Underwater accommodation at the Great Barrier Reef open for stays from December

Australia’s first underwater accommodation is now open for bookings with travel as early as December 2019.

Cruise Whitsundays’ ‘Reefsuites,’ are located on Hardy Reef, part of the Great Barrier Reef, and feature floor-to-ceiling windows affording guests panoramic views of marine life.

Guests can choose between premium king or twin single accommodation below sea level, complete with private glass en suite.

The full Reefsuite experience includes a return cruise out to the reef, all meals and beverages, a selection of marine activities and overnight accommodation.

“We wanted to create a one-off experience that would leave an indelible impression on guests,” said Cruise Whitsundays general manager Shaun Cawood.

“It’s a privilege to have access to the world-heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef and for people to be able to interact with the marine environment in this way is truly remarkable.”

The Reefsuites are the centrepiece of the $8 million redevelopment of the Reefworld pontoon, which has been reconstructed after damage sustained in 2017’s Cyclone Debbie.

Reefworld is also home to the renewed Reefsleep experience, which will allow up to 24 guests at a time to sleep under the stars on the pontoon’s top deck in specially designed ‘reefbeds’.