Underwater hotel room floats in middle of the Indian Ocean

Fancy spending a night under the sea? 

A hotel room at the Manta Resort on Pemba Island, off the coast of Tanazania, allows its guests to sleep underwater in the middle of the Indian Ocean. 

The room itself sits on the bottom level of a three-level floating structure, 250 metres from shore, and guests are immersed four metres below the ocean's surface while they slumber. 

The downstairs level is a bedroom surrounded by glass panes which offer almost 360 degrees of viewing - so you can take in the incredible marine life surrounding you in what is pitched as a "heart-stopping experience". 

In fact, the hotel says that some sea creatures have taken up residence around the room - including three bat fish and a trumpet fish called Nick. There are also underwater spotlights beneath each window so you can do plenty of marine-watching by night. 

Above the underwater space, lies two additional levels with all the creature comforts you'd expect of a luxury hotel - including a lounge area, rooftop for sun-baking and star-gazing (if the marine world gets all too much) and fully stocked bar. 

While other underwater hotel experiences exist, like Huvafen Fushi's underwater spa, the all-glass Ithaa underwater restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and the underwater suite at Dubai's Atlantis, the Palm - the Manta seems to take the cake with its fully-immersive 360 degree views and the suite's complete isolation. 

And it will only set you back around AUD $2,000 for two people per night (all inclusive). Book us in!

All images: The Manta Resort

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