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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

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives
Dunikolu Island
Baa Atoll, Maldives

Nearest Airport: MLE

Amenities for Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives

  • General Information
  • 100 Villas
  • Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Room Service
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Boutiques
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Tennis Courts
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Private Pools
  • Activities
  • Excursions
  • Sailing
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Yoga
  • Billiards
  • Table Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Volleyball
  • Family
  • Babysitting
  • Interests
  • Active & Adventure
  • Beach
  • Eco Friendly Luxury Vacations
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Overwater Bungalows
  • Villas

Reviews for Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Our first time to the Maldives. We chose Dhuni Kolhu because it is only a small island so not many people which is what we wanted. Arrived at Male, met by a welcoming Coco Palm rep, who booked us in to the seaplane booking desk and then showed us to a waiting mini bus and was told a rep will meet us at the seaplane departure area. Two lovely young lady's met us at the bus and took us to the sea plane departure waiting room. Myself, my wife and another couple waiting. Offered an ice tea and nibbles and a friendly chat with the two ladies. We were told and the other couple that because of weight issues on the sea plane one bag from each party would follow on next plane. It was all very well organised somebody to meet you at each stage with a friendly smile. Fantastic journey on sea plane views of the islands. (It is an experience.) Plane landed at sea pontoon and we were collected by boat and taken to the island. 5 members of the coco palm team were lined up on the jetty to welcome us to the island' Wow it is Heaven sun, clear blue sky, pure white sand clear blue water no big waves completely peaceful. Two large sting rays swam under the jetty when we arrived. We were shown to reception, don't worry about luggage it is on its way to your villa. Just to say the second bag arrived at our villa 45mins later. Reception is a lovely area , small shop, seating areas, area for organising excursions. I contacted Coco Palm a couple of weeks earlier,to ask if we could have a beach villa on the North side of the island numbers 31 to 41. After reading reviews i believed the north side of island would be best for us for what we wanted to do and that was not a lot sunbath, snorkel, sand and peace and quite. Thank you Coco palm we were given villa 40. Perfect. Excellent villa, huge bed, room and places to sit, shower and toilet outside, no probs. Seating outside, foot shower for getting rid of sand on feet. Kettle tea and coffee. Mini bar, we were all inclusive soft drinks were included from mini bar but not alcohol. Two 1 litre bottles of water are left in villa each day. Rooms are cleaned twice a day but we told our cleaner just the morning would be enough. Two sun beds for each villa on beach with sun shade(no fighting over beds and no leaving towels on beds)New beach towels each day. Dolphins pass the villa two or three times a day. Snorkelling wow amazing lovely fish on reef Turtles spotted sting rays and baby shark. Someone i spoke to was out snorkelling and a dolphin swam right near him. We had a swim with the Manta rays on this occasion we were lucky 3 rays turned up. it was SPECIAL. From our villa on the north side to the bar or Cowrie was a 10 minute walk through the (we called it the Jungle) It was lovely you rarely see anyone, dimmly lit pathways lead you to where you want to go and the sound of the birds are amazing. People do say no shoes. But the path through the jungle is a gritty sand and does hurt your feet sandals recommended, you take your sandals off at rest and you can wash your feet. We only had our food in the Cowrie rest. which is the all inclusive rest. Food was good buffet style did get a bit monotonous after 4 or 5 days a number of different types of salads live cooking stations, pasta, currys, fish, sushi, noodles, beef, lamb, chicken a large choice and food was different each night. Personally i would rate the food 3 going on 4 star. All the Chefs were very friendly and helpful and you could tell they took pride in what they were cooking. Excellent service from the drinks guys. All inclusive,you can eat in the other restaurants where you have to pay you get a credit of $45 then pay the difference. The beach BBQ under the stars was excellent, lobster, meat and lovely puddings all cooked very well by the chefs but at a price of $125 each i felt a bit expensive, but an experience . Breakfast in the Cowrie A big choice and enjoyable you won't go hungry. After evening meal into the Conch bar for a few cocktails very relaxed, film night, history night, karaoke night, dive centre night, turtle night. You can keep out of the way if you want to chat and drink. Excellent service from Shrishty, Rajesh and the other guys serving the drinks. Also all inclusive afternoon tea 3 to 5 fish fingers and chips amazing. A fantastic holiday you hardly see anyone. You have the sea and the beach to yourself. The people around the resort are so friendly and helpful It was the best holiday we have had THANK YOU to all the people at Dhuni Kolhu. Would i recommend , A BIG DEFINITELY you would love it.

stephenishy - Croydon, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

Sea Plane Transfer from Male is by sea plane. Although the sea plane is not run by the hotel, it is worth noting that there is a strictly enforced weight allowance of 20kg plus 5 kg for hand luggage. Any extra is charged at $4 per kilo each way. It would therefore be helpful if the hotel could provide a few more items to save baggage weight, which I will mention later. The sea plane is basically a noisy, flying minibus. It isn’t very comfortable, but the flight is only 35 minutes. The hotel rooms As mentioned earlier, you are limited as to weight with the sea plane. We stayed in a deluxe beach villa and the following items were supplied: shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, bath towels, a generous sized beach towel and a hairdryer. Water is also provided each day but the minibar is extra. I believe you can borrow snorkel and flippers from the dive centre but I was not aware of this and brought my own. It would have been useful to know in advance as snorkelling equipment adds to weight. It would be really helpful if the hotel could provide, maybe for a small charge, a lilo to use on the beach. Again, this would save baggage weight. I would happily pay $5-10 to hire a lilo. Also, the ability to order sun lotion in advance would be helpful. I bought mine at Gatwick after check in but of course, this added to weight on the sea plane. I think the deluxe beach villas are the best rooms to go for. Each one has a good sized, outside bathroom with a shower, toilet and sunken bath. Inside the room there is a double sink, enormous 4 poster bed with mosquito net and plenty of storage for your things. A safe is also provided. Umbrellas are available in case of a tropical downpour. We had a good sized garden area with loungers on the patio, a freshwater plunge pool plus two wooden sunloungers. These are sited under a fixed parasol, great if you want shade, but not so good for sun worshipers like me! There isn’t much room to move into the sun on the beach as the tide comes up quite high. This is where it is good to have a lilo to float around on. We started in room 74 which has rocks to cross to get into the sea, but the helpful staff allowed us to move to 63, which probably had the best bit of beach. All paths are covered with sand, so don’t bring any heels or decent shoes! My sandals got really dusty so I just used flip flops or bare feet all the time. The dress code is fairly relaxed so flip flops are fine. Just be aware that there are snakes on the island - small brown wolf snakes that are harmless but we did have one in our room! The lagoon villas are more expensive but you don’t get the sense of living in the jungle or your own bit of beach. However, if you want to live in a house on stilts with less sand to contend with, these might suit you. The staff The staff are all friendly and go out of their way to help. As I said, we changed room and they moved all our luggage for us. The chefs make anything you ask for, within reason, and the waiting staff are excellent. The bar staff soon realised that we don’t like chilled red wine and Rajeev would keep a bottle for us at room temperature each night. The housekeeping service was also fantastic. I cannot praise the staff highly enough- they all do an amazing job and really made us feel special. Excursions We did several trips, all of which are extra apart from the sunset cruise which is part of the All Inclusive package. The sunrise dolphin trip was my favourite so we did this twice! The dolphins followed the boat for about an hour first time - a truly wonderful experience. We also did a snorkelling trip which was good but I felt it was a bit crowded with 20 people trying to follow two guides. It was good to go to a different reef though. We also did a private manta snorkelling trip. This was an amazing experience but it would have been good to have been advised to wear a rash vest or wetsuit. I wore my bikini and, where there are mantas, there are also plankton that bite and small jellyfish. Although we were offered vinegar for the stings, I would’ve preferred to have been warned in advance and borrowed some protective clothing! Fortunately, the stinging went after a couple of hours. Coco spa We booked a course of three massages for $210 plus tax. They were so good we booked another three each! I tried the deep tissue massage, Bali massage, hot stone and Coco fusion massages. All were excellent and Dewi and Saachi (apologies for misspelling names) are both brilliant. Food I would recommend going All Inclusive as the entire island is the hotel, so you can’t eat anywhere else! The food is really good, with different dishes at the various live stations each day. There is an amazing variety of food for a relatively small hotel (100 rooms). You can have almost anything for breakfast, a great variety of salad or hot food for lunch and the same for dinner. There is plenty of fresh fruit and a different ice cream or sorbet with every lunch/dinner. The wine included in the AI package was perfectly drinkable. My only complaint is that you aren’t allowed to take a drink back to your room, although the waiters did let us take a beer one afternoon. This seems a bit petty as the rooms are quite a long walk from the bar/restaurant and it would’ve been nice to take a drink back sometimes. The Thai restaurant is extra and we went once but I was not impressed. I felt the main restaurant was better so we didn’t go back to the Thai. We also had Dinner Under the Stars one night as it was our “getting together” anniversary. This was very romantic as you get your own, candlelit table on the beach. In fact it was so romantic that my partner proposed to me and we are now engaged! Sea and House reef Much of the coral died off during a very hot spell in 2016. However, there are still plenty of colourful fish to look at and some of the coral is growing back. It is certainly worth snorkelling but do your homework and be aware of some dangerous creatures! We saw Titan Trigger fish that can bite if they think you are going after their eggs, as well as a sea krait (venomous snake) and a puffer fish. The reef sharks are shy and don’t bother you. There are also sting rays around the island. Other things to be wary of include moray eels and scorpion fish. You will be fine if you know what you’re doing but don’t assume everything is harmless! To sum up, we had a lovely two weeks at Coco Palm and have made some lovely memories. We would love to come back one day - maybe for our honeymoon or to celebrate another anniversary?

