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Top 8 Best Underwater Hotels in the World

If you’re itinerary includes attractions that you can’t visit in one day, you’ll probably need a place to spend the night. Of course, you could use the services of a traditional hotel and that’s fine. But if you seek new adventures and you want to be blown away, there is one thing you should try. It’s a hotel that is fully or partially submerged in water. Can you imagine observing oceanic life through your hotel room window? Even if it doesn’t sound realistic, it’s possible. What’s the best underwater hotel in the world? It’d probably be impossible to call the winner, that’s why we’ve prepared the list of 8 unique hotels that will always offer you high-standard services.


Hilton’s Conrad Rangali Island Resort (Maldives)

Do you know how beautiful the turquoise waters of the Maldives are? You’d probably risk a lot to sit at one of the best Maldives beaches and admire the beauty of the horizon. But what if you could take it to the next level? Instead of spending your holidays by the sea, spend it… in the sea! Owned by Hilton Worldwide, Conrad Rangali Island Resort offers you luxurious accommodation in the crystal blue wa-ters of the tropical Maldives. Unfortunately, you won’t find any underwater rooms to sleep in, but that’s good news for those who feel anxious when they think about the full underwater experience. There is however one thing that should compensate for this. It’s an underwater restaurant located 16 feet (nearly 5 m) underwater. The Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is a piece of luxury that underwater hotel services should include if they want to attract tourists from all around the world. The head chef’s spe-cialty is – obviously – seafood.

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Atlantis The Palm (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)

You may say that holidays in Dubai are expensive and prestigious and you’re probably right. This famous city hosts innumerable luxurious hotels and other tourist attractions. What does it mean that a hotel is luxurious? Besides the top-notch services and comfortable furniture, it must offer you spectacular views. Those who value natural beauty will tell you that the view of the ocean is everything that a hu-man being needs to feel happy. While the term “view of the ocean” usually refers to the surface, Atlan-tis The Palm allows you to observe the ocean and being in the ocean at the same time. Through your room window, you’ll be able to watch around 65,000 sea creatures. Are you a demanding person? That’s good. Once you check in, you’ll be offered a personal butler who’ll do his best to make your stay memorable and satisfactory.

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Resort World (Sentosa, Singapore)

It’s not the cheapest hotel in the world but definitely one of the most luxurious. It’s located next to the world’s largest aquarium and offers you five-star services. When you decide to book accommodation in Resort World, you may expect that you’ll be served by a professional butler who will be at your service whenever you need him. The hotel guarantees all amenities and services that a good underwater hotel should offer to its guests. It comprises 11 suites that can show you what prestige means. The hotel ar-chitects divided it into two areas. The upper level offers you an open living area and an outdoor patio, where you’ll have the rest you deserve. Make sure to get in a comfortable Jacuzzi and forget about dai-ly life problems. Naturally, the submerged level doesn’t lag behind the upper one. Once you get to the bottom floor, you’ll be able to admire more than 40,000 oceanic fish. You’ll be surprised how much comfort and tranquillity watching fish brings to your mind.

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Manta Resort (Zanzibar, Tanzania)

Manta Resort offers you an abundance of free time activities. It’s not just a place where you can lie down and relax doing practically nothing. No! The resort gives you the opportunity to finally learn to dive. Take a diving course and let experts guide you. Depending on the length of your stay, you’ll be offered a variety of excursions that will make you realize that Africa is the most beautiful continent in the world. Feel at home in a breathtaking underwater room, where you’ll be able to get impressed by 360-degree views. Thanks to that, you’ll feel like a part of marine life yourself. Have you ever wondered how it is to be a fish? Spending time in Manta Resort is close. Remember that the room has three floors, so it’s you who decide how deep you want to get. The top deck is above water, which makes it a perfect place for sunbathing. That’s an option for those who notice that their skin tone doesn’t fit the aura of tropical holidays. The bottom floor, on the other hand, is completely underwater, so beware if you have aquaphobia.


Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental (Shanghai, China)

Located thirty miles (about 48 km) off Shanghai is this piece of paradise. You may have heard about monumental Tianmen Mountain, which astonishes both travelers and those who see it in the pictures taken from the bird’s view. Now you can spend the night in a hotel that was built at its base. The place that used to be a quarry got filled with water and became out of use. What was the best thing to do with such an abandoned quarry? Building the most amazing underwater hotel, of course! There are as many as two bottom floors that are fully under the surface. Even if you don’t plan to spend the night there, you can still visit this wonderful place. Mr. Fisher, an excellent high-class restaurant, is ready to offer you delicious food and astounding views. While eating you can watch the sea life behind the win-dows of the restaurant is fully submerged in water. Being able to observe the sea from the inside will exceed all of your expectations. Once you leave you’ll surely want to come back there.


Huvafen Fushi (Maldives)

It’s not the first underwater hotel in the Maldives that we list here. Should it come as a surprise? The Maldives is one of the most beautiful places you can find on the map. Millions of tourists visit this ar-chipelago every year when they crave a tropical experience. If relaxing on a sandy beach watching the teal waters is not enough, you have the opportunity to spend your time underwater. Obviously, it’s not just about snorkeling or scuba-diving. Although Huvafen Fushi doesn’t host underwater hotel rooms where you can sleep, you can enjoy the excellent services offered by underwater Huvafen Spa & PEARL. If you’ve never visited an underwater spa, you’re probably in the majority, but you definitely deserve this luxury. Don’t wait and please yourself with this premium treatment. Apart from the spa, you’ll have access to such amenities as an infinity pool or a private white sand beach. Isn’t it tempting?

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Utter Inn (Vasteras, Sweden)

Underwater hotels are not exclusive to the hottest corners of the world. Utter Inn is located in Sweden, which is the country you wouldn’t expect to anyhow tropical. You can access this hotel only by boat, so you can feel like a seaman even before you enter the building. Of course, only the part of Utter Inn is submerged in the water. The top deck is located above the surface, which makes it a perfect place for sunbathing. It’s a great option for those who are not convinced to spend too much time underwater. It shouldn’t be a surprise that we crave sunlight and fresh air. Not to mention the summertime when the sunny weather pleases us with its gentle touch. But don’t forget that Sweden isn’t on the Caribbean Sea, so you probably won’t experience temperatures higher than 20 degrees Celcius. Is it a problem? Of course not! The unique Scandinavian atmosphere will charm you and you’ll want to stay longer.

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Jules’ Undersea Lodge (Key Largo, Florida)

Are you a good diver? If not, you better take a diving course before you decide to visit this unique re-sort. It’s located 21 feet (6.4 m) under the surface so it’s not a place for landlubbers. If you’re looking for an underwater hotel in Florida, you can’t find anything better than Jule’s Undersea Lodge. Profes-sional divers are excited about this place and visit it whenever they have the opportunity. If you decide to join them, you must remember that it tends to be a bit cold in such a depth. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to take some warm clothes with you. A solid hand-knitted sweater may be indispensable at night. What makes this hotel unique? Most of the underwater hotels are only partially submerged, which means that they offer you a place for sunbathing and other surface attractions. This hotel, on the contrary, is 360-degree surrounded by water. You will definitely feel at home in Jule’s Undersea Lodge and the only bad thing about it is the necessity to finally check out.

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