The Maldives is getting the world's first ocean-bed hotel suite – but it costs more than the average UK salary a night

Those with a phobia of water should look away now – because the world’s first undersea hotel is about to open in the Maldives.

But you’ll have to save up a bit before you stay – because it costs a whacking £35,000 per night to stay there.

The suite at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is named Muraka – which means “coral” in Dhivehi, the language local to the Maldives.

Once you’re down there, you’ll be able to gaze out at 180-degree panoramic views of the ocean as fish swim by and coral reefs teem with life.

The residence has two floors, and the undersea suite has a king-sized bed, living room, bathroom and a spiral staircase which leads up to the next level.

The bedroom is five metres below sea level.

Upstairs you’ll find a twin-sized bedroom, a butler’s quarters, bathroom, powder room, a gym, and a kitchen, dining room and bar.

There are also upper deck levels where you can relax in the sunshine – if you get sick of being underwater all day.

The hotel houses restaurants and bars and a spa and is situated in a prime spot for snorkelling and diving.

There’s also an undersea restaurant at the hotel called Ithaa where guests can dine on lobster, scallops and caviar.

Ahmed Saleem, chief architect of the hotel, said:  “The Muraka marks our second venture in underwater architecture and technology, next to Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, which is celebrating its 13th anniversary this month.

“Through our rich history of being a trailblazer in innovative luxury hospitality, we are proud to remain at the forefront of cutting-edge design, technology and architecture.”

The hotel is expected to open for guests at the end of the year.

You can stay in a submerged suite at The Atlantis The Palm hotel in Dubai– but they are built into the side of an aquarium, rather than at the bottom of the sea.

So this is the world’s first hotel which is properly underwater – on an ocean bed.

You can also dine at an underwater hotel in Norway – which has huge 36 foot windows which look out to sea.

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