Juli T - Canterbury, England, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I have recently returned from our 6 night stay at the coco palm dhuni hotel along with our 3 children aged 6 years, 4 years and a 10 month old baby. This was our 3rd trip to the Maldives, the first for our honeymoon, the second with our two children to celebrate our 5th year wedding anniversary and this was just a relaxing break. Each time we visited the Maldives we stayed at a different resort. From the moment we arrived in Male we were well looked after by the coco palm team. We were taken to the coco palm lounge whilst we waited for the sea plane. The lounge was lovely, and the lady working there was were very polite and spent time talking to my chatty 4 year old son. In fact he remembered her when she met us at the airport on our return journey and gave her a big hug to say bye. I was a little disappointed that the sea plane did not directly take you to the island. It stops nearby and then you travel to the island in a speedboat. It was only a few minutes on the boat but after a long journey (flight from Birmingham to Doha then Doha to Male and then a 2 hour wait for the sea plane) it did feel like the journey was dragging on. But once we arrived it was soon forgotten. We had a lovely welcome from the staff and check in was quick. We were all offered iced tea, this was a nice thought but none of us drink ice tea. I’d suggest an alternative would be better, perhaps juice? We were given the sunset beach villa, room 2. This was perfect for us as it’s close to the restaurant as well as the beach bar. I initially had my worries about the lack of TV in the rooms and that there was no kids club but this didn’t cause any problems at all. All 3 of my children loved being outdoors. They spent their time making sandcastles, paddling in the sea. The staff were always so friendly, loved talking to our children and made them feel so special. My four year old son gets quite excited and when he starts talking he can talk for ages. At times it can be difficult to understand what he is saying but they never once told him to stop or ended the conversation. They never rushed him and made him feel very important. In fact Jinan patiently and attentively listened to him talk for quite a while. The restaurant staff were brilliant, especially Siyad, who prepared fresh baby purees on a daily basis for our 10 month old daughter. They always went out of their way to ensure we were well looked after. We had actually bought baby food jars along with us but didn’t use them as the fresh purée was so much better. She absolutely loved the purées and they varied the ingredients used so it didn’t become repetitive for her. Shahid interacted well with the children too. On one occasion our daughter was quite upset following an argument with her brother. A member of the restaurant staff noticed and came to talk to her. He then disappeared and as we were leaving the restaurant he came with 3 toys hidden under a napkin and gave them one each. This was such a lovely gesture, my daughter soon forgot the reason why she was upset and just wanted to play with her toy octopus. Both my husband and I are struggling to recall his name, which is such a shame as he definitely deserves praise and recognition for his work. He would always come and speak to us at each mealtime and ensure we were happy with everything. He is the gentleman who would also welcome the guests upon their arrival to the restaurant and show them to their table. I hope coco palm are able to identify the gentleman. The housekeeping team were wonderful too, my daughter was so happy when he made a necklace using leaves from a tree. We were all amazed. On another occasion he made fish out of leaves and stuck it onto the end of a long leaf so my baby could hold and shake it. She absolutely loved it. The staff here are so talented.. Our return flight was at 7pm, the staff so kindly allowed us to have a late checkout at no extra cost. We were allowed to check out at 3pm instead of 12pm. This was so helpful especially as we had young children. Overall we had a brilliant stay and we didn’t want to leave. We would love to come back again. The only other suggestion I would make is the addition of milkshakes to the all inclusive drinks menu. Thank you to the entire coco palm team for making our stay memorable. Wish you all the best. Samreena & Nazam Alam

