You Can Now Sail The World On A Luxury, Floating Pod

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You Can Now Sail The World On A Luxury, Floating Pod

Rent an eco-friendly, luxury hotel that allows you to connect with nature and disconnect from the world.

If you’re not sure about staying in a hotel on some exotic island right now, then why not sail the world in your own pod that comes with a panoramic bathtub instead? Meet the Anthenea, the floating hotel suite that allows you to discover the beautiful ocean world from a calm bubble of luxury. While hotels battle to navigate the new normal, this might just offer the best socially-distanced travel solution we’ve ever seen.

You can trust the French to take a concept like eco-living and construct it in a way that simply allows you to fully embrace life’s greatest pleasures. With the availability of land to construct on becoming increasingly scarce, Jean-Michel Ducancelle, a naval architect, designed a mobile suite that allows you to fully immerse yourself in a natural marine environment without causing harm to it. Taking inspiration from the floating pod in the 1977 James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me, he found a way to turn this dream into an eco-friendly reality.

The water-based mobile vessel is powered by solar energy and uses black and grey water stations to release clean water into the ocean. Sand screw anchoring is used to avoid any damage to the underwater ecosystem and environment, it also fully autonomous and requires no connection to land-based networks. It also has zero impact on the environment and can be installed in just 48 hours using recycled materials.


As we all seek new remote getaways during these uncertain times, the Anthenea offers you a way to explore the most secret places while fully embracing nature and living in harmony with it. But that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice on leisure. This reimagined version of nomadic life meets all the standards of top 5-star hotels. Aboard, you’ll have 360-degree ocean views through the sheer base, a large round bed, an overflow bathtub that can be filled with fresh water or seawater, a living area, a kitchenette, and a spa. Upstairs, you’ll find the Solarium that has a convertible roof that creates shade from the sun while allowing you to look over the ocean. It also adapts to the natural elements to shield you from the wind.

If you’re panicked about sailing through rough seas and unchartered waters, then don’t. The pod is designed to be unsinkable and it’s said to be safer and steadier than a boat.

You can rent a pod on the Côte de Granit Rose in Brittany, France, and sail off to your desired destinations. Or, you can buy one and customize it to your lifestyle to have as a holiday home.
You can find out more on their website.