Underwater Hotel Room in Maldives
"From birth, man carries the weight of gravity on his shoulders. He is bolted to earth. But man has only to sink beneath the surface and he is free. " -Jacques Yves Cousteau
The ocean is the final undiscovered frontier on earth, and this is one of many reasons why it is such an exciting place to explore. It is full of things we have never seen, creatures who live under a completely different set of rules than we do, and colors and textures that do not exist on land. The ocean makes us dream.
What better place to sleep then, than surrounded by it on all sides. Given the chance, we'd leave on the next submarine that would have us. In the absence of such offers, we'll take a night at the Maldives Rangali Islands resort -- they're not paying us to say this, we've never even talked to them; we're just in love with the idea of spending a night under the ocean in a glass domed aquarium.
Day to day, this room is the hotel's Ithaa restaurant, so even non-hotel guests can spend a meal below the sea, but the space is now available and can be converted into a honeymoon suite, upon request.
Whenever something doesn't have a price, we assume we will never, ever be able to afford it. We're assuming it's roughly 700x the cost of a regular villa room at the Rangali, which runs for $1950/night. We did the math based on our estimations, and we'll project that you'd need a cool $1,365,000 to spend a night in the underwater suite. We're starting a kickstarter tonight when we get home from work. So what, our dreams are different than our fancy, talented musician and artist friends? We just want to be Jacques Cousteau when we grow up.