Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
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Located in Dhunikolhu, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is by the ocean and close to Thulhaadho Harbor and Hulhangu Jetty.
Make yourself at home in one of the 98 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Rooms have private furnished balconies or patios. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities, which include a fitness center. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.
Food & Drink
Grab a bite at one of the resort’s 2 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a beach bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include multilingual staff and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available on request).
How to Get There
We are two friends on a holiday off a lifetime and we decided we would like to go on a jet ski Abdu the guy who became our guide was amazing and really patient and just a credit to the resort. We went on joint jet ski trip with Abdu as our guide he taught us what to do and was with us every step off the way taking photos and videos all memories that we would never have had off our amazing experience. I can't say enough how impressed we were we work in the customer service sector and this young man would be an asset to any company.
We liked this resort a lot. The food and rooms are good although snorkelling from the beach was hard work and mediocre in terms of fish.
The worst thing about this resort which stops us going back is that they do not fumigate the resort properly which meant we were extremely badly bitten with insect bites despite taking precautions. This is the first (out of 14 Maldive resorts) where the fumigation is not done. The bites were so bad we had to seek medical assistance. .
If you have a problem go to the front office manager who is extremely helpful.
We couldn't fault the Coco Palm establishment, the rooms are beautiful (think private tropical lodge), the island is breathtaking, and the possibilities for things to do are ace. As we're normally backpacker types, we were a bit worried that we'd be bored and that it'd be too glitzy for us (boo hoo, I know), but it felt as authentic as these places can be and we were kept busy by snorkelling, diving, free yoga taster sessions, eating, etc. We got over our fear of all-you-can-eat buffets and enjoyed a couple of the "entertainment" things at night (history of the islands & turtle sanctuary talks = yes, karaoke = no.)... would definitely recommend.
We just arrived at home after ten days of wonderful holiday in Coco Palm. What to say?!
The Island is just amazing, its a jungle sourrunded by the most beautiful beaches we ever saw. The food was really good - perfekt fresh fish and different dissues every Day. The most amazing Thing but were the people working for the hotel. We travel a lot, but These guys and ladies coming from india, Bangladesh or Maledives were so nice, patient and respectful. Especially Bashir, Shristy, Maroof and Siyad from the Restaurant and Rajesh from the Cornch Bar we want to thank a lot for their perfekt Service and kindness.
We will come back!
Greetings Oliver and Selma
We returned home yesterday from a 7 night stay at the Coco Palm and we loved every minute of it!
From arrival into Male airport we were met by a representative who took our bags and checked them in for us for the sea plane whilst we sat down acclimatising to the heat. We were then led to an air-conditioned mini bus and taken straight to the Coco Palm sea plane airport lounge and given a drink and cold much welcomed towel for our hands and face. We were then taken straight to board the sea plane - an experience I was not altogether looking forward to but was brilliant. The sea plane lands next to what I can only describe as a floating raft for your transfer to the boat to get to the resort. It can be somewhat interesting if you don't have sea legs like me but it's an experience and you should embrace it. The staff from the plane and the boat will help you out.
When your boat pulls up at the jetty there are staff from the resort waiting to greet you and welcome you. They walk you to the reception where you are given another drink and a cold towel. We were advised at this point that they had upgraded our villa to a Sunset Beach Villa which was a lovely surprise. They give you some brief information about the hotel and walk you to your room. We stayed in villa 5 which I would certainly request if I went back again. However, for the keen snorkellers among you, I should point out the snorkelling side of the island is the opposite side so may not be suitable for everyone's needs.
Our villa was beautiful. Comfortable and nestled in the vegetation of the island. It was kept clean by Naazir who was absolutely fantastic, a lovely, friendly man who takes pride in what he does and always very pleasant - we had some great conversations with him. we had our own short, private path leading to the beach and our own private sun loungers and umbrella. Our villa was only a very short hop to the beach bar too. The mini bar is not all included within the AI package which is a bit of a shame. The soft drinks are included, and you get 2 litres of water replenished daily so this did not present too much of a problem to us. However as other reviews have echoed previously I think to offer some feedback it would be nice to see all drinks included in the mini bar for the all inclusive packages.
I would recommend staying all inclusive as drinks and food are quite expensive to purchase. There is also two taxes added on to price which total 22% on your bill. I think staying HB would prove probably more expensive than paying the all inclusive. However, I tried to remember that everything you have has to be imported. There is a large selection of drinks on the all inclusive drinks menu. The food that is purchased did look lovely although as we were all inclusive we did not have any. The main meals are served in the Cowrie restaurant and were fantastic, there is a wide variety to choose from. I don't eat meat, but I do eat fish and I didn't have a time where I couldn't find anything to eat. There is a selection of main meals you can choose from and the chefs cook up beautifully your choice whilst you wait. There is plenty of salad, vegetables, sauces and bread choices to accompany your dish. The desserts were also delicious, and we had 2nd's or 3rd's most nights. There were cheesecakes, tarts, rice pudding, sponge type cakes, crepes, ice cream, plentiful fresh fruit and a few nights there was a chocolate fountain. The breakfasts included pancakes, waffles, French toast, eggs (cooked anyway) - all on which are cooked to your order alongside bacon, sausage, hash browns, fruit, cake, bread etc. There are also some local choice dishes. We loved the food we had and could not have asked for more. I would advise if you have any dietary requirements i.e. vegan you contact the hotel prior to arriving. I really don't think they will have a problem catering for you but if I didn't eat fish my choices would have been limited for a main course.
The Spa - I went and had two treatments whilst I was there and loved them both. I decided too late in the day to look at another two for my last day, so I couldn't book in until 6pm and as we were leaving early the next morning, I didn't want to leave everything so last minute so decided against it. I think it's well worth the money paid for them and wished I have booked my other two earlier to take full advantage.
Sunset Cruise - The all inclusive packages come with a sunset cruise included which we really enjoyed. There was only six of us and we sat out on the front of the boat. They said we might get to see dolphins but unfortunately, we were not lucky on this occasion. It's a nice touch and a lovely way to spend an evening.
Whilst at breakfast one morning I had a discussion with a staff member about how beautiful fresh coconut is. He said it was better grilled and I said I'd never had it grilled. He took my room number and later that day I came back to the villa to a plate of fresh grilled coconut from Mohamed Jinan - the front office manager. I thought that was a lovely thought. The next day whilst on our sun loungers a guy came around just asking if everything was ok. I asked if he would pass on my thanks for the coconut I received yesterday to Mohamed and a short time later Naazir arrived at our sun loungers with two coconuts which he cut up for me, again how lovely was that of them.
Each villa has a torch provided to walk around at night. A lot of people chose not to use theirs I noticed but we did. You are walking on sand paths within the vegetation of the island. Crabs are common along with small lizards. We personally enjoyed this as for us, we are in their environment so should respect that as such. In previous reviews I have noted people saying about insects. Again, this is their environment I have a couple of mosquito bites as does my husband, but I usually do wherever I go, and these bites have caused us no problems. You do have mosquito spray provided in your villa too. Ladies I would also leave your high heeled shoes at home - a lot of people walk around bare foot otherwise it's just flip flops or sandals.
In summary we have had an amazing holiday at the Coco Palm and could not have asked for a better experience. Already planning on returning. Thank you, Coco Palm!