If being neighbors with Sponge Bob and The Little Mermaid sounds fun, then a new underwater hotel is a dream getaway. The Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel will offer luxury suites for guests who want to sleep with the fishes. Though it may sound like an ecological disaster in the making, the hotel’s mission is “to help fund and implement a worldwide proven coral reef restoration.”
“We want to help save planet Earth’s oceans from the on-going daily destruction taking place,” said managing director Tony Webb. Formerly part of the Outer Space tourism industry, Webb is now focused on planet Earth. “I refer to it as inner space tourism, and the new industry is now ready to launch into the ocean frontier.”
The Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel will offer 12 guest rooms, a lounge and dining area and an elevator to transport visitors from sea level to 28 feet below the surface. Each luxury suite will feature a “King Neptune” bed, an Italian leather sofa, HDTV, room service, and even WiFi. But the big draw, of course, is the stunning panoramic view of the sea life and the ocean floor.
The hotel is classed as a vessel and can be moved using electromechanical propulsion technology. This means, according to the hotel’s website, that the hotel could seek shelter during a hurricane. Prices are not yet published for a night’s stay, but adventurous underwater travelers can enter to win a free night sleeping under the sea.
The company is also offering a single suite with elevator that can be installed at existing resorts, the first of which will appear in Cuba, Grand Cayman and The Lesser Antilles.
Images via Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel