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Tradition meets style in the Maldives
Since their launch in 2005, Coco Collection has crafted five-star destinations of different character and won awards for doing so with passionate flair. Each Coco Collection resort in the Maldives is a haven for lovers of travel and style, celebrating traditional Maldivian architecture and ambiance...
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
With its thatched-roof beach and overwater villas, this barefoot oasis of family-run has an authentically Maldivian boutique charm. With a rustic and organic yet elegant feel, it’s place to truly get away from it all amidst incredible wildlife including manta rays and lesser frigatebirds.
Situated in a UNESCO biosphere reserve, it hosts unique curated experiences including unforgettable private moments such as a picnic or barbecue on its own deserted island of Embudhoo a 15-minute boat ride away – and even the chance to spend a night in the island’s one traditional beach hut.
Coco Palm Dhuni Kohlu also has strong links with neighbouring islands and guests can take a boat trip to visit local artisans on Thulhaadhoo, famed for its lacquerwork. The island is also a nesting site for endangered green sea turtles and has its own turtle rescue centre, where you can join the marine biologist and resident vet releasing hatchlings into the ocean in season.
Among Coco’s sustainable initiatives are a kitchen garden providing herbs, fruits and vegetables for the restaurants and bars, and for use in the private dining experience, which includes candlelit dinners for two. There’s also a spa including the like of spice baths and Ayurvedic treatments for the ultimate in rejuvenating body and mind.
Coco Bodu Hithi
Offering boutique luxury and unique curated experiences, this intimate hideaway of private-pool villas on a teardrop-shaped island radiates an authentic Maldivian feel and is eco-friendly to boot. The resort is the proud recipient of the Travelife Gold certification, which recognises its work in supporting the fragile surrounding environment, through policies aimed at minimising waste, energy and water consumption, and supporting local communities.
Villas are spacious and stylish, with dramatic bathing areas with large central tubs and sunken living areas with a personal bar. Most sleep up to four, making them ideal for families.
It’s a place to meet hawksbill turtles and nurse sharks, swim near manta rays (as well as the house reef, you’re just 15 minutes from the much-loved Turtle Point reef), go fishing at sunset, and feast on a picnic breakfast on a sandbank.
All-inclusive packages include free of charge snorkelling equipment and non-motorised water sports as well as delicious dining. Indeed, this is a great resort for foodies, with everything from degustation menus to sushi served in its five restaurants and bars, all of which have blissful lagoon and sunset views. There are also regular visits by Michelin-starred chefs creating pop-up, one-off experiences.
To book your Maldivian escape with the Coco Collection, get in touch today. You’ll benefit from full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to assist you before, during and after your trip.
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