World’s First Underwater Residences to Open in Maldives

By Paul Joseph

Plans are underway in the Maldives to create what is being billed as the world’s first ever undersea residence.

The project has been announced by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island who say that the residence is likely to be complete in the latter part of 2018.

Named “The Muraka” or coral in Dhivehi, the local language of the Maldives, the home is a two-level structure comprised of an over sea “upper level” and an undersea suite. The latter features a king size bedroom, living area, bathroom and a spiral staircase that leads to the upper level living room.

The upper level features a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen, bar and dining. There’s also a deck that faces the direction of the sunset for optimal views.

On the opposite side of the villa can be found the relaxation deck that faces the direction of sunrise and is complete with an infinity swimming pool. The upper level also contains an additional king size bedroom and bathroom, which boasts a masterfully appointed ocean-facing bathtub, ideal for enjoying views of the horizon.

“We are excited to see The Muraka bring to life the contemporary design, leading innovation and entrepreneurial spirit that serve as the foundation for the Conrad brand,” says Martin Rinck, Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton.

“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.”

Earlier this year plans were confirmed to create resort homes in Dubai that are partly underwater.

By Paul Joseph