Do you ever wish you could be like Aquaman and live under the ocean?
Or perhaps, you just rewatched The Little Mermaid for the umpteenth time and can’t stop listening to Under the Sea.
Thanks to innovative engineering and cutting-edge designs, you can now book a room at an underwater hotel and sleep with sea monsters.
From all-inclusive and extravagant suites to affordable alternatives, an underwater hotel room at one of these jaw-dropping locations will provide you with an experience of a lifetime. Keep scrolling to dive deeper!
Where Are the Underwater Hotels Located?
Some of the most famous underwater hotels are in Dubai, Indonesia, China, and the USA. There are also renowned underwater resorts in Singapore, Tanzania, and the Maldives that make it possible for you to have your own pineapple under the sea.
If you’re keen to feel like an astronaut in the ocean, book a room at one of the underwater hotels listed below.
Wake up to underwater views of the sea life in motion from your bed at this five-star underwater hotel in Dubai, UAE. Atlantis the Palm, Dubai is an aquarium hotel and resort offering out of this world luxury and a private sandy beach.
The hotel has two underwater suites, named Poseidon (known as the ‘God of the Sea’ in Greek mythology) and Neptune (‘God of the Sea’ in the Roman religion).
Although the rooms are not actually underwater, they look out at the hotel’s massive Ambassador Lagoon aquarium, which houses 65,000 aquatic animals. From stingrays to sharks, you can wave at these sweet creatures swimming past your room from the floor-to-ceiling windows.
Your stay at one of these underwater suites can cost you about $6100 per night and comes with many perks. These include airport shuttles, dolphin encounters at Dolphin Bay, and unlimited access to the adventure mark.
Atlantis the Palm, Dubai, is one of the best underwater hotels in the world. The hotel’s luxury all-inclusive underwater rooms tick all the boxes when it comes to enjoying diverse sea life with grandeur and comfort.
While you’re here, don’t forget to visit the undersea restaurant, Ossiano, and order the Yellowfin Tuna “Ceviche” with Bell Peppers and Raspberry Sorbet, Red Chilli, and Pomegranate. Another dish that stands out is the Caramelized Black Cod with Homemade Linguine, Almond Foam, and Zucchini ‒ yum!
Rangali Island, Maldives
Submerged more than 16 feet below sea level, The Muraka at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort is the world’s first underwater villa.
It’s two stories tall with nine beds, sophisticated furnishings, and contemporary decor. The floor-to-ceiling windows provide scenic, relaxing views of the Indian Ocean’s diverse sea life.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is a 5-star resort situated on two separate islands connected by a bridge. This hotel in the Maldives is home to the famous all-glass underwater restaurant, Ithaa, located five meters beneath the water’s surface.
Unwind at the two award-winning spas, indulge in retail therapy at the on-site Italian boutique, or embark on a day trip to one of the nearby islands.
At a rate of $50,000 per night, staying at The Muraka is not for the faint-hearted. It’s ideal for a once-in-a-lifetime type of holiday.
Also known as Intercontinental Shimao Wonderland, this underwater hotel in China took a decade to build and opened its doors to the public in 2018.
Architects from Atkins Design impressively constructed the futuristic, luxury hotel into the slope of a quarry ‒ a fantastic engineering feat.
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland offers its guests a restaurant, fitness facility, bar, and garden. If you have children, they can join the property’s Kids’ club, which gives them access to the playground and other entertaining activities.
Unwind in the hotel’s spa and wellness center, which hosts a sauna, hot tub, and indoor pool.
The hotel features two underwater floors, one for underwater guest rooms and the other for an underwater restaurant, and provides guests with a luxurious stay.
Key Largo, Florida, United States
Jules’ Undersea Lodge is a more budget-friendly option located in Key Largo, Florida. Its affordability, along with the lodge’s unique history and method of accessibility, sets it apart from the other underwater hotels on this list.
Built in a former research institute, it’s now a fully functioning undersea accommodation. The lodge is named after Jules Verne, author of the famous novel “20,000 Leagues Under The Seas”.
It’s the first submarine research lab to be made accessible to the public and also the only underwater hotel where guests have no option but to scuba dive to get to their rooms. Thrillseekers can scuba dive about 21 feet into the main foyer to access their underwater rooms.
