Tourism centres will try their best to refer to this place as a private island, but in reality it’s a man-made gun emplacement-turned luxury hotel.
A kilometre and a half off the southern coast of England, Spitbank Fort was built in 1878 as a way of protecting Britannia and the nation’s fleet in general. The fort narrowly avoided a massive bombing that would’ve been the end of it during World War Two, and it officially ceased all military functions in 1982.
Now, after 30 years of being a run-down, derelict and vacant concrete blob in the ocean, it has been completely renovated and transformed into a luxury hotel of the same name.
From the inside, the only way you would ever tell it’s the same complex is by the “SPITBANK FORT” labels.
The hotel has a wine cellar, games room, outdoor hot tub, and just about anything else you could ask for.
The “island” also functions as a wedding venue, and people have already paid the $9200 fee to hire the island exclusively for the night to tie the knot and spend their first night as man and wife out on the ocean.
What do you think? Worth the $9200 or is this just another way for eccentric millionaires to pass the time? Either way, you have to admit – it’s pretty impressive!