Known for its sunny skies, lively beaches, swampy rivers, wildlife and interesting people; the state of Florida is overflowing with things to see and do. From the 2nd largest National Park in the country to the African Plains whether you are looking for alligators or giraffes you can find them here. Dive into the Potter World with the incredible Wizarding World of Harry Potter located at the Universal Parks. Scuba dive or snorkel into the waters to view manatees, fish and perhaps try your luck at spending the night underwater at a once-in-a-lifetime hotel. Walk along the beach collecting shells, eat at a trendy restaurant in South Beach and discover a world beyond the Walt Disney World side of Florida. Our top ten things to see and do in this state will leave you excited to explore even more of this wonderful place.
1. Spend a Night at the Underwater Hotel
The only underwater hotel in North America is located in the lagoon at Key Largo Undersea Park. Once an underwater research habitat it has been transformed into Jules Undersea Lodge; a comfortable, spacious, overnight accommodation for divers. You will need to be SCUBA certified to get here and the park offers certification on-site. Visitors can choose to spend three hours or an entire night in this underwater hotel that can sleep up to six guests at a time.
Stocked with hot showers, a full kitchen including a refrigerator and microwave, books, music, movies and comfortable beds there is no place quite like this anywhere on the planet. The large 42inch round windows provide guests plenty of opportunities to curl up in bed and watch the fish glide by. Enjoy a pizza dinner that is hand delivered right to the hotel as well as unlimited juice, soft drinks and bottled water; there is no alcohol here for obvious reasons. Guests can dive unlimitedly from the hotel and equipment is included in the overnight price. Living underwater for a night is something everyone should have the chance to experience and Jules Undersea Lodge is the perfect place to do so.