Top Five Fabulous Floating Hotels

Let’s take a tour to five most fabulous floating hotels around the world to relax yourselves with natural environment, comfortable accommodation, delicious meals and unique massage treatments.


Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa – French Polynesia

The Bora Bora Lagoon Resort and Spa offers its guests the best with 76 bungalows, suites and villas. While bungalows have glass-topped coffee tables with views of the lagoon beneath, the suites and villas feature private sundecks as well as plunge pools.

The resort consists of a large, horizon-edged swimming pool, two tennis courts, a fitness center and Maru Spa, the only tree-top spa in the South Pacific positioned high in the branches of two giant banyan trees.


The resort has two restaurants, Otemanu for fine dining and Cafe Fare for casual fare


Guest must spend $ 649 to $ 1419 per night according to 2011 rates


Oberoi Udaivilas – India

Located in the middle of glittering Lake Pichola, the five-star Oberoi Udaivilas is among the most stunning floating hotels. It was built based on the architecture of a traditional Indian palace, paired with manicured gardens, romantic courtyards and trickling fountains. Its interior features embellished domes, hand-painted frescoes, flamboyant mirrors and authentic artifacts.


Guests can relax in their suite’s private pools that overlook the lake or do yoga and medication on an al fresco terrace


Guests can experience a traditional Kashmiri gondola that is equipped with champagne and canapés


River Kwai Jungle Rafts – Thailand

Situated on a wild, remote stretch of the river, the River Kwai Jungle Rafts is claimed to be an escape in the truest sense. It has two floating wings built in the local Mon style, each houses 55 spacious, bamboo-walled twin rooms that are naturally cooled by the river passing underneath and lit at night by simple oil lamps.


It features a floating restaurant serving authentic Thai as well as international food and a jungle bar


It also offers excellent elephant trekking, waterfall hikes, rafting and fishing trips, etc


Salt & Sill – Sweden

Initially served as a restaurant famous for its raw local food and the herring platter in 1999, Salt & Sill then added a 23-room floating hotel in 2008. It was designed with extraordinary care for the environment. All bedrooms, which overlook the surrounding archipelago, are paired with a modern Scandinavian simplicity.


It also adds a two-floor sauna that sits atop a catamaran and offers coast view


Amazingly, all the rock excavated during the construction of the hotel was used to build a new lobster reef


ReefWorld – Australia

Thanks to British architect firm Richard Hywel Evans, the ReefWorld offers a full underwater spa, glass-walled bathrooms, eight submerged bedrooms and a research facility right on top of Australia’s stunning Great Barrier Reef.


The hotel is also regarded to be the world’s first eco-friendly floating hotel


The floating hotel can generate its own heat and electricity using a mixture of turbines, solar panels and underwater trickle-charge generators



Paige Taylor is interested in traveling. She loves to write about beautiful destinations and tourism events.

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