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World’s first underwater villa to open in the Maldives this year

Blessed with some of the best white-sand beaches in the world, Maldives is stunningly perfect. Thanks to its unparalleled beauty, Maldives gets automatically added to a plethora of traveller’s bucket list. And you could clearly understand their decision. Like, why not?! Adding to the infinite list of things that make Maldives charming is the world’s first underwater villa.

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Yes, you heard that right. Known for overwater bungalows that float above the tranquil waters, Maldives is now going all out and introducing underwater villa later this year. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has just announced the details of the most ambitious project after raising an investment of $15 million.

Submerged 5 metres (16.4 feet) below the sea level, the underwater villa is a two-level structure with a spiral staircase connecting them.

First level – Twin-sized bedroom, private security quarters, butler’s quarters, living room, dining room, bathroom, powder room

Second level (underwater suite) – King-sized bedroom, living area, bathroom

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The underwater suite is protected by a curved acrylic dome which provides 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean. And there’s the bathtub where you can soak in the views of the ocean as well. All day long. No questions asked. Further, there are relaxation decks on the eastern and the western side of the villa where you can catch sunrise and sunset.

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If you are thinking about capturing every single moment of your vacation in the underwater villa without disturbing your flow, then you are in for a treat. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island introduced the concept of an Instagram butler last year and it garnered a huge amount of appreciation. You can make use of this service for that perfectly-timed Instagram clicks.

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The underwater villa from Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is named Muraka, meaning coral in the local language Dhivehi and it is set to open in November, next year. It can accommodate a maximum of 9 individuals.

“With the development of the world’s first undersea residence, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will offer visitors the opportunity to experience the Maldives like never before,” Martin Rinck, Head of luxury & lifestyle brands, Hilton said.

Interestingly, this isn’t the first underwater venture of the hotel, 13 years back they came with the undersea restaurant of Ithaa, which is set 16 feet below the sea level. So, when you are in Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, do check out Ithaa as well.

Stay at the underwater suite is expected to be priced at a whopping $50,000 for a night.


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