First-ever undersea villa opens at luxury hotel in Maldives
Guests can now enjoy sleeping in the company of fish in Maldives, thanks to the world's first-ever undersea villa opened in the country. Spending a night there will cost $50,000 (Dh184,000).
The villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has two decks: the lower deck sitting five meters (16ft) beneath the waves. It has a bedroom, living space and bathroom and, of course, swathes of glass so that guests can gaze at the colourful local sea life swimming past, wherever they are in the complex, a Daily Mail report said.
The $15 million suite, named the Muraka, will offer guests unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean, and can accommodate nine guests in all.
Architects of the Crown Company designed the residence and New Zealand-based M.J. Murphy, which specialises in aquarium technology, built it.
The undersea suite is connected to the top deck by a spiral staircase.
On the top, there's a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler's quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen and bar.
A dining room with a deck faces the direction of the sunset. On the opposite side of the villa sits a relaxation deck that faces the direction of sunrise and an infinity swimming pool, the report said.
The upper level also houses an additional king-size bedroom and bathroom, with an ocean-facing bathtub.