The 3 Most Luxurious Underwater Hotels

Imagine snuggling in your bed while watching the vibrant marine life through glass windows?


11 May 2022

Summer is here,

so it’s time to hit the beach to get that lovely tan. But if you want to try something new and extraordinary, you should visit one of these underwater hotels.

Everyone loves a lavish room with picturesque views, but do you know what makes it better? When you can explore the wonders below sea level without leaving the hotel room!
These luxurious underwater hotels have suites and bedrooms in partially sunken buildings, allowing you to experience the same luxury and comfort that regular hotels offer. The best part is that you can access these facilities while enjoying the ocean’s stunning colors and soothing sounds.

So if you’re ready for the ultimate summer vacation, let’s look at the three best underwater hotels with modern architecture and diving experience.

The Conrad Mukara Hotel

Also known as the first underwater villa in the world, The Muraka is a two-level structure with a sunken room sitting 16' below sea level. It features a bathroom, lounge, and master bedroom with glass walls, giving a clear view of the Indian Ocean's diverse marine life.

The Muraka's abundance of coral, sharks, turtles, fish, and rays makes it a perfect destination for those who dream of getting close to life beneath the water.

The villa offers diving excursions and courses that fit different diving levels, so it doesn't matter whether you're a beginner or an experienced diver.

You can also watch the stunning Maldivian sunset with a sunset bottom-line fishing trip. Hook a white snapper, barracuda, or red snapper using baited hooks and lines on a handheld reel and let the resort's chef cook it for you.
The resort's first underwater restaurant is a great place to have your fill of the best wine and food pairing while enjoying a 1800 view of marine and reef life.

The Manta Resort Hotel

The Manta Resort is a three-level floating hotel located on Zanzibar’s Pemba Island. Enjoy panoramic views of the African coastline and the Indian Ocean at sea level and a new perspective on the world beneath the ocean. Below sea level is an underwater room surrounded by glass walls for a 360⁰ marine panorama.

Pemba is one of the world’s best dive sites due to its healthy coral reefs and average water temperatures of 26⁰C.

Choose from Pemba’s nine main dive sites and explore its crystal-clear waters and untouched coral reefs.

If you’re an experienced diver, you’ll enjoy the island’s massive drop-offs, strong drift currents, and pelagic dives. Coral-garden dive sites are also available for beginners, snorkelers, and photographers. Cultural visits offer opportunities to interact with the locals and understand their culture. End the day with a relaxing aromatherapy massage to prepare your body for another day of adventure.

The Huvafen Fushi Hotel

A stunning oasis surrounded by a splendid reef line and tidal lagoon, Huvafen Fushi is a five-star hotel with waterfront bungalows, wine cellars, plunge pools, exclusive butler service, and fine dining venues. Huvafen Fushi is also home to the world’s first-ever underwater spa. Take relaxing scrubs, couture facials, or hot stone massage as you enjoy a crystal-clear view of the coral reefs and colorful fishes.

An exciting diving adventure awaits beginners and experienced divers who want to experience Maldive’s marine world.

Glide past an intricate house reef and swim with the turtles, eagle rays, and sharks. Travel to your favorite dive sites in style and join daily expeditions via the hotel’s dive dhoni.

A sandbank lunch would be an excellent prelude to a snorkeling adventure. For a romantic getaway, set sail before sundown and enjoy a four-course sandbank dinner on a secluded islet.
After a long day of exciting activities, treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage in the hotel’s underwater spa.

It doesn’t matter whether you want to escape from the city’s hustle and bustle or surround yourself with scaled and finned creatures. Spending a day or week in these underwater hotels will leave you with beautiful memories that will last forever.

And just because you’re below sea level doesn’t mean you can’t dress in style. So wear your best look, complete your ensemble with a water-resistant watch like the FL Okeanus, and enjoy a magical experience under the ocean.

The FL Okeanus is waterproof up to 330ft and has luminous markers and hands, so you can enjoy free-diving while keeping track of time. It’s also available in four bold colors – orange, green-black, blue, and yellow. A durable rubber strap completes its meticulous design.