Ithaa: The Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives
Located 16 feet (4.87m) below sea level, Ithaa restaurant offers unparalleled 180° views of sea life while you dine. The restaurant is part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort and is truly one of the most unique dining experiences in the world.
Ithaa, which means mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi, is a mostly acrylic structure with a 14-person capacity. The space is approximately 5m x 9m (16ft x 30ft) and was designed and constructed by M.J. Murphy. The restaurant officially opened on April 15, 2005. Entrance to Ithaa is via a spiral staircase in a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty. The estimated life span of the structure is 20 years.
The underwater space can also be used for weddings and private functions and was even transformed into a bedroom upon special request. Below you will find a gallery of this amazing restaurant along with some additional pictures of the beautiful resort on Rangali island.
For more information please visit the official site at: Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort
The underwater space can be transformed into a bedroom by special request.
A taste of some of the villas at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island Resort
The Wine Cellar
An aerial view of the resort
If you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends: