“A hotel is a hotel, and there is no need to spend multi-millions of dollars to create one” seems to be a common opinion. However, we at FLUX Mag clearly have a different point of view and the Poseidon in Fiji, or under Fiji so to speak, helps to argue this point explicitly.
So when we say “under” we really do mean under! The five star Poseidon Hotel and Resort is underwater, just off the coast of Mystery Island in Fiji. When we go on holiday we all consider the destination (think Fiji), then weather comes into play (it’s Fiji), and then beaches (yup, it’s Fiji!). This tropical and beautiful island destination boasts some of the planets bluest and indigo waters washing up its illustrious coastlines.
So when designing a resort or hotel, surely putting one under the crystal waters is the most revolutionary and superlative solution, ever?! If that was a question, the answer is yes, and the Poseidon answers to both of them.
Even though the hotel is positioned 40-feet beneath the surface, all of the modern finishes one would expect from a five star hotel can be found here. A staff set equal if, not better, than any land based staff, and where you’ll find all the amenities including an extensive spa, a restaurant, diving shop (obviously), a boutique and a library, to only mention a few. Think of it more as a luxury underwater city.
The Poseidon Hotel has thought of everything when it comes to accommodation, offering underwater suites as well as private island villas, each served in the same superb manner. The en suites include a Jacuzzi, hydro-spa shower, marble floors and elegant touches where plush bathrobes and thick towels complement the bathe. A sitting room comes as standard where a library of books, wireless internet and office equipment fills the gaps. Over 45 island accommodations, spanning 1500 square feet in opulence, all air-conditioned, of course, make up the land lover’s dream. In addition, the 24 under-sea seclusions are of the same calibre, but accessed through a rather novel method, a below the water elevator.
Throughout the time spent at the Poseidon, one never forgets the fact that you are actually on the rock-bottom of the ocean. Only four inches separate the outside world from entering this haven of tranquillity and that’s where Poseidon benefits most with a complete 360° view of the coral gardens, colourful shoals of fish and dolphins playing. An ambience unlike any other has been created by the forward thinkers of our generation who made a dream a reality, and one to share with you.
The Poseidon doesn’t run like other hotels, preferring to have people stay for a week, as this isn’t just accommodation, it’s an adventure and they wish for everyone to enjoy it. Packages start at $15, 000 for a week’s stay, and a multiple of extras are thrown in, including a luxurious submarine journey outside the bay, piloting your own smaller sub around the bay, scuba diving, snorkelling, wines, gourmet cuisines, access to land locked golf course, tennis courts, water sports and the list goes on and on.It’s worth the 15 big ones! Underwater, luxurious, spacious, Fiji and an experience like non other – what else could you want from a once in a lifetime journey?!