Have you had dreams of staying the night “under the sea?” You now have the opportunity to sleep with the fish and wake up refreshed. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has opened the world’s first-ever underwater hotel residence.
This is much more than just a room or a suite, in the Maldives, luxury is the only way. You can stay in a two-story villa that is set up 16 feet below the Indian Ocean. The name of the place is “Muraka,” which means “coral” in the local Dhivehi language.
The accommodation has a bed, shower and the other typical components of a hotel room. The Muraka also has a private gym, a bar, an infinity pool, butler’s quarters, an ocean-facing bathtub and most importantly an underwater bedroom with unparalleled views of the ocean. The top floor, which is above the water, has a “relaxation deck” where you can get a sun tan.
What will this cost you? It’s only $50,000 per night. Those who book this room get use of a personal chef and private boat, as well as automatic Hilton Diamond status.
The Muraka isn’t the first underwater experience at the hotel. The property is home to Ithaa, an underwater five-star restaurant.
The process of building the Muraka was carefully considered to be respectful to the environment. Everything was built on land in Singapore and then brought to the Maldives on a special ship.
Once the residence was lowered into the water, it was nailed into place with concrete pylons that will keep it from shifting during rough waves or at high tide.
If sleeping below the Indian Ocean is not quite your cup of tea, the Conrad is also home to several floating villas. That might be the best way to just get your feet wet.
So how about it? Are you ready to let go of the $50,000 price?