Rooftop bars are so last year. Just ask international hospitality company PER AQUUM–for the next hottest trend in nightlife , you’ll have to get deep. Following its sensational debut in 2012, Subsix, the world’s first underwater nightclub, has emerged from a redesign even bigger and better.
Six metres below the surface of the Indian ocean, off the coast of The Maldives, adventurous guests arrive at Subsix by speedboat, and descend a spiral staircase to the ocean floor. The interior is breathtaking: floor-to-ceiling glass walls that look out at the reef, teeming with marine life, a clam-inspired bar, chairs custom-designed to resemble anemones, imitation-coral chandeliers and a ceiling hung with strands of capiz shells. It’s seriously like something out of The Little Mermaid (extended club remix).
Subsix has made it’s name as a nightclub, but the venue is also open for subaquatic lunch and dinner bookings, weddings, private parties, wine tastings and DJ nights. Enjoy a gourmet meal while watching reef sharks hunt just inches from your table, or cut shapes on the d-floor surrounded by the clear blue waters of the Indian Ocean. Let’s get littoral.
Sophia Softky is an armchair philosopher and wayward American trying to make her way in Melbourne. Sometimes she writes things, and sometimes they get published. She is a millenial and therefore lives inside of the Internet.