A luxury Maldives resort is about to take the sleeping under-the-sea phenomenon to a whole new level.
Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, is building a $15 million two-story hotel villa, part of which will sit 16.4 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean.
The property, believed to be the world’s first undersea residence, is under construction in the South Asian island country and is due to be completed in November.
Named the Muraka or “coral” in the Maldives’ local language Dhivehi, it seeks to provide guests who travel here with an “intimate and immersive experience of one of the Earth’s most breathtaking marine environments.
There’s a gym, a bar, an infinity pool, butler’s quarters, an ocean-facing bathtub and most importantly an underwater bedroom floor with unparalleled views of the ocean.
Connected to the upper level by a spiral staircase, the undersea suite section will be made up of a king-size bedroom, living area and bathroom.
The top level, which also has a sunrise-facing relaxation deck, measures 550 square meters, while the undersea sections occupies an area of 102 square meters.
The villa is designed in a similar style to Ithaa, with a curved acrylic dome boasting 180-degree panoramic views of the encircling marine life.