Sneak peek inside the world's first undersea villa
TheConradMaldives Rangali Island, which already has a dramaticunder-the-sea restaurant, has announced plans to create theworld's first luxurious underwater villa of its kind. Dubbed TheMuraka (which means coral), the under-the-sea residence willaccommodate nine guests, stretching over two levels and will boastexclusive views of the surrounding sea life, while guests enjoy anunprecedented holiday experience.
"Drivenby our inspiration to deliver innovative and transformativeexperiences to our global travelers, the world's first undersearesidence encourages guests to explore the Maldives from an entirelynew perspective below the surface of the sea," says Ahmed Saleem,chief architect and designer of the undersea residence and a Directorat Crown Company. "Through our rich history of being a trailblazerin innovative luxury hospitality, we are proud to remain at theforefront of cutting-edge design, technology and architecture."
Anticipatedto be ready by November this year, the Muraka structure adoptsadvanced aquarium and architectural technologies to achieve itsimpressive underwater villa status, while incorporating both livingand recreational zones above and below the sea. The idea for thevilla was first conceptualized by Saleemand is made reality with the partnership of aquarium technologyexpert Mike Murphy, leading engineer at New Zealand based M J MurphyLtd.
Oncecompleted, the lower half of the Muraka villa will reside five meters(16.4 feet) below the surface of the water. This lower level of thestructure will feature an undersea master suite with a king size bed,double bathroom, undersea lounge area and an expansive curved acrylicdome window offering 180-degree views of the marine life.
An interiorspiral staircase will provide access to the upper level, featuringadditional king size bedroom andtwin-sizebedrooms, two bathrooms, powder room, an integrated living room, openkitchen, bar and dinning area which opens out onto an outdoor terracespecifically located to take advantage of the sunset views.The upper level also features a second outdoorrelaxation deck complete with a private swimming pool, gym, butler'squarters and private security quarters.
Theinterior design of the Muraka will feature simple furnishings, inorder to offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the peace andtranquility of its exclusive location and once in a lifetime holidayexperience.
"Weare excited to present Muraka's unique sleeping under the seaexperience to our future guests, providing them with an extraordinaryseascape of the Maldives from an entirely new perspective," says Stefano Ruzza, General Manager at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.
Nestled away on two private islands and surrounded by white-sandy beaches, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort currently boasts 50 water villas, 79 beach villas and 21 spa villas with private treatment rooms. Spa treatments are also available in glass-floored rooms situated above the lagoon's coral reef and outdoor activities include scuba diving, snorkeling safaris, windsurfing, game fishing, catamaran sailing and sunset cruising on the resort's yacht.
Overnight prices for The Muraka are yet to be released, however guest rooms elsewhere on Conrad Maldives Rangali Island start from around US$855 per night, per couple. The video below has more on the project.
Source: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island