December 9, 2017 for 3 nights for 2 adults.
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Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives in Baa Atoll, Maldives
A dream destination of pure white beaches, brilliant turquoise lagoons and coral reefs teeming with abundant marine flora and fauna, the Maldives offer a rare vision of a tropical paradise. Acclaimed as one of the most beautiful islands in the region, Dhuni Kohlu is home to the exclusive Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives, part of the Lifestyle collection of Preferred Hotels & Resorts. This hotel is a true gem, overlooking a crystal clear blue lagoon and island setting. Whether relaxing on your serene veranda, slipping into your private plunge pool, or dining on international delicacies at Cowrie Restaurant, paradise does not get much better than this.
An array of indulgences and activities awaits guests of this island sanctuary. Snorkel in the pristine lagoon, go water skiing or play tennis. Visit the Coco Spa for a total sensory experience and head-to-toe rejuvenation, where Ayurvedic treatments draw on ancient health and beauty traditions of Indian cultures. Reserve a private dining experience for a unique encounter, such as enjoying a sumptuous picnic on the beach or a moonlight dinner. At Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives, your ultimate hideaway awaits.
Location of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives
Nearest Airport: MLE
Amenities for Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives
- General Information
- 100 Villas
- Outdoor Dining
- Private Dining
- Room Service
- On-Site Amenities
- Spa on Property
- Laundry Service
- Multilingual Staff
- Tennis Courts
- 24-Hour Front Desk
- In-Room Amenities
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- In-Room Safes
- Mini Bar
- Private Pools
- Water Skiing
- Scuba Diving
- Table Tennis
- Active & Adventure
- Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
- Honeymoons & Romance
Reviews for Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives
Me and my wife decided to make our 6th visit to the Maldives, and after a "bit of choosing", opted for Coco Palm DK, a good looking mid-price resort. Arrived Sunday morning with Air France, our sea plane transfer was booked by mistake with an Emirates flight, arriving in the afternoon ( a booking error from the resort ); after a while it was sorted and we proceeded to Coco Palm. On arrival people were kind as expected, and we were taken to the reception were we, first of all, paid our all inclusive bill; after that we were taken to our room. Internet wifi was provided and throughout the week it was excellent; fast and available all around the island. We stayed in Lagoon Villa nÂș 91, an exceptional room; simple, old style, very comfortable. Nice wide bed, comfortable mattress and mosquito nets around it; efficient air conditioning made it an even nicer retreat. Mini bar available ( drinks highly priced as expected and out of the "all inclusive meal plan"; 375ml of Bombay Gin costed 40 USD, as an example ). 2 bottles of local water, coffee ( Nespresso ! ) and tea were available free everyday. Regarding the room, and knowing we were in a tropical island, the only thing we can point is a couple of cockroaches we spotted around and had to kill; but, apart from that the room was well kept and clean. Outside the room, the ladder accessing the sea should have been replaced because it was in a very poor condition. Our first meal was at Cowrie's restaurant, the main one; and we had most of our meals there for the rest of our week. In TripAdvisor people commented food from poor to excellent; our opinion is that it was regular, with a lot of good and not so good dishes, nothing that bothered us. One common complaint is that if are on an "all inclusive" plan, and if you order wine, you don't get a bottle to your table, instead you keep asking for wine glasses; it was true, but it did not really bothered us. Some of the waiters and cooks are nicer, some are not; but, that is true for all around the world, and again, it did not bother us. Next day, Monday, we had a pretty nice day, doing some snorkelling and straying at the beach. The best, although poor, snorkelling, is at the eastern part of the island; most of the coral is dead, and there is not much of sealife to see. There is a snorkelling excursion available but we did not took it. I would not recommend a beach bungalow at this part of Coco Palm for two reasons; "sand erosion" is much more noticeable here than other parts of the island, and from these it is not easy to have a "simple" sea dive because in front of many of them, there are just rocks and coral. Drinks and finger food at Conch bar were not disappointing, as were drinks at he Beach Bar; although drinks included in the "all inclusive plan" could easily be much better than offered. Later on the week we dinned at Cornus restaurant, the only dinning alternative; it was ok, meaning average. One really great thing is that we had the impression that the island was almost empty; this opinion was also shared by some of the guests comments I've read before on Tripadvisor. Tuesday morning, my wife woke up to realise she looked as she was bitten by some kind of bug during the night, and she had a bit of an exacerbated allergic local reaction. I am a Surgeon, but as we were going to a resort Idid not bring along a lot of medication; so, I had to look for further medical attention. At Coco Spa there is a Nursing facility were the staff nurse gave us some antihistaminic pills and a steroid cream; I thought it would be sufficient as my wife did not get