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9 Best Underwater Hotels in the World

Experience the world’s beauty below the water’s surface at an excellent underwater hotel. These unique hotels offer a unique look into marine life, from sunken rooms, clubs, and spas to one-of-a-kind restaurants. See what lies below the water at these top underwater hotels worldwide.

The Manta Resort, Zanzibar The Manta Resort
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The Manta Resort, Zanzibar

The romantic Manta Resort in Zanzibar has several luxury accommodations to offer travelers a retreat while exploring this picturesque island oasis. However, The Manta Resort is best known for its three-level underwater room that lies 13 feet below the surface. Only accessible by boat, this private accommodation has a top deck perfect for sunbathing, while the bottom floor is completely submerged underwater. This underwater hotel room offers 360 degrees of underwater views, so you can genuinely understand aquatic life.

Key Amenities:

  • Three-level underwater room

  • Top deck for sunbathing

  • 360-degree underwater views

Atlantis The Palm, Dubai Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
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Atlantis The Palm, Dubai

Atlantis The Palm in Dubai is found on the iconic palm-shaped island, an artificial, man-made island structure. No room in this luxury 5-star hotel will disappoint; however, the two underwater suites here are truly remarkable. With floor-to-ceiling windows, these underwater rooms boast views of the 65,000 aquatic creatures that live among the ruins of the “lost city of Atlantis.” If the views don’t impress, the service will, as suites also come with a personal butler.

Key Amenities:

  • 5-star hotel on iconic palm-shaped island

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows in two underwater suites

  • Suites come with personal butler

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives

Found in the bucket list-worthy Maldives, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is home to villas, suites and a three-bedroom villa that features an underwater bedroom. However, the bedroom in the Muraka house isn’t the only place to experience the wonder of the sea here. Ithaa, an underwater restaurant on the island, is situated 16 feet below the water’s surface. This upscale establishment offers an intimate experience as there are only 12 seats available. Expect a menu full of delectable and locally-sourced seafood options. Known as the first “all-glass undersea restaurant,” dining here will truly be a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Key Amenities:

  • Underwater bedroom in villas and suites

  • Home to first “all-glass undersea restaurant”

  • Exclusive Ithaa dining experience has only 12 seats

Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore Resorts World Sentosa
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Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

Resorts World Sentosa is found on Singapore’s island of Sentosa and is home to one of the world’s largest aquariums. Guests here can book a two-story townhouse along the aquarium for an underwater experience. These suites offer upstairs access that leads to a patio and Jacuzzi above the surface, while the lower level features underwater views.

Key Amenities:

  • Island home to one of largest aquariums worldwide

  • Two-story townhome with underwater views

  • Upper level with patio and Jacuzzi

InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, China InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland
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InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland, China

Built inside an abandoned quarry, the InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland is a luxury resort found 30 miles from Shanghai, China. What makes it a unique accommodation is that it has two underwater floors. Opened in 2018, Shimao Wonderland Intercontinental boasts incredible views of the surrounding natural scenery. If you can’t book one of the underwater suites, there is a restaurant here, Mr. Fisher, that is found one level below the water’s surface, so you can still enjoy an underwater experience without booking a lower-level room here.

Key Amenities:

  • 30 miles from Shanghai

  • Two underwater floors with suites

  • Restaurant one level below water’s surface

Huvafen Fushi, Maldives Huvafen Fushi Maldives
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Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Another underwater Maldives hotel to consider for your next vacation here is Huvafen Fushi Maldives. This boutique hotel doesn’t have underwater rooms but underwater treatment rooms for its on-site spa, Huvafen Spa. The underwater treatment rooms are the world’s first and only. Nothing is more relaxing than receiving a massage surrounded by the ocean’s soothing colors and sounds. Guests here not only enjoy the underwater spa but also a private white sand beach, infinity pool, and premier snorkeling spots here.

Key Amenities:

  • Only spa in world with underwater treatment rooms

  • Private white sand beach and infinity pool

  • Premier snorkeling spots

Niyama Private Islands Maldives Niyama Private Islands Maldives
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Niyama Private Islands Maldives

Visit the world’s first underwater club at 5-star Niyama Maldives. This Maldives resort is home to Subsix, which is 20 feet below the water’s surface. You don’t have to be a night owl to enjoy this subsurface club. You can reserve the club for your wedding or private party. However, Subsix is also open to the public for breakfast, lunch and dinner too. For many, dancing under the sea is a great way to end the night in this beautiful spot in the Indian Ocean.

Key Amenities:

  • World’s first underwater club

  • One-of-a-kind venue for weddings or parties

  • Underwater club open to public for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Utter Inn, Sweden Utter Inn
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Utter Inn, Sweden

This modest underwater hotel is found in Sweden. The Utter Inn isn’t necessarily a luxury accommodation like others on this list. However, this underwater lake hotel offers a unique experience for those visiting Sweden. Accessible only by boat, guests enjoy sunbathing on the wooden deck above the surface while embracing undersea views down below in the rooms. This underwater hotel is one of the most affordable aquatic lodging options on this list.

Key Amenities:

  • Unique underwater lake hotel in Sweden

  • Wooden deck for sunbathing

  • One of most affordable aquatic lodging options

Jules Undersea Lodge, Florida Photo Credit: Jules’ Undersea Lodge Facebook
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Jules Undersea Lodge, Florida

This Key Largo underwater hotel has a unique stipulation to stay here — you must scuba dive down 21 feet to reach this underwater abode. If you’re not a certified diver, expect to spend a couple of hours in a diving course before you can head below to your night’s destination. Jules Undersea Lodge is the only hotel on this list that is completely underwater. The lodge has all the comforts of home, though, such as a full kitchen, hot showers, and entertainment options like music, movies and books. And, of course, there are outstanding ocean and marine life views too.

Key Amenities:

  • Guests must scuba dive to entrance

  • Only hotel on list entirely underwater

  • Lodge with full kitchen, entertainment and hot showers

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