Top Five Underwater Hotels

    Jules Undersea Lodge
    Jules’ Undersea Lodge, named after the author of the famed maritime tale 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, is the world’s first underwater hotel. Originally built in the early 1970s as a groundbreaking research lab off the coast of Puerto Rico, the Lodge has been in business in Key Largo, Florida since relocating there and opening its hatch to the public in 1986.

    Jules Undersea Lodge

    Truly an innovative concept, Jules’ Undersea Lodge claimed status as the world’s only underwater lodging available to the public until recent years when ecotourism has become all the rage. Many celebrities have enjoyed a stay including Steve Tyler of Aerosmith, John Fishman of Phish (of course) and former Canadian Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau.

    Jules Undersea Lodge

    Visitors to Jules who are not certified divers will go through a 3-hour crash course in scuba diving before shacking up in their room for the night. After all, the entrance to the hotel is 21 feet underwater on the sea floor. If you are a diving enthusiast, the Undersea Park is your Mecca. In addition to the scuba crash course, the staff of Jules’ Undersea Lodge offers extensive scuba certification courses and diving excursions.

    Jules Undersea Lodge

    After diving down and resurfacing through the wet room entrance, residents can doff their scuba garb and enjoy all the conveniences of modern life 21 feet below the surface. Patrons marvel at unobstructed views sea life in their natural settings through 42 inch windows. Completely stocked with modern conveniences like air-conditioning, hot showers, a stereo and a DVD player this hotel is perfect for the romantic getaway or the adventurer who truly desires a unique experience (and, yes, the Lodge is fully stocked with compressed air). Once underwater, visitors do not have to resurface until they desire. Dinner and breakfast are provided by the world’s only “mer-chef” and delivered promptly at 6:00PM (dinner) and 8:00AM (breakfast). I would recommend a stay at the Undersea Lodge to anyone with an adventurous spirit. For those seeking a truly unique wedding experience, why not take advantage of the wedding package?

    Jules Undersea Lodge

    Utter Inn
    Utter InnUtter Inn exterior Underwater hotels are still largely a product of a vivid imagination. Several are in the planning stage or are currently under construction. A man named Mikael Genberg definitely had a vivid imagination when he constructed his Utter (Otter) Inn in Vasteras, Sweden in 2000. An artist and sculptor, Mr. Genberg chose to focus on “making art for the public” when he built the Utter Inn.

    This one-room inn offers guests the chance to sleep 3m below the surface of Lake Mälaren about 1km from shore. The Inn resembles a large buoy with the appearance of a Swedish red house with white gables. For an extra charge Mr. Genberg will deliver dinner to tenants, otherwise, guests are on their own.

    Utter Inn

    Utter Inn

    Utter Inn

    The room offers panoramic views of the lake and an old switcheroo with the fishes. Instead of looking at fish in an aquarium, guest of the Utter are in the aquarium with the fish looking in. The Utter is truly a singular experience that few have known. However, it is a wildly popular destination during the summer months. Reservations well in advance are recommended.

    Hydropolis
    One of the underwater hotels currently under construction is the Crescent Hydropolis of Dubai. Dubai has become notorious in recent years for its fabulously modern architecture. It seems the wildest architectural dreams become reality here. The Hydropolis furthers this notion. At a cost of some $550 million, the luxury resort is being built on the Persian Gulf floor – 66 feet below the surface. When completed, the project will cover 27 acres and compose of an above ground “land station” connected by a 1700 foot transparent train tunnel to the undersea hotel which resembles the shape of a jellyfish. The 220 suites will be bubble-shaped, with clear glass comprising both the sleeping area walls and the bathtubs. I suppose modesty must be checked at the front desk also. Anxious sea-dwellers will have to wait until 2009 before making a reservation. You may even want to have a look at some existing Dubai hotels before diving into the ocean for Hydropolis.

    Hydropolis

    Hydropolis

    Hydropolis

    Hydropolis

    Poseidon Undersea Resort
    Another underwater hotel set to open in 2009 is the Poseidon of Fiji. This resort is being built 40 feet underwater. Another 5-star resort, the Poseidon is the brainchild of American submarine engineer Bruce Jones. Mr. Jones was heavily influenced by the novels of Jules Verne and movies like “The Amphibia Man” (obviously).

    Each guest will have a personal Triton submarine at their disposal for exploring within the lagoon. For excursions to the area’s depths, tours on a 16-passenger luxury submarine will be provided. Activities are also available on Poseidon Mystery Island which has been artificially constructed for the resort’s purposes. Though still under construction, room rates have been set. A standard 550 sq. foot suite can be had for about $1500 a night. But why stop there when you can reserve the whole of Poseidon Mystery Island for a mere $3,000,000?

