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Conrad Maldives to unveil world's first undersea residence

Shaina Abdulla
19 April 2018, MVT 11:36
Master bedroom of the under sea residence Muraka -
Shaina Abdulla
19 April 2018, MVT 11:36

Conrad Maldives Rangali resort is set to welcome the world’s first undersea residence, Muraka, in November 2018.

Developed at a cost of USD15 million as the resort’s most prestigious, the split level residence accommodates a total of nine occupants; six adults and three children.

Muraka features a twin room, living room, gym, infinity pool, kitchen and dining, butler’s quarter and a bar on it's above ocean floor level. The top deck also captures the sunset in all its glory, proving it ideal for sunset lovers.

A spiral staircase from the upper deck leads to the undersea level with the master bedroom and ensuite bathrooms. The bedrooms below 16.4 feet of the water surface are encased by a clear dome, providing its occupants a view of the marine creatures and corals in the environment.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, initially launched as Hilton Maldives Rangali Island in 1997, was the first of a prominent international hotel brand to open in the country. The resort was also the first to launch the world’s first undersea restaurant, Ithaa, 13 years ago. Ithaa and Muraka, Conrad’s distinctive undersea structures, are both developed by MJ Murphy Ltd, a New Zealand based company that specializes in aquarium technology.

With over 100 resorts in the Maldives, Conrad continues to maintain its distinction in the country with its one-of-a-kind innovations.