Hotel Of The Day: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island

The world’s first underwater hotel recently opened in the Maldives, and it’s an absolute mind-bender. Wake up to tropical fish swimming above your bed in a two-story villa that’s set more than 16 feet below the Indian Ocean.

The villa is part of luxury hotel chain, The Conrad, and is a true bucket-list experience.

Its name is “Muraka,” which means “coral” in the Maldives’ local language Dhivehi.

Where exactly is Conrad Maldives Rangali Island?

Is ‘paradise’ a clear enough direction? Because that’s where this hotel is located. The resort, nestled in the South Ari Atoll, is close to 42 dive sites and in the perfect locale for seeking out Whale Sharks, Turtles and Manta Rays and shoals of Technicolor marine life.

Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Sunrise Deck in Rangali Island

What’s so special about this hotel?

THE MURAKA at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is in a class of its own. The unique three bedroom villa is split over two levels – one above water, and one below.

The underwater level has a king-sized bedroom, underwater bathroom and living area. Upstairs, you’ll find the outer deck with an infinity pool, kitchen, a dining area and a gym.

So you’ll have sunset ocean views from every angle. The suite also comes with 24-hour butler service, so you won’t have to lift a finger.

Muraka's underwater bedroom

Rangali's Underwater Bathroom

Rangali Island was the first resort to showcase water villas built on stilts, and it also has an underwater restaurant

Plus, the resort has two spas, including one with glass-floored treatment rooms.

water villas in Rangali

How much does it cost to stay?

Bathtub in Rangali Island

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Sarah Clayton-Lea
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Co-founder of Big 7 Travel, Sarah created the company through her passion for championing the world's best food and travel experiences. Before her career in digital media, where she previously held roles such as Editor of Food&Wine Ireland, Sarah worked in the hospitality industry in Dublin and New York.

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