World’s First Underwater Villa Offers Spectacular Living 16 Feet Below the Sea

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa


If you’ve ever dreamt of being like Ariel and living under the sea, now’s your chance to make your fantasy a reality. The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island recently announced what they believe to be the world's first underwater villa. They’re calling the stunning locale Muraka, or “coral” in Dhivehi (the local language of the Maldives), and it's projected to sit 16 feet and four inches below the surface of the ocean. You’re sure to feel truly immersed in the blue waters and bustling ocean life.

The undersea abode is designed to be a two-level structure that will straddle the waterline. Residents will sleep under the ocean’s surface in a suite that features a king-size bedroom and bathroom, as well as a living area for relaxation. Above the water, lead by a spiral staircase, Muraka will have a bevy of amenities that speak to its high-end, luxury living; the features include another bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, security quarters, second living room, kitchen, bar, and a deck for your viewing pleasure.

Envisioned as a curved acrylic dome, the project will be completed by the end of 2018. Once done, it will be available at a starting rate of $50,000 a night. The villa will be fit to accommodate nine people.

This isn’t the first underwater venture that Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has created. In the mid-2000s, they opened Ithaa, the world’s first undersea restaurant.

Known for its underseas living, the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island has just announced their plans for a new underwater villa.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa


Called Muraka, they believe it to be the world's first underwater residence.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa


Once completed in 2018, guests can sleep below water or enjoy the views above the sea.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Master Bedroom

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa

Master Bathroom

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Underwater Villa


Learn more about Muraka in the video below:

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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