My husband and I stayed here in June/July 2014 for our 5-year wedding anniversary. I can't begin to oversell how amazing this place was.
We stayed in an Escape Water Villa, room 515, which was the very last villa at the end of the jetty. I think this may have been the best room on the island for location. Total privacy and probably the best snorkelling in the area from the bottom of the villa stairs.
The room: indigenous, muted, plus and luxurious with the most fabulous panoramic views of the Indian Ocean. Private terrace and infinity pool leading down the stairs to the ocean. Bliss!
The location: absolutely stunning. I can't overemphasise this. I have been to many tropical and beautiful places in my time but this takes the biscuit. Beautiful sandy beaches (and so quiet!), crystal clear waters, nothing around for miles. What more could you want?
The resort: perfect. Meandering pathways, sandy beaches, gorgeous pools and jetties, ocean views from everywhere,
The food: air restaurant is the buffet restaurant and the place for breakfast. This is he best buffet food I have had, with seemingly endless choice. I could have stayed for 2 weeks and not had the same meal twice. Stars restaurant is their fine-dining restaurant and was really lovely. Aqua restaurant is seafood, also delicious. Our best meal was a private pergola beach dinner, which was utterly romantic and delicious.
Things to do: snorkelling is absolutely stunning around here. We saw some amazing tropical fish and a shark. It is also a diving hotspot although I didn't try that. The resort has a dodgy snooker table and table tennis table, a tennis court, as well as board games at the bar but, frankly, we were happy just to relax and read and take it easy. There is also a gym although I didn't use that either.
The spa: amazing. The most fantastic location and lovely treatments. Just perfect.
Service: exceptional. Everyone was so friendly and genuinely so. I couldn't have asked for more.
The only very slight negative was, as some previous reviewers have mentioned, that ants were a problem. There were ants in the room/ terrace but, as far as I'm concerned, there's only so much the staff can do to get rid of them. The cleaning was of a high standard so I think the issue was the over-abundance of ants on they're island.
All in all, I can't recommend this place enough. It was simply stunning and the perfect holiday!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated only 40 minutes by speed boat from Male, Coco Bodu Hithi is an island paradise in an enchanting setting, where contemporary creature comforts blend stylishly with Maldivian themes. On this idyllic island, surrounded by turquoise waters and ringed by white sandy beaches and coconut palms, guests are spoilt for choice with 100 stylish villas, all with private pools, a diverse selection of premium dining options, a Coco Spa, extensive land and water-sport activities, as well as a portfolio of memorable 'Uniquely Coco' experiences. The 44 Island Villas nestle within and around the island's lush vegetation, while the 16 Water Villas and 16 Escape Water Villas are reached via a wooden walkway and are poised over the turquoise lagoon. The 24 Escape Water Residences are the highest category of villas available and are utterly secluded and exclusive, set far out from the main island in their own cluster, with direct access to the resort's premium restaurant, Stars. The luxurious Coco Spa provides ultimate indulgence, pampering and relaxation - set over the water with fabulous Indian Ocean views, this is a true haven of tranquility, reflective of its Maldivian surroundings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Coco Palm Bodu Hithi Hotel North Male Atoll