Ithaa, the underwater restaurant at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, has earned the resort plenty of kudos since it opened 13 years ago, enabling guests to dine below the surface of the Indian Ocean surrounded by colourful marine life.
Now the resort is taking the underwater experience to the next level, with the Maldives’ first undersea residence. Designed by the architectural firm that created Ithaa, The Muraka is a two-storey abode, with the master bedroom, living room and bathroom situated below the surface of the ocean, with domed glass walls offering 180-degree views of the marine life.
The upper level features another king-size en-suite bedroom with an ocean-facing bathtub, plus a twin-sized bedroom, living area, gym, butler’s quarters, kitchen, bar and dining room. Outside, The Muraka (“coral” in the local Dhivehi language) is also home to a private infinity pool and two separate terraces designed for optimal views of sunrise and sunset. The residence is currently being developed to the tune of US $15 million, and will be available to book from the end of the year.