If the colour of the ocean attracts you or if observing a peaceful sea-life pleases your senses, you will definitely want to know this news. The Conrad Maldives Rangali has officially opened the first-of-its-kind underwater hotel- The Muraka - for the public.
Muraka is a two-storey villa submerged more than 16.5 feet below the Indian Ocean, which is urging people to stay here to enjoy and admire the grand display of architecture, design, and technology. In addition to this astounding hotel, The Conrad is also home to Ithaa, an underwater five-star restaurant. The entire lower suite was constructed on land in Singapore by Japan’s premiere aquarium manufacturer Nippura Co. Then a crane hoisted the 600-ton structure onto a ship, which carried it to the Maldives.
The Muraka, which translates to “coral” in the Maldivian language, Dhivehi, consists of concrete, steel and acrylic. While developing this hotel, the marine biologists on staff ensured that the sunken retreat does not cause any problem to the surrounding coral. Afterwards, it was submerged into the deep waters and held firmly in place with the help of 10 concrete piles so that it will not shift or move due to rough seas or high tides.
The villa is equipped with a gym, a private bar, an ocean-facing bathtub, butler’s quarters, and infinity pool. You can see the panoramic views of the ocean in your room while sitting or lying on your master bed, or while taking a shower. In totality, around nine guests can be easily accommodated in Muraka.
For travellers, who do not want to spend nights under the deep water of the Ocean, The Conrad has a number of floors that rests above the water, which also has a sprawling sundeck for tanning and relaxing. You can enjoy sunrise yoga on the deck, take a dip in the infinity pool or even have dinner overlooking the ocean.
Certainly, once-in-a-lifetime experience does not come cheap. It costs around $50,000 per night –precisely a 4-night holiday package will cost you around $200,000. However, it is much more than just a hotel room. In a package, you will get a private speedboat, private seaplane and a personal chef. The suite also includes committed staff, facialists and massage therapists. Even guests are also honoured with Hilton Diamond status after booking the suite as a small souvenir of the stay.
Moreover, the Muraka is connected to Ithaa and the other resorts by jetty, in case you want to meet with other non-aquatic life forms.
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