Floating hotels have become a new trend over the past couple of years. As global warming leads to an unforeseen rise in sea levels, vacations on over-water villas and bungalows may be the answer. These breathtaking floating hotels from California to French Polynesia offer the best panoramic views. Enjoy the 7 Coolest Floating Hotels Around The World.
Four Seasons, Bora Bora
Offering the most exclusive island accommodations in the region, this sprawling resort matches blissful Polynesian paradise with flawless signature service.
Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge, Panama
This collection of eco-friendly wood cabins is on Panama’s stunning Bocas del Toro Archipelago. These gorgeous cabins are built on stilts and feature a private balcony with a hammock.
River Kwai Jungle Rafts, Thailand
This floating hotel on River Kwai in the Kanchanaburi province of Thailand is surrounded by a tropical forest. River Kwai Jungle Rafts features ecologically friendly rooms that float on a bamboo raft. To enhance the peacefulness and uniqueness of the hotel, the rooms at River Kwai Rafts use lamps instead of electricity. Each room features a shower and toilet. The rooms also include an outdoor deck with a lounge chair and hammock.
Oberoi Udaivilas Udaipur, India
Located on the bank of Lake Pichola, The Oberoi Udaivilas affords spectacular views across the verdant gardens and sparkling Lake Pichola. The hotel’s intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors reflects the layout of Udaipur itself – whose seven lakes are linked by canals. These domes and walkways are flooded with sunlight, caressed by balmy breezes and offer magnificent views of the lake and gardens.
Queen Mary, Long Beach California
Once a world-class ocean liner, the Queen Mary Hotel offers guests unique accommodations and a wide array of attractions that simply cannot be found anywhere else. Whether it is the authentic polished wood paneling, the original 1930’s artwork, the Art Deco style or the operable porthole(s), there’s no question that the Queen Mary Hotel is unlike any other Southern California hotel. Each stateroom is unique with its own personality and offers a real glimpse into what transatlantic travel was like during the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s.
Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Perched over the Indian Ocean, Gili Lankanfushi offers closeness to sun and sea with its luxurious accommodation. In addition to free Wi-Fi, it also has an ocean-view outdoor pool and relaxing spa.
Yellow Submarine, Joker Boat & Titanic Hotel, England
These 3 themed, floating hotels are docked near one another on “Merseyside” in Liverpool, England. Yellow Submarine is a unique experience to stay on the yellow sub. In the lounge there are gold discs from The Beatles, the furnishings are from Paris, Italy and New York, and the master bedroom is based on the suite at the 7 star Burj Al Arab in Dubai. The Joker Boat was purposely built around the theme of the film Batman for the Joker’s accommodation where he would live in Gotham city as his home. The boat built and brought to Liverpool and turned it into a 5 star bespoke apartment boat. Titanic Hotel is the most fantastic apt boat in the world with crystal chandeliers, a mini poker table and casino. This attraction should be on your things-to-do list in Liverpool.