Conrad Maldives Rangali Island To Open The World’s First Undersea Residence

23 Apr 2018
2 min read
Snorkels at the ready – Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is set to build what is believed to be the world’s first undersea residence.

The revolutionary concept will transform the Maldives experience for travellers, allowing a fully immersive experience for guests. The result of a significant $15 million USD investment, this amazing project will allow visitors to truly experience the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean.

As the first international hotel brand to enter the Maldivian market 20 years ago and home to the world’s first undersea restaurant, Ithaa, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island continues to pioneer and innovate with the groundbreaking introduction of the undersea residence.

Aptly named THE MURAKA or coral in Dhivehi, the local language of the Maldives, the undersea residence gives guests an intimate and immersive experience of one of the Earth’s most breathtaking marine environments. Muraka is designed to blend into its environment, giving guests’ unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean at every turn. With vibrant colors and a diverse array of marine life all around, Muraka’s residents will be able to sleep alongside the wonders of the abundant and colorful marine life that inhabit the sea.

The undersea residence will feature a two-level structure comprised of space above the sea level and an undersea suite designed for sleeping under the ocean’s surface.

The undersea suite feature a king size bedroom, living area, bathroom and stunning spiral staircase. The undersea bedroom floor level sits five meters (16.4 feet) below sea level, providing uninterrupted views of the surrounding marine environment.

Muraka’s upper level meanwhile 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.

The villa comes complete with an infinity swimming pool, as well as an upper level containing an additional king size bedroom and bathroom, which boasts a masterfully appointed ocean-facing bathtub. 

Located in the Maldives’ best diving and snorkeling spots, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has created a space that invites and inspires with a distinctive design that flows harmoniously with the natural environment. This new experience will only add to the already outstanding offering at the heavenly resort.

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Words by Sophie Ritchie