Chances are, you’ve heard of The Muraka by now. The world’s first underwater villa, priced from US$50,000 a night (no, that’s not a typo), quickly shot to the top of every luxury traveller’s bucket list after it was announced in early 2018, trumping all other accommodation types in the Maldives including the most luxurious overwater villas.
Since opening in November, only a select few have been able to experience underwater living at The Muraka and we were privileged to be one of them. Here’s what it’s like to sleep under the sea:
The Muraka is part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, which is located in the South Ari Atoll of the Maldives about 100 kilometres from Male International Airport. Guests can arrive by seaplane, which takes about 30 minutes, or by domestic flight (20 mins) and speedboat transfer (30 mins).
Tatler tip: Try to arrive early enough in the day to catch the private seaplane; the domestic transfers aren't very comfortable and often delayed.