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subaquatic weddings to mermaid-esque crowns, brides are drawing inspiration from the deep-blue sea. So, we weren’t all that surprised when we started seeing the underwater hotels trend extend to honeymoons.
Ever dreamt of sleeping with the fishes or waking up to sharks swimming past your bedroom? Properties around the world are going to great depths to make vacationing beneath the waves a reality! You’ll be amazed by the sparkling tides and majestic marine life at these lust-worthy underwater hotels.
Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, UAE
The Poseidon and Neptune suites at Atlantis, The Palm are fit for a king. Master bedrooms and baths are equipped with floor-to-ceiling windows that peer into Ambassador Lagoon, brimming with Persian Gulf marine inhabitants. Included in the $8,000 nightly rate is a 24-hour personal butler, gold-flecked soap, and sumptuous linens. Don’t miss Hatha yoga classes, held every Tuesday and Friday in the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
The Manta Resort, Pemba Island, Tanzania
Anchored to the ocean floor, the underwater room at The Manta Resort is a unique tri-level structure that floats just off the coast of Pemba Island. Catch rays on the sun-splashed roof deck, relax in the sea-level lounge, and snooze in the subaqueous retreat that offers 360-degree views of fascinating creatures—including the endangered coelacanth. seeking something a bit more adventurous? Book a once-in-a-lifetime scuba diving excursion.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Hotel, Rangali, Maldives
The ultra-luxurious Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is home to Ithaa, the first all-glass underwater restaurant on the planet. Diners savor contemporary haute cuisine 16 feet below the surface. And then there’s The Muraka, debuting in November 2018. Enclosed in a curved acrylic dome, the state-of-the-art villa boasts a submerged boudoir (imagine sleeping in a fish tank), bathroom, living space, and spiral staircase. Equally jaw-dropping is the $50,000 price tag.
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
Immersed in a massive aquarium filled with over 40,000 fish, each of the exclusive ocean suites at Resort World Sentosa are the definition of deluxe. Think: five-star comforts), hideaway tubs, and giant windows. You could spend the entire day watching shoals of fish, sharks, and stingrays swim past. Upstairs is a posh sitting area that leads onto an outdoor patio with a jacuzzi.