The MURAKA Underwater Suite
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
Aerial view of Ithaa Underwater Restaurant
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 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
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
“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.
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 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
The Muraka Floorplan. Click to See Inside
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
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
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
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.