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Under-The-Sea Luxury

Hotels and Restaurants with a Swimmingly Good View

Few places are more fascinating than beneath the ocean’s surface. From exotic fish with shimmering scales to flowering seagrass and otherworldly invertebrates, there’s something magical about being down below. So, skip the aquarium and center your whole experience to be under the sea. Under, Europe’s first underwater restaurant in Norway, opened for previews this past Wednesday and functions as both a fine-dining retreat and marine life research center; while Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara in Dubai’s Burj Al Arab Jumeirah hotel boasts award-winning chef Nathan Outlaw to create their luxe seafood fare. Wherever you decide to dine, remember to look up—and out—at the marvelous marine life just a window pane away.


Under, Norway

Thousands have already reserved their seat at the table of this underwater design feat. Located in Lindesnes near Norway’s southernmost point, Under brings together the freshest ingredients from waters just outside the restaurant with chef Nicolai Ellitsgaard’s creative, Scandinavian culinary style. The partially submerged building will also adapt to the biodiversity of its surroundings, with a concrete wall that functions as an artificial reef and cameras in place to facilitate marine biology research.


Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara, Dubai

Michelin-starred chef Nathan Outlaw brings his signature modern English cuisine to the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah with his restaurant, Nathan Outlaw at Al Mahara. Standing out in Dubai is no easy task—but the otherworldly design of this aquatic retreat stuns with a golden tunnel entryway, leading to a dining area set against a massive aquarium. Inspired by artful simplicity and sustainability, the menu boasts fresh seafood fare such as hand-dived raw scallops with an herb mayonnaise and apple tartare dressing, as well as roasted whole wild turbot.


5.8 Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

Check your shoes at the door and submerge yourself 5.8 meters underwater for the dining experience of a lifetime at 5.8 Undersea Restaurant. Located at the five-star Hurawalhi Island Resort, this surreal culinary space is completely surrounded by glass, giving diners 360-degree views of technicolor marine life. The natural reef that surrounds the restaurant was fashioned from unhealthy, dislodged coral blocks and repurposed to create this thriving reef system. And in case you were wondering—yes, the inventive seafood dishes live up to the beauty of their surroundings.


Ossiano, Dubai

Staff at Ossiano are known to treat their guests like royalty—and you’ll certainly be eating like kings and queens of the sea as you dine surrounded by 65,000 fish, sharks and stingrays. The dimly lit atmosphere and rich, slate and black color scheme of the dining room make the vibrant, blue aquarium the star of the show. Expect to be entertained by the food in front of you, too, as each dish is plated so artfully, you’ll almost feel sorry that you’re eating it. Almost.


Subsix, Maldives

Nothing says glamour like a locale that guests reach by speedboat. Descend six meters into Subsix, where the dining experience is immersive in the literal and figurative sense. Above, abstract Italian chandeliers hang like delicate coral, while below guests seat themselves in sea anemone-inspired chairs. Surrounded by windows for optimum views, guests will love munching on unique cuisine (don’t miss the spiny lobster medallion) while gazing out into the depths of the Indian Ocean.

"This sculpture is called "Transmission" by artist Daniel Popper. Its a reminder that we are all rooted in love, unity and the divine. She stands a towering 28 feet tall and is located on Mojave Moon Ranch in Joshua Tree. The land is private property, so you can see it from the viewing platform off of Sunfair Road. And take it from me, it's best viewed at sunset."

Reel: @johnofah

There's more to Greece than the white and blue buildings and the surrounding Mediterranean Sea. If you're planning a visit, check out these places below!

📍Kokkinopilos. Preveza
📍Verliga Dragon lake, Thessaly
📍Ithaca island, lonian Sea
📍Aoos springs lake, Epirus
📍Lake Prespes, Macedonia
📍Balda di Stringa waterfalls, Epirus
📍Meteora, Thessaly
📍Pelion, Thessaly
📍Lake Zorika, Epirus
📍Mt Lakmos
📍Crete island, Aegean Sea
📍Gistova Dragon lake, Macedonia

Reel: @farawayfarers

Swim or kayak through the limestone cliffs of the Twin Lagoon, a must-visit destination for those traveling to Coron, Palawan, Philippines. It is called "twin" lagoon because it consists of two lagoons separated by a limestone cliff, with one lagoon on top of the other. The water in the inner lagoon is warm and clear, with a stunning turquoise color that makes it popular for swimming and snorkeling.

Reel: @travelifejournal

Take a dip in a series of seven saltwater lagoons located in the Atacama Desert of northern Chile. The Lagoons of Baltinache are known for their beautiful turquoise waters and unique geological formations. The high concentration of minerals in the water gives it a unique buoyancy that makes swimming in the lagoons a unique experience.

Reel: @everchanginghorizon

Watching the sun rise above the clouds at Haleakalā National Park is one of the most memorable experiences you could have. Haleakalā is a Hawaiian name that means “House of the Sun” and is an awesome place to watch the clear night sky and stars fade away as the sun lights up the sky and the earth.

Reel: @girlchill_sunset

Just 1 hour from Shanghai by train, Cherry Blossom Valley is a popular tourist destination, particularly in the spring when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. The valley is named after the thousands of cherry blossom trees that cover the area and create a stunning display of pink and white flowers. The trees were originally planted in the 1980s by a group of Japanese experts who were invited to China to help with reforestation efforts. The best time to visit is typically in late March or early April. Get there early to beat the crowds!

Reel: @cyncynti

New Zealand is unbelievable. See it for yourself:

1. Fiordland National Park
2. A classic backcountry hut trip
3. Blue Pools walk
4. Hooker Lake
5. Milford Sound
6. Lake Pukaki

Reel: @kylekotajarvi

Surrounded by lush greenery, towering karst mountains, and the river flowing through, the Detian Waterfall is a popular tourist attraction and a symbol of the close relationship between China and Vietnam. It is the largest waterfall in Asia and the fourth largest cross-border waterfall in the world.

Reel: @sophoebelous

Escape to a serene and peaceful oasis away from the bustling city of Marrakech at Le Jardin Secret—a beautiful and historic garden where visitors can escape the noise and chaos and enjoy the beauty of nature. The garden was originally built in the 16th century and is home to many different species of plants, including exotic flowers, citrus trees, and palm trees.

Reel: @hypermiggzz

For a magical moment and bucket list travel experience, visit the end point of the annual monarch butterfly migration. Starting in August, the monarchs travel 2,800 miles south from Canada, making a temporary home amid the towering trees of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Mexico, where the two most popular sanctuaries to view them are el Rosario in the state of Michoacan and Piedra Herrada in Estado de México. Standing in silence while thousands of delicate wings beat in unison is something you'll never forget.

Reel: @juliiathompson

There's just something beautiful about snow covered landscapes like this popular attraction in southwestern Utah. Known for its unique geology, @brycecanyonnps_gov consists of a series of natural amphitheaters, called "hoodoos," formed by erosion of the rock layers.

Photo: @nathanleeallen

As we experience a couple more weeks of winter, we can't help but dream of tropical destinations like Hawaii. The warm water, sunny skies, and consistent waves make it an ideal destination for surfers. Hawaii has a vibrant surf culture and community and is also a beautiful place to explore outside of the water, with lush green mountains, stunning beaches, and unique cultural experiences.

Reel: @christopherballadarez

1. @sequoiakingsnps, California
2. @canyonlandsnps, Utah
3. @olympic_nps, Washington
4. @whitesandsnps, New Mexico
5. Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona
6. Knik Glacier, Alaska

Reel: @nathanleeallen