Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives
Wake up in a luxurious villa and step down from your private terrace into the sun-warmed sea at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, an eco-friendly, Green Globe-certified resort nestled into the white sandy beaches and clear turquoise waters of the private island of Dhuni Kolhu in the Baa Atoll of the Maldives. Here, be as active or relaxed as you want to be. Get pampered at the spa, play tennis, dine at on-site restaurants and bars, picnic on a secluded island, and go snorkeling or diving. Experience island living at its best.
- Choose from a variety of 100 luxury villas with private terraces and plunge pools
- Sip champagne on a sunset catamaran cruise as dolphins swim alongside
- Invigorate your senses with a coconut and vanilla body scrub in Coco Spa
- Spot hawksbill turtles, manta rays and white tip sharks on a scuba diving adventure
- Go fishing with the island’s fishermen, and have a chef prepare your catch for dinner
- Watch a movie on an outdoor cinema under the stars as waves lap near your feet
- Picnic on a secluded island, or have an intimate, chef-prepared dinner of freshly caught seafood on your porch
Indulge in pure escapism in your beautiful overwater villa, dine at the resort’s restaurants for freshly caught seafood, or relax in the spa by soaking in a warm bath infused with ginger, fresh lime, and lemongrass. This sophisticated Maldivian resort is on a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the southernmost tip of the Baa Atoll, home to tropical fish and colorful coral — so prepare for unforgettable snorkeling sessions. Swim in your plunge pool or the deep blue sea, or help just-hatched baby turtles on their journey to the sea with a team of marine biologists.
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Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives offers you a slice of paradise. Villas feature hand-carved furniture, premium cotton bedding, and ocean views. Choose a beach villa to sleep facing a pristine, powder-white beach and shower in a tropical garden, or opt for a lagoon villa, perched over azure water, where you can stretch out on a four-poster bed, unwind in a Jacuzzi, or cool off in your outdoor plunge pool. A sunset lagoon villa adds spacious living rooms adorned with Maldivian artifacts, writing desks, and spa baths with panoramic ocean views.
The service at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives is just as impressive. Friendly staff will tailor-make every moment, from candlelit dining under a private pergola, to setting up your own cinema on the beach with popcorn and beanbags.
With two elegant restaurants and two casual barefoot luxury bars, the resort serves a variety of Maldivian, Thai, Indian, Asian, and Continental classics. Sustainable food is the focus, and you can even dine in the island’s organic garden, where herbs and vegetables are grown for use on-site.
Cowrie – This palm-thatched, open-sided pavilion makes you feel at one with nature, while celebrating the fusion of Maldivian and Asian cuisine in elaborate buffets of meat, seafood, vegetables, and desserts. Friday night is Maldivian night, so look out for the “catch of the day” centerpiece.
Cornus – Dine under the trees with your feet in the sand in this captivating space. Feast on flavorsome dishes inspired by Chinese, Malaysian, Thai, Indian, and Indonesian cuisine before an after-dinner drink under the stars.
Conch Bar – Twice a week, at sunset, chefs create an alfresco flame-grilled smorgasbord of reef fish, prawns, cuttlefish, chicken, and steak — right on the beach. Grab a burger for lunch or socialize with new friends over summer cocktails and a sea breeze.
Beach Bar – Perfectly situated for striking sunset vistas, this laid-back beach bar offers you the chance to watch the setting sun cast a fiery light over the sea. Recline on a deck chair and relish the feeling of sand between your toes as you sip a cool Aperol spritz.
Be as relaxed or active as you want to be on your island paradise. Go jet skiing or sailing. Go scuba diving with a marine biologist. Work out in the gym, and then indulge in a spice bath ritual and an Ayurvedic massage in Coco Spa. Play tennis, or cool off in the plunge pool. Help just-hatched baby turtles on their journey to the sea with a team of marine biologists. You can even spend the night in a romantic beach hut in the resort’s castaway isle, Embudhoo.
Venture further afield to the eclectic island of Thulhaadhoo for afternoon tea with a Maldivian family — complete with traditional sweet black tea and hedhikaa, delicious savory and sweet snacks. In this idyllic location, you can also meet local artisans, known for their ornate lacquer work.
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives
This secluded island resort is in the southern waters of Baa Atoll, Maldives, a designated UNESCO biosphere reserve filled with vibrant marine life, and one of few places where manta rays congregate. It is near Olhugiri, where the lesser frigate bird is known to nest, and a 30-minute boat ride from charming island Thulhaadhoo.
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives is a 30-minute seaplane journey from Malé International Airport, which is 77 mi / 124 km away.