What Sebastian the Crab once said, “Darling it’s better, down where its wetter,” rings true once you see the stunning views from these underwater hotel rooms. Wake up with no troubles, in a sea of bubbles while competing in a starring contest with the local fish. Guests are treated with an ultimate therapeutic and relaxing night of sleep. Once you catch some zzz’s under the sea, land sleeping will never be the same. The silent and dark rooms keep you warm as you gaze out at the night creatures – and only if a couple hotel designs move past the blueprint stage.
Poseidon Undersea Resort | Fiji
The near-launched 5-star undersea resort features 225 acres of luxury situated amongst a tropical lagoon. Poseidon features an under-water chapel that is surrounded by the ocean’s most beautiful sites. Word on the reef has it that they are seeking a second location.
Jule’s Undersea Lodge | Florida
Scuba dive 21 feet deep in the Emerald Lagoon waters and enter paradise. Originally opened in the 1970’s, the mobile undersea habitat was converted to a hotel in the 1980’s. Looking to get wed-locked undersea? Your wish is their command while spending time at Jule’s.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island | Maldives
This Hilton Hotel is home to whale sharks, manta rays, sharks dolphins, turtles and pristine coral reefs. Recently voted, “Best Luxury Resort in the Maldives,” this hotel is accessible via a 30-minute seaplane flight. The six-star hotel rooms are above sea level, but check out the underwater Ithaa Undersea Restaurant.
Utter Inn | Sweden
The small and quaint floating hotel is dark and quiet while you sleep in an underwater aquarium room. The single-room hotel is located on Lake Malaren and the room is located three meters below surface. With panoramic windows in the bedroom, connect eye-to-eye with the local fish who are as curious about you as you are of them.
Water Discus Hotel | Dubai
Dubai is continuously creating innovative and luxurious buildings. The architects unleashed the Water Discus’s design in 2012. The UFO-looking discs will feature 21 rooms, lavish lobby and pool for scuba diving.
Shimao Wonderland | Songjiang, China
The plans for this “cave hotel” features two submerged floors and full-feature design along side an abandoned rock cave. The underwater portion would include a sports complex, spa, swimming pool, restaurant and aquarium themed guest rooms. Grand opening date is to be determined but plans to open between 2013-2015.
Elizabeth is a fitness professional, workshop presenter and freelance writer. She is an active traveler who treks the globe looking for interesting stories to write and places to photograph. Her most significant travel achievements include living and volunteering in Australia twice and studied yoga in India.