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A stunning underwater villa is opening in the Maldives this year

A stunning underwater villa is opening in the Maldives this year
(Picture: Conrad Hotels & Resorts)

An underwater villa will be opening in the Maldives this year. It sounds like a dream.

Guests of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island will soon be able to sleep with the fish in a stunning new residence immersed 16.4 feet under the Indian Ocean.

The new underwater villa will be called the Muraka, which means coral in Dhivehi, the language in the Maldives.

The Muraka is currently being erected at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island by New Zealand-based design consultancy M.J. Murphy Ltd and is due to be completed in November 2018
(Picture: Conrad Hotels & Resorts)

The villa is set to open in November of this year, and will cost £3,500 for a one-night stay. Which, yes, is expensive, but come on – it’s an underwater villa in the Maldives.

The new underwater property will be the world’s first ever undersea villa.

The Muraka is currently being erected at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island by New Zealand-based design consultancy M.J. Murphy Ltd and is due to be completed in November 2018
(Picture: Conrad Hotels & Resorts)

It has two decks, with the lower deck sitting five meters beneath the sea.

There’s also a bedroom, living room, bathroom and glass ceilings so that guests can gaze into the ocean wherever they are.

The Muraka is currently being erected at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island by New Zealand-based design consultancy M.J. Murphy Ltd and is due to be completed in November 2018
(Picture: Conrad Hotels & Resorts)

The lower desk is then connected to the top by a spiral staircase, where there is then a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, powder room, gym, butler’s quarters, private security quarters, integrated living room, kitchen, bar and a dining room with a deck that faces the direction of the sunset.

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Up to nine guests can stay in the villa at any time.

The Muraka is currently being erected at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island by New Zealand-based design consultancy M.J. Murphy Ltd and is due to be completed in November 2018
(Picture: Conrad Hotels & Resorts)

The villa was designed architects the Crown Company and is being built by New Zealand-based M J Murphy Limited, which specialises in aquarium technology.

The Muraka is currently being erected at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island by New Zealand-based design consultancy M.J. Murphy Ltd and is due to be completed in November 2018
(Picture: Conrad Hotels & Resorts)

Ahmeed Saleem, the chief designer of the residence, said: ‘Driven by our inspiration to deliver innovative and transformative experiences to our global travellers, the world’s first undersea residence encourages guests to explore the Maldives from an entirely new perspective below the surface of the sea.’

Of course, we are now going to be saving up every penny we have until November just so that we can go and sleep under the ocean in the Maldives ourselves. It’s the total dream.

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