The underwater world is fascinating mostly because it’s so inaccessible to many of us. It’s basically a whole new world totally different than the one we live in and it’s all around us. Explorers and researchers are constantly discovering more and more about it but the thing that mesmerizes us all is how beautiful and mysterious and underwater world is. If you want to admire it in all its splendor, there are a few awesome resorts which let you literally dive into this world and experience how it would be to live down there even if it’s just for a short while. Needless to say, the experience is amazing and the views are spectacular.
The Manta Resort
The Manta Resort is located on Pemba Island in Zanzibar and one of its greatest features is an underwater sea room. The room is part of a three-leve floating structure which has a landing deck, a lounge space, a bathroom, daybeds on the top floor and this amazing room below sea level where you can watch fish swim around you. The structure sits in the middle of a living coral reef.
Dubai Atlantis, The Palm Underwater Room
The legend of Atlantis is known by everyone everywhere so it’s no wonder it has inspired some really cool ideas such as that of a hotel with underwater rooms. We’re talking about Dubai Atlantis, a luxury hotel and an amazing romantic getaway destination. The hotel has a series of suits such as the Poseidon, Neptune and this exquisite Palm underwater room which immerse the guests in a spectacular setting. Large windows bring the outdoors (in this case the ocean) inside the suites and offer spectacular views, allowing the guests to admire marine creatures and stunning landscapes.
Bambu Indah Hotel in Bali
Another amazing destination is the island of Bali in Indonesia where you can the Bambu Indah hotel. This is a luxury boutique hotel and an ideal destination if you’re seeking relaxation. As a guest you can choose to stay in one of the villas that have suites with open rooftops, patios and overwater bungalows. These bungalows have glass floors which let you see the underwater world below without actually being submerged.
Subsix, Dhaalu Atoll
Subsix is an underwater restaurant that’s part of the Niyama Private Islands Maldives resort. You can reach it by boat and you have to descend a three-tier staircase before you discover an amazing blue-tinted setting with full-height windows all around it and an interior design and chromatic palette inspired by the ocean. There are coral-like chandeliers, a clam-inspired bar, anemone chairs and waves of decorative shells hanging from the ceiling.
The Conrad Maldives is another extraordinary resort. You can find it on Rangali Island and you can think of it as an amazing, luxurious and unique sanctuary where you can enjoy breathtaking views not just over the distant landscape but also of the underwater world. Check out this one-of-a-kind bedroom suite which is basically an underwater dome with a curved glass ceiling that wraps around it and makes you feel like you’re actually a part of the ocean.
Ocean Suite – Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Resort World Santosa from Singapore also has a series of amazing ocean suites. These suites have two levels and allow guests to enjoy the best of both land and sea. By that we mean that the upper level is above sea level and features an open living area and a patio with a Jacuzzi and that the lower level is underwater and is where the bedroom is situated. Here you can sleep with the fishes but in a literal and good sense.
Mile Low Club
If you’re at all familiar with the Mile High Club which was launched by Oliver’s Travels more than 60 years ago, you’ll find it interesting to know that the Mile Low Club is now available as well. It allows travelers to dive into oceans via a specially adapted submarine called Lovers Deep. the submarine’s interior is customized to suit each individual customer’s requirements and preferences. The service was launched on Valentine’s Day in 2014.
Maldives: Sea at Anantara Kihavah Villas
The Sea restaurant is part of the Anantara Resort in the Maldives and offers its guests san unforgettable experience, allowing them to discover and to explore the underwater world in a way they’ve never done it before. Here you can find the world’s first underwater wine cellar along with a dining room completely immersed into the sea. Look out the windows to see turtles, tropical fish and even sharks swim by.
Outlaw’s at Al Mahara, at Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab
Since we’re talking about amazing underwater restaurants, we definitely have to also mention the one at Burj Al Arab Jumeirah where you can enjoy amazing gourmet dishes prepared by award-wining chef Nathan Outlaw who is a specialist when it comes to seafood. There’s no doubt that the food here is amazing but that’s not all. The atmosphere and the surroundings are out of this world too.