Home > Properties > Jules Undersea Lodge
 
                Comments
Like this 222 People like this

Overview

About Jules Undersea Lodge

Underwater hotel, where you need to dive to enter.

Facebook

When dive certified guests visit Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Florida, they discover that the name is no marketing gimmick. Just to enter the Lodge, one must actually scuba dive 21 feet beneath the surface of the sea. Entering through an opening in the bottom of the habitat, the feeling is much like discovering a secret underwater clubhouse.

Jules' Undersea Lodge started out as the La Chalupa underwater research laborator in the 1970s, and was one of the most advanced research habitats created. While special research projects are still undertaken, the running of the site now supports divers who wish to book overnight stays in either of two rooms for proposals or romantic celebrations.

The main feature of each room is the large, 106 cm (42 inch) round window that looks out into the sea. While you're looking out into the murky beyond, the fish are looking in at you. The mangrove lagoon in which Jules is located is a natural nursery area for many reef fish. Tropical angelfish, parrotfish, barracuda and snappers peek in the windows of the habitat, while anemones, sponges, oysters and feather-duster worms seem to cover every inch of this underwater world.

Guests explore their marine environment with scuba gear provided by the Lodge and are given an unlimited supply of tanks.

Manages to reach a perfect balance of relaxation and adventure.

                Comments
Like this 222 People like this
Welcome to the GoUnusual gift voucher shop, the simple way to buy a truly unique present to use at properties highlighted at: 
http://www.unusualhotelsoftheworld.com/Blogs/Guru4Travel/Gift-Vouchers-from-GoUnusual.

Select your gift, choose a design and write a personal message. Then buy securely online and have your gift voucher delivered by email or post.
Leigh Janzen
Oct 10 2014
Definitely for the true adventurist, I would probably feel claustrophobic and freak out halfway thru the night. We frequent Key Largo, however, and the husband has his brow raised at the idea...YIKES!!

tim novak
Apr 25 2013
We (a family of five) stayed one night in July 2007. We had the entire habitat to ourselves. Fabulous service from the staff, what a rush. The kids (aged 14, 16, 18) were certified divers with many dives in their log books. The visibility in the lagoon was about 10 feet so the diving was only fair. But it was staying in the habitat that made it all worth while. We came back in 2009 and spent the day in the adjacent MarineLab. Cant' wait to come back and stay again!

Diane Lockett
Jan 17 2009
My husband & I spent 2 nights at Jules Undersea Lodge 9 years ago. It was an incredible experience. The diving was good, the view out the huge windows was great and the food prepared by the mer-chef was fantastic! It was just surreal to "live" underwater. The first night there was another couple with us, but the second night we had the entire lodge to ourselves. We had to stay in Florida, at a regular hotel for an additional night before flying home because of the length of our dive. It is a trip we still talk about and think fondly about. I hope we are able to experience it again someday!

Michel Miller
Oct 23 2007
Looks like good fun. What does 22 hours @21 feet do to the dive tables? We would be on a dive holiday. MNM

Julie Rawlings
Sep 6 2007
The stay was awesome! It was my first time scuba diving. We stayed one night undersea. Our luggage and our meals were brought down in waterproof suitcases! The meals were warm and very good. It was neat to sit in your pajamas and watch the fish go bye.

shawne boring
Aug 25 2007
this is in my home state i never new it was there now i'll have to check it out

Kennie Jackson
Feb 5 2007
Come under the waves and sit for a while we want you to soak with-us-in-gill-style we want your calling, and even who you are... we may be under water, or driving in our car! or fixing yummie dinners... making people smile, so leave your massage at the tone; we'll call you in a-while! (beep)

Sep 19 2006
I haven't stayed here.....but I did my dive training in the "lagoon" where it is located. There are some boats docked nearby and several dive training platforms at various depths and that's about it. I didn't notice any sea life 'cept for a few lobster.....certainly no barracuda or other exotic marine life! and the visibility was about 15 feet. Now, if they dropped this thing off of a reef I might pay to stay.....

Michelle Wall
Sep 1 2006
I can't say enough good about the experience or the staff that attended my husband and me. We were married there. ( Just try to beat the undersea wedding cake & dinner!) Since, we have spent two anniversarys & one vacation down there! Incredible!!

tim novak
Apr 25 2013
We (a family of five) stayed one night in July 2007. We had the entire habitat to ourselves. Fabulous service from the staff, what a rush. The kids (aged 14, 16, 18) were certified divers with many dives in their log books. The visibility in the lagoon was about 10 feet so the diving was only fair. But it was staying in the habitat that made it all worth while. We came back in 2009 and spent the day in the adjacent MarineLab. Cant' wait to come back and stay again!

Diane Lockett
Jan 17 2009
My husband & I spent 2 nights at Jules Undersea Lodge 9 years ago. It was an incredible experience. The diving was good, the view out the huge windows was great and the food prepared by the mer-chef was fantastic! It was just surreal to "live" underwater. The first night there was another couple with us, but the second night we had the entire lodge to ourselves. We had to stay in Florida, at a regular hotel for an additional night before flying home because of the length of our dive. It is a trip we still talk about and think fondly about. I hope we are able to experience it again someday!

Michel Miller
Oct 23 2007
Looks like good fun. What does 22 hours @21 feet do to the dive tables? We would be on a dive holiday. MNM

Julie Rawlings
Sep 6 2007
The stay was awesome! It was my first time scuba diving. We stayed one night undersea. Our luggage and our meals were brought down in waterproof suitcases! The meals were warm and very good. It was neat to sit in your pajamas and watch the fish go bye.

Kennie Jackson
Feb 5 2007
Come under the waves and sit for a while we want you to soak with-us-in-gill-style we want your calling, and even who you are... we may be under water, or driving in our car! or fixing yummie dinners... making people smile, so leave your massage at the tone; we'll call you in a-while! (beep)

Michelle Wall
Sep 1 2006
I can't say enough good about the experience or the staff that attended my husband and me. We were married there. ( Just try to beat the undersea wedding cake & dinner!) Since, we have spent two anniversarys & one vacation down there! Incredible!!

Leigh Janzen
Oct 10 2014
Definitely for the true adventurist, I would probably feel claustrophobic and freak out halfway thru the night. We frequent Key Largo, however, and the husband has his brow raised at the idea...YIKES!!

shawne boring
Aug 25 2007
this is in my home state i never new it was there now i'll have to check it out

Sep 19 2006
I haven't stayed here.....but I did my dive training in the "lagoon" where it is located. There are some boats docked nearby and several dive training platforms at various depths and that's about it. I didn't notice any sea life 'cept for a few lobster.....certainly no barracuda or other exotic marine life! and the visibility was about 15 feet. Now, if they dropped this thing off of a reef I might pay to stay.....

Have Something to say? Post Your Comment
Comments are moderated and will be allowed if they are about the topic and not abusive. For questions specific to Unusual Hotels of the World, please drop us a note
Name*
Email*
Comment*
Did you visit the hotel? Date of stay How was your experience?


Help
 

Jules Undersea Lodge

Key Largo, United States of America
Bed & Breakfast

Underwater hotel, where you need to dive to enter.
Experiences Thrill, Wild,

Check availability and rates,
connecting direct with the property
More

From US$  500  Per Night
Check in *
Check out *
Guests *
Per person / night inc. Dinner and Breakfast.
Name *
Email Address *
Telephone 
Comments

Browse Similar Properties

Underwater Underwater (4)
Nearest Properties
Nickelodeon Family Suites
Nickelodeon Family Suites
231.0 miles / 371 km

Family themed hotel with integral water park for children and Nickelodeon characters throughout.
View Details