The first underwater villa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort represents a triumph of modern design and technology. The new underwater residence is justly named Muraka which in native Dhivehi means coral. Muraka is designed to blend into its environment, giving you unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean at every turn. With vibrant colors and a diverse array of marine life all around, at Muraka you’ll sleep alongside the wonders of the abundant and colorful marine life that inhabit the sea.
"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 famous Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is now celebrating its 15th anniversary. It was first of its kind in 2005 and its home is also Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.
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. The undersea suite features a king-size bedroom, living area, bathroom, and spiral staircase that leads to the upper-level living room. The undersea bedroom floor level sits five meters (16.4 feet) below sea level, providing uninterrupted views of the surrounding marine environment. 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.
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. 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. In total, Muraka can accommodate up to nine guests.
Supporting the resort’s philosophy of innovation and its dedication to creating extraordinary moments in the heart of the Maldives, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island offers a collection of four experience menus available exclusively to those staying at The Muraka. Tailored to the unique desires of different travelers with experiences ranging from adventure, food, and entertainment to wellness, culture, and sustainability, the menus are titled The Wanderers, The Flavors, The Soul, and The Thrill. Guests who book THE MURAKA will work with a dedicated Reservations Team to curate their own journey, borrowing inspiration from the four menus to ultimately create a meaningful and personalized journey in the Maldives and immerse themselves in a variety of transcendent experiences above and below the surface of the ocean.
Located in the Maldives' best diving and snorkeling spots, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has created a space that invites and inspires with a distinctive design that flows harmoniously with the natural environment. The resort features purposefully designed villas and suites, 12 award-winning restaurants and bars, two spas, and a selection of culturally inspired experiences set against the awe-inspiring Maldivian surroundings. With the introduction of the world's first undersea residence, Conrad Maldives continues to evolve the diversity of experiences offered to guests.
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