    Poseidon

    Poseidon

    Visitors will be able to see everything from their rooms through transparent acrylic walls and even feed fish swimming by. The luxury hotel is set to open by the end of 2008.

    poseidon

    Underwater Hotel in Istanbul
    More competition has arrived as Istanbul announces their intentions of opening their own underwater hotel in 2010. It will be 7 floors under sea level and according to experts, it may not be deep enough to really appreciate the underwater view.

    Future plans for underwater hotels
    The best news for those of us who don’t live near any of these places is that the company behind the Hydropolis and the Qingdao project has plans to build these underwater hotels all over the world. Plans are in place already for London, Monaco, Munich, New York, and the Isle of Man. Exactly how underwater hotels will be built in landlocked cities London and Munich is beyond me, but I’ll leave that up to the experts.

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    232 comments on “Top Five Underwater Hotels”

    1. Michael Lee says on January 21, 2011 at 7:49 am:

      I want to build a living home under the lake so I can go with either elevator or diving.

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    3. J says on February 2, 2011 at 8:48 am:

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    5. Chris Warren says on February 21, 2011 at 5:04 pm:

      The Florida Keys is closer to the United States. Dubai and Fuji will cost extra for travel outside the US. Poseidon is not 15k per night. The package is split up between the above ground and underwater locations. You’re looking at a full week of excitement and adventure. Renting a yacht for a week is a minimum average of at least 35k. Daytona Beach is from $45 to $185 per night. So, just what ever fits your budget.

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    20. Terry says on August 16, 2011 at 11:45 pm:

      Very interesting and beautiful. Too bad it cost more than i make in a month for one night, the price is just flat out ridiculous! Sorry places like this will never get to experience someone who would truely appreciate an opportunity to stay there. In the end the rich will have nothing!

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    22. Paul Griffiths says on October 7, 2011 at 5:33 pm:

      Stayed a night at Jules Undersea Lodge in 2006. It was really cool. Only problem was that a hurricane had just blown through and there was zero visibility in the lagoon – so no opportunity to go out scuba diving once we had arrived and not much to see through the viewing windows but an unforgettable experience never the less. The other hotels being planned and built are underwater but don’t give the same experience as you don’t have to swim down to them – a bit like going to an aquarium. Paul, England

    23. Nisha Aaseri says on August 20, 2012 at 11:09 am:

      WOW! This is amaging .I liked it very much and in future i want to visit these amaging hotels and enjoy to live with sharks
      :)
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    24. Hillman says on August 29, 2012 at 12:48 am:

      Rich people get everything, underwater hotels, tickets to the space station, and private islands. I get a gray cubicle and motel 6. For some reason I bought the guidance counselor lie to get an education and a good job. An entire life wasted helping rich people get richer and my raises don’t even cover cost of living adjustment. I am actually poorer than I was twenty years ago.

      Thanks for rubbing this in my face though. Appreciate it

    25. zoe says on January 9, 2013 at 11:17 am:

      i want to go there super duper bad

    26. Steph says on January 13, 2013 at 8:18 am:

      Poseidon Undersea Resort was never built. My boyfriend and I wanted to go, but it does NOT exist. Try to book it… you will see!

    27. Shawyna Smith says on February 6, 2013 at 1:55 am:

      I agree with their price if you know you can’t afford it don’t go. I like fancy hotels and at 15g a person I like knowing my valuables are safe and I’m getting my money’s worth maybe this will make more people value getting a education to be able to afford the finer things in life….I’m just stating facts. I love it!!!

    28. Matthew says on February 13, 2013 at 8:51 am:

      I wish I could go to Hydropolis for vacation with my Grammie and Grandpa and with Crampy and Lammie and my sister (Lumpy) and my dog (Floppy).

    29. Margaret says on June 24, 2013 at 8:33 am:

      Where the hell is everyone getting the idea that these places coast 15g a night? Lol I saw 1500, that’s a big difference lol also, everyone complaining about rye price! I can’t afford it either, but COME ON, it’s underwater! What do you expect! Ever look at hotel prices in new York, Paris or London? As forstructyral and water level concerns….uh yea… I’m pretty sure they’ve already figured all that out lol … One more thing.. The one in Dubai does not exist, and the one in Fiji has been only talking about taking reservations for years now….the one in FL looks like a dump… Even if fisman stayed there ;p

    30. Jon Miller says on February 21, 2014 at 5:52 pm:

      Except for the Hilton in the Maldives that has an underwater restaurant, all of these are bogus. None of them are open and the photos are fake. Until they actually open their doors, don’t hold your breathe

    31. dylan says on March 19, 2014 at 5:08 am:

      those places are amazing

    32. Quinlan says on May 5, 2014 at 4:35 am:

      If it was less money I would

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