We may earn a commission from affiliate links. Everyone loves a good room with a view, and it doesn't get any better for nature lovers than a hotel under the sea. You don't have to know how to dive to experience the magic below sea level when you stay at these amazing underwater hotels.
Sprinkled across the globe, these luxurious and unusual undersea hotels include places like the Conrad Muraka in the Maldives. You will find yourself surrounded by the finned and scaled creatures you love so much without having to leave the comfort of your hotel room. With bedrooms and suites housed in partially submerged buildings or submarines, you will have your pick at the best underwater hotels.
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While some are still a work in progress, a majority of the hotels are available to book. But the unbeatable views and the bragging rights you earn for sleeping with the fish are worth every bit. Plan the ultimate vacation at hotels that look out into the marine world in the Indian Ocean or man-made aquariums with our list of the best underwater hotels. Note: Some businesses may be temporarily closed due to recent global health and safety issues.
Submerged 16 feet below sea level, this two-level villa debuted in November and has a master bedroom and a bathroom, both featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls to take in the Indian Ocean's marine life.
The word muraka translates to coral in the local language of Dhivehi. At sea level, guests can enjoy two bedrooms and a bathroom, an outdoor deck with an infinity pool, hour butler service, and access to a private chef. You can also have a fitness trainer and reserve some spa treatments in your suite. If you are traveling with children, the resort will set up a teepee in the undersea suite, complete with a pillow fort and treats selected by you. The resort also offers a kids' club and Junior Diving Course. You can arrive at Muraka via a private seaplane or travel from Conrad Maldives Rangali on a speedboat, which you can keep for the duration of your stay.
Access to private jet skis is also available. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island opened its first undersea restaurant a decade ago.
Considered a first-of-its-kind, the Ithaa meaning "mother of pearl" restaurant, also located 16 feet below sea level, is surrounded by coral gardens and has set menus featuring a six-course meal. Accommodation: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.
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Photo Source: The Manta Resort. Located off the east coast of Tanzania, Pemba Island belongs to the Zanzibar archipelago, featuring some of the finest beaches and the most beautiful azure waters. InThe Manta Resort unveiled its exclusive Underwater Room, a three-level floating suite offering crystal-clear views of the reef from its submerged bedroom in the Indian Ocean.
This all-inclusive villa, perfect for a honeymooncan be accessed by a quick wooden boat ride from the beach.
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It's close enough to the beach, but provides the ultimate seclusion and has a living room, bathroom, and a sundeck crafted from local hardwood. At night, this underwater hotel lights up on the sides to shed light on the sea turtles and reef sharks swimming alongside you as you rest. Accommodation: The Manta Resort. You may have swum in some amazing locations, but have you ever swam in a pool underwater?
That's right, the five-star InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, now has two submerged floors where you can stay overnight and swim in comfort. Built into the side of an abandoned quarry in Songjiang, the stunning new hotel is 20 miles from Shanghai city center. The flagship InterContinental hotel's underwater suites are two stories tall; the bedroom looks out to the water's surface, while the living room underneath sits inside a saltwater aquarium.
Nightly, you can watch the mesmerizing light and water show the hotel puts on right from a theater box attached to your room. The hotel also offers rock climbing, kayaking, and bungee jumping over the quarry. Dine at the hotel's aptly named seafood restaurant, Mr. Fisher, which also features views of the aquarium.
Accommodation: InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland.
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Photo Source: Resorts World Sentosa. Your kids will not soon forget a stay at the Resorts World Sentosa, located on the island of Sentosa on the southern edge of Singapore. The resort has 11 exclusive, two-story suites with access to the property's massive aquarium, housing 40, fish. Guests can enjoy private butler service and views from the upper level patio with its own Jacuzzi while being mesmerized by the aquarium residents, including manta rays, clownfish, and more.
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Aquarium which includes the world's second largest oceanariumand more. Guests in the Underwater rooms can choose from a of Michelin-starred restaurant on the resort grounds. Accommodation: Resorts World Sentosa. Photo Source: Atlantis, The Palm. With names like Neptune and Poseidon, the underwater suites at the Atlantis The Palm in Dubai beckon you to experience luxurious accommodations set amid the marine life of the Persian Gulf.
The palatial Atlantis sits on a man-made, palm-tree-shaped island and is lauded as one of Dubai's most impressive hotels, in part for its architecture and aquatic wonderland. The Atlantis underwater room looks onto the resort's aquarium that houses 65, creatures, including rays and sharks, gracefully swimming among the man-made ancient ruins of the lost city of Atlantis.
Guests can choose to go scuba diving in the aquarium to come face-to-face with the animals.
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Accommodation: Atlantis, The Palm. Photo Source: Jules' Undersea Lodge. Jules' Undersea Lodge is the only underwater hotel that involves scuba diving to get to your room. Located at Key Largo Undersea Park, the Jules' Lodge is 21 feet beneath the surface and is surrounded by dazzlingly colorful fish.
Once you've dived to reach your room, expect to find a cozy accommodation where you can either enjoy food you've brought in pizza seems to be a winneror hire a "mer-chef" that can scuba down to your room to make a meal of your choice. The lodge also offers some excursions for an additional fee, including the Labs in the Lodge tour where a marine biologist and a habitat education specialist will show you everything you need to know about aquatic life surrounding the lodge. Or you can opt to dive to the Undersea Garden with a master scuba diver and see how vegetables and herbs are grown in underwater spheres.
Accommodation: Jules' Undersea Lodge. Photo Source: Utter Inn Hotel.
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The room doesn't have an electrical connection, so be prepared for a romantic evening with candles and bring pre-charged batteries for your cellphones, unless you want to completely disconnect. The top red-and-white wooden deck has two chairs that can be used for sunbathing and admiring the scenic landscape.
You can explore the nearby islands by an inflatable canoe and visit a former Viking settlement in Birka. The hotel is only open during the summer months.
Accommodation: Utter Inn Hotel. With coral restoration at its heart, Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel is still a work in progress.
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This is among the few hotels underwater that is going to be in the relatively reasonably priced category. Guests who are feeling adventurous can scuba dive into their submarine-like accommodations. Accommodation: Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel. India Travel Guide.
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