There is nothing quite as alluring as the beauty of the deep blue sea. It has been fascinating people for thousands of years from sailors to writers, from divers to regular tourists. And though in the old days ‘sleeping with the fishes’ in mafia jargon meant something completely different and not attractive at all, later it became possible in a very positive and more literal way, being the ultimate token of high-class travel. Check out these five places where you can make your dreams come true and fall to sleep by counting fish.
1. Conrad Rangali Island Resort, Maldives
Hello, luxury! We couldn’t but start with this incredible place opened in late 2018 – the Muraka Rangali Island Resort known also as the “world’s first underwater villa.” The villa which has sleeping chambers underwater and the living facilities including butler’s quarters above sea level provides a completely unique experience of the Maldives. Just exquisite!
2. Manta Underwater Room, Manta Resort, Tanzania
If you’re up for some luxury mixed with Robinson tourism, Manta Resort with its underwater room is a perfect choice for you. Located in the Zanzibar archipelago, off Pemba Island, you will enjoy all three levels of the floating structure – the sundeck, the lounge above the sea level, and sleeping chambers surrounded by the turquoise blue sea. The views of the African coastline and the Indian Ocean are simply breathtaking!
3. Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore
One of the Asia’s favorite destinations, Resorts World Sentosa in Singapore, boasts eleven Ocean Suites. Built on two levels, the upper, land level is the living area with the patio and jacuzzi and the underwater level is reserved for sleeping. The luxury accommodation combines the best of the both worlds and, if you want some more of the wonderful sea experience, the world’s biggest aquarium awaits you just around the corner.
4. Underwater Suites, Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland
Who would have thought that the former quarry in the Shanghai suburbs could become so attractive? People with a great vision of course who created a truly beautiful resort InterContinental Shimao Wonderland where anyone would be lucky to stay. The 18-story building includes two underwater levels with restaurant and guest rooms. The guests can also enjoy an artificial waterfall 370-room hotel that includes two underwater levels holding a restaurant and six gorgeous suites. Besides being able to enjoy the view of the fish swimming around, there is also an artificial waterfall on-site with mesmerising light and water theatricals.
5. Atlantis the Palm, Dubai
Always achieving new heights in luxury, the hotels in Dubai are simply some of the best in the world, setting new standards for an extraordinary stay. The Underwater Suites at the Atlantis the Palm in Dubai bring luxury to a whole new level – named after gods of the sea, the suites Poseidon and Neptune have grand windows from the floor to the ceiling offering a view into the life of the sea from the comfort of your bed. Though the suites are not under the sea, with more than 65,000 marine animals of Ambassador Lagoon aquarium you certainly have the feel.