worse, and the rest of the day was uneventful. Next morning she woke up completely swollen, from her face to the feet; I realised that we urgently needed some other medical facility than the nurse office at the island, and we walked to the nursing facility for guidance. During this short walk from Lagoon Villa 91, my wife had some shortness of breath, a sign of "SERIOUSNESS" OF AN ALLERGIC REACTION. Immediately after meeting the staff nurse we were transferred by speed boat to an island just in front of Coco Palm, were we received medical attention, in a facility called the "Baa Tulhaadhoo Health Centre"; after a brief medical consultation some intravenous steroids and intramuscular antihistaminics were administered, and slowly, she starting breathing better. After a couple of hours, by noon, we returned to Coco Palm, by speed boat; my wife slept for the whole afternoon, while I was keeping an eye on her. Until dinner time no one from management contacted us in order to know if we needed anything further. Around 7.30pm I asked to see the general manager, Brendan Corcoran, that we have not met before. After finishing a Welcome Cocktail he was attending, Mr. Corcoran came to have a word with us; he then explained that during the night, if my wife's condition worsened, the only option the resort was able to provide us was a 30-40 minute speed boat transfer to another island, supposedly better equipped than this first one, because sea planes do not fly during the night ( they "don't have radars" and fly "on sight", as Mr. Corcoran explained us ). There are no other means of urgent transfer available, Mr. Corcoran stated. Other option suggested by the manager was a next day transfer to another resort, closer to MalĂ©. So far we felt we've had no support from hotel management, and, if further needed, the options we were provided with, could be life-threatening in case my wife's allergic reaction worsened, The next day she was better, and thankfully, our next days were uneventful. So, our overall impression is: - the Lagoon Villas are very nice - Internet connection is fast and everywhere - we had the feeling of being almost alone in the island, although there were several other guests - service is median; "all inclusive plan" could easily be better - amongst other possible comments on the management we believe that the care taken in some small details is not in some rather more important ones. Would we come back ? - perhaps, but only if there were a full time medical facility in the island and if a more efficient health rescue plan was established. Best regards, Joao & Joana
co co palm is the most beautiful place I have ever been , its even better than the photos show , staff are friendly , rooms are large and amazing views , foods wonderful , we went on the overnight desert island trip which was a fantastic experience with a private chef to cook evening meal we felt like celebrities . the island is so amazing I cant wait to return
19wendy1919 - Boston, United Kingdom
From the moment we arrived at Male Airport taken to coco palm private lounge to wait for the departure of the sea plane to arriving at coco palm and being met by the general manager and staff to them waving goodbye to us at the end of our 10 day holiday was just a fantastic holiday Nothing was not catered for lots of little things that all made sure your stay was perfect food in the buffet restaurant was superb and very varied, rooms spotless, beach seemed to be cleaned of seaweed continually, staff very attentive and friendly. I could go on and on but won't bore you all just to say we really had a wonderful time and thank you to the general manager and staff for everything.
paulineevans - Bridport, United Kingdom
Rooms - are lovely large with loads of storage space, tea coffee in rooms &milk replenished daily. mini fridge is NOT part of all inclusive & expensive if you use it bottled water delivered free every day... beach bag provided in the rooms & bag to use for all your empty plastic bottle so you can take them home to dispose of them..Rooms cleaned every morning and evening room boys brings fresh very large beach towels daily....rooms are very private nobody walking past your room nice decking outside with table & chairs and a private path to the beach where you have your own loungers & parasol Restaurant - large but never crowded only downside they allow smoking in the restaurant had to move one night as the 4 people on the table beside us all started smoking when we were eating our meal not nice...Food nice but not a great choice compared to other islands Beach - is large some areas have a lot of sea grass washing up on the sand but the beach sweepers try hard to rake it up and keep the beach clean, the area around the water bungalow has a lot of sand bags a bit unsightly when the tide is out but did not bother us as they are there for a reason..Some work going on so cant walk round the island (rooms being knocked down) All inclusive - very limited cocktails on the menu really could do with a better choice but i am definitely in agreement with the island with the no plastic bottles. They could include the mini bar even just 2 or 3 soft drink / beers daily..I read people complaining about not taking drinks from the bar i agree with that to as i have been on one island where i had to go to reception as wine / beer glasses had been left on the beach...First time on AI we have been charged for coconuts on the beach Olive Ridley - project please visit and donate the do amazing job with the injured turtles..keep up the good work... I would recommend the the sunset side of the island as you get the sun all day and has a lovely breeze...
