When it comes to that perfect island getaway, The Maldives is pretty hard to beat. It’s home to the most stunning beaches, with the whitest sand and the most pristinely blue waters.
But, soon, visitors to the islands won’t need a snorkel to get up-close and personal with the local marine life, with Conrad Maldives Rangali Island announcing on Tuesday that it will finish construction on the world’s first undersea residence of its kind by the end of this year.[related_articles]38284[/related_articles]
Guests of the rad underwater bungalows can expect a fully immersive experience, enjoying what it’d be like to live under the sea.
“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,” chief architect and designer of the undersea residence, Ahmed Saleem, said in a statement.
The finished product will be a two-story hotel villa with its bottom half plunged 5m under the Indian Ocean.
On the structure’s bottom floor, guests can expect uninterrupted views of ocean life from the comfort of a five-star hotel bed. It’s basically an enormous tank built into the sea floor, which will boast a king-sized bedroom, bathroom, living room and spiral staircase to its second level.
Upstairs, you’ll find a twin-size bedroom, bathroom, gym, butlers quarters, kitchen, bar and dining room. There’s also a deck which offers incredible sunset vantage points.
The new stay is sure to complement Ithaa, the undersea restaurant that opened at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island back in 2005.
All going well, the villa will open in November of 2018. Keep an eye on the hotel’s website for updates.
How To Get There
- Fly into Malé International Airport, The Maldives
- Transfer to a local tour operator for a 30-minute scenic seaplane flight or a short domestic flight to a nearby island followed by a speedboat transfer to the resort
- Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, Maldives
(All images: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island)