“Submerged In the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant!”

Ithaa, which means mother-of-pearl in an undersea restaurant located 5 metres (16 ft) below sea level at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll in the Republic of Maldives.

The 5-by-9-metre (16 by 30 ft) mostly acrylic structure, has a capacity of 14 people and is encased in R-Cast acrylic with a transparent roof offering a 270°panoramic underwater view.
The restaurant was designed and constructed by M.J. Murphy Ltd – a design consultancy based in New Zealand – and was opened on in April 2005, describing itself as the world’s first undersea restaurant. Food served in the restaurant has changed over the years and has more recently been described as contemporary

European with Asian influences.

Ithaa’s entrance is a spiral staircase in a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty. The tsunami which followed the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake topped at 0.31 metres (1 ft 0 in) below the staircase entrance, and caused no damage to the restaurant.

The restaurant is also used for private parties and weddings. In April 2010, to celebrate Ithaa’s 5th anniversary, the restaurant could be booked as an overnight residence. This “underwater suite” promotion continued until April 2011. source

If you’re venturing to the Maldives, you’re guaranteed a stunning getaway. Ithaa is widely considered the most beautiful restaurant in the world. Located in the Hilton Maldives Resort and Spa, Ithaa sits about 16 feet below the surface of the Indian Ocean, with enough space for just 14 people. Dinner will run nearly $400 a guest, but the 270-degree panoramic view alone is worth it.



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