Experience a whole new dining experience in the world’s first ever undersea restaurant, brought to you by Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa, this undersea restaurant is known as Ithaa, which translate as “pearl” in the natives’ language in Maldives, Dhivehi.
This undersea restaurant cost less than $5 million and is part of a project to rebuilt the Rangalifinolhu Island into a tourist attraction. The restaurant sits 5 meters below the sea and is surrounded by vibrant coral reef offering a 270 degrees of panoramic underwater views. This 5 x 9 meter restaurant has a capacity of 14 people and was designed and constructed by M.J. Murphy Ltd which is a design consultancy based in New Zealand. The meals of this restaurant range in cost from USD$120 to USD$250.
Considering the fact that global warming would eventually raise the sea level and increase the CO2 in the sea water, this restaurant would be the only restaurant in Maldives due to the fact that the entire country would be underwater, and the coral reef would die as CO2 increases in the sea water.