In this article, we’ll explore the best 10 underwater hotels in the world, including the famous Manta Resort in Zanzibar, Tanzania.
In addition to exploring different cultures and discovering new destinations, every traveler loves spending a night in an incredible facility. The charm of a beautiful eco-lodge, safari camp, glamping site, or unique resort gives them a memorable experience.
Some of the best unique accommodations in the world today include underwater hotels. These hotels feature amazing rooms with spectacular views of the sea. They also offer travelers a chance to experience marine life while enjoying a fantastic stay.
If you love nature and unique experiences, below are some of the best underwater hotels and resorts around the world.
#1 The Manta Resort, Tanzania
The Manta Resort is a unique facility situated about 250 meters offshore on Pemba Island, Zanzibar. Its tranquillity, beautiful architectural design, and amazing ocean views make it one of the best underwater hotels in the world.
The underwater hotel room comprises a comfortable double bed and a glass window to view marine life. It’s accessed using a ladder from a wooden deck which also consists of a self-contained room, bathroom, and lounge space.
The Manta Resort costs $1840 a night per person sharing. Visitors need to book a minimum of 3 nights.
#2 Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
Dubai is a popular destination mostly because of its splendid architecture and beautiful desert places. The futuristic city in the UAE is also famous for its beautiful underwater hotels, such as Atlantis The Palm.
The lavish hotel comprises two suites (Poseidon and Neptune) which offer visitors a unique underwater experience. It also features amenities such as a swimming pool, water park, washrooms, and an aquarium with thousands of sea creatures.
If you’re visiting Dubai soon, book your stay at the iconic Atlantis The Palm for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
#3 Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, China
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland by IHG is an experiential resort situated in Songjiang – about 48 kilometers from Shanghai, China. The hotel is built inside an abandoned quarry and comprises two underwater floors, which makes it one of the unique accommodation facilities in the world.
The resort’s six underwater suites boast incredible views of the aquarium tanks and the surrounding scenery.
#4 Conrad Rangali Islands, Maldives
The Maldives is home to some of the world’s most stunning and luxurious underwater hotels and resorts. One of its fantastic resorts is the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island which hosts The Muraka – a charming two-level facility with rooms over 16 feet below sea level.
Its underwater aquarium comprises floor-to-ceiling windows and a dome-like Master bedroom with a bathroom, closet, and marine life viewing theatre.
A night at The Muraka starts at $9,999 per person.
#5 The Jules Undersea Lodge
The Jules Undersea Lodge offers a unique experience and view of marine life from an old underwater marine research facility. Guests in this lodge enjoy views of a mangrove lagoon and a nursery area for reef fish.
Unlike other underwater hotels in the world that are reachable using a ladder, guests to The Jule have to scuba dive to access the lodge.
The underwater lodge in Florida can accommodate up to six guests who share the living room and the viewing window.
Rates at The Jules Undersea Lodge begin at $1,200 per person per night.
Other Underwater Hotels in the World
- #6 Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
- #7 Per Aquum Niyama, Maldives
- #8 Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
- #9 Lover’s Deep, St. Lucia
- #10 Reef Suites, Whitsundays Island, Australia
- #11 Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives
- #12 Hotel Utter Inn, Sweden
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