Sunday, September 9, 2007

An Undersea Restaurant

These are photographs of Ithaa, the unique undersea restaurant that opened at the Hilton Maldives Resort & Spa Rangali Island in April 2005.

The following pictures show it being lowered into the water.

Ithaa means "pearl" in the local Dhivehi language.

It is a tiny restaurant, with seating for only 12 people.

It offers diners a "spectacular underwater view of colorful fish, sharks and other sea life in the surrounding coral reefs through curved, transparent acrylic walls.

The cost per person for dinner ranges from $187 to $220.