Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dine underneath the sea? Of course you have, but I doubt that once surrounded by marine life, plants and coral, everything will taste better. But now you have the chance to show off your dance moves while sipping on a dry martini in an underwater nightclub.
The number of underwater hotels is increasing quickly, and restaurants and bars now understand the thrill of being below the surface. From true underwater nightclubs and restaurants in the depths of the ocean to aquariums that offer dining with sharks, people are getting bored and looking for new ways to make their lives exciting. Here are 10 amazing location that might help you out with that!
10. Poseidon Undersea Resort, Fiji
Although just a concept, the Poseidon Undersea Resort looks to be the most luxurious of underwater hotels; including not just one but two pretty unbelievable underwater restaurants and bars. Promising first-class ocean views, an abundance of marine life, world-class dining and even a wedding chapel, this is one place you’d love to take a nap in.
9. Cargo Hold, South Africa
This restaurant is built in a replica ship, South Africa’s legendary ghost ship ‘The Phantom’ to be exact. Housed in the famous uShaka Aquarium guests here will dine alongside marine life including colorful fish and the greatest beasts of the ocean; sharks. This restaurant is designed to look as if it is shipwrecked and make sure to request a table closest to the glass.
8. TechnoMarine Underwater Nightclub, NYC
Although this underwater night club was created for an ad campaign run by TechnoMarine Underwater watches, the set and the underwater helmets are indeed real and set the future for perhaps a true underwater nightclub. The set was built 14 feet underwater and the breathing helmets used in the ad are actually commercially available to purchase. How would someone go about and enjoy their beer, though?
7. Al Mahara, Dubai
Not technically under the water, this restaurant was designed to make patrons feel as though they are under the sea with their floor to ceiling aquarium. Al Mahara has done a wonderful job in the design of the restaurant ensuring that each table and booth has a full frontal view of the 700,000 gallon tank. The restaurant is housed in the 7-star hotel and offers first class service and dining, with a strict semi-formal dress code.
6. Subsix at Niyama, Maldives
The first ever underwater nightclub was actually constructed over ground and then later dropped some 20 feet into the Indian Ocean. Located over 500 miles off the coast, this exclusive nightclub is only accessible by boat. The floor to ceiling windows provide great viewing of marine creatures that only show themselves at night and often swim right up to the windows as they are attracted to the lights.
5. Sharks Underwater Grill, Florida
The Sharks Underwater Grill in Orlando Florida is one of the only kid-friendly options on this list; its theme park restaurant puts you in the middle of an aquarium housing sharks, sting rays and fish. Although technically not underwater, the huge glass walls make you feel as though the sharks are coming right at you. Make sure to check out the bar where the fish swim right through the bar top.
4. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives
This tiny restaurant located sixteen feet below sea level is one of the most intimate places on this list. To get here visitors must descend the spiral staircase through a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty. What awaits patrons at this restaurant is a stunning transparent roof, an all glass structure and delicious European cuisine in a six-course setting.
3. Jules Undersea Lodge, Key Largo, Florida, USA
The only building that one must scuba dive to in order to reach it is Jules Undersea Lodge. Part hotel and part research lab, less of a restaurant and more of an adventure, this unique underwater escapade can get a gourmet meal prepared by a chef who actually scuba dives down just for you. Guests enjoy entering the bottom of the lodge and can relax inside while taking in the array of fish from the huge round windows.
2. Sea Restaurant at Anantara Kihavah Villas, Maldives
The claim to fame at Sea Restaurant in the Maldives is the first ever underwater wine cellar, along with a wine guru to help pair the exceptional wines with the gourmet food that is offered here. Open for lunch and dinner, visitors here will delight in the abundant marine life, appetizing meals and beautiful furnishings.
1. Lovers Deep, Caribbean
This leisure submarine is taking things to a whole new level underwater. Complete with your own personal chef and butler, this place is fully catered to your every need. A special aphrodisiac tasting menu has been designed for this package and includes oysters, caviar and a decadent chocolate fondue ensuring that guests of this experience make the most out of their underwater adventure.