The world’s first underwater suite is now open

It’s a new take on the expression ‘sleeping with the fishes’, and we like this one a lot more than the original! Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has opened The Muraka, the world’s first undersea residence, and you may now let your jaw drop.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Muraka undersea bedroom
In a word? WOW. (Photo: Justin Nicholas/Conrad Maldives Rangali Island)

The suite has a king size bed, a living space and a bathroom, with specially designed glass walls and ceilings to show off the marine life around you. It’s completely safe; many brilliant minds were behind the design and construction of this place.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Muraka undersea bedroom
You have never seen a bathroom like this. (Photo: Justin Nicholas/Conrad Maldives Rangali Island)
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Muraka undersea bedroom
Photo: Justin Nicholas/Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The Muraka is actually a 2-storey residence; it has an overwater section with a deck, a swimming pool, lounge and ensuite master bedroom. Luxe tip: you get a fantastic view of the ocean from the master bathroom, so have yourself a relaxing sunset soak in the bathtub!

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Muraka
The Muraka also has an overwater bedroom. Photo: Justin Nicholas/Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Muraka
Enjoy sunsets from the master bathroom’s tub. Photo: Justin Nicholas/Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Muraka
The Muraka’s overwater lounge space. Photo: Justin Nicholas/Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Muraka
The pool deck. Photo: Justin Nicholas/Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

While the Muraka is making waves as the first underwater residence in the world, it is not the resort’s first underwater feature. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant lets you dine among the corals, five metres below sea level.

Nothing says luxury like all-inclusive stays, and the Muraka does it better than ever. It offers four experience menus: The Wanderers, The Flavors, The Soul and The Thrill. In The Wanderers, you have the option of having a film crew follow you around to capture your experience as you explore the resort and its surroundings (the time to imitate David Attenborough is now). Indulge in your own Maldivian culinary and gastronomic journey with The Flavors. The Soul is all about wellness (hello, in-villa spa treatments!); and The Thrill is where you’ll find your water sports opportunities.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Muraka underwater
Photo: Justin Nicholas/Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

As you may have already guessed, your entire stay, from beginning to end, is tailored to your preference, and your own personal butler will cater to your every whim around the clock. You can’t say you’ve ever experienced the Maldives like this.

Read also: 7 things you need to know before visiting the Maldives

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