This month, Destination Design travels to the world’s first ever wholly submerged getaway, the Poseidon Undersea Resort, which will be located in a lagoon off a private island in Fiji. The property, which is relatively small compared to a similar but much larger project being proposed in Dubai, was developed by L. Bruce Jones, president of U.S. Submarines, Inc. The resort is composed of 25 guest suites, spa, 100-seat restaurant, bar/lounge, fitness center, conference room/wedding chapel/theater, and of course, a dive shop. Not a diver? No problem. Guests descend via elevator from a pier.
There will be an on-island complex with 51 additional luxury units, including 24 beachside bungalows with a private splash pool and courtyard, another 26 over-water bungalows on the lagoon, and finally, a land based Presidential suite. A reception building, five restaurants and six bars, two swimming pools, tennis courts, dive shop, luxury spa, fitness center, 9-hole golf course and other support buildings are also shore based. Finally, guests will have the opportunity to pilot one of four 1000-foot capable, 3-passenger personal submarines in the resort’s 5,000 acre lagoon.
The company has completed all of the necessary design and engineering for the subsea structures and is currently working to secure the capital necessary to begin construction. The resort will be completed approximately two years following commencement of construction.
What: Poseidon Undersea Resort
Where: Katafinga Island, Fiji
How much? $30,000/couple for a week
Highlights: You can pilot a submarine through the depths of the lagoon.
Design draw: Um, it’s under water. All of it! 40-feet under, to be exact.
Book it: Sign up online and they’ll notify you when they start taking reservations.