The eight-bedroom (plus crew sleeping quarters) bed and breakfast hotel is located 32 miles (52 km) off the east coast of North Carolina, standing on four poles 135 feet (41 meters) above sea level. The Frying Pan Hotel is not for the faint of heart or those fearing heights.
The remote location in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is another one on the list of scary things. Mars may be a far-away planet, but if you want to feel remoteness, you can have a similar experience here.
Except for it is not lifeless red rocks under you, but hungry sharks. But don't worry, they don't actually like human flesh.
The lighthouse was constructed in 1964 to protect seafarers. The tower was to warn and prevent ships from crashing into the shallow rocks of the Frying Pan Shoals off the coast of Bald Head Island.
In 1992 the advancement in technology, namely GPS and radar, rendered the US Coast Guard Light Station purposeless. In 2010, Richard Neil from Oklahoma decided to buy the old lighthouse to turn it into a place to stay.
The Frying Pan Tower evolved into more than just a safety guard for ships. It is now a unique resort that you can add to your list of places to visit before you die, especially if you are into extreme adventures. It's also environmental research, education studies station, and a shelter for marine wildlife.