Samreena H


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister & I had an absolutely wonderful experience from the moment we landed into Male up until our departure. We were personally escorted to the lounge at Male airport & offered food & drinks until our seaplane was ready. We were escorted to our seaplane, given bottles of water & our baggage was looked after the whole way. It was really nice & personal. The resort is breathtaking. I stayed in the lagoon villa, had a private indoor & outdoor spa the water is crystal clear! Beaches are constantly being cleaned, the staff are very friendly, the jet skis are brand new & the excursions are amazing. Apart from the whole island being absolutely stunning, my most memorable experience was from Siyad the head chef. I am vegan & he would approach me everyday (breakfast & dinner) to ask what I wanted & he would make it for me.. it was as if I had my own menu. I was suffering from a terrible cough the first few days & he even made me some natural remedies to help (they worked!) 10/10 in customer service! I highly recommend this resort & would definitely stay again !

Diana K - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 weeks at the start of October. If I was truly honest this was not my type of holiday destination before I went but this place and mainly the team have totally converted me. From the moment we arrived at the island we were greeted personally and shown to our beech villa. They made us feel like we were the most important guests ever to arrive at the island and this exceptional service delivery continued throughout our stay. The beech villa's are the perfect place to escape and be at one with the island without losing the all essential needs of guests. The villa's are tastefully presented and are well equipped without losing their paradise feel. Our man who looked after us every day and so carefully was Nagis. Nagis kept our room impeccable throughout our stay. I hope you read this because you are fantastic at what you do and we hope you enjoyed your family break .. you really deserved it! The food is, without doubt, some of the best we have ever come across. We could not believe the choice given for the all inclusive options and this extended into the drinks selections. A special mention to Sony for greeting us, with a constant smile, day in day out - you are a real credit to the island and certainly made our stay very special - thank you so much. Another member of the team who went out of his way to make our dream holiday was Riu in the Conche bar. He could not do enough for us each time we visited ( we visited a lot ). The one special thing that linked all the team I have mentioned so far is that they made us feel like family and this extended to the whole team on the island.

Steve M - Ripon, United Kingdom


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