Scattered around the globe, several hotels are offering unique accommodations that literally let you sleep with the fishes. Whether you’ve been humming Under the Sea or you count Jules Verne’s Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea as a favorite novel, these underwater hotels are the perfect escape.
1: Atlantis the Palm (Dubai, UAE)
The Underwater Suites at the Atlantis the Palm in Dubai are a lesson in luxury. The enormous floor-to-ceiling windows allowing a view of marine life from your bed are just the icing on the cake. Named Poseidon and Neptune after the gods of the sea, the sprawling suites also come with 24-hour butler service. And while the suites, which run $8,200 a night, aren’t under the sea, their views of the 65,000 marine animals of Ambassador Lagoon aquarium create the illusion.
2: Resorts World Sentosa (Singapore)
Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore offers 11 Ocean Suites built as townhouses on two levels. Divided into land on the upper, living area and sea, in the underwater sleeping chambers, the suites offer the best of both worlds. Your personal butler will cater to you as you take in the view of the world’s largest aquarium. A stay in the suites runs about $1,200 per night.
3: Hilton’s Conrad Rangali Island Resort (Maldives)
In late 2018, the Rangali Island Resort opened what they’ve called the “world’s first underwater villa.” The Muraka can sleep nine people and is filled with luxury touches to make your time in the Maldives even more special. The two-level structure has a lower level sunk 16 feet below sea level with a master suite, bathroom, and lounge. Up above, a gym, butler’s quarters, security quarters, second living room, kitchen, bar, and deck provide all the rest and relaxation your party will need for an unforgettable vacation.
4: Utter Inn (Vasteras, Sweden)
Want to sleep underwater but can’t afford a steep price? This quaint underwater cabin in Sweden might be the perfect solution. The Utter Inn was designed by a local artist and while it appears to be a typical Swedish house floating on water, it actually has a small bedroom sunk about 10 feet below the surface. No frills or fuss, it makes a great weekend getaway at just $250 a night.
5: Bambu Indah Hotel (Bali, Indonesia)
While the Bambu Indah Hotel in Bali isn’t underwater, the view from its Udang House is so incredible, we had to include it. The tempered glass floor gives spectacular views into the shrimp pond the house was built upon, meaning you could spend hours lounging and gazing at the marine activity while in bed.