Let’s be honest, when you travel a lot over the years it becomes harder and harder to choose that unique and special place to become your next destination. If previously all you wanted was an exotic, luxury holiday or to perhaps visit a cool, popular and iconic place where many have gone, now your eyes and soul desire something deeper: history, heritage, something authentic. Can we get those in an ‘all-in-one’ deal?!
Maldives has always been one of the most desired destinations on the planet for relaxing holidays and honeymoons. If someone tells you that after experiencing the once in a lifetime beauty and softness of white sand and turquoise water, you won’t be able to find it somewhere else – trust them. No matter which island you go to, a wonderful time in Maldives is guaranteed.
Consisting of 1,192 coral islands spread over 90 000 square kilometres, The Republic of Maldives can still surprise you not only with stunning beaches and lovely local people, but with its undersea restaurant – the first in the world when it was built.
This year Ithaa at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island celebrates it’s 10th Anniversary. The stunning venue can seat a maximum of 14 people making it one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world. In the language of the Maldives (Dhivehi) Ithaa means “pearl” which is why, like a wild pearl, this restaurant is hidden 5 metres under the water, attracting new visitors daily. Being the first aquarium-style undersea restaurant Ithaa offers opportunity to enjoy inspirational fine dining, an exclusive wine collection with more than 1,400 labels and up to 20,000 bottles on the island, (including one of most expensive wines in the world, a bottle of 1787 Chateau Margaux, which was sold for $225,000 ) and the unforgettable experience of being surrounded by stunning lagoons, reefs and tropical fish.
The cheapest tickets for two to Conrad Maldives Rangali are around £7000. Do you remember the myth about Maldives sinking? Well, it’s true. Maldives is the lowest country in the world (the highest point above sea level is a mere 2.4metres) meaning that by 2100 Maldives will disappear from the map completely. Our generations’s grandchildren will know about it only from books and video archives. Perhaps we all should start saving to experience the dying breathtaking beauty of Maldives – this time it really is a once in a lifetime opportunity.