Hotels like Jules Undersea Lodge and Atlantis at The Palm in Dubai,have pioneered the concept and you can now spend a night amongst the fish and other magical sea creatures that the ocean has to offer through an underwater suite. Truly an innovative concept, Jules’ Undersea Lodge claimed status as the world’s only underwater lodging available to the public until recent years when ecotourism has become all the rage.
Jules’ Undersea Lodge, named after the author of the classic tale ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea’, is the world’s first underwater hotel. Originally built in the early 1970s as a groundbreaking research lab off the coast of Puerto Rico, the Lodge has been in business in Key Largo, Florida since relocating there and opening its hatch to the public in 1986.
The entrance to this underwater abode is appropriately located 21 feet below the surface. Visitors to Jules who are not certified divers will go through a 3-hour crash course in scuba diving before shacking up in their room for the night.
After diving down and resurfacing through the wet room entrance, residents can take off their scuba gear and enjoy all the conveniences of modern life, 21 feet below the surface.
Completely stocked with modern conveniences like air-conditioning, hot showers, a stereo and a DVD player this hotel is perfect for the romantic getaway or the adventurer who truly desires a unique experience (and, yes, the Lodge is fully stocked with compressed air). Dinner and breakfast are even provided to you by the world’s only “mer-chef.”
The underwater suites at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai are really fit for the king and queen of the seas. They are some of the most intimate and romantic hotel rooms that you could ever dream of… as long as you don’t have nightmares about sharks.
Take a private lift to your three-story, underwater suite and discover a whole new meaning to “sleeping with the fishes.” Floor-to-ceiling windows provide guests with panoramic views of the Ambassador Lagoon, a 3-million-gallon aquarium filled with more than 65,000 marine animals, including sharks and stingrays. Just imagine lying in bed while watching the creatures of the sea pass by.
In-room amenities even include a bath made of sparkling 24-karat gold, as well as 24-hour butler service, of course.
The luxurious Hotel Conrad Maldives Rangali does not have an underwater room for you to sleep in, but you can dine in style submerged under water without having to wear a wetsuit to enter!
The Ithaa Undersea restaurant is located 16 feet below sea level. You can enjoy your mix of Maldivian and Western cuisine while you look up to see the beautiful reef and marine life. While dining in this gorgeous setting, visitors can marvel at unobstructed views of sea life in their natural setting.
Lovers Deep is the fanciest submarine you could ever imagine. This submarine takes luxury to a new level. Situated just off the coast of one of the beautiful Caribbean islands of your choice, it is intended for romantic getaways for couples that want to have a private night together submerged beneath the ocean waves.
Once you’re in, the sub will dive way beneath the surface, taking you to maximum depths of 650 feet. This experience is meant to be customized, and comes complete with a gourmet menu curated by a chef as well as the mood lighting and ambiance to your heart’s desire.