Two interconnected Maldive islands make up one of the exciting places in the world. Rangali and Rangalifinolhu islands are linked together by a wooden footbridge. They are home to 150 overwater and beach villas, and the resort's highlight, the 3-bedroom residence with an underwater bedroom, The Muraka. It's the world's first 2-story suite where the lower level is 16 feet (5 meters) under the water. This is where you'll find the master bedroom, deep inside the Indian Ocean, offering unparalleled views of the marina life, day and night. Glass panels are fitted on the 180-degree curved acrylic dome, eliminating the bridge between people and the ocean life. Mindblowing experience!
If you are staying in one of the 150 more affordable villas, as $50,000/night for The Muraka residence was a tad too much, you still have a chance to have a dry underwater experience. The Ithaa Underwater Restaurant is exactly 16 feet (5 meters) below sea level, just like the underwater suite. It's the first underwater restaurant in the world, and as you would expect, the finest wines are served while you glaze at the colorful corals surrounding you. For those of you who prefer magical tropical sunsets over staring at playful fish swimming above you, there are eleven more options for dining and sipping on cocktails on the two islands.
Conrad Maldives is strong on water sports. Jetski, water ski, paddleboarding, wakeboarding, windsurfing, and the list goes on and on. Two of the activities you shouldn't miss are catamaran sailing with a glass floor and X-Jetpacking. This latter is not for the faint of heart. It's a hydro flight, a jetpack that uses the force of water to shoot you up in the air. There are plenty of more relaxed activities; of course, after all, it's the ultimate getaway from the hustle and bustle. Scuba diving courses are offered for the first-timers and day and night scuba adventures for those with more underwater experience. Finally, the Overwater Spa has rituals like the foot bath ceremony with pure Himalayan salts, selected fruits or flowers, and essential oils. Sounds amazing!