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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 withAsian 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.
Going deeper underwater…here:
Yes, it is a cave… a hollow place in the ground. Specifically, a natural underground space large enough for a human to enter. Caves form naturally by the weathering of rock and often extend deep underground. The word cave can also refer to much smaller openings such as sea caves, rock shelters, and grottos.
Stunning views over the Adriatic, a warm summer night’s breeze and world class dining – the only thing the Grotta Palazzese is missing is four walls.
This enchanting restaurant in Polignano a Mare in Southern Italy was built inside a cave centuries ago, allowing for one of the world’s most unique dining experiences.
Carved from the cliff face’s limestone, the restaurant juts out 74 feet above sea level, allowing diners to watch the waves lap the shores just beneath them.
Yes, ‘Breathtaking’: A Restaurant Grotto, situated in a limestone cave in Southern Italy
And, it is also ‘Stunning’: It is just 74 ft above sea level, allowing diners to watch the waves lap the shores below
The dramatic view over the sea is best viewed from one of the dimly-lit tables for two that sweep along the cave’s edge.
As they take in the sea view, they can enjoy dishes such as Thai squid and grilled garlic prawns with glasses of Fiano di Avellino(and so much more) – at more than $100 a head. Right here:
IT’S TRENDING… More and more, people are going out to eat, hundreds of feet above the earth’s surface.
Dinner/Dining in the Sky
is a Belgian based novelty restaurant service which uses a crane to hoist its diners, table, and waiting staff 150 feet into the air.Forbes magazine called it one of the world’s ten most unusual restaurants.Dinner in the Sky has mobile services available in 15 nations, and has operations in various cities including Paris and Las Vegas.
In 2007, David Ghysels, the owner of a marketing and communications company, partnered with Stefan Kerkhofs, a bungee jumping organizer, to create an aerial-based dinner for the Jeunes Restaurateurs d’Europe association. Shortly afterwards, Ghysels and Kerkhofs began receiving telephone calls from people around the world who wished to replicate their aerial dinner concept; the two men subsequently chose to franchise their idea. Ghysels said, “It’s a little surreal, but we realised people were getting bored with just going to the same old restaurants. They wanted to try something different. So we decided to push the boundaries. The sky’s the limit!”
The Myrtles Plantation is a historic home and former antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, United States. Built in 1796 by General David Bradford, it is touted as “one of America’s most haunted homes.”
The plantation house is rumored to be on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. It is currently a bed and breakfast, and offers historical and mystery tours. Touted as “one of America’s most haunted homes”, the plantation is supposedly the home of at least 12 ghosts. It is often reported that 10 murders occurred in the house, but historical records only indicate the murder of William Winter.William Drew Winter is also a very popular character in the plantation. He was an attorney who lived in the plantation from 1865 until 1871. He was shot by a stranger. After being shot, he staggered inside the house and died trying to climb the stairs. He died on the 17th step of the stairs. Until today, visitors, as well as employees in the hotel, still hear his dying footsteps.