Getting away from it all: Underwater Florida hotel named as one of world’s …
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 5:36 PM on 26th September 2010
An underwater motel in Key Largo, Florida, has made it onto an exclusive list of the best places to escape from everything.
To enter the Jules Undersea Lodge guests have to scuba dive 21ft through a lagoon before they even get to step – or swim – through an entrance at the bottom of the hotel.
It joins nine other hotels named as the most remote by the US Forbes magazine.
Beating the crowds: The only interruption is the fish in the Jules Undersea Lodge
Oh I do like to be beside the seaside: The Jules Undersea Lodge at Key Largo in Florida is a former underwater laboratory accessible via a 21ft scuba dive
FORBES’ TOP TEN REMOTE HOTELS
1. Bloomfield Lodge, Cairns, Australia
2. Winterlake, Alaska, US
3. Kokopelli’s Cave, New Mexico, US
4. Jules Undersea Lodge, Florida, US
5. The Andean Cottage, Peru
6. The Beach House at Manafaru, Maldives
7. Desroches Island Resort, Seychelles
8. Hotel Arctic, Greenland
9. Petit St Vincent Resort, St Vincent and the Grenadines
10. Garvault Hotel, Sutherland, Scotland
The lodge may be underwater but it boasts that it can still offer guests “creature comforts” where guests can watch the fish from the windows while experiencing a “wonderful adventure in undersea living”.
Other hotels on the list include Kokopelli’s Cave in New Mexico, which is 70ft underground and carved near the Mesa Verde National Monument and guests have to clamber down a ladder to reach the entrance.
The hotel, which is carved from 65-million-year-old sandstone rock prides itself on remarkable views and, built deep within a cliff, guarantees visitors peace and quiet.
And for those who really want to escape any kind of distraction, the Winterlake Lodge in Alaska offers a tiny but, most importantly, extremely remote destination.
Visitors can expect spectacular scenery at the lodge, which is built on Alaska’s historic Iditarod Trail, and are promised seclusion during their stay.
Going to new depths: Kokopelli’s Cave promises peace and quiet
Oh, so quiet: The Winterlake Lodge in Alaska guarantees seclusion
Monte Burke, of Forbes, told The Daily Telegraph: ‘Why a remote hotel?
‘In this super-connected world, vacations often just become mobile work offices.
‘At these remote hotels, especially if you build in time for actually getting there and back, you can really find that restorative solitude.
‘And while some of these hotels are pretty pricey, going remote doesn’t always means breaking the bank.’
Brrrrrr: Hotel Arctic, situated on the edge of the Ilulissat Ice Fjord in Greenland offers an igloo experience
Lap of luxury: The Desroches Resort is on an island in the Seychelles, just 6km long and 1km wide (aerial view below)