The world beneath the ocean has always been a subject of fascination for us. The question – “what secrets are hidden in the depths of the ocean?” has led people to do many great things. And there seems to be no end to it. But what will life be like under the sea? From the lost city of Atlantis to the adventurous life of Captain Nemo, people have imagined their version of underwater life through various fictional settlements or characters. However, there are actual underwater establishments around the world that can make your dream of living underwater a reality to a more reasonable extent. Having said that, here are the top 4 underwater hotels around the world that can take your breath away.
The Muraka – The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
This is the world’s first underwater hotel. Located 500 meters under the water in the Maldives, this hotel made waves when it was opened in 2018. The hotel is named The Muraka – which means coral in the Dhivehi language in the Maldives – With an entire bedroom, living room, and bathroom with floor-to-ceiling glass walls below the Indian Ocean, as well as a dining room, bedroom, and a plunge pool upstairs at sea level. Since the walls of the hotel are made of glass, it feels like you are in the middle of a giant aquarium. In terms of the underwater hotel, it is one of the most luxurious hotels in the world. The seafront residential hotel can accommodate up to nine people at a time.
Jules Undersea Lodge, Florida
Speaking of breathtaking underwater hotels around the world, Jules Undersea Lodge in Florida, USA can literally take your breath away. That is to say, you have to scuba dive 21 feet deep under the sea in order to enter the hotel. This hotel can be a haven for people who love scuba diving or the sea in general. However, only those with a scuba diving certificate can stay here.
The Manta Resort, Tanzania
Located on Pemba Island, Tanzania, Manta Resort is one of the most spectacular underwater hotels around the world. It is located about 800 feet away from the beach and 40 feet deep underwater and is accessible only by boat. The floating villa is anchored to the ocean floor and has an underwater bedroom where you can watch the local fish swim by while you relax. Upstairs, at sea level, you’ll find the villa’s living room and bathroom, while the finished roof can be used as a lounging area for sunbathing. Here at night, the moonlight penetrates the glass and spreads across the bed exuding an ethereal sensation.
Floating Seahorse Retreat, UAE
This hotel is basically a boat designed to stay in one place. The design of the Floating Seahorse Retreat hotel in UAE is one of the most modern and talked about concepts around the world. Each villa has three separate levels. One underwater, one at sea level, and an upper deck. The rooftop has a lounging area and kitchen. Every villa has a glass interior design through which one can enjoy the jaw-dropping view of the underwater landscape. So if you want some relaxation, or spend some quality leisure time, Floating Seahorse Retreat is exactly where you want to go.
Another hotel in Dubai which is currently under construction and deserves an honorable mention in our list. It will change the concept of underwater luxury hotels when completed. A hotel that dives 10 meters under the sea and is called the Water Discus Hotel. At first glance, this hotel looks exactly like the enterprise starship from Star Trek. It has 21 guest rooms below the water’s surface with a panoramic view of the ocean. After completion, this will be the largest underwater hotel in the world.
One of the most common things about all the underwater hotels around the world is that they are all amazing feats of engineering that make people stand back in awe. And if you ever dreamed of living like the Little Mermaid or Captain Nemo, taking a trip to one of these underwater hotels could be the closest thing to you realizing your dreams.