You no longer have to wish that you were a mermaid, or an eccentric billionaire, to live under the sea. Fiji’s Poseidon Undersea Resort is one of a kind, the first of its kind to boot. At forty feet below the waves, you can experience life on the floor of a pristine Fijian lagoon. No dive suit or scuba certification required—you get to this place via elevator!
The resort offers a variety of accommodations to suit its guests, from suites on land situated on their own private beaches, another style built over the water, and of course, the granddaddy of ’em all, the suites below the waterline, firmly planted on the ocean floor. Rounded acrylic walls and ceilings are constructed so that your view is never encumbered, and with submarine access to the restaurant and spa areas, what else could your underwater dreams ask for? Maybe a bank loan or an unexpected inheritance—at $30,000 per couple, this is not a weekend away for most of us. In exchange for your bag of loot, you get transportation from the airport, four nights in an above-ground suite and two under the waves, and other irresistible perks.