If you happen to be a visitor at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island and have a lot of money, you'll have the opportunity to spend a night at the world's first underwater hotel.
The hotel's name is "The Muraka," which simply means "coral" in the Maldives' local language. The hotel is a two-story structure that is 16 feet below sea level. The primary architect on this project was Ahmed Saleem.
The hotel itself is a 600-tonne construction that was built in Singapore and then moved in three parts to the Maldives, where Ahmed Saleem and his crew toiled to make it a true marvel.
The construction of this amazing hotel took two years, and a 180-degree curved acrylic dome was used for the bedroom and bathroom ceilings to provide guests with a magical day panoramic view of the fishes and underwater body.
The leisure deck, which is above sea level and comprises an infinity swimming pool and a tanning deck, is located on the top storey, which is above sea level. There are bars, a kitchen, living rooms, and a bathtub that faces the ocean so you can take a bath while watching the fish swim by.
At any given moment, the Muraka can accommodate up to 9 guests, who will be treated to modern amenities and technologies such as free Wi-Fi, digital temperature control, electricity, and air conditioning.
In addition, professionals are always on hand to monitor the hotel's oxygen levels, and there is a provision for an emergency button as well as an escape route to the surface if something goes wrong within.
To be able to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime event, you must be wealthy, as just spending a night there costs around $50,000, which is almost $20 million in Nigerian currency.
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