houses on two levels. The suites are divided into the floor at the top, the living room and the sea, in the underwater rooms, and offer the best of both worlds. Your butler will meet your needs when you enjoy the view of the largest aquarium in the world. Suites cost around $ 1,200 per night.
Atlantis the Palm (Dubai, UAE)
InterContinental Shimao Wonderland (Shanghai, China)Located near Shanghai, the InterContinental Shimao Wonderland finally opened to the public in late 2018 after a decade of construction. Atkins Design architects have built luxurious and futuristic accommodations on the quarry site. The hotel has 370 underwater two-level rooms containing a restaurant and guest rooms. There is a man-made waterfall on-site and guests are encouraged to participate in water sports at the hotel's large sports center.
Jules’ Undersea Lodge (Key Largo, Florida)
Another, a cheaper option is aptly named Jules' Undersea Lodge, located off the coast of Florida near Puerto Rico, which is actually the oldest underwater hotel in the world. This former research facility is ideal for intrepid travelers who don't mind diving 21 feet underwater in the main lobby. Once inside, the comfortable rooms are ideal for couples and you can even order them from the head chef, who will come down to cook for you. Staying here will start at $ 675 a night.
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