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The MURAKA. The Underwater Residence at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Visit, Photos and Video

The MURAKA. The Underwater Residence at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Visit, Photos and Video

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The MURAKA Underwater Suite

The Muraka Underwater Bedroom at Conrad Maldives
The Muraka Underwater Bedroom at Conrad Maldives

Maldives, Press Release. April 2018

All Photos & Digital Images Courtesy Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Live Underwater in Maldives at The MURAKA Residence. Opening late 2018.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has announced the submersion of what is believed to be the world’s first undersea residence, to be completed in late 2018.

This revolutionary concept will offer a truly transformative experience for guests who seek to be fully immersed within the natural beauty of the Indian Ocean.

Marking yet another trailblazing initiative from the property, the Undersea Villa joins the world’s first undersea restaurant, also located at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Ithaa, which opened 13 years ago this month.

The MURAKA joins the world’s first underwater restaurant ITHAA also created by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Read more …Ithaa Underwater restaurant rated as Most Beautiful Restaurant in the World

Aerial view of Ithaa Underwater Restaurant

Aerial view of The Muraka Underwater Residence

The MURAKA at Conrad Maldives in Facts and Numbers.

  1. Price per Night : USD 50 000
  2. Number of people who can stay at the Residence : 9
  3. Total Superficy : 652 sq.m plus Decks
  4. Total Cost : USD 15 million
  5. Underwater Suite Depth : 5 meters below the sea
  6. Underwater Suite Superficy : 102 sq.m.
  7. Abovewater Suite Superficy : 550 sq.m.

This fully self-contained, two level structure consists of living space and luxurious amenities both above and below the surface of the water.

The lower level, submerged five meters (16.4 feet) below the surface on the sea floor, features a king size bedroom, living area and bathroom and is connected by a spiral staircase to the upper level, where guests will find beautifully-appointed accommodations equipped with additional bed- and bathrooms, a living room, kitchen and bar, as well as a relaxation deck with an infinity pool, and more.

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.

– Martin Rinck, Global Head, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands, Hilton.

Aptly named THE MURAKA, meaning coral in Dhivehi, the local language of the Maldives, the villa is designed to blend into its environment, giving guests’ an unparalleled view of the Indian Ocean from every angle.

The Muraka Underwater Residence. The breathtaking Bathroom located above the sea

The Muraka Underwater Residence. The breathtaking Bathroom above the Sea Level
The Muraka Underwater Residence. The breathtaking Bathroom located above the sea

The MURAKA Underwater Residence starting Price : $50,000 a night.

The Muraka. Video of the making by Conrad Maldives Rangali Isalnd

The Cost of The Muraka Underwater Project is estimated at $15 Million

Surrounded by diverse array of marine life, Muraka’s residents will be able to sleep alongside the wonders of the endless ocean.

The Muraka Underwater Bedroom is submerged at 5 meters (16.4 feet) below the surface on the sea floor features a king size bedroom

The corridor leading at The Muraka Underwater Bedroom

Sleep alongside the wonders of the endless ocean at The Muraka Underwater Bedroom

The MURAKA Underwater Residence Opening Date : late November 2018.

The Muraka is built by a New Zealand-based company that specializes in aquarium technology

Envisioned by Crown Company Director Ahmed Saleem, and realized by Mike Murphy, leading engineer at M J Murphy Ltd., a New Zealand-based company that specializes in aquarium technology, the undersea residence is a two-level structure comprised of space above the sea level and an undersea suite designed for sleeping under the ocean’s surface.

Above Sea Bedroom at The Muraka

Above Sea Bedroom at The Muraka
Above Sea Bedroom at The Muraka

“Driven by our inspiration to deliver innovative and transformative experiences to our global travelers, the world’s first undersea residence encourages guests to explore the Maldives from an entirely new perspective below the surface of the sea,” said Ahmed Saleem, a Director at Crown Company and chief architect and designer of the undersea residence.

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The undersea suite features a king size bedroom, living area, bathroom and spiral staircase that leads to the upper level living room.

