The view under the sea has always been mesmerising for many. Luckily, nowadays, you can make your dream come true with a variety of underwater hotels all around the world.
But where are they? How much will it cost for one night? Everything you need will be on our list of the 15 best underwater hotels in the world. These hotels will surely guide you into the wonderland and give you an outstanding experience of your lifetime!
1. Atlantis - The Palm, Dubai
The impressive view of the underwater suite in Atlantis - The Palm. Picture from the official website of Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai
- Location: Palm Island, Dubai
- Address: Crescent Rd, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Phone: +971 4 426 2000
- Estimated price: £5,500
The Atlantis resort is located on the famous Palm Island of the Arabian Sea, less than an hour from Dubai International Airport or Al Maktoum International Airport.
You can choose the Neptune or the Poseidon Suite for an underwater view. Both can enjoy the incredible underwater vistas of the Ambassador Lagoon - one of the largest open-air aquariums in the Middle East.
Their underwater suites feature huge floor-to-ceiling windows, with the sight of sharks, rays and other marine creatures swimming past your bed.
Each room has a king-size bed, free transportation service from the airport, daily breakfast and afternoon team, not to mention other all-in-one experiences. One of the world’s largest waterparks, Atlantis Explorers Club, and The Lost Chambers Aquarium, to name just a few.
While staying at Atlantis - The Palm overnight, you will experience all their add-on services for free. The price for each night might vary based on the time and the platform you book your room.
2. The Manta Resort, Tanzanian
An experience different from any other luxury resort. Picture from the official website of The Manta Resort
- Location: Pemba Island, Tanzanian
- Address: Psv-zanzibar estate, Tanzania
- Phone: +255 776 141 429
- Estimated price per night: £1,505 / double room
Unlike any other fancy five-star hotel, the Manta Resort is an extraordinary place. Located on a remote island off the east coast of Africa, Pemba Island is a serene, natural place with a primitive forest, coral reefs, turquoise water and few citizens.
The underwater room in Manta Resort is a Swedish-engineered floating room anchored on the ocean. The room above the water is made of local hardwood. The one below offers an enlightening experience to be surrounded by the turquoise blue water while watching shoals of reef fish swim by your bed.
This place also provides other activities such as diving, excursion, fishing or mainland safaris with various prices based on your choice. However, the Manta Resort only accepts at least three nights of accommodation for its underwater room.
3. Conrad Maldives, Maldives
Sleep under the roof of water. Pictures from the official website of Conrad Maldives
- Location: Rangali Island, Maldives
- Address: Rangali Island Alifu, Dhaalu Atoll, 20077, Maldives
- Phone: +960 668-0629
- Estimated price per night: ~£8,000 / night
Being one of the top resorts in the Maldives, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort has a section called the Muraka, the first luxury two-level residence, with a view of over 16 feet below the Indian Ocean in their master bedroom.
Above the water, you will have two bedrooms, a bathtub with a view of the ocean and an infinity pool just for yourself.
You can sleep underwater with fishes swimming above your bed through a 180-degree curved acrylic dome. The room is also furnished with floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom and a walk-in closet.
The Muraka residence is suitable for families and groups of friends, with a long list of amenities and special entertainment areas for junior visitors. Breakfast is also included in the room expense.
4. InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, China
The one and only hotel carved into the cliff. Pictures from the official website of InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland
- Location: Shanghai, China
- Address: Chen Hua Road No. 5888, Songjiang District, Shanghai, 201619, Mainland China
- Phone: +86 021 67661888
- Estimated price per night: £833
Shanghai Wonderland belongs to the popular InterContinental group. This is the first hotel in the world that was carved into a cliff. The hotel is built on the side of an abandoned quarry in Songjiang, making it 88 metres nearer to the earth's centre than any other Chinese landmark.
If you have a big family travelling along, you can choose a duplex underwater view with a twin bedroom. The room provides a private sitting room, children's rooms, and terraces, all within 120 square metres.
Booking a room in InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, you can enjoy a variety of 5 stars amenities for free, such as a fitness centre, indoor pool, club floor lounge, laundry, currency exchange, etc.
5. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
A big window to the water in front of your bed. Pictures from the official website of Resorts World Sentosa
- Location: Sentosa, Singapore
- Address: 8 Sentosa Gateway, Singapore
- Phone: +86 10 6468 9705
- Estimated price per night: £1,411
On Singapore’s resort island of Sentosa, Resorts World Sentosa offers the exceptional Equarius Ocean Suites. The rooms are designed like a two-storey townhouse, with an outdoor patio on the second floor and a view under the sea on the first floor.
There will be only 11 exclusive suites. All have five stars services and personalised butler services. You can enjoy a private jacuzzi in the opening living area and sleep with fish swimming along your side. Guests at the Equarius Ocean Suites can also experience the free-form swimming pool at Equarius Villas.
