Located in the Hurawalhi Island Resort in the Maldives, the world’s largest underwater restaurant has been installed, allowing customers to view the depths of the beautiful blue lagoons that encompass the tropical island. Keep an eye out for diverse and colorful coral reefs and unique sea creatures, such as Parrot fishes, Angel fishes, and Butterfly fishes that can be found in the area.
The Dining Experience: Opening in August of 2016, Hurawalhi Island Resort’s new dining room will be able to seat 30. The dome was designed by MJ Murphy, an Auckland architectural firm known for their innovative and immersive aquariums designs. The structure of the building is 22.5 meters (74 feet) long with a weight of 410 tons, and reportedly took 10 months to build, with Fitzroy Engineering in charge of the construction.
Accessing the Masterpiece: Designers of the restaurant have made it interesting for customers to get inside, with creative quirks, such as a hut above the water, which connects to the restaurant via a 13-meter (43-foot) spiral staircase. To add more fun to the Diner’s Paradise, the food is prepared onshore and shipped over through a specially-designed dumbwaiter.
This techy, classy, and luxurious new restaurant will be available for wedding receptions, and can even be transformed into a honeymoon suite for the truly adventurous couple. When booking your next vacation, keep in mind that the Maldives contains the World’s largest underwater Restaurant.
Rodriguez, Julie M. World’s Largest Underwater Restaurant Installed in the Maldives. Inhabitat. 3/14/2016.