A resort in The Maldives is taking lodging to a new low — in a good way, at least if you’re the type who dreams of scuba adventures and regularly visits your local aquarium. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is in the process of constructing what it claims is the first underwater residence anywhere in the world.
Once opened later in 2018, the hotel hopes marine life fanatics, along with anyone else willing to shell out the four-figure price tag for a one-night stay, will view it as the perfect reason to visit the remote, tiny country, located in the Indian Ocean off the southern tip of India.
Expensive and pricey, for sure, but where else can you wake up with a shark swimming overhead? Yes, we just put that image in your head. Don’t let fear deter you. The suite is designed to blend into the underwater environment without disturbing passing wildlife, and partners perfectly with the resort’s underwater restaurant.
“The world’s first undersea residence encourages guests to explore the Maldives from an entirely new perspective below the surface of the sea,” said Ahmed Saleem, director at Crown Company and chief architect and designer of the undersea residence, in a released statement
If you’re interested in booking, look for the suite called “Muraka” on the booking form. The term translates to “coral” in the local language of Dhivehi. Strikingly beautiful even above water, the Conrad Maldives resort is sparing no luxury with the underwater experience. This suite has two levels, one above water and the other below, and includes a butler’s quarters, full kitchen and bar, living room, and bedrooms above water and 16.4 feet below the ocean’s surface.