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An Underwater Villa Is Opening in the Maldives

Get ready to drop $50,000 a night
Underwater Hotel Room in Maldives
Photo:(c) 2018 Conrad Hotels & Resorts

You might want to bump "see Northern lights" and "swim with pigs" down a few notches on your bucket list. A new, completely underwater villa, where you can sleep surrounded by a 180-degree view of the Indian Ocean, is being built in the Maldives.

The Muraka (Dhivehi for "coral") suite is part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali, the resort also famously known for Ithaa, the world's first undersea restaurant. Designed with the help of a New Zealand-based aquarium company, the villa is a two-story structure with an above-sea living room, where a spiral staircase leads to a space 16 feet below water. There, you'll find a king-size bedroom, bathroom and an additional living area before you head back upstairs to make use of a full-functioning kitchen, gym and west-facing deck, where you'll never miss a sunset.

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"We are excited to present Muraka's unique sleeping under the sea experience to our future guests, providing them with an extraordinary seascape of the Maldives from an entirely new perspective," Stefano Ruzza, the resort's general manager, says in a statement.

Those future guests will have to arrive with a full wallet though: The Muraka villa starts at around $50,000 a night.

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