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8 Best Underwater Hotels In the World

Imagine that your next vacation, honeymoon, anniversary trip or getaway adventure included looking out your window to see underwater wildlife. Picture in your mind how the beautiful, vibrant deep blue seas views would make you feel. Relaxed, happy? Almost dreamlike? Staying at an underwater hotel can certainly seem like a fantasy. 


Well, believe it or not, there are actually many beautiful locations like this around the world that you can experience. Underwater hotels are becoming more and more popular because the serenity of the ocean appeals to vacation goes, helping them to feel calmer and truly enjoy their stay.

There are actual studies that prove people who live near or frequently visit water are happier. Here we will outline the top underwater destinations that you should go on your next journey abroad. Make a list and find your ideal underwater fantasy to go to next!


The Top 8 Underwater Hotels


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Manta Resort in Pemba Island, Tanzania

This amazing underwater room located off the coast of Zanzibar is more like its own private island. You will see some incredible coral reefs from your room, and there are even more gorgeous views from the roof deck.

You can even schedule dives on the resort to get a truly up close and personal view of all of the fishes. There are three levels that include sea-level landing deck where the bathroom is located, a roof for lounging and sunbathing, and then the bedroom with a 360-degree window view of the sea. It even has lights that come in the evening for a serene nighttime attraction. 

Manta Resort in Pemba Island, Tanzania


Lime Spa – Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

The Maldives is a gorgeous location with turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and private, on the ocean rooms. The Lime Spa offers treatments to be enjoyed under the sea, including private and couples’ massages, facials, as well as Teresa Tarmey treatments with the beauty of gazing into a dream-like underwater world. It can also be a place to take in the beautiful underwater views with a morning cup of tea or coffee, “a waking dream.” You can always book this spa with Thrillophilia’s Packages to Maldives before you reach the best honeymoon destination.

Lime Spa - Huvafen Fushi, Maldives


Poseidon Undersea Resorts – Fiji

The undersea resorts here include fine dining, a dive shop, a library, a theater area, an executive golf course, tennis courts, and a wedding chapel. Yes, you can get actually get married under the sea here, or maybe renew your vows for a truly unique experience. The Island is surrounded by a lagoon with waters as deep as 90 feet and features abundant sea life. Although it is not excepting reservations just yet, you can register to ensure to be one of the first to experience this underwater anomaly. Fiji is a bucket-list destination



Atlantis The Palm – Dubai

The suites located in this underwater hotel have floor to ceiling windows so that you can enjoy the entire view of marine life. You can see ancient ruins from the mythical lost city of Atlantis, enjoy dolphin encounters, and there is even a waterpark located within the resort for days of fun. The lounge access is open to all guests that are staying in the luxury suites and includes breakfast, snacks, afternoon tea, and pre-dinner cocktails. 

Atlantis The Palm - Dubai


InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland – Songjiang, China

This eighteen story luxury hotel provides you with two floors of underwater views in their suites and even has an underwater swimming pool. Each of the underwater suites has its very own aquarium and a balcony where you can sit and watch the water show at the nighttime. The sights here are truly something out of a fantasy or dream. 

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland
InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland


Ocean Suites at Resorts World Sentosa – Singapore

The upper levels of these two-story townhome suites go to an outdoor patio with a jacuzzi, and the underwater lower level gives guests a view of over 40,000 marine fish. There are many attractions in the area you can enjoy, including aquariums, museums, waterparks, and Universal Studios Singapore. Their private dining options consist of various culinary creations from around the globe such as Asian, Japenese, and Italian. 


Lovers Deep Submarine 

If money is no object, you might consider this for an incredible getaway. You take an underwater adventure on a submarine fully equipped with your own luxury suite that provides a chef and personal butler. The chef provides incredible gourmet dishes with fresh ingredients that are obtained before each voyage – think caviar and oysters for a start.

Let’s not forget the incredible ocean views from every window. You can take visits to Barbados, Martinique, St. Lucia, and the Red Sea to name a few. You book this out of this world trip through Oliver’s Travels. Dubbed the “Mile Low Club” as a funny opposition to the well known “Mile High Club,” the Lovers Deep Submarine experience is a way to be completely excluded with the one you love to unwind and take in all the deep blue has to offer. Just don’t be too shocked at the price tag; luxury and serenity on a private submarine do come at a high cost.

Lovers Deep Submarine 
Luxury Submarine Hotel

The Muraka – Conrad’s Rangali Island, Maldives

Back in the Maldives, you can experience The Muraka on the Rangali Island Resort. You have to take your own private seaplane or speedboat to this isolated location. These suites have two stories, an upper-level space with two bedrooms and a bathroom that has a tub facing the ocean and a deck with infinity pool. The underwater first story has its own tunnel view of the ocean for you to gaze in wonderment at the beautiful marine life. 

Rangali Island Resort

Any of these locations is sure to pave the way for an amazing underwater experience. Don’t forget that in order to travel you need to have an updated visa or passport – and if time is of the essence, you should be sure to check out services like Favisbook for an expedited appointment.

Make sure you know when you will need a travel visa when going out of the country – even if your destination is below sea level. Be sure to plan accordingly, so you can make the most out of your next adventure. The views under the seas alone in these underwater hotel suites will make your getaway one of the more memorable times in your life. 

Nia McKenna

Nia is an Associate Editor at The Fairytale Traveler and self diagnosed travel junkie. Having traveled to 5 of the 7 continents, her love of good food and culture is a force to be reckoned with. When she isn't off adventuring with her husband, which she writes about on her blog CircaWanderlust, she can be found with a good cup of tea cuddling her pups and taking pictures of her food. She loves black and white movies and could listen to Elvis on repeat.

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