THE UNDERWATER ROOM

Anchored in an ocean floor anomaly, the floating underwater room tops almost anything. Encapsulated within a turquoise blue bubble, watching shoals of reef fish swim by - sometimes in three or four layers of different species, this is a truly heart-stopping, yet awakening, experience. The floating structure, Swedish engineered, provides three levels, those above the water clad in local hardwood. Each one worthy of its own story.
 
 
 
 

Three levels of excitement.

The landing deck, at sea level, has a lounge area and bathroom facility. A ladder leads up to the roof which has a lounging area – for sun worshipping by day and stargazing at night; wondering about time, the immensity of everything, the extraordinary clarity of the stars, planets and above all, the edge of our own galaxy – all seen without any light pollution. Sleep happily under the stars to the soft murmuring of the sea in appreciation of the philosophically microscopic probability of experiencing this. Realizing that you are.

A LIFE AQUATIC

The philosophy of water is to strive as low as possible and reflect the skies above. Descending the ladder to the bedroom below is a rewarding climb to another state of being. The magical feeling of lying on a soft kingsize bed surrounded by panes of glass affording almost 360 degrees viewing is hard to describe. Located on the reef, in the middle of a conservation area, shoals of reef fish and exquisite, often rarely seen individuals will be seen visiting your windows. Some have taken up residence around the room, which provides them some protection from predation. Some just paying a visit.

Underwater spotlights

By night, the underwater spotlights on all sides of the room attract the shyer and more unusual, for instance squid. Coral has established itself on the anchoring lines and around the underwater structure. Octopus and even Spanish dancers have been seen attaching themselves to the glass panes. The reef inhabitants can simply not resist attraction, which makes for exciting watching and a truly unique experience!
 
 
 
 
 
 

How it works

Your journey will start with a short boat ride to the underwater room. The room lies approximately 250m from the shore, in the crystal clear waters of our marine conservation area. On arrival at the room, along with your service fundi and boat captain, you will get shown the ins and outs of your private floating island.

We will then leave you alone to enjoy your new surroundings. A kayak, snorkel and fins will be provided. The underwater room lies in what we call the blue hole, which has some fantastic coral heads and an abundance of marine life.

After having sundowners on your preferred deck, dinner will be served at a pre-arranged time decided by you and your fundi. After dinner you will be left to yourselves. Breakfast will be served at a pre-arranged time. When arranging your meal times your dietary requirements and meal options can be discussed too. Check out time from the room is at 11:00.
 
 

Facilities

A mobile phone will be provided with the contact numbers required should you need assistance with anything. The underwater room security guard will be anchored to a buoy not far off from the room. The bathroom facilities include an open-air fresh water shower, a fully-functioning advanced marine toilet system that is eco-friendly, and a small hand-wash basin. We will provide all necessary environmentally friendly, biodegradable shower products. A fully-stocked bar fridge is there for your convenience.
 
 

Price

$ 1 700 / double room / night.
 
 
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