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First undersea villa set to open in luxury hotel in the Maldives

First undersea villa set to open in luxury hotel in the Maldives

Guests at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will soon have the chance to sleep with the fishes – but there’s nothing at all sinister about it.

That’s because the swanky resort is opening what is believed to be the world’s first-ever undersea villa – and images show that it’s potentially going to be one of the most sought-after hotel rooms in the world.

It’s a two-deck affair, with the lower deck sitting five meters (16ft) beneath the waves. It has a bedroom, living space and bathroom and, of course, swathes of glass so that guests can gaze at the colourful local sea life swimming past, wherever they are in the complex.

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Guests at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will soon have the chance to sleep with the fishes – but there’s nothing at all sinister about it. That’s because the swanky resort is opening what is believed to be the world’s first-ever undersea villa

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Water incredible concept: The bedroom area at the Muraka residence on Rangali Island in the Maldives

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Soak up unique views: Even in the bathroom guests can gaze at the Indian Ocean

The suite, named the Muraka, has cost $15million to build and will give guests unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean.

 

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The residence was designed by architects the Crown Company and is being built by New Zealand-based M J Murphy Limited, which specialises in aquarium technology. 

The undersea suite is connected to the top deck by a spiral staircase.

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On the upper level, guests will find a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen, bar and a dining room with a deck that faces the direction of the sunset

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Guests will be able to gaze at the endless horizon while soaking in the standalone bathtub up top 

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The relaxation deck that faces the direction of sunrise.

There is, of course, also an infinity pool

Up top, guests will find a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen, bar and a dining room with a deck that faces the direction of the sunset.

On the opposite side of the villa sits a relaxation deck that faces the direction of sunrise and an infinity swimming pool.

The upper level also contains an additional king-size bedroom and bathroom, which boasts an ocean-facing bathtub, ideal for soaking in views of the endless horizon.

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An aerial image of Rangali Island in the Maldives, where the residence is located. The Muraka undersea suite is set to open at the end of 2018

In total, Muraka can accommodate up to nine guests.

Ahmeed Saleem, the chief designer 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.’

The Muraka undersea suite is set to open at the end of 2018.

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