World’s 1st underwater hotel opens in Indian Ocean; Check features

Thriving on its tourism industry, the Maldives has finally opened the world’s first underwater hotel, which is situated in the Indian Ocean. The hotel will cost Rs 36 lakh per night. But the catch is you can’t book it for one night. Only a four-night package is available for tourists that will cost $2,00,000 or about Rs 1.4 crore.

The hotel is situated 16 feet deep in the Indian Ocean and has been opened by the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island of the Maldives. While the Maldives already has an underwater restaurant — which was also the world’s first — this is the first hotel that has been opened underwater.

The hotel is worth its price. Not only has it a bedroom with the view of underwater life but also has a private gym, private chef, infinity pool among other luxurious services.

At Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, The Muraka is welcoming guests to dive into in an experience both above and below the surface of the Indian Ocean.

A Conrad Hotels & Resorts, Hilton, property, The Muraka claims to be a triumph of modern design and technology, “delivering a transformative journey suited to amaze the most sophisticated explorers across the globe”.

“The completion of THE MURAKA is a personal lifetime achievement,” said Ahmed Saleem, a director at Crown Company and chief architect and designer of the property. “After years in the making, my team and I are proud to officially present THE MURAKA residence and its accompanying Maldivian experience to worldly travelers who crave the extraordinary.”

The Maldives, which is barely 5 hours away by flight, is one of the top holiday destinations for Indians. The country’s tourism data show that about 60,000 Indians travel to the Maldives every year.