margaret d - Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
I must confess, I was a little anxious about the Resort after having read some of the reviews on here. After last week, let me put everyone straight - don't be! A lot of the negative reviews are firstly quite old and secondly without foundation. But some people just love to moan :) Our trip: Flights are indeed long, but after an amazing sea plane trip out to the Resort we were dutifully met on the jetty by Brendan and all the Managers, who could not have been been more welcoming. This is where you lose your shoes for the weeks - heaven! All the villas on the island are lovely, private and within easy reach of the bars, restaurants and reception. I'd say a maximum of 15 minutes for the lagoon villas which are the furthest away.We stayed in a sunset villa on the west side. The beach area is much larger on the west side than on all other areas. Indeed on the East side, you are literally 5-10 m from the sea here, which is much calmer than the west side and ideal for snorkeling. There are places evident of Sand erosion, but 'hello' - you are in the middle of the Indian Ocean ! You can see areas around the North side where there are mitigation measures in the form of sandbags, etc. However, I understand they are investing in more permanent measures which are to be sympathetic to the habitat and environment, to which they working on when we were there. Due to the above, you are prevented at present from getting around the whole of the island - but we did, by swimming around the top of the lagoon :) Going back I'd choose a villa on the east side between 66 - 86 or indulge in the lagoon villas, which do look pretty cool :) Sunset side is lovely, but just my preference as I love snorkeling and can just roll out of bed and fall in the sea :) Food- outstanding a very good 8.5 -9/10.Anyone who can moan at that food is just a 'moaner'. I've been to Switzerland, Mexico, Mauritius, Italy and now here this year staying at some amazing places. This is equal to most of them and to be frank, better than the Oberoi in Mauritius which is meant to be in the top 3 there! I have no doubt staying for 10 days you will see the same food possibly. But all is fresh, well prepared, and you can eat as much as you choose ! The chef for breakfast on the egg station is a definite watch- a master class on eggs, if there is such a thing! I think after 8 nights there was just one occasion I thought, 'Not quite for me tonight', but that was probably me. After all, there is a huge starter section, probably half a dozen mains to choose and I'm told by the wife, ample choice of puddings as I don't partake. The service in the restaurant: Find Razzi....the rest will all be sorted. Eliabet is just lovely as is SK out Front. You won't need to search for them as they are there - ALL THE TIME! They're are attentive, without being invasive. Bars wise, I love Abul's Bar on the front. Me personally, I think this area could be improved with a lovely deck area and it would be quite stunning watching the sunset go down. That's just my opinion. The conch bar stays open late and has live entertainment, all of which was very good. Some more than others, but that's subjective to what you like. But all was professional and of good quality. Watersports, didn't do a lot so I can't comment. Diving - Did 5 /6 Dives and all were great. It's run by Wolfgang who is, atypically German but speaks great English. Have to say, great Diver and helped me out of a dodgy spot, to which I'll always be appreciative. The Dive Instructors are also very professional and are 'on-it' which is a 'must' for me when Diving. The Maldivian crew on the Boat are just great! Every dive your gear is there, they help you put it on....they do everything apart from using your Reg ! Albeit, i still check my own gear just in case. All in All, both my wife and also the other couple we went with, Loved it. The test for me is, 'Would I go back?' The answer is yes. The resort is great and one has to remember, 'you are on an island'. If you get chance ask reception if they can do a tour on how the islands work behind the scenes - it really makes you appreciate everything that goes on in just getting it to function. Of course there are areas which can be improved, but again I look at what I've paid for and is it commensurate with what I paid and expected? Totally- more than ! I think the place is absolutely ideal for honeymooners, couples and older families ( 14 year old plus). I don't think it's great for little kids as to be honest, it's too far to fly with them for a holiday and the facilities don't really fit youngsters, I personally feel. The weather was also amazing ( we stayed middle of October) albeit a little blowy which we understand stops now until February/March. Temperature was around 30 degrees with only a little rain - ideal ! So yes, I'd go back. It was truly relaxing and just the most memorable break we have had ...at least this year ;) - Enjoy and a Big Thanks to Brendan and all his team :)
em Q - Salisbury