If you’ve ever dreamt of living out a real life version of The Little Mermaid, here’s your chance. Check out these incredibly beautiful, and slightly claustrophobic, hotels located under the sea.
Singapore saw the initial success of Sea World, and decided to one-up them a bit. Instead of watching sea creatures from a set of stands, guests at Resort World can watch the whales and dolphins swim by while lying in bed. The resort features two-level townhouses, one with living and dining spaces above water, and another with bedrooms beneath.
Lover’s Deep is situated below the waves in one of the most striking places on Earth — the Caribbean. The luxury submarine doesn’t try to hide the fact it caters to people looking for a little alone time, and where else are you going to get your groove on while floating alongside a tiger shark?
The Manta Underwater Hotel is anchored off the coast of Zanzibar and offers an upscale, resort-style experience featuring three different levels of above and underwater fun. Up top you’ll find a wonderful lounge and landing deck. Below, the rooms offer 360 degrees of underwater panoramas and an endless array of fish and other sea life.
Jules’ Undersea Lodge is the oldest underwater hotel in the world. It’s also the only one that provides true adventure, as you have to scuba dive 21 feet just to get to the entrance through the bottom. If you can brave that, you’re treated with a cozy hotel with beautiful bedrooms, a small restaurant and plenty of gorgeous views.
Ristorante Consorzio is almost as famous for its selection of fine cheeses as its delicious wines. After one evening dining here I understand why. The selections of both are extensive and top-notch, and feature a variety of each from around the country.
ONCE THE FINAL MEETING WRAPS and the last contract is signed and sealed with a handshake, what’s next? Do you catch a flight back home or do you take advantage of the destination? If your next business trip is to Italy, we suggest adding a few more days to explore the country’s most amazing hot spots. Make time for more than a mouthwater- ing Italian meal in these three cities.
Once business concludes, a world of wonder awaits in many of Italy’s incredible cities.