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Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)
TripAdvisor Review
1680 Reviews
Guide Price €2,249 per person
Departure's from Dublin, staying for 7 nights half board in a Ocean Front Villa (2 adults sharing) including return seaplane transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

A magical island hideaway

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is a luxurious Maldivian island resort fringed by white sandy beaches, home to spacious villas and enchanting restaurants and bars. Savour the buffet-style delicacies of the main restaurant before relaxing barefoot on your villa's terrace, or unwind in the spa with a personalised ayurvedic treatment. This environmentally friendly hideaway also offers PADI diving, snorkelling, and unique excursions like Dhoni boat fishing trips and picnics away.

  • Environmentally-friendly island retreat
  • Experience barefoot luxury all holiday long
  • Perfect for couples seeking a private escape
  • A luxurious Coco Spa in the heart of the island
  • Lagoon Villas available with plunge pools and Jacuzzis®

Top Tips from our Experts

Karen

Destination Specialist

"Wild dolphins are really easy to spot from most areas of the island, but especially at morning as the sun is coming up. Morning cruises are also available on selected days to go and see the Spinner dolphins."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 98 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Barefoot style
  • Private island

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Half Board

For Families

  • Babysitting
Location Highlights

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport
1680 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1251
  • Very Good 283
  • Average 90
  • Poor 32
  • Terrible 24

