A luxury Maldives resort is ready to catapult the ‘sleeping under-the-sea’ phenomenon to a whole new level.
is about to construct a $15 million two-story hotel villa, a portion of which would be based about 16.4 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean.
This property is believed to the world’s first undersea residence.
It is currently under construction on the South Asian island nation and is scheduled to be completed in November. It is named as ‘Muraka’ meaning ‘coral’ in the Maldives’ local language Dhiveli. And it seeks to offer guests traveling here with an ‘intimate and immersive experience’ of one of the earth’s most beautiful marine environments.
There exists a bar, infinity pool, gym, butler’s quarters, an ocean-facing bathtub and most importantly, an underwater bedroom floor flaunting unsurpassed views of the ocean.
This hotel would be connected to the upper level by a spiral staircase and the undersea suite section would comprise a king-size bedroom, living area and bathroom.
The top level that also has a sunrise-facing relaxation deck measures 550 square meters and the undersea sections occupies an area of nearly 102 square meters.
By Latifa Zenaina