- The Muraka
Why swim with sharks when you can sleep with them?
That's exactly the kind of experience offered at The Muraka, the world's first underwater hotel villa. Located more than 16 feet below sea level in the middle of the Indian Ocean with glass walls, The Muraka is a two-level aquarium where you can fall asleep to fish swimming overhead and wake up to the swaying arms of coral.
Opening in November 2018, The Muraka is connected by a long jetty to the Hilton's Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort, which is known for its firsts.
According to Architectural Digest, the 600-ton lower level was built in Singapore before being transported to the Maldives on a specialized ship and submerged near a reef without damage. Ten concrete piles hold it stable so it doesn't shift during bad weather.