AUSTRALIA is welcoming its first floating hotel with underwater suites later this year and it’s set to be a huge hit for fans of marine life.
The incredible property, which cost an estimated AUS$10 million (£5.24million) to build, is set to open to the public from December 1.
You can already book stays at Reefsuites, which is moored at Hardy Reef, around 40 nautical miles from Airlie Beach in the Whitsunday Islands.
As one of the reefs of the Great Barrier Reef, the area is teaming with marine life.
And guests will be able to experience it for themselves from AUS$799 (£418.30) per person.
The fee includes return transfers from Airlie Beach and accommodation in one of two underwater suites, which both feature floor-to-ceiling views of the Great Barrier Reef.
All meals, including breakfast, morning and afternoon teas and dinner, are included.
You also get free beer and wine, although cocktails and spirits will cost more.
Don’t worry – you get to experience the reefs up close as well.
You stay will include a private, guided snorkelling tour and a semi-submarine tour.
There’s also an underwater observatory that you can explore in your own time.
While guests can visit the floating hotel during the day, at night, there are only overnight guests on board so they get the whole place to themselves.
For those with deep pockets, you can also tag on activities such as scuba diving and helicopter flights.
With dinner under the stars and double rooms, you might think it’s a couples-only resort but Reefsuites is open to kids as well – they just need to be ten or over to stay.
Just be aware that there’s no wifi or phone signal while you’re there.
Reefsuites was part-funded by Queensland government, which has rebuilt the pontoon after it was damaged by Cyclone Debbie.
While the incredible property will give visitors an unprecedented view of marine life, it will form part of the region’s conservation efforts.
Some of the first underwater hotel rooms can be found in the Maldives.
In Europe, there’s an underwater restaurant in Norway.
And for fans of James Bond, there’s a floating hotel suite that’s inspired by the legendary spy.