Plastic Oceans International has teamed up with the Muraka at Conrad Maldives Rangali Island, the world’s first undersea hotel, to raise money and spread awareness about plastic pollution in ocean waters. Via the fundraising website Omaze, aspiring travelers can donate and, in turn, submit a corresponding amount of entries for the competition.
The winner of the contest will receive an all-inclusive package of flights, transportation, meals and four nights at the Muraka, which typically costs approximately $22,000 a night, for the winner and three other guests.
At sea level, guests have access to two bedrooms and a bathroom with an ocean-facing tub. There’s also an on-the-water outdoor deck with an infinity pool, a private, 24-hour butler and private chef, an on-call fitness trainer, on-call spa treatments and a private speedboat and jet skis.
Sixteen feet below the upper level is the master bedroom, its accompanying bathroom and a dedicated tunnel viewing theater. The underwater level is accessible through a spiral staircase or an elevator. Inside the master bedroom is a 180-degree, curved acrylic dome with floor-to-ceiling windows in the bathroom and the walk-in closet.
The Muraka also offers four tailored experiences for its guests: the Wanderers, Flavors, Soul and Thrill.
With the Wanderers experience, guests star in and direct their own undersea film, diving or snorkeling with a film crew that documents the experience. The Flavors experience invites guests to join a personal chef on a culinary experience at literally any hour of the day, learning the techniques of Chef Jereme Leung. As for the Soul experience, guests will indulge in natural-wellbeing programs with meditation, yoga and relaxation experiences. The Thrill experience is for those interested in enjoying time on the water and water sports, like paddle boarding.
Entrants can donate up to $5,000 for 50,000 entries or as little as $10 for 100 entries. The deadline to enter for this extremely unique, underwater experience is Sept. 5. A winner will be announced on Sept. 25.