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Mar 21, 2019

A honeymoon that dreams are made of

Bovingdon, United Kingdom

If you’re looking for technology connected, ‘modern day’ luxury don’t come here – Coco Palm in my opinion is a more back to the Earth and nature, perfectly low key, luxury. Think no shoes, no tv, and no shiny white surfaces unless you’re looking at the sand. As the title says – we had a honeymoon that dreams are made of. From checking in at London Gatwick (direct flights to and from Male), to touch down back in cold, snowy England, everything was incredible. On arrival in Male you need to find the Coco Collection desk inside the airport if you’ll be taking the seaplane to the resort. Our guide from the airport desk took our luggage (this was the last time we saw it before it was brought to our room later, and not because it got lost but because they ran the transportation like clockwork so you didn’t need to worry), and us to the seaplane check in where you then get on a minibus to the seaplane terminal. Coco Collection have their own little lounge at the terminal where you can relax until the plane is ready to take you on further to your own slice of paradise. Unfortunately our seaplane was delayed by an hour or so, but the receptionist of the lounge ensured we had drinks and even ordered us all sandwiches by way of an apology. The journey from Male to the island is about 30 minutes. When you arrive at Coco Palm, Dhuni Kolhu, the plane lands in the middle of the ocean and you all bundle out onto a platform where a waiting boat takes you to the island itself. Pulling up to the island you can’t help but notice your welcome – the staff came out to the jetty to wave us in and their smiling faces and warm hellos make you feel like you’re an old friend. I was especially excited when I commented to our welcomer, Amas, that he wasn’t wearing shoes. When he stated that no shoes was a part of island life, I could not wait to get acquainted with this beautiful place and get my feet well and truly in the sand. In reception we were given a cold flannel and sweet iced tea while check in was completed and were then shown to our villa. Perhaps I am biased but I truly believe that we had one of the best villas on the island – deluxe villa number 65 – we had officially checked in to paradise. They had even left a little ‘happy honeymoon’ message on the bed made of flowers. The soft drinks, tea and coffee, and water are complimentary in the minibar and there is a list of items that you tick should you want to purchase anything else. 5 minutes after arriving to our villa, our luggage was brought in and we quickly changed into our swimwear to explore the beach we could see down a small path just outside our front door. Our bit of beach was in the sun all day and whilst we were there, we had no neighbours so it really did feel like we were on the island alone, well, apart from the wonderful wildlife that happily walk around too. Our plunge pool was based just outside the front of the villa where you could see the beach from, and was perfect for when my husband wanted to read his book in the cool, but still wanted to be outside. All the food we had while we were here was amazing! There was such a wide variety of choice in the Cowrie (all inclusive restaurant), for all meals that we never went hungry and it was actually quite difficult to choose what we wanted, on most days we definitely had more food than we should have but we actually lost weight while we were here because it was all freshly cooked and quite healthy bar perhaps the oil some things were cooked in. As for the no shoes rule – you don’t have to wear them in the restaurants either! There is a huge vase of water at the entrance with a coconut shell that you fill with water and pour over your feet before you head on in! We had a voucher to dine at the Cornus restaurant on one evening, again the food was delicious but double check what you get with your voucher. We went on a Tuesday which was the Malaysian night, we were told this but it wasn’t explained that there was an extra charge to it, so were charged. They did take it off our final bill but to save yourself the hassle, make sure it’s the one that’s not chargeable. This was just down to lack of communication from Coco Palm but it got sorted very quickly. On the Saturday night we had the beach BBQ which I highly recommend! The amount of food, the service, the atmosphere – perfection, and such a beautiful thing to do. In regards to drinks, you can’t take them away from the bar itself; you have to sit at the bar or on the beach by the bar while you drink. This might be an issue if you like to have drinks other than water/soft drinks throughout the day but for us it was no problem at all. Our daily routine was mid afternoon we’d walk round the island (about 10 minutes from one side to the other) to get a drink from the beach bar, and then we’d be back again for pre dinner drinks. There’s not much by way of entertainment on the island in the evenings but again this wasn’t an issue for us. The Olive Ridley project on the island is a must see. We never got round to going for the talks or feeds but we would pass everyday and go in to see the turtles progress and read about their stories. You can tell the staff are so passionate about what they do and it really makes you think about the consequences of waste all over the world. We did find a few bits of plastic that had washed up on the beach overnight but there’s unfortunately nothing Coco Palm can do to stop that as it’s not waste from their island. You can also leave donations for the project and after seeing what the team do, we did exactly that when we left. I now follow the Olive Ridley project on Instagram and love seeing all the updates from the guys there. I made full use of the spa, booking their 3 day spa journey. The first day I had a coconut scrub with head, neck and back massage. Day number 2 was a full body Balinese massage and the final day was a facial with scalp massage. I can’t fault any of the treatments or the location and serenity of the place. The spa is in the middle of the island and the vibe from it just seems to seep out, it’s just so relaxing. Snorkelling was fabulous. With the location of our villa we were lucky enough to be right on the recommended snorkelling route so everyday we would swim out to the drop off and see the most amazing fish. My husband saw a turtle and a baby shark, and a lot of people reported seeing rays too! Snorkels and flippers are available to hire, free of charge, from the water sports desk by reception and the restaurants. We kept ours for the duration of our stay which made it really easy to go exploring whenever we wanted. If you’re not keen on swimming out to the drop off, there are still loads of lovely fish to see closer to the beach. As well as the snorkelling, we did two excursions. My husband is a keen fisherman so we had a morning of sea fishing and although I’m not a fan, it was fun to go out and give it a go. When I got bored I went onto the flat roof of the boat to chill until we headed back. They do take you around the neighbouring islands so it was like a mini tour for me too, and I saw dolphins so I was very happy! My husband caught a fish which the team then prepared for us and we had it for lunch later that day, what a treat! On our last evening we were onboard for a sunset cruise which finished off our honeymoon perfectly. You receive either a mocktail or glass of fizz and get to enjoy the sunset from a boat in the middle of the ocean. If you see any works going on while you’re here just ask someone what it’s about and you’ll soon realise that it’s not being done to ruin your view. One day there was a huge tube going from the beach, out to the sea but it was only there one day and when we asked what was going on, we were told they were doing some work to replace sand that the island had previously lost due to erosion. There are sandbags dotted around the island but I wouldn’t say these ruin the beautiful scenery, they actually blend in, and they are there to protect the island. People here are doing everything in their power to keep it as beautiful and natural as they possibly can. Well done for those of you who have kept reading, I could go on about this place forever. At least once a week I ask my husband when we can go back, and one day we really hope to. I can’t recommend Coco Palm, Dhuni Kolhu enough. It was the best end to the planning of our wedding, and the best start to our married life! Thank you.
Mar 09, 2019

Excellent

London, United Kingdom

We were there for our honeymoon, I’m not gona deny I was little concerned as we are same sex couple but I have to say I could not be wrong. Every single one of the staff treated us like royalty. Everything thing was more than what we expected. Food was fantastic location amazing, staff absolutely fantastic they made our honeymoon more memorable and special. I would highly recommend this place.
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Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Facilities

PADI Diving

The diving centre at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu offers PADI courses, perfect for beginners and more experiences divers who want to discover the magical underwater life of the Maldives.

