Gulf of Eilat

Red Sea Star




An over-the-top underwater restaurant and bar off the coast of Israel begins to make sense when you learn that the nearby city of Eilat is Israel’s version of Dubai. Twenty feet down in the Gulf of Eilat, surrounded by undulating walls and windows designed to invoke the movements of the sea, partygoers sit on stools that resemble jellyfish, under lights that are plump like anemones. Just outside the structure’s many windows grows a coral reef, nurtured by the Red Sea Star’s owners, that teems with butterfly fish, angelfish, and other brightly colored fauna.

What to Order: Any of the bar’s fruity, umbrella-ed frozen cocktails to complement the under-the-sea theme.