This is the first underwater restaurant of its kind in the world. I planned on going to see it someday anyways, but seeing these photos about it gives me even more incentive to go.
Ithaa means “pearl” in the language of the Maldives, Dhivehi. And this pearl located within the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa in Rangali Island. It is the first ever all-glass underwater restaurant in the world, secured five meters below sea level. The dining is a contemporary fusion of Maldivian cuisine with western and Asian influences.
This first aquarium-style undersea restaurant was designed by MJ Murphy Ltd in New Zealand and constructed in Singapore with materials from the United States, then shipped to the Maldives and was opened on April 15, 2005. The Ithaa Restaurant sits 15 feet below the waves of the Indian Ocean, surrounded by a coral reef and encased in clear acrylic walls and roof, similar to those used in aquarium attractions, offering diners 270-degrees of panoramic underwater views.
What i really want to know is how do you get down to it and how do they open up the door and not let water in? There must be some sort of hightech elevator system going on because it's a good 30 feet underwater. Cool, huh? Check out
I'm going to have to strike it rich or take someone with me who's filthy rich because lunch here costs between $120-$150 and dinner is between $200-$250. A little steep if you ask me.
Any of you got a chance to visit this restaurant, please share your experiences