Best Underwater Unique Hotels For Your Next Vacation
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Best Underwater Unique Hotels
For Your Next Vacation

Are you looking for unique hotels for your next vacation?  Look no further than underwater hotels for a quirky accommodation option. Experience the beauty underneath the surface and visit one of these unusual stays that offer luxury and eco-friendly stays to visitors.

Atlantis Dubai

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Experience luxury at Atlantis Dubai and stay in the Underwater Suite which features unbelievable floor-to-ceiling windows directly into the 65,000 marine animal aquarium where you can see sharks, stingrays, and fish. One of the best unusual stays, this hotel allows you to lay in bed while sharks swim around you! 

Atlantis Dubai is very focused on sustainability and is the perfect vacation for ecotourists, as they stand proud of their marine conservation and animal welfare efforts. The hotel focuses on ray and shark breeding programs and releases young animals to Jebel Ali Wildlife Sanctuary in Dubai  In addition, they focus on sustainable and local food sourcing, waste management, and reduction of water and energy use. The hotel received an EarthCheck Bronze benchmarked status in 2019.

Conrad Maldives

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At the Conrad Maldives, you can experience your own private underwater aquarium with a 180-degree curved acrylic dome in the master bedroom. A beautifully quirky accommodation, this unique hotel is sure to delight everyone who stays. 

In an effort to be more sustainable, Conrad Maldives has aimed to reduce all single-use plastic from the resort by replacing plastic amenities with bamboo alternatives and providing plastic-free breakfasts.  In addition, they’ve paired with an environmental organization, Parley For The Oceans to promote sustainable travel and reduced plastic use. Conrad Maldives received a Bronze Certification from EarthCheck in 2015.

Reefworld Australia

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Reefworld Australia is one of Australia’s first underwater unique hotels and offers unbelievable access to the Great Barrier Reef. Go scuba diving or relax in your room and view the reef from the floor-to-ceiling windows in your room, either way, this is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Working with the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, the team at Reefworld Australia works carefully to make sure that the project is sustainable and environmentally conscious. Refurbishment work is currently being done on the pontoon boat, but it will eventually be returned to its home spot on Hardy Reef. During the repair work, over 4,000 pieces of coral have been reimplanted to the existing reef to rehabilitate the local ecosystem.

Manta Resort

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If you’ve been dreaming of going to Pemba Island and are thinking of unique hotels to try, make sure to try the underwater room at Manta Resort. This beautiful floating structure is surrounded by the turquoise waters and reef fish of the area.  This fancy suite has everything you need and more.

At this hotel, 30 dollars per person per night towards the hotel’s Kwanini Foundation, which protects the marina area and bolsters the local community on Pemba island. Specific initiatives include setting up a Marine Protected Area, water pipelines for residents, and education programs.



While many of these hotels may seem like unusual stays, the luxury of the hotels and the beauty of the ocean is enticing. All of the hotels mentioned above work hard to provide sustainable stays for guests. For eco-tourists looking for a luxurious vacation, you can’t go wrong with any of the hotels mentioned.



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