Maldives travel tips: Visit world’s first-ever underwater villa Muraka in Male Maldives travel trends: Visit the capital of Maldives, Male for a luxury stay at Muraka which is world’s first-ever underwater villa.
Maldives, a beautiful country in South Asia is a place visited by many travelers. A true holiday destination, Maldives is imbued with picturesque views, clear waters, pure sand, and overwater bunglows.
The country, with equally beautiful capital known as Male, is a place for every budgeting-traveler. From affordable hotels to luxury accommodation, Maldives is always busy inventing new attractions for travelers.
This time, Maldives has come out with world’s first-ever underwater villa located around 16 feet below the Indian Ocean.
This two-story villa has been titled as Muraka in its local Dhivehi language meaning coral. The villa is a part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali island resort.
Muraka boasts of a private gym, a bar, an infinity pool, butler’s quarters, an ocean-facing bathtub and an underwater bedroom with uninterrupted views of the ocean. The top floor of the villa, which is situated above the water, has a typical deck where one can soak up the sun.
In order to avail this unbelievable piece of luxury, you will have shell out $50,000 (Rs. 36.67 lakh) per night. The only catch is that one has to book it for a minimum of four nights. If someone plans to opt the USD 200,000 (Rs 1.46 crore) package, a personal chef and a private boat would be an added amenity.
Although, Muraka isn’t the first underwater concept since the resort already has an underwater five-star restaurant named Ithaa.
Like Ithaa, Muraka too is connected to the rest of the resort by a jetty. The villa is secluded since the initial idea was to not disturb several non-aquatic life forms.
The villa was built in Singapore on land and was brought into the Maldives with the help of a special purpose ship. The whole structure was then lowered into the water and was put into place with the help of concrete pylons which would eventually help to keep it steady from rough waves or high tides.
So, if you are a traveler and can afford luxury, make your bookings at Muraka right away!