Coco Spa

The spa offers a full menu of personalised treatments that draw inspiration from India, Indonesia and Thailand, as well as ayurvedic tradition. Relax with a tea before your appointment in the lush spa facilities or reserve an in-villa treatment to enjoy at your convenience.

Daily Activities

There is plenty to keep you busy on the island during the day, with badminton, tennis and volleyball, as well as yoga. You'll also find plenty of indoor games including billards.

Water Sports

Other than diving, you can look forward to complimentary snorkelling equipment, and for an extra charge try out catamaran sailing, water skiing, wake boarding, kayaking, fun tubing, and windsurfing. Water sports are subject to additional costs.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Room Types

Deluxe Villa

This villa, still located on the beach, comes with the added benefits of a spacious bath in the open-air bathroom and a private plunge pool. You'll enjoy a king-sized bed inside and a furnished terrace outside, and amenities like minibars, a telephone, and safe.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Beach Villa

These intimate beach villas are right on the sand, just steps from the water. They feature unique open-air bathrooms with showers and large bedrooms with king-sized beds, as well as furnished front terraces looking onto the sea. Amenities include minibars, safes, and a telephone.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Lagoon Villa

The lagoon villas form a unique leaf-shaped jetty over the water, and each one comes with its own private splash pool and furnished terrace with views of the ocean. They have large bedrooms with four poster king-sized beds and bathrooms offering luxurious Jacuzzi® tubs with views of the water.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Sunset Lagoon Villa

Luxurious and spacious, these villas are set over the water and come with large terraces, each with a plunge pool and views of the sunset over the sea. Inside is a four poster king-sized bed and a bathroom with spa tub and separate shower, and upgraded amenities include a TV with DVD player, music system, and a minibar.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • Whirlpool in room

Sunset Beach Villa

These beach villas face onto the sunset, the perfect setting for romantic evenings spent on the furnished terrace. They come with open-air garden bathrooms with showers and inside is a king-sized bed and sitting area, as well as amenities like minibars, tea and coffee making facilities and tea and coffee making facilities.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Ocean Front Villa

Located on the northern side of the island, the Ocean Front Villas have king-sized beds, authentic thatched roofs and high ceilings. There is an open-air bathroom and a private terrace with quick access to the lagoon.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Food & Drink

Beach Bar

Right on the sand, this beach bar serves refreshing cocktails and mocktails during the day.

Cowrie Restaurant

Set underneath an authentic thatched roof, this spacious dining room is where you'll find breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and live cooking stations presenting a rich selection of dishes from around the world.

Cornus Restaurant & Grill

This intimate restaurant is nested inside the island's tropical gardens and offers a dinner menu of local and pan-Asian cuisine.

Conch Bar

This laidback bar features a lunch and dinner menu of lighter fare as well as refreshing drinks under a stylish pavilion.

In-villa Dining

For those times when you just want to relax in your own private space, call for in-villa dining and enjoy a more personalised dining experience.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Buffet breakfast each morning from the main restaurant.

Half Board

Buffet Breakfast and Dinner at the main restaurant - Cowrie daily.

Full Board

 Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner at the main restaurant - Cowrie daily.

All Inclusive

Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner in the main restaurant - Cowrie. 

Soft drinks, juices, beer, house wine and selected cocktails from Conch Bar 10:00am to 12:00am. Drinks also served by the glass during lunch and dinner at the main restaurant.Selected alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks also available from the Beach Bar, along with unlimited soft drinks, water and juices from 10:00am to 23:00pm. Afternoon tea is served at Conch Bar from 15:00pm to 17:00pm. Unlimited in-villa tea and coffee facilities.

Complimentary snorkelling equipment, and one Dhoni fishing excursion per person, per stay. All-day access to the fitness centre. Use of non-motorised water sports equipment, and complimentary Wi-Fi for guests staying in Lagoon Villas and Sunset Lagoon Villas.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Special Offers

Free nights

Bonus night offer

Stay 7 nights and pay for 6.

Stay 14 nights and pay for 12.

  • Compulsory board supplements apply to bonus nights.
  • Black out dates may apply.
  • Combinable with Early Booking Offers only where applicable.
  • Minimum 7 night stay.

Early booking discount

Save up to 15% on your accommodation

Book your stay 45 days of more before your travel date and receive up to 15% discount on your accommodation.

  • Combinable with Bonus Night offer only where applicable.
  • Black out dates may apply.

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