I have been thinking a lot about vacation lately. Not just vacation, but somewhere I can really take myself that would be unique and have a really cool experience. My daughter has been asking me about taking her to Rio but after watching the movie Rio about 29 times in the past few weeks, I think I am so over that exploration.
Of course places like adventurous Costa Rica, exotic Fiji, or romantic Venice have always peeked my interest but then I came across these…
A 500 million dollar venture, this underwater hotel was meant to be completed in 2009 with a whopping $5500 a day pricetag (american dollars) to stay there. Unfortunately, it appears that this project never came to fruition as the website and investor website don’t appear to be active anymore. Every picture that you find of the Hydroplis hotel, even those that state its about to open, only consist of drawings or virtual simulations, but nothing of the actual hotel.
I believe this dream may have been left to lie with the fishes.
Poseidon Undersea Resort
I found a gorgeous picture of this Poseidon hotel, slated to be located in beautiful Fiji with a $30,000 per week price tag. I think getting a scuba license and buying your own boathouse might be cheaper, but the idea behind it is incredible.
Again, this was another one of those hotels that should have been finished in 2009, but I can only find virtual information on, leaving me to believe it was left uncompleted or unrealized.
You can read more about this hotel and see pictures at Poseidon Undersea Resort, which is a fully operational webpage that doesn’t tell you much.
Hilton Maldives Underwater Suite
The Hilton Maldives hotel turned thier dining area
into an amazing underwater suite for thier 5th year anniversary.
It was spectacular with a view like this:
Unfortunately that was LAST year in 2010, so you cant book this out.
Jules Underwater Hotel
Finally, one that actually exists!
The Jules Underwater hotel is located in Key Largo, Florida. It has been featured in the Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, however the pictures of the hotel read more like a submarine than ax exotic romantic vacation. Keeping that in mind, the experience is quite unique and you do not have to be a diver to enjoy booking out a stay there. Rates start at $400 a night and include many packages from fun to honey moon.
Utter Inn is located in Sweden where you sleep in an underwater aquarium and while its not overly luxurious, its reported to be a unique and fun vacation. You can read some reviews on it via TripAdvisor.
Now after all that, I still think the underwater hotel thing, unless your heading to Atlantis for a quick slide through the shark tank, may be a bit out there for now. Of course there are sand hotels, ice hotels, and a variety of other amazing places to see and stay located in the world.
Honestly, my heart will just stay to booking one of THESE out in the next year:
I dont really need something crazy to have a wonderful, laid back vacation. My dream is actually Tahiti….but on top of the water, not under it, is just fine!