As our old friend Sebastian the crab said; “Under the sea, darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me!” There’s no denying, everything is more magical under the sea and now you can even holiday under the sea, thanks to a new underwater hotel room in the Maldives. The first of its kind, The Muraka hotel room at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort is made entirely out of glass and sits 16 feet below sea level — talk about wanderlust!

The resort is the first in the world to have constructed an underwater hotel room. The Muraka, meaning ‘coral’ was designed with local biodiversity in mind, meaning it has minimal impact on the surrounding reefs and ecosystem. It’s locked firmly into place by ten concrete pillars to make sure it won’t shift in rough seas or high tides.

The Muraka

The upper level of the suite is made of glass walls that boast views of the crystal-clear ocean, private jetty and infinity pool. Guests have the option to take an elevator or a spiral staircase downstairs to descend under the sea. The main bedroom and bathroom are located below sea level allowing guests to sleep with the fish. Lucky ones might even catch sight of a turtle or two, a stingray or even some sharks!

Of course, the once-in-a-lifetime experience costs a whopping $50,000 per night with a four-night vacation package of about $200,000. This hefty priced tag includes guests being flown in on a private seaplane or collected from the main resort in a speedboat that they’re allowed to use for the duration of their stay.

The Muraka

Also available as add-ons to your star are a butler and chef, massage therapists, and personal trainers. The Muraka is situated far out into the ocean for maximum privacy and ultimate relaxation, ensuring a breathtaking vacation that’s hassle-free.

For more information about The Muraka visit the Conrad Maldives website

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