Underwater Hotels – 5 Places to Experience Sleeping with the Fish
The depths of the seas are phenomenally different from life on land, both in atmosphere and life forms. Being unable to breathe under water, however, means that most of us will never get a chance to spend a night surrounded by beautiful sea creatures. These 5 underwater hotels have found ways of making it possible and individuals are now able to spend the night creating waves in their dreams:
- Jules Undersea Lodge
Located in Key Largo, Florida, this hotel was named in honour of the book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, and is the oldest underwater hotel in the world. It resides 21 feet below sea level, and visitors can only access it by scuba diving into the foyer. The site was initially a research lab, which was then turned into a hotel. The nightly cost of a room at the Jules is U$800.
- Lover’s Deep
Converted from a submarine, Lover’s Deep is a mobile underwater hotel which can be found in and around various Caribbean islands, including St. Lucia. The luxury hotel experience is inclusive of staff members, such as the captain, a butler and a chef whose quarters are located on the other side of the submarine. This once in a lifetime experience, spending a night submerged off the coast of the Caribbean, costs approximately £175,000; a small price to pay for waking up under the ocean, but still feeling on top of the world.
- Lime Spa
Located in Huvafen Fushi, in the Maldives, this underwater spa and hotel has a view of beautiful rainbow coral, and the creatures that reside in it, from each room. In addition to sleeping below the seas a Lime Light Ritual, costing U$485, is a favourite for visitors and includes a coconut oil massage, steamy lime food treatment and an ice facial.
- Utter Inn Hotel
These rooms are located in Vasteras, Sweden, near Lake Malaren. The accommodation is known for its quirky style, vs luxury, and this is reflected in the price. £200 per night still provides a unique experience, however, and guests love the panoramic windows as well as the red and white wooden deck where they can relax and absorb the sun.
This hotel has underwater suites and activities fit for kings, queens, princes and princesses. Located in the thriving city of Dubai, these rooms come with a giant aquarium in the middle, and their aim is to provide you with a luxurious vacation that will be remembered for a lifetime. The average cost of a room at the Atlantis the Palm is £5,500 per night, but upgrading to the Neptune room is an option for the ultimate underwater experience.