Order room service, so you never have to cut a conversation short with the many sea creatures peeking into your window. From tropical angelfish and barracuda to parrotfish and snappers, this underwater world is home to an impressive variety of fish.
Guests of Jules’ Undersea Lodge also have access to scuba gear and an unlimited supply of oxygen tanks to explore the ocean life up close.
Australia’s first underwater accommodation is a floating pontoon named Reefworld, located on the Great Barrier Reef. Staying on this World Heritage site is a privilege we can all aspire to experience as it’s home to the world’s largest collection of coral reefs.
Reefworld serves tourists who want to see the Hardy Reef and offers the underwater suites as a plus point.
Begin your adventure onboard their high-speed yacht to sail through the Whitsundays Islands. You’ll arrive at Hardy reef around 11 am where you can spend your day snorkeling, diving, or swimming.
Day tourists depart in the afternoon, leaving a few lucky overnight guests with exclusive access to either of the two underwater rooms for an all-inclusive experience.
Each underwater room features floor-to-ceiling views of the Great Reef’s fascinating marine life. You can relax knowing all of your meals, afternoon teas, and selected beverages are included in your booking.
Guests can partake in a guided snorkeling tour and a semi-submarine tour. Water babies will be thrilled to know that sailing to the pontoon is a part of the accommodation package. The grand finale is the underwater observatory access, where you can spend hours marveling at sea life.
Sentosa Island, Singapore
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore boasts 11 Ocean Suites constructed as two-story houses. The upper level is on land and comprises the living room, while the lower level contains the underwater sleeping rooms ‒ giving you the best of both worlds.
The living area has a dining space and an outdoor patio with a jacuzzi. Modern amenities and conveniences are available, like air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and more.
Sit back and admire the marine life while a personal butter attends to all your needs during your time in the underwater suites.
When you head out, you can take a tour of Sentosa Island to learn more about its history and culture. Or reserve a table at one of the many Italian restaurants like Fratelli Pizzeria, Trapizza, and Cliff.
Pemba Island, Tanzania
Manta Resort, Tanzania is a floating hotel located off the coast of Pemba Island in the Zanzibar archipelago. The tropical resort boasts spectacular views of the Indian Ocean and unique views of what lies beneath the water’s surface from its underwater hotel rooms.
Each room is approximately 13 feet below sea level, so you can relax to the sight of the stirring deep blue depths. The underwater room is like a box with glass on all four sides from which you can spend hours watching the fish swim past. The outside of the room has blue spotlights that attract the fish to come even closer to the windows at night.
Staying in an underwater room at the Manta Resort is a rejuvenating experience and gives you a feeling of being lost under the ocean.
If you’re feeling adventurous, you can spend your days diving and snorkeling at an additional cost. Sunset cruises are also available for the more laid-back crowd.
A slightly more budget-friendly underwater hotel is the Utter Inn located in Sweden.
From the outside, the Utter Inn looks like a Swedish house stuck in the middle of a lake. The inside, however, contains a small bedroom positioned approximately 10 feet below the water’s surface.
The bright-red house is in the middle of Lake Malaren, so you’re surrounded by water from all sides ‒ jump right in whenever you wish to or enjoy a paddle on the calm waters.
Your journey begins from the port of Vasteras, where a boat ride with the staff takes you to the Inn. After that, you’re left alone to enjoy the Inn’s comfort privately.
The top part includes a kitchen and a little dining area with an outdoor terrace. Climb down a ladder to access the underwater bedroom where you’re greeted by views of the aquatic life on all sides.
With a secluded location and striking underwater room, it’s a great option for people seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Ready to Stay at an Underwater Hotel?
And there you have it, the coolest and best underwater hotels from all around the world!
From the majestic Atlantis, the Palm in Dubai to the futuristic Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, these hotels offer spectacular views of aquatic life during your luxurious stay.
For a more island-like experience, choose from the Manta Resort, ultra-luxurious Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, or Resorts World Sentosa.
The brave-hearted traveler seeking an adventure can pick from the Reefsuites in Australia or Jules’ Undersea Lodge in Florida.