Travel to Singapore in style with these luxury underwater hotels
Singapore is a very interesting destination with a lot of stuff crammed into the small Southeast Asian country. It is highly developed and is a major hub for the region. Singapore doesn’t have to be a destination, but can be a stopover elsewhere in the region. It’s not the cheapest place to visit, but there are plenty of exciting adventures for those who choose to stay there.
The most expensive hotel in the world is reputed to be a private submarine that costs “only” $240,000 a night. But there are other underwater hotels in the world that number in the thousands like the Manat Resort which costs less than $2,000 a night. In Singapore, one can have a similar experience if one stays at Resorts World Sentosa.
Sentosa Island in Singapore
Resorts World Sentosa dominated the resort island, Sentosa Island. Sentosa Island is a beautiful little island just off the south coast of the main island of Singapore. It is one of the main tourist destinations in the country and is so popular that it attracts around 20 million visitors each year. A visit to Sentosa Island will reveal why it is home to some of the most luxurious accommodations in the world, such as Resorts World Sentosa.
Sentosa is packed with some of Singapore’s top tourist attractions. He houses :
- Madame Tussauds Singapore
- Fort Siloso
- Two golf courses (there isn’t much space for golf in Singapore)
- Univesal Studios Singapore Theme Park
- Resorts World Sentosa – One of only two casinos
What to know about Resorts World Sentosa
Resorts World Sentosa is a huge integrated resort. Not only is it one of only two casinos in Singapore (the other being Marina Sands), but the stunning Universal Studios Singapore is also part of the resort. It also has the Adventure Cove Water Park and the Singapore Oceanarium – the second largest oceanarium in the world.
Resorts World Sentosa was built at a cost of $5 billion, making it the third most expensive building in the world at the time.
Attractions at Resorts World Sentosa:
- Universal Studios Singapore
- SEA aquarium
- Dolphin Island
- Adventure Cove Water Park
Resorts World Sentosa Ocean Suites
My God, where to start! While it’s true that the room rate per night is very high, believe me when I say you can’t put a price on the experience you’ll get. We had a memorable honeymoon here! TripAdvisor review
Resorts World Sentosa has 11 exclusive suites designed as a two-story luxury townhouse. They are designed to offer guests the best of land and sea. On the upper level, one can enjoy an open plan living area with an outdoor patio and an outdoor Jacuzzi.
- Number of Suites: 11 suites
- Levels: Two levels – one with an outdoor patio and the lower with a view of the aquarium
- Marine fish: Over 40,000 fish
Below is something else entirely. Guests enjoy an underwater world with a view of the largest aquarium in the world. Watch over 40,000 marine fish as they swim through their aquatic environment. The chambers are hidden on one side of the huge aquarium where no one can see them. The view is like that of a theater when the movie is about to start.
- Boulder: The stay is accompanied by a Bulter service
The stay is completed by a personalized butler service. And to complete the marine experience, all you have to do is say a word and you’ll be transported close to the SEA aquarium and Adventure Cove water park.
The rooms are popular for honeymooners and those who want a unique and unforgettable experience.
The resort’s SEA aquarium was the largest in the world before being surpassed by the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom in Hengqin, China. It contains over 800 species of marine animals with 10 areas and 49 habitats.
The centerpiece of the aquarium is the Open Ocean Tank with around 50,000 marine animals. Until 2014 it had the largest viewing panel in the world (118 feet wide by 27 feet high). Its massive panel was designed to give visitors the impression of being at the bottom of the ocean.
Among its notable collections are manta rays (the largest in the world), Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, scalloped hammerhead sharks, Japanese spider crabs and many more. To see:
- hammerhead sharks
- Japanese spider crabs
- Manta rays
Imagine going to bed with this huge aquarium as a view!
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