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Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu: A Haven of Barefoot Luxury

In the heart of the Maldives, nestled within the southern tip of Baa Atoll, lies a sanctuary of beauty and tranquillity – Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu. Acclaimed as the epitome of unspoiled natural splendour, this lovely resort beckons travellers seeking an escape from the ordinary to indulge in a world where time stands still, and every moment is memorable.

Unrivalled & Unspoilt Natural Beauty

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu stands as a testament to the breath-taking allure of the Maldives. Enveloped by a lagoon of shimmering turquoise waters and adorned with coral banks, the island is a picturesque oasis of serenity. Fringed by powdery white sandy beaches and lush indigenous vegetation, every corner of this idyllic retreat is a canvas of untouched natural beauty.


True Maldivian Charm

Stepping into one of the