The 10 Best Underwater Hotels

Source: Yahoo! Travel - October 16, 2014 in Adventure

Ever since Sebastian from “The Little Mermaid” sang that catchy tune “Under the Sea,” we’ve been dreaming of a life underwater while being firmly planted on dry land. Much to our delight, this childhood fantasy has become a reality in recent years, thanks to some engineering masterminds. A one-room lodge in Sweden and a three-story townhouse in Dubai offer incredible ocean views, but the best is yet to come. Two more hotels are being built in Dubai and Fiji that round out our top 10 most amazing underwater hotels in the world:

1. Pemba Island, Zanzibar: The Manta Resort

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Photo: The Manta Resort

Not only do you get an underwater bedroom 13 feet below the surface, but this hotel room is like your own private island. At the Manta Resort’s three-story “Underwater Room,” you can sunbathe on the roof deck, dine and relax on the water deck, and sleep among the fish below deck. For $1,500 a night, two people can have the ultimate getaway with all three meals and one spa treatment a day per person included.

2. Rangali Island, the Maldives: Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort

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Photo: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Used for dining most of the time, the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant at Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort is situated 16 feet below the surface and can be transformed into private sleeping quarters. Offering 180-degree panoramic views, the room typically seats 12, but for $815 a night it can be made into a suite for two. With the restaurant serving decadent fare such as caviar, you can expect top-notch accommodations for your one-of-a-kind overnight stay.

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