First Underwater Spa Opens in the Maldives
Huvafen Fushi, a luxury resort in the Maldives, is home to what it claims is the world’s first underwater spa.
Huvafen Fushi, a luxury resort in the Maldives that claims to have the world’s first underwater spa, is offering an innovative new menu of wellness packages.
The spa, named LIME, offers a window to the amazing diversity of ocean life designed with soft furnishings and fabrics that echo the colors and textures of the surrounding corals and sponges.
The underwater treatment rooms took 12 months to construct and are made of a solid-cast resin to create an underwater structure that could be set in the open ocean with minimal disturbance to the ecosystem of the Maldives.
According to the hotel the resin is five inches thick and it provides infinitely better clarity than the cheaper option of laminated glass.
The Maldives is home to the world’s first underwater restaurant: Ithaa at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island. The restaurant is 16 feet below sea level and has 180-degree views of reef and marine life.