Here’s a look inside the Underwater Suite at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. Ithaa, which means mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi, is the very first undersea restaurant in the world located 5 metres below sea level at the Conrad Maldives in Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Republic of Maldives
The world’s first undersea restaurant opened 7 years ago at the Conrad Maldives, and to celebrate the anniversary the restaurant is offering guests the chance to not only eat under the sea but sleep under it as well. The 12-seat restaurant will be converted to a private bedroom suite for two, complete with private champagne dinner and breakfast in bed.
Ithaa is encased in plexiglass and reached by descending a spiral staircase. The restaurant offers breathtaking views and ‘fusion Maldivian cuisine’, local cooking with a western twist, and rumor has it that over lunch the place is so bright that guests and staff have to wear sunglasses, and they even keep spares on hand and offer a sunglasses cleaning service.
The special suite is available for only one night of a guest’s stay and arrangements must be made prior to arrival. Available to only one set of guests at a time, dream as thousands of fish swim across the 180-degree-arched glass ceiling.