In recent years, increasingly more hoteliers began to be concerned with expanding their business in the aquatic environment, not only in the land, especially appreciated the initiative of tourists in search of new and money.
Here are some of the most interesting floating hotels in the world - some already in use, others under construction.
1. Six Senses, Soneva Gili, Male, Maldives
Soneva Gili is home to one of the largest lagoons in the Maldives, is perfect for a luxury tourist resort Six Senses brand. This floating hotel guests arrive after a journey of 15 minutes by boat from the capital of Maldives - Male.
Most water villas on the island are linked by keys, but some are simply independent, floating above the Indian Ocean. In demand are bridges that tourists can sunbathe while and water splash.
2. Punta Caracol, Panama
Punta Caracol includes six comfortable cabins, with roofs of palm leaves, and tourists who come here have a lot of contact with nature. Specifically, not only are accommodated above the Caribbean Sea, but also have the opportunity to surf with dolphins, travel to the rainforests and fishing and snorkeling around the reef to nearby.
Also, the boxes are environmentally friendly is not just built of palm leaves, but bamboo and other native plants.
3. Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
Built close to islands located about 1.6 kilometers from the island Bora Bora, this resort is great for those looking for an exotic destination for honeymoon. Has 44 bungalows built in water, white sand beaches and several gardens.
Most popular are bungalows on either end of piers, because it provides a complete view of Mount Otemanu, which has an elevation of 730 meters. The resort includes first-class spas and restaurants with many delicious dishes.
4. Dragon Inn Floating Resort, Semporna, Malaysia
Under the roofs of palm leaves, Dragon Inn Floating Resort, also known as Semporna Floating, offers guests sumptuous rooms, which have all comforts. In addition, the design is made so that tourists are able to get an idea of what it looks like traditional Bajau villages - something unprecedented in any other hotel on the island.
And, as expected, tourist complex offers some of the best diving opportunities in this part of the world, with daily trips to the waters around Sipadan Island - famous for its rich fauna it holds.
5. Floating & Rotating Hotel Tower, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
The hotel tower will have 25 floors when will be finally polished, and this project will be realized by a company in Amsterdam, specializing in construction on the water. The hotel will be built mainly of glass and steel, and most impressive feature is that rotates one degree every minute.
6. Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island, Maldives
Lying in the turquoise waters of the two private islands in the Indian Ocean, Conrad Maldives hotel is a favorite of wealthy and famous. And although tourism unit has some construction on the land, most of them in the water - 50 luxury villas, a restaurant made entirely of glass and below water villas and 21 spa treatments.
Built about 500 meters from shore, the sea, and villas for accommodation is a corner of the world almost incredibly relaxing, with waves rippling around the pile construction and a view you can leave without words.
7. Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur, India
Situated in the middle of Lake Pichola, the Oberoi Udaivilas is one of the most impressive tourist facilities built on water. Architecture is a traditional Indian palace, which includes including domes, is filled with small fountains and romantic gardens.
The interior is also a fancy, including frescoes, huge mirrors and authentic artifacts. Guests can enjoy, among other things, private pool present in every apartment and a terrace that can do yoga or meditation can.
In addition, even the way to the oasis that seems detached from another world is a special one: tourists are brought to a traditional Kashmiri gondola, equipped including champagne and sofas.
8. ReefWorld, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Although it is a daring project, ReefWorld received credit from the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and will provide a complete set underwater spa, eight bedrooms, and bathrooms with glass walls and even realize only one point for research. In addition, claims will be the first environmentally friendly floating hotel; will generate its own heat and energy through a combination of turbines, solar panels and generators underwater.