The Muraka is a two-story aquarium
Mabel Fatokun

Muraka: The Underwater Villa In Maldives Takes Tourism By Storm


  • 515,132
  • 298 km2 (115 sq mi)

When you can sleep with sharks, why swim with them?

The world’s first underwater hotel villa, The Muraka, provides just that experience. The Muraka is a two-story aquarium with glass walls situated more than 16 feet below sea level in the middle of the Indian Ocean. You can fall asleep to the sound of fish swimming overhead and wake up to the swinging arms of coral.

The Muraka, which opened in November 2018, is connected to the Hilton’s Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort—famous for its firsts—by a lengthy pier.

A singular undertaking that perfectly combines modern technology and design, this architectural marvel spans a region that is both above and below the Indian Ocean’s surface.

The Muraka, meaning “coral,” is a building entirely surrounded by water. It has two stories, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living and dining area, an infinity pool on the relaxation terrace, and a panoramic pier. The concept, meticulously designed for the interiors and outdoor spaces, aimed to produce several calming and sophisticated ambiences that could provide visitors with an amazing experience centred around luxury and comfort.

The Muraka is a two-story aquarium

The Muraka has recently begun to receive guests. You did really read correctly. At last, the Muraka has arrived! Travellers may now make reservations for the world’s first underwater villa, The Muraka in the Maldives. The Conrad Maldives Rangali is the creative force behind this underwater villa, called Muraka (meaning coral in Dhiveni). The Maldives is a stunning destination that has already won us over. We are in complete awe of it.
The press release has seized the travel industry There are two stories to the Muraka, one above and one below the water. The underwater luxury suite, which features a king-size bed, a sitting space and a bathroom, can be reached by a stairway. Travellers participating in the “Into the Blue” experience will be lodged 16 feet, 4 inches below the ocean’s surface. You can easily picture the allure of these pristine waters. With its media release, water babies from all over the world have been wooed by the tourism industry.

An ultra-luxurious experience is also planned for the second floor of the Muraka, complete with a gym, butler’s quarters, bedroom, kitchen, bar and, of course, a deck for taking in all those breathtaking Maldivian sunsets. It goes without saying that this villa has a committed service team available around-the-clock.

Numerous items from the Minotti line were selected to design the areas above the water. The expansive, incredibly light-filled living area, complete with floor to ceiling windows, two Powell seating systems, a few Quinn armchairs, and several Cernobbio coffee tables, was given special attention. A row of Leslie dining chairs brightens the eating room in addition to the Aston stools, which are intended for the lounge counter. Rather, the Kitaj coffee table, the Prince Cord Indoor armchair, and a set of matching Reeves Small armchairs are all found in the master bedroom together with the Reeves bed. A sizable Florida-style seating arrangement serves as the focal point of the outdoor areas.

For those who are unaware, Conrad also opened the first underwater restaurant in history in 2000. This place would cost you $50,000 (INR 36.67 lakhs) per night, and maybe that’s a fair price to pay. It certainly seem like the ideal vacation to stay at The Muraka, especially with winter just around the corner.

The Muraka is a two-story aquarium

Using a speedboat from the main resort, guests can arrive at The Muraka by private seaplane to a private jetty, which they can use for their stay. Significant seclusion is provided by its separation from the main resort.


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