Located at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in Alif Dhaal Atoll in Maldives, Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is the first ever undersea restaurant in the world. Made up of a 16×30 feet acrylic structure, the amazing restaurant is situated 16 feet (5 meters) below sea level and is surrounded by vibrant coral reef. The structure has a transparent roof which offers a 270° panoramic underwater view.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant was opened in April 2005 and the tiny restaurant has a capacity of 14 people at a time. You need to climb down a spiral staircase in a thatched pavilion at the end of a jetty in order to enter the restaurant 16 feet under water. You can have your meal while watching spectacular underwater view of colorful fish, sharks and other sea life in the surrounding coral reefs through curved, transparent acrylic walls. The restaurant is also used for private parties and weddings. In April 2010, to celebrate the restaurant’s 5th anniversary, it was made possible to sleep in Ithaa for the night if the restaurant is not booked for dinner.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is owned by Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel which occupies two private islands in Maldives namely Rangali and Rangalifinolhu. The hotel has a total of seven restaurants including the Ithaa Undersea Restaurant. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant is part of a project to rebuilt the Rangalifinolhu Island into a tourist attraction.