This article outlines the top 5 best luxury underwater hotels in the world. These submerged rooms, restaurants and spas are perfect to experience something completely different, making them ideal venues for honeymoons and anniversaries or just a family treat.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island’s Ithaa restaurant is the world’s first and only all glass undersea restaurant. It sits 5 metres or 16 feet below the surface, offering 180-degree panoramic views of the vibrant corals growing from the sea floor. Ithaa restaurant typically seats 12, but for $11,710 a night it can be made into a spectacular suite for two. The restaurant serving an excellent six-course set dinner menu and expect deeply luxury accommodations if you book this incredible venue for a night.
Anantara Kihavah Maldives Villas boutique hotel offers palm-dotted sands, piercing blue seas, pandering butlers, secluded villas – and an underwater restaurant where you can sample a delicious meal amidst the view of passing fish and the ocean floor. This restaurant features the world’s first underwater wine cellar. Be mesmerized by multicoloured fish waft by and enjoy an international gourmet menu accompanied with a choice of world-class wines.
Rather than looking out on the real life ocean, Resort World Sentosa looks out into the world’s largest aquarium. These uber luxury rooms enjoy a personalised butler service and spectacular views into this underwater world. 11 exclusive suites are designed like a deluxe two-story townhouse. The upper level consists of an open living area leading onto an outdoor patio and Jacuzzi whilst the lower level offers guests with an underwater world to fall asleep to.
Atlantis The Palm is one of Dubai’s most impressive mega resorts, with more than 1,500 rooms and suites, part aquatic wonderland. The hotel’s underwater suites have breathtaking underwater views (pictured above), including a version of the ruins of the mythical lost city of Atlantis along with 65,000 marine inhabitants. The floor to ceiling windows look straight into the hotel’s Ambassador Lagoon. These Suites also come with a private butler and a swim-with-dolphins experience.
Dip your toes in the warm, crystal clear lagoon, dine under the stars, snorkel one of the Maldives best reefs or swim in the lagoon-like infinity-edged pool. Then flop out on your own private stretch of powdery-sand. Just when you think it can’t get any better, you’ll stumble upon the world’s first underwater spa.. Huvafen Fushi’s spa, LIME, has 6 over water pavilions in addition to the world’s first underwater treatment rooms. Soft cushions evoke the tactile versions of the corals and sponges and the slow rhythmic flow of the water, punctuated by the spectral colours of tropical fish.
If you prefer to be over the water take a look at my top 5 best overwater villas in the Caribbean, my top 5 best romantic honeymoon hotels in the Maldives with private pools and my top 5 best luxury hotels and resorts in the Maldives.
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