Gorgeous Maldives Underwater Restaurant (Guide)

by Billy | Updated: July 27, 2019

The Maldives is a nation of an estimated 1,200 islands and can be located around 300 miles from India and Sri Lanka.

A retreat for water sports, Maldives offers phenomenal headquarters for scuba jumping, swimming, cruising, windsurfing, and angling.

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Additionally, it’s known for its harmonious and blissful atmosphere, channeling serenity. If you are looking to unwind and get away from your reality, the island’s white-sand shorelines, shimmering oceans, and luxurious hotels are the ideal setting for a vacation of a lifetime.

Expect white sands and a vibrant turquoise-blue ocean, rich manors and a world-class spa – in addition to the appetizing food, you will certainly not be disappointed by the 50 shades of BLUE!

Ithaa is one of the world’s first all-glass restaurants, five meters beneath ocean level at the Conrad Rangali Maldives Island resort, in the Maldives.

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Conrad Maldives

The all-encompassing perspective allows guests to indulge in fine foods while enjoying the view of various sea creatures, all without getting your feet wet. 

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Conrad Maldives

1. Is food expensive?

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The array dishes on the menu incorporates a mix between Maldivian and global cooking.

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However, they may cost short of what one would expect for a submerged meal. The cost ranges from $120USD and higher- so be prepared to splurge on this experience.

2. Do you have to book in advance?

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Conrad Maldives

The restaurant can only host 14 individuals at a time, so be sure to make the reservations with some time to spare- weeks, if not months prior to your stay.

This will allow a seamless experience, whether it be to enjoy a drink or indulge in a full course meal. 

3. Do you have to be staying at the resort?

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The Ithaa is solely open to the guests of the Conrad Rangali; the one of a kind restaurant can only be experienced by guests of Conrad.

Spread across 3 islands by a bridge, Conrad exhibits numerous forms of architecture, from beachside homes to “ocean estates”, and customary wooden structures roosted on stilts over the turquoise water.

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