6. Utter Inn Hotel, Sweden
The outside of the hotel looks just like a traditional Sweden house. Pictures from the Unique Hotels
- Location: Västerås, Sweden
- Address: Farjkajen 1 Nygatan 4A Lake Maelaren, Västerås 722 14 Sweden
- Phone: +46 21 39 01 00
- Estimated price per night: £310
Built by a Swedish artist named Mikael Genberg, Utter Inn Hotel started as an art project that offers accommodation underwater for people.
Located in the middle of Lake Mälaren, this place looks just like a traditional Swedish house. The room is minimalised with a twin bed, a table and big windows looking through the view under the lake.
The room will have no electricity (the amenities are battery-powered instead), and breakfast will be served in cooler bags. The above-water entrance also has two chairs that can be used for sunbathing. You can enjoy your day by looking at the clear water or canoeing to a nearby inhabited island to explore.
This hotel is only open in summer at a much more reasonable price than other underwater hotels. You can expect this as an experience to escape from the fast, noisy life and spend quality time with your beloved one.
7. Reefsuites, Australia
See the marine life right beside your bed. Pictures from the official website of Cruise Whitsundays
- Location: Queensland, Australia
- Address: 24 The Cove Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
- Phone: +617 4846 7000
- Estimated price per night: £1,513 / single room
Being Australia’s first underwater accommodation on the Great Barrier Reef, the Reefsuites from Cruise Whitsundays will give you more than just a voyage around the reef.
The spectacular overnight Reefsuite adventure will take place aboard the cruise Reefworld located at Hardy Reef, 40 miles away from Airlie Beach.
First, your journey will start with exploring the Whitsunday Islands and admiring the Hardy Reef. Then, you can enjoy lunch and other activities such as diving, swimming, sightseeing, etc., based on your liking. After dinner, the wonderful view of the reef is ready right in your room.
There will be only 2 room classes to choose from, which are king double and twin single. Each room will be furnished with luxury bedding, a glass-walled bathroom, and wide vistas of the Great Barrier Reef's breathtaking underwater world.
All your meals, from breakfast to lunch to afternoon tea and dinner, are included. The expense also covers other activities to contemplate the reef, such as a private guided snorkelling tour or semi-submarine voyage.
8. Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas, Maldives
Have your meals served right beside the fish. Pictures from the official website of Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villa
- Location: Baa Atoll, Baa Atoll
- Address: Kihavah Huravalhi Island, Baa Atoll, 20215, Maldives
- Phone: +960 664-4111
- Estimated price per night: £1,230
Located on a private island in a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the fancy Anantara Kihavah Maldives is surrounded by turquoise water. The place is famous for its wonderful view across the shore and amazing services to explore both above and below the ocean’s surface.
Although it does not have underwater accommodation, this stunning resort owns award-winning underwater dining that offers gourmet meals with sea creatures swimming by your table. You can enjoy a variety of wines at one of the underwater wine cellars while watching the wonderful view under the sea.
9. Jules Undersea Lodge, Florida, USA
One of the few underwater hotels where you can swim with the fish when you get to your room.
- Location: Key Largo Undersea Park, Florida, USA
- Address: 51 Shoreland Drive, Key Largo, FL 33037
- Phone: 305.451.2353
- Estimated price per night: £920
Jules Undersea Lodge is outstanding among other underwater places due to the fact that it is the only place where you need to scuba dive to get to your room. This is suitable for anyone who is looking for an extreme underwater experience.
Being one of the oldest underwater accommodations, the place is decorated with retro interiors according to sci-fi movies imagining future underwater colonies.
As you will be staying 21 feet beneath the surface, you will need some paperwork to be given permission. Special delivery services with your equipment, such as laptops, iPad, etc., are also available. Everything will be transferred underwater by professional scuba divers at a specific price.
For the food, most people will choose a pizza to be delivered. But you can also have a private chef scuba dive into your room and make you a special meal based on your request.
They also offer scuba diving courses and common amenities such as water, soda, snacks, etc. The price rate will change based on the number of people you are travelling with.
10. Hurawalhi Resort, Maldives
Exclusive experience under the water in Hurawalhi resort. Picture from the official website of Hurawalhi Resort
- Location: Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
- Address: Hurawalhi Island, Lhaviyani Atoll 20187, Maldives
- Phone: +960 6622000
- Estimated price per night: £976
Hurawalhi is the only resort on the island of Hurawalhi with a long stretch of white, sandy beach. This place is famous for an outstanding house reef, a lovely lagoon and the world's biggest all-glass underwater restaurant named 5.8.
Hurawalhi Resort offers villas with luxury, exclusivity, and breathtaking views. You can enjoy your preferred viewpoint and set with the option of beachside or over-water.
Winning the Award of Excellence in 2019 by Wine Spectator, the spectacular 5.8 restaurant creates great delights for its guests. Plus, a multi-course tasting extravaganza along with an impressive view of the blue ocean.
Despite not having underwater accommodation, diving into this breathtaking view while having a delicious meal is a worthy experience.
11. Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
The amazing view outside Poseidon Undersea Resort. Picture from poseidonresorts.com
- Location: Katafanga Island, Fiji
- Address: 21392 N Circle Rd Unit 6, Rathdrum, Idaho, 83858, United States
- Phone: (208) 687-9057
- Estimated price per week: £12,300 per person when sharing a room
Poseidon Undersea Resort is one of the most expensive underwater hotels in the world. This is also the world’s first seafloor resort and the only location where you can spend a few days in an exquisite environment 90 feet under the surface.
Designed by the chairperson of U.S. Submarines, Inc., the construction covers an area of about 38,000 square feet and is 1.5 kilometres long.
The entry to the underwater suites is an elevator at the end of a pier. What’s amazing about Poseidon Undersea Resort is that visitors won't notice any change in pressure between the interior suites and the atmosphere outside.
There are three different kinds of accommodation: the above ground with a private beach, the overwater, and the one on the ocean bottom below the surface. The underwater lodging consists of 24 magnificent suites, a restaurant and a common living area.
The exterior of the underwater suites was constructed mostly with clear acrylic glass from floor to ceiling. This allows the guests to enjoy the most amazing panoramic views of the sea bottom.
Moreover, each suite has a coral garden outside that can be lit with a switch and contains distinct types of marine life.
Staying in Poseidon Undersea Resort, you can enjoy many exciting activities like exploring the enigmatic abyss by using submersible boats, diving, and many other 5 stars services.
12. Lovers Deep Submarine from Oliver’s Travels
Lovers Deep Submarine offers luxury interiors. Picture from the official website of Oliver’s Travels
- Location: Caribbean
- Estimated price per night: £175,000
Lovers Deep Submarine was a distinguished experience once offered by Oliver’s Travels. They are no longer providing this service, but it used to be one of the best underwater accommodations for couples on their honeymoon.
The Lover's Deep is designed especially for couples to spend some valuable time together in total solitude and harmony underwater. You can escape from the stresses of the outside world and travel deep beneath the Caribbean Sea in a private, luxurious submarine.
You will get to experience the best services with exquisite interiors, gourmet dishes and every luxury amenities you can imagine of.
13. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
The world’s first and only underwater spa. Picture from the official website of Huvafen Fushi
- Location: North Male Atoll
- Address: Nakachchafushi North Malé Atoll, 08390, Maldives
- Phone: +960 664 4222
- Estimated price per night: £935
Huvafen Fushi is not a hotel that offers underwater accommodation. However, you should not miss the underwater spa experience in this place.
At the Huraven Spa, you will get to enjoy a relaxing treatment including massages, facial treatments, and total-body therapies. Modern methods are combined with Maldivian customs to create the best experience for both your body and soul.
This is the world's first underwater spa, offering a calm and distinguished environment to nurture well-being and comfort your mind.
The villas in Huvafen Fushi also have beautiful designs that are nature-friendly and modern at the same time. The different views and amenities they offer are insane.
14. Niyama Private Islands Maldives, Maldives
The distinguished design creates a memorable atmosphere. Picture from the official website of SUBSIX restaurant
- Location: Dhaalu Atoll
- Address: Dhaalu Atoll, PO Box 2002, Republic of Maldives
- Phone: +960 664 4111
- Estimated price per night: £650
SUBSIX is another exquisite underwater restaurant that you must try in the Maldives.
Belonging to the luxury 5-star resort Niyama Private Islands Maldives, you can go by speedboat and then climb another three-tier staircase to reach this restaurant.
The ceiling is decorated with abstract Italian chandeliers, casting a coral-like glow on the decline. The bar's swooping curves are inspired by clams, with the plush anemone seats beside to follow the marine theme.
The Niyama Resort is rated #4 in the ‘Best Resorts in the World’ category of the Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards, so staying here and enjoying the delicious meals is not a bad choice for your Maldives trip.
15. Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Dubai
- Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
- Address: Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, 73137, United Arab Emirates
- Phone: +971 4 301 7777
- Estimated price per night: ~£1,200
The stunning restaurant with many fishes swimming through your table. Picture from the official website of Al Mahara restaurant
Belongs to the famous Jumeirah hotel, the Al Mahara restaurant offers an exquisite dining experience by Chef Andrea Migliaccio from Capri’s Two-Michelin star ‘Ristorante L’Olivo’.
Located in a 321m high building, the spectacular floor-to-ceiling aquarium in the restaurant Al Mahara creates the ideal setting for a meal that will delight the senses on every level. Dinner is served by the colourful marine life swimming just feet from your table.
The menu features a broad variety of seafood options, and the chef creates dishes that enhance the Al Mahara experience. A five- or seven-course chef's menu with wine pairings or luxury wine pairings is an option.
Which is the best underwater hotel?
This list of the 15 best underwater hotels has many options for you to choose from, from accommodation to restaurants and other luxury services. Each has its unique vibe with different budgets and styling.
We suggest you should choose the one based on your liking, the beach city you want to visit and your own criteria. Have a nice trip!