Sleep with the Fishes in the World’s Best Underwater Hotels

By: | May 29th, 2015

Image courtesy www.poseidonresorts.com/

Staying in an underwater hotel is no longer a sci-fi dream. Underwater hotels have become a reality where vacationers can sleep under the sea surrounded by beautiful fish.

Here, we have listed some of the best and most spectacular underwater hotels from around the world:

The Poseidon Underwater Resort, Fiji

The king of all underwater hotels, this five-star underwater luxury resort has been built on a remote island in Fiji and is surrounded by 5,000 acres of lagoon. You can experience pristine waters full of sea life in one of Poseidon’s 24 underwater suites accessible through an elevator that takes you 40 feet down.

The resort has a revolving restaurant offering gourmet meals, a gym, a spa and even a wedding chapel.

Image courtesy www.poseidonresorts.com/

Image courtesy www.poseidonresorts.com/

Image courtesy www.poseidonresorts.com/

Image courtesy www.poseidonresorts.com/

The Water Discus Hotel, Dubai

Designed by Polish company Deep Ocean Technology, the Water Discus will be a truly impressive hotel in Dubai. The resort will have 21 luxury rooms housed in two spaceship looking discs. One disc will be above the water and another below the water. The underwater hotel will have a lavish lobby, a bar and a training pool for scuba diving.

Image courtesy http://www.deep-ocean-technology.com/

Image courtesy http://www.deep-ocean-technology.com/

Image courtesy http://www.deep-ocean-technology.com/

Image courtesy http://www.deep-ocean-technology.com/

Jules’ Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida, USA

Named after the author of ‘Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea’, Jules’ Undersea Lodge is the oldest underwater room. Originally built in the early 1970s as a research lab, it opened its hatch to the public in 1986 as a cozy accommodation.

Getting there is truly adventurous: Guests have to scuba dive 21 feet beneath the surface of the sea for entry through an opening in the bottom. If you are not a certified diver, you need to go through a three-hour crash course in scuba diving to enter the hotel.

Jules is located in a mangrove lagoon which is a natural nursery area for many reef fish. You can enjoy unobstructed and stunning views of the sea life through 42-inch windows. The room is stocked with all the modern amenities like air conditioning and hot showers.

Guests have to dive 21ft to reach Jules' Undersea Lodge Image courtesy www.jul.com/

Guests have to dive 21ft to reach Jules’ Undersea Lodge Image courtesy www.jul.com/

Guests can opt to have Pizza delivery   Image courtesy www.jul.com/

Guests can opt to have Pizza delivery
Image courtesy www.jul.com/

 

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. You can also find Nidhi on Google+.

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