Jules' Undersea Lodge named one of the world's most remote hotels

Oct 1, 2010 at 12:56 a.m. ET

Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Fla. was recently named one of the world's most remote hotels by Forbes. Check out this amazing space if you dare, but be sure to pack your scuba diving gear!

Jules Undersea Lodge Key Largo, Florida

You have to be committed to the experience when staying at Jules' Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, Fla.

Why? Well, you have to scuba dive 21 feet underwater just to check in!

Don't have a scuba diving license? The staff can get you certified for a cool $175 -- a little steep, considering guest rooms go for $375 per person per night.

Inspired by 20,000 leagues under the sea

Jules Undersea Lodge Key Largo, Florida

The hotel opened in 1986 is situated in the Emerald Lagoon. The property housed a marine lab at one point, hence the reference to Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The two-bedroom, one-bath oasis offers all the comforts of home -- hot showers, full kitchen, reading materials and music. You won't be able to go out much when visiting Jules, but the aquatic neighbors -- tropical fish, sponges and oysters -- make more than hospitable companions.

Named to 'Most Remote Hotels' List

Forbes recently named Jules' Undersea Lodge to its list of the world's most remote hotels, one of the few U.S. hotels to make the list.

The full list includes:

Bloomfield Lodge -- Cairns, Australia
Andean Cottage -- Peru
Kokopelli's Cave -- Farmington, New Mexico
Arctic Hotel -- Greenland
Garvault Hotel -- Scottish Highlands
The Beach House -- Manafaru, Maldives
Desroches Island Resort -- Seychelles
Winterlake -- Anchorage, Alaska
Petit St. Vincent Resort -- St. Vincent and the Grenadines

The vacation-destinations highlighted on the Forbes list makes us want to pack our suitcases, grab our passports and get the heck out of Dodge. How about you?

Are you interested in visiting Jules' Undersea Lodge or any of the 'Most Remote' hotels?

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