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The world's first undersea villa

08/05/2018
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In the pursuit of novelty hoteliers appear to be going to greater and greater lengths to offer their guests a unique experience. However, this pursuit may have reached its pinnacle with the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island announcing plans to create the world’s first luxurious underwater villa.
The villa, named The Muraka, will be situated 5 metres below the waves.
(Image via the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.)

Named The Muraka (which translates as Coral), the underwater residence will be able to accommodate nine guests, across two levels, with panoramic views of the undersea landscape.

The villa is expected to be completed by November of this year and will sit approximately five metres below the waves. The villa utilises advanced aquarium and architectural technologies to create both living and recreational zones below the sea. The lower half of the villa, which will be fully submerged, will feature an undersea master bedroom, double bathroom, lounge area complete with a curved acrylic dome window offering 180-degree views of the sea life.
The upper level of The Muraka will sit above the waves, connected to the lower level by a spiral staircase.
(Image via the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.)

The upper level of The Muraka will sit above the waves, connected to the lower level by a spiral staircase. The upper level will feature a king size bedroom, twin-size bedrooms, two bathrooms, an integrated living room, open kitchen and a bar and kitchen area connected to an outdoor terrace.

The villa’s construction will utilise the knowledge of aquarium technology expert Mike Murphy, and his team at New Zealand-based M J Murphy Ltd.
The undersea villa has made use of advanced aquarium technology to create stunning views for the occupants.
(Image via the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.)

Describing the idea behind the villa, Ahmed Saleem, chief architect of the residence, said:

“Driven by our inspiration to deliver innovative and transformative experiences to our global travellers, the world’s first undersea residence encourages guests to explore the Maldives from an entirely new perspective below the surface of the sea. Through our rich history of being a trailblazer in innovative luxury hospitality, we are proud to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge design, technology and architecture.”
The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort is located across two private islands and features several innovative buildings aside from the undersea villa.
(Image via the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.)

The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort is located across two private islands and features several innovative buildings including glass-floored rooms situated above the lagoon’s coral reef.

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