The world’s first exclusive underwater villa has just opened. And best of all it’s super affordable…if you’re a millionaire that is.

If you’ve got a spare $50,000 lying around, The Muraka, located in the heart of Rangali Island in the Maldives, is the place to be. The resort’s new underwater villa sits at 5 metres under the sea, designed to have little impact on the natural ecosystem while immersing you in a world of incredible sealife.

Money Well Spent

You will certainly get value for money at The Muraka, as the price does not just include accomodation in the exclusive underwater villa, but also bundles in a flight to the resort, free use of speedboats throughout the stay, and a team of 24 hour staff including a butler, chef, massage therapist and personal trainers.

Owned by The Hilton Group, the villa was built in Singapore on land before being transported to the Maldives resort and lowered into the water. It was then secured into place with concrete pylons to keep it steady in rough seas and changing tides. The only catch is you can only book the villa for a minimum of four nights, hence the hefty price tag. Not a problem – they’d have a hard time getting us to leave!

Rather Stay On Dry Land?

For those that find the concept of sleeping under the Indian ocean with sharks and stingrays swimming above them a little overwhelming, the resort also has a number of above water floating villas which you can score for as little as $550 a night depending on the time of year – a few less zeros make all the difference!

Whether we somehow managed to fund a stay in the exclusive underwater villa or had to ‘settle’ for an above water villa, you wouldn’t catch us saying no to a Maldives getaway!

Would you stay in the world’s first underwater villa? Let us know in the comments.


  • My hubby and i will put our hands up yo review this place (if someone else were paying ????)

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  • It’s not as expensive as i thought it would be…
    I’d be paranoid that I’d always feel watched…

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  • I feel claustrophobic! And I’d be paranoid a diver would come and look through the window while I’m starkers lol


    • Oh mom7108 you have me in stitches. lol.

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  • This is just gorgeous, it is a shame that it is not more affordable. A once in a lifetime experience.

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  • I would love to experience this but the cost is far too much for the average person!

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  • It would certainly be a special experience, but wouldn’t pay this amount of money just for a hotel, even if I had it. There are people dying from hunger every day, rather would donate my money to them.

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  • I would believe I was dreaming and in heaven !

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  • I would certainly give this a go. That is if someone else were paying!!

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  • I’m not sure if this would freak me out or not.

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  • So OK the claustrophobia may get to me but I also would have a fear of the glass leaking or giving way while I slept. A little tooo creepy for me.

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  • This looks really spectacular, truly amazing.

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  • It would surely be something different. But I think I’d still prefer land to water.

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  • I think I’d be claustrophobic so doesn’t matter that it’s out of reach for me.

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  • Well….if I had a spare $50,000…then yes! But this is not going to be a reality for the majority of people.


    • And to be perfectly honest I can think of so many better ways to spend that amount of money. More likely to spend it on projects close to my heart that benefit others.

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  • It’s beautiful but claustrophobic a bit don’t want to sleep there knowing the sea creature are watching me too creepy

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