Lovers Deep Submarine – Oliver’s Travels Brings You Love Beneath the Waterline
Since the dawn of passenger aviation, the so-called ‘Mile High Club’ has been synonymous with rock stars, honeymoon couples and a select number of frequent flyers with more front than Brighton beach. Today, 62 years since the opportunity to join this exclusive club first become available to the travelling public, luxury villa rental specialists Oliver’s Travels has launched the Mile Low Club; a service allowing travellers who like to get their thrills between the sheets to get them beneath the waves at the same time.
Utilising a specially adapted leisure submarine, interior designed and furnished to the individual customer’s specification, the vessel, nicknamed Lovers Deep, is the latest holiday destination to be added to more than 1,500 other handpicked holiday villas on Oliver’s Travels website, each selected for their quirky or unique character. The Mile Low Club, launched in time for Valentine’s Day 2014, delivers a world-class service that leaves couples able to relax, unwind and enjoy the secluded isolation that the ocean puts between them and the rest of the world.
Staffed by an on-board crew of three; consisting of the Captain, chef and personal butler (who share separate, sound-proof living accommodation at the other end of the craft to ensure guest privacy), Lovers Deep has the unique capability of being moored at a location chosen by the customer, whether that be a stunning coral reef off the coast of St. Lucia or a sunken battleship in the Red Sea. With private speedboat transfers as standard, the service can also be customised with optional extras including helicopter transfers with a beach landing, free rose petal scattering service or champagne breakfast in bed – all booked through the Oliver’s Concierge service.
To complete the luxury experience, a specialist aphrodisiac tasting menu has been developed to ensure that guests are in the mood to make full use of the Lovers Deep facilities, which could also include a two-person shower at the customer’s request. Featuring dishes including oysters, caviar and a decadent chocolate fondant with essence of pomegranate, the menu will be offered free of charge to guests who book the submarine as part of a honeymoon package during 2014.
Oliver Bell, co-founder of Oliver’s Travels said: “All of our handpicked, luxury villas have something unique and quirky about them, but Lovers Deep really stands out as one of our quirkiest yet. We’re always fascinated by the colourful array of requests we get through our Oliver’s Concierge service and are looking forward to creating bespoke packages for those wanting to join the Mile Low Club with us. While this property might be out of the question for claustrophobics or those with a fear of water, we do have a range of properties that offer excellent value for money for families or groups, with average prices in France as low as £39 pppn – all of which are firmly positioned on land, not below the surface of the sea.”
The Mile Low Club service was launched in February 2014, with prices starting from £175,000 per night (excluding air travel).