My wife and I stayed here for five nights during 2013 for our honeymoon and even before we arrived in Bodu Hithi the exceptional standard of service was evident. We were treated to complimentary arrival drink at the nearby restaurant whilst we waited for other passengers then a further complimentary soft drink whilst we were whisked away from the airport by speed boat to the island. As we passed the other islands of Maldives we felt as if we were in paradise
We stayed in an Escape Water Villa, which was about 2-3 villas in from the end of the jetty. The Escape Water Villas are further down the jetty and so one can enjoy a longer walk along the jetty. There is complete privacy and as the villa is quite a distance out in the sea, snorkelling in the area from the bottom of the villa stairs is exquisite
Absolutely superb. There is huge and comfortable double bed in a separate room. There is a separate living area and a huge double bath, with a separate shower and toilet area. The entire villa is luxurious without being over the top and the views of the Indian ocean are amazing from every angle. There is also a large TV (which really never got used) and a coffee machine which was a nice touch. Outside there is an area with sun loungers and a table and chairs. There is also an outside shower which is an excellent addition. Escape Water Villas also have an outdoor swimming pool which is a very good size (an infinity pool) and there are stairs that lead into the ocean. Snorkelling equipment can be hired. There are other amenities such as a safe, wardrobe, a music system and wicker beach bag!!
It is absolutely stunning. There are no words to describe this. Panoramic views of the Indian ocean, with superb white sandy beaches and blue turquoise waters. Even though the resort is full of people you never notice it. Everywhere is so peaceful
The resort has one of the widest variety of activities. A full list used to be available on their website however a more condensed version now is. The full one is still available on arrival. We had a sunset cruise, spa treatments, jet skiing, snorkelling, diving, played tennis, watched a movie in an open air cinema, even did a spot of star gazing!! The place itself never feels crowded and the layout of the resort is impeccable with lovely shaded pathways and lush with plants and alot of greenery. The arrival jetty is long and inviting! There is a gym, a pool table and a foosball as well as a gift shop!
There were four places at which we ate. Air, Aqua, Latitude and Stars. There are two others Breeze and Tsuki (however we didn't go there) air restaurant is the buffet restaurant and the place for breakfast. Breakfast is the time when you get a sense of how populated the resort is as virtually everyone is there. Even with this however we never had an issue of being seated. The breakfast was absolutely superb, with eggs being made to order in restaurant. There is so much variety that you possibly couldn't eat it all!! In the evening the buffet is similar in that there is an endless choice with the quality of food being top notch. The Stars restaurant is their fine-dining restaurant and is situated next to their Escape water residences. The food again is impeccable as is the service. Aqua restaurant has the best variety for vegetarians and the whole team is so accommodating if there is anything you would like to change. If they are able to cook it they will!! The seafood is also delicious. Our best meal was the honeymoon dinner which was at Aqua. Eating outside whilst hearing the sea at night is nothing short of amazing.
This place is superb, even if you are not taking any treatments which I highly recommend. There was a sauna, a steam room a cold plunge and a jacuzzi. There are outside beds with uninterrupted views of the ocean where you can just while the hours away!! The treatments themselves were unbelievable. I would highly recommend the shiro-dhara treatments.
There is only word for this and that is exceptional! Everyone is friendly and very helpful. I had an issue with a spa treatment and as a way of apologising was given a discount and a free spa treatment, without any argument whatsoever. The service right down to the cleaners is faultless. I couldn't have asked for more. Everyday you get a litre bottle of mineral water complimentary and every evening two smaller bottles of mineral water.
This is a 5 star place and I wish I could rate it 10 out of 5. I have stayed in many other 5 star hotels, but this is now the benchmark! The price I paid for the kind of accommodation I was offered, the service I received and with the activities that were available to me made it really good value for money! There were no negatives from this resort at all and I wouldn't think of going to any of the other resorts now that I have been here. I wish I could have stayed longer. There aren't many resorts which offer an over-water villa/bungalow with a swimming pool and the ones that do were so much more expensive than this resort. Coco Bodu Hithi is the diamond in the crown of The Maldives and I would not recommend any other place to honeymoon or holiday in The Maldives
- 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