Lovers of the sea and marine life can now literally immerse themselves in the underwater world by staying in a night in Australia's first underwater hotel, which is opening soon in Queensland after 14 months and $10 million. Guests staying the night at Reefsuites will get first-hand experience of the Great Barrier Reef at Hardy Reef, which was previously badly damaged in 2017 due to Cyclone Debbie, through aquarium-style glass-bottomed rooms and floor-to-ceiling glass windows.
According to Luke Walker, Chief Operating Officer at Journey Beyond, "It's a balance of allowing people to immerse themselves in this World Heritage-listed natural wonder without doing any damage. In everything we do, the sustainability of the reef is part of the conversation; it's a live topic on the table with any decision we make." The two rooms are inside a floating pontoon, 1,000 square meters in size, and their goal is to enhance the attraction to the betterment of the reef, taking this touristic area to another level and drawing thousands of more visitors to the Whitsundays each year, bringing with it millions more in cash to local businesses.
Source: Daily Mail