Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Average: 4.5 (1 vote)

Guide Price

€2,219 per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1754 Reviews
Maldives, Indian Ocean

Hotel highlights

  • Environmentally-friendly island retreat
  • Experience barefoot luxury all holiday long

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 30 minutes by seaplane from Malé International Airport
1754 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1307
  • Very Good 291
  • Average 96
  • Poor 36
  • Terrible 24

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Sep 17, 2019

A little piece of paradise!!

Thetford, United Kingdom

Am Writing this on our last morning of an amazing 9 nights stay on this paradise island. We booked this resort at the start of the year, and were a little apprehensive after reading some of the poorer reviews in the last few months. So I decided to write a review that covered my concerns prior to arriving. There really was no need to have worried at all. This was our third time staying in the Maldives, staying at a different resort each time (Kuramathi on their Select All Inclusive and Vilamendhoo on their AI plan)...... so having had 2 amazing holidays previously, we weren’t sure how this would compare. All Inclusive Option: it’s true that the AI option here isn’t as extensive (in terms of drinks, snack bar hours and mini bar) as the other islands we’ve stayed. Did it spoil our holiday?? Not one bit! Did we go hungry or thirsty?? Not at all!! The food at the buffet was of high standard and the Cornus restaurant where you can use your $45 pp credit was AMAZING! And you can eat there without going over the credit if you don’t want to spend anything extra. If you don’t mind spending extra whilst you’re there..... the food served from the menu at the Conch Bar was INCREDIBLE!! No, the beer in the mini bar isn’t included in the AI, and with the taxes works out to about $10 a can. Two choices..... either pay it.... OR have a soft drink from the mini bar for free......& take a walk down to one of the 2 bars with their beautiful Indian Ocean back-drop.....& have your AI Beer there instead!! Not a great hardship! We were never short of water! Two bottles included daily in the room..... but you can drink as much as you like with your meals, and at the bars. So that wasn’t an issue! Never dehydrated in the 30c heat! The sandbags that I had read about weren’t an issue at all. And when you’re actually here and see the effort that they go to, to try and put the sand back where it should be, and trying to stop parts of the island being washed away..... it puts things into perspective! No sandbags at all on our stretch of the island :) The villa was lovely and all seem to be nestled nicely in the greenery so as to allow you your own little bit of privacy & beach space. Finally...., the snorkelling is a reason alone you should visit!!! The coral is showing great signs of recovery from bleaching and was great to see! You have to swim out to the drop off for good visibility in the water - as closer to the beach - the sand is all swishing about. It’s definitely not ideal for first time snorkelers to see anything along the beach line. However - we took a couple of private tours out to islands only a few minutes boat ride away and they were SO BEAUTIFUL!! I wasn’t sure how the snorkelling would compare to Vilamendhoo - but the house reef - combined with the neighbouring reefs...... were the most vibrant I’ve ever seen!! So amazing to see so much life & colour along the reef! AND the guys from the water sports place really know their stuff!! We were going to take a trip to Hanifaru Bay ($$$) - but they advised us they knew a more local spot with a good chance of seeing the Mantas. It didn’t disappoint! We had the most incredible trips out with them, and swimming with 5 Mantas at the same time, with just us in the water (and seeing countless others!) was the most incredible thing I’ve seen/done in my life!! A Beautiful, quiet, relaxing, tranquil resort that I’d recommend 100% to anyone looking for an escape to paradise!! We will be back for sure!! Only 1 minor criticism - on arrival, if someone was to explain that when there’s a member of staff free, they’ll take you to your villa and explain everything you need to know - you wouldn’t sit there waiting, wondering what was going on and if you had been forgotten about. We were probably waiting maybe 20-25 mins with not one person coming to speak to us (other than offering us our arrival drink). In walking through reception, it isn’t uncommon to see new arrivals sitting there looking a little bored/irritated (just as we had been) ..... so in my personal opinion, that’s the only thing that could be improved slightly - with better communication. Thanks Coco Palm for an amazing time :)
Sep 16, 2019

Bare foot in paradise

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Just returned from s fantastic two weeks stay at this Our first time in the Maldives but certainly won’t be our last . We arrived into Male around lunchtime and were meet directly outside departures by a representative from the hotel - from that moment to our sad departure the attention to detail and customer service was amazing . We were escorted to the Seaplane check in which was very smooth and after a short transfer we were shown into the Coco lounge and welcomed with a cool towel and refreshing soft drink . The lounge is spacious and if you want to truly freshen up there are shower facilities . Check in procedures were completed in the lounge and very shortly afterwards we were informed our seaplane was ready. We must have been lucky as I know some reviews have mentioned lengthy waits but that wasn’t the case for us. The sea plane was an amazing experience and lots of photo opportunities , as first on we sat in the front of the plane which had welcomed fans . I was really lucky as videoing the landing the pilot took hold of my phone so got some great footage. We were meet of the plane by ‘Teddie ‘ who took us to reception and offered another cold drink and cool towel . We were then escorted to the room and points of reference pointed out on the walk to the room . A full explanation of everything was given along with a booklet that detailed excursions and meal timings etc. I had read that WiFi was only available in the reception area but it is actually covered over all the island in your room , on the beach and all the bars/restaurants . I have added the details of the excursions as it helps with budgeting etc. Important to note you have to add 10% then 12% to all prices . Our room was beach villa number 40 and we had no complaints at all . As other reviews have mentioned the rooms are serviced twice daily and was kept spotless . We were luckily enough to see a pod of around 8 dolphins almost daily around 10.30 each morning directly off the area our beach loungers were in. Food consistent of great choice and the management have truly taken on board previous feedback . They go for quality over quantity and to help keep the good warm place smaller amounts out and frequently refilled . The beach BBQ was excellent and would recommend anyone to give it a go . I didn’t believe reviews saying no shoes needed but we literally wore no shoes at all only flip flops once on the trip to the local island . All staff were great but a shout out to Ibrahim, Suman and Sharif who always had smiles on their faces . I’m going to miss my drinks on the beach watching the sunset and the relaxed atmosphere of this wonderful island would recommend anyone to visit and experience this great 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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