Tuesday, August 29, 2006

New Resort to be Completely Underwater

Now this, my friends, is bad ass.

From the article -

The first Poseidon Undersea Resort will be based on a private island in Fiji that has an existing resort, airstrip and infrastructure. The 225 acre island is surrounded by a 5000 acre lagoon that is 90 feet deep and has 200 feet of visibility in a protected environment. The setting is truly remarkable. The resort will have 48 luxury beach-front bungalows of 1500 square feet, each with private plunge pools. Other amenities include a nine-hole executive golf course, tennis courts, two fabulous spas, one with underwater treatment rooms; a health club, three restaurants, two bars, a marina, dive center, water sports pavilion and submarine base.

The underwater portion of the resort will be situated in 13 meters (40 feet) of water and will be linked to land with two piers providing access to two elevators. The underwater facilities will include 24 luxury staterooms, a large restaurant and bar/lounge, a library, conference room, wedding chapel, underwater spa, and the Nautilus Suite which is an ultra-luxury accommodation with stunning undersea views that would impress even Capt. Nemo. Guests will only be able to book for week-long stays which will include two nights underwater, four nights in a luxury beach bungalow and the opportunity to learn to pilot your own private submarine in our pristine coral lagoon. All meals and drinks are included with the exception of specialty wines and liquors. Also included are all water sports, diving and most other activities as well as
transportation to and from Fiji’s international airport aboard one of our luxury private aricraft.

Reservations will begin in mid-November '06 at a rate of $15,000 per person, per week.

I think it's safe to assume that if I were to become rich, one of the first things on my "to-do" list would be booking one of these for at least a week. Hell, just being to take submarine pilot lessons is worth it. I'd even be willing to sneak in a little somethin' extra to the captain if he let me fire off a missle or two.

More pictures of the planned resort here