Take a Luxe Vacation at This Victorian-era Sea Fort

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Views from the rooftop.
Views from the rooftop.

If you’re in the middle of booking your summer adventures, scrap whatever it is you have arranged and schedule a vacation at this 19th century sea fort that has been transformed into a luxe hotel.

This one-of-a-king, Victorian-era sea fort is located in the Solent, approximately a mile off the coast of the Isle of Wight in the English Channel. Dubbed “No Man’s Fort,” it is accessible by helicopter or boat. It was renovated by AmaZing Venues, an event planning company that specializes in creating luxury lifetime events as well as restoring rescuing historic Venues from various states of disrepair.

No Man’s Fort, which seems synonymous to any James Bond or Mission Impossible movie, boasts 22 suites that sleep 44 guests with a capacity of holding 200 guests for parties and events. Of the rooms, the most luxurious of them all is the Lighthouse suite, which can run you £1,150 a night during the summer.

The Lighthouse Suite also offers a lounge area which converts to a double bedroom.
The Lighthouse Suite also offers a lounge area which converts to a double bedroom.

Amenities guests have access to include the “LaZer Battle Arena,” a complete cabaret bar, mini golf, hot tubs, fire pits, spa facilities, a mall, nightclub and even a laser tag arena. For the guests who intend to receive R&R, No Man’s Fort offers rooftop hot tubs, sauna, a large sun deck and wine tasting. For the adrenaline junkie, there are hosts of exhilarating activities such as enjoying a treasure hunt, RIB rides, jet biking, sea kayaking or kite surfing.

Enhance your stay with activities such as an adrenaline pumping RIB ride
Enhance your stay with activities such as an adrenaline pumping RIB ride

Described as “75,000 sq. ft. of fun,” the entire property offers 360-degree views of the surrounding waters.

Enjoy the outstanding views from the top of the Lighthouse.
Enjoy the outstanding views from the top of the Lighthouse.

The plush property is suitable for afternoon tea, corporate events, gourmet dining, parties, Sunday lunch, team building activities, themed events and weddings.

No Man’s Fort was constructed between 1867 and 1880 and was originally used to help the English defend the coast from the French Navy. It was the first fort in England, possibly Europe, to use hydraulic power to move artilleries horizontally and vertically. It was also featured in the 1971 Dr. Who episode, The Sea Devils, with Jon Pertwee, according to the Daily Mail.

It is slated to open April 23.

Book your sea fort adventures here.

(Photos via AmaZing Venues)

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