Seaside escapes are a part of any would-be adventurer’s bucket list, but these days, heading to your favorite beachfront locale might not be enough to make you feel truly disconnected from your stressors. That’s where Anthenea comes in — a self-sustainable eco-hotel that provides denizens with a true “off-grid” experience, while remaining modern, classy, and cutting-edge.
Anthenea began as a passion project by naval architect Jean-Michel Ducancelle, who found inspiration in James Bond’s notable, seaworthy pod from the 1977 film, The Spy Who Loved Me. After garnering interest in the project, he and a team of engineers, designers, and architects devised the 50 square-meter Anthenea, catering to eco-conscious travelers who expect more from their unique lodging experience. Inside, the floating hotel boasts a vast living area, as well as a sleeping partition, lounge, and solarium, providing 360-degree views of the surrounding ocean for up to 12 people. To power its appliances and electrical components, the team has introduced five south-facing solar panels, two propulsion pods, and silent motors to keep it afloat indefinitely. To round things out, Anthenea utilizes its own sustainable black (and gray) water stations, a wood-burning stove, and a desalination system, should travelers seek to upgrade their package. Head to the hotel’s website to learn more.