11 months ago
Grab your credit card, because you’re going to want to book this room: On Tuesday, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island revealed that they are building underwater villas in the Indian Ocean. The rooms are immersed 16.4 feet under the Indian Ocean and will cost $50,000 for a one-night stay. They expected the villa to be open in November 2018. The new underwater villa, called the Muraka (which means coral in Dhivehi, the local language in the Maldives), was designed by Ahmed Saleem, the director at Crown Company. It was built by Mike Murphy, the leading engineer at M J Murphy Ltd., a New Zealand-based company that specializes in aquarium technology. The villa will have two stories, one located above sea level and a bedroom suite designed so you can sleep under the water. You will be treated to a panoramic view of the surrounding ocean from the king-sized bedroom, living area and bathroom. Above ground, you will find a king-size bedroom, living room, kitchen and bar, as well as a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym and dining area with a deck that is situated for optimal sunset views.
“The world’s first undersea residence encourages guests to explore the Maldives from an entirely new perspective below the surface of the sea,” Saleem said in a statement, according to Town & Country. “Through our rich history of being a trailblazer in innovative luxury hospitality, we are proud to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge design, technology and architecture.”
The underwater bedroom is a first for Conrad Maldives, but they do have a restaurant that is located more than 16 feet under the ocean’s surface and has a nice view of the surrounding coral garden.Read the full story at Town & Country