Oversea villas are the epitome of Maldivian luxury. Floating above the warm turquoise ocean with colourful fish swimming between its stilts. Simply amazing. But what if you want a closer look at the exotic sea life from your villa? Or from your bed, even?
Well, one Maldivian luxury resort has thought of that. To give you an experience like no other, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has revealed that they are working on what is believed to be the world’s first undersea residence.
Expected to be ready by the end of 2018, the submerged suite is the result of a $15 million (£10.75m) investment. In a press release, Conrad Hotels described the concept as a “revolutionary” one that will “transform the Maldives experience” of guests who want to be “truly immersed within the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean.”
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is already home to the world’s first undersea restaurant, Ithaa.
The new undersea villa has been named The Muraka, which means ‘coral’ in Dhivehi, the local language of the Maldives. Sitting five metres (16.4 feet) below sea level, the two-level suite gives an intimate and immersive experience of one of the Earth’s most breathtaking marine environments.
Also featuring space above sea level, the undersea suite features a king size bedroom, living area, bathroom and spiral staircase that leads to the upper-level living room. Muraka’s distinct design is similar to Ithaa’s with its curved acrylic dome.
Muraka’s upper level features a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen, bar and dining, which features a deck that purposely faces the direction of the sunset for optimal viewing pleasure.
On the opposite side of the villa, there is a sunrise-facing relaxation deck complete with an infinity swimming pool. The upper level also contains an additional king size bedroom and bathroom, which boasts an ocean-facing bathtub. In total, Muraka can accommodate up to nine guests.
Ideal for diving and snorkelling, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island features purposefully designed villas and suites, 12 award-winning restaurants and bars, two spas and a selection of culturally inspired experiences set against the awe-inspiring Maldivian surroundings.