Imagine falling asleep to the gentle lull of the ocean waves or eating breakfast with the colorful fish swimming all around you. If you’ve always dreamed of living the mermaid life, these magical aquatic properties are about as close as you can get. From mesmerizing underwater hotels to the oh-so-relaxing hotels with infinity pools, these aquatic stays will leave you breathless! While we can’t live under the sea like Ariel and her best pals, these underwater hotels and infinity pools can get us pretty close to the magic.
Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, Maldives – This swoon-worthy spot will make you feel like mermaid royalty with a selection of villas and suites, including the Mukuka House with its underwater bedroom. The Maldives resort also boasts a glass restaurant submerged 16 feet below the surface.
The House of Bamboo
The House of Bamboo, Fiji – located at the top of 100 steps, this property boasts a stunning infinity pool that overlooks Savusavu Bay allowing for spectacular views.
Atlantis, The Palm
Atlantis, The Palm – Dubai, UAE – As the name suggests, this luxury resort looks like something straight out of an underwater legend. With aquarium view rooms and the Atlantis Water Park, guests will find adventure around every corner. Add this aquatic property to your bucket list!
Koh Samui Villa
Koh Samui Villa – Koh Samui, Thailand – Close to sailing, scuba diving, and more, this family-friendly villa is home to a dreamy teal and blue infinity pool which will make you feel like you’re swimming under the sea without the threat of Ursula. A perfect stop on any trip to Thailand!
Villa Deckenia – Seychelles – Opulent from head to toe, the bright luxury villa has three beautiful pools and direct beach access. Enjoy the privacy, where the boundaries between indoors and nature are set aside. Bring a camera because you will get many vacation photos!
Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa, Sentosa Islands, Singapore – Resorts World has something for everyone, including the luxurious Equarius Ocean Suite, where you can wake up with a seascape view. The family of resorts even has educational programming where children can solve marine animal mysteries while also learning about ocean conservation.
Sapphire Beach Villa
Sapphire Beach Villa – St. Lucia – The Caribbean Sea beckons you to the private infinity pool cascading in three directions, inviting you to sit on the underwater seats for your morning coffee or evening drinks. Is it time to book a trip to St. Lucia?
Villa Sea Bright
Villa Sea Bright – Curacao – Enjoy sparkling sea views from an elevated infinity pool platform in beautiful Curacao – known for its bright blue shade. You need to add this Caribbean destination to your bucket list!
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland
Intercontinental Shanghai Wonderland, Songjiang District, Shanghai – Aptly named, this wonderland megahotel is unique in that it has two completely underwater floors. Guests can opt for an underwater room or visit the aquarium restaurant to get their aquatic fix.
Seaside Rendezvous – Saint John, US Virgin Islands – Incredible views of the sea stretch out from this vast infinity-edge pool. Newly renovated, the waters light up at night for endless hours of enjoyment. Your tropical island packing list will be mostly bathing suits here!
It’s truly hard to believe that some of these aquatic properties are even real. Whether you choose to stay in a room completely underwater or enjoy the sparkling bright blue water from your ocean-front balcony, these stays are guaranteed to be magical. And who knows… you might even be lucky enough to get a visit from Ariel herself!
Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is a storyteller, food lover, dog mom and adventure seeker living on the Pacific coast. She shares her passion for recipes, dogs, sustainability, adventures, travel and philanthropy, in hopes of encouraging followers to run the extra mile, try new recipes, visit unfamiliar places and stand for a cause. Bella lives with Type 1 Diabetes and Celiac Disease.
Bella Bucchiotti is a freelance food, travel, and lifestyle writer for MSN and the Associated Press Wire.