Below the Sea Bathroom at The Muraka

The undersea suite bathroom that sits five metres (16.4 feet) below sea level
The underwater bathroom the Muraka Underwater Residence at Conrad Maldives

The undersea bedroom floor level sits five metres (16.4 feet) below sea level, providing uninterrupted views of the surrounding marine environment.

The Muraka Underwater king-size bed surrounded by fishes day and night

Below the Sea Bedroom at The Muraka Underwater Residence Conrad Maldives

The Muraka Floorplan. Click to See Inside

The Muraka Underwater Bedroom Floorplan map inside
The Muraka Underwater Bedroom Floorplan

Muraka’s upper level features a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen, bar and dining, which features a deck that purposely faces the direction of the sunset for optimal viewing pleasure.

Above the Sea Living Area at The Muraka

Above the sea, The MURAKA offers huge living space with endless ocean views
The Muraka Underwater Residence at Conrad Maldives above sea living area

On the opposite side of the villa sits 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 soaking in views of the endless horizon.

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The Muraka’s distinct design feature a state-of-the-art technology


With the adoption of state-of-the-art technology, Muraka’s distinct design is akin to Ithaa’s with the curved acrylic dome, which boasts 180-degree panoramic views of the wonders of the Indian Ocean’s intricate marine life.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Aerial View

Aerial view Conrad Maldives

Located in one of the Maldives’ best diving and snorkeling locations, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has created a space that invites and inspires with a distinctive design that flows harmoniously with the natural environment.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The resort also features thoughtfully designed villas and suites, 12 award-winning restaurants and bars, two spas and a selection of culturally-inspired experiences set against awe-inspiring Maldivian surroundings.

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The Muraka Underwater Bedroom large space features transparent acrylic ceilings and a King Size Bed

The Muraka Underwater Residence at Conrad Maldives
The Muraka Underwater Bedroom with its King Size BED. The Muraka at Conrad Maldives

The Muraka The Underwater Bathroom has a panoramic view on the outside aquarium

The undersea suite bathroom that sits five metres (16.4 feet) below sea level
The underwater bathroom with panoramic view son the outside aquarium. The Muraka at Conrad Maldives

The Muraka Underwater Bathroom Entrance with glass ceiling where Sharks and Rays are passing by

Sleep alongside the wonders of the endless ocean at The Muraka Underwater Bedroom
Sleep alongside the wonders of the endless ocean at The Muraka Underwater Bedroom. The Entrance has glass ceiling where Sharks and Rays are passing by.

Muraka’s upper level features a deck that purposely faces the direction of the sunset for optimal viewing pleasure.

Above the sea, The MURAKA offers huge living space with endless ocean views
Above the sea, The MURAKA offers huge living space with endless ocean views

Muraka’s upper level also contains an additional king size bedroom

Above Sea Bedroom at The Muraka
Above Sea Bedroom at The Muraka Upper Level

The Muraka Residence Upper Level features a stunning bathroom, which boasts a masterfully appointed ocean-facing bathtub, ideal for soaking in views of the endless horizon.

The Muraka Underwater Residence. The breathtaking Bathroom above the Sea Level
The Muraka Underwater Residence. At the upper level The breathtaking Bathroom located above the sea

The Muraka underwater Bedroom superficy is 193 Sq2

The Muraka Underwater Bedroom Floorplan. Total submerged superficy 193 sq2
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I am Rozenn, Dreaming of Maldives writer and editor. Sakis, my partner in life, is the photograher behind most of the images you will see here. We travel to the Maldives several times a year for journeys that can vary from 1 week to several months. We created Dreaming of Maldives “The Blog” as an extension of the webite of the same name to make you discover the Maldives in the most complete and different way as possible. This blog is a place to dream. It is mainly aimed to share with you our long time experience and Emotions of travelling in the marvelous and so unique Maldives… PLEASE ...NEVER STOP DREAMING . Dreamfully Yours. Rozenn. Carpe Diem.

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