The Floating Seahorse, The World's First Underwater Villa
Part house, part boat, the Floating Seahorse is a revolutionary idea in luxury accommodation. It allows visitors to feel like they are living within a dazzling coral reef with bright tropical fish and sea turtles swimming around them.
This amazing luxury property was unveiled at the Dubai International Boat Show in March 2015. By the time the project is complete in 2018, there will be more than 125 floating villas in total, costing approximately $2.9 million each. The ridiculously lavish Seahorse Villa consists of a main floor which is floating in the Persian Gulf, an upper deck above the water, and a lower level that is completely submerged in the water. The lower level has floor to ceiling windows for a stunning view of the colourful wildlife on the ocean floor.
This is the first ever villa of its kind, offering an incredible underwater viewing experience. The upper level has plenty of space to relax in the sunshine, while the middle deck has a fully fitted kitchen and dining room as well as a ladder for climbing in and out of the sea. Although the villas are located out in the ocean, guests can still stay connected with satellite television and high speed internet. Also, each villa has room service and butler service, and a personal chef is available on request. Can you imagine a more dreamy and luxurious holiday getaway?
THE TZAR EDITION
The Seahorse Villas are located within the Heart of Europe, which is a section of a man-made island called ‘The World’, built 2.5 miles off the coast of Dubai. The first Seahorse development was a huge hit and sold out within just eight months. The third phase of the project, the Tzar Edition, designed in the shape of a heart, will be launched. The semi-submerged homes in the Tzar Edition will be located on St. Petersburg Island, one of the six islands that make up the Heart of Europe. The stunning setting of St. Petersburg Island is reminiscent of the Maldives, with shallow turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches and lush tropical gardens. For those who want to go a step further and live in a oneof- a-kind villa, it is possible to commission a Signature Edition Seahorse property that is custom-designed to your individual style and taste. Buyers can choose the number of rooms, bathrooms and kitchens, and tailor the interior layout to their unique needs.
A HOME FOR SEAHORSES
As well as offering these luxurious villas for the ultrarich, the developers of the property will also be creating accommodation for actual seahorses. The retreat developers are working on an artificial coral reef that will be located beneath these high end homes. The reef will be a protected area where seahorses will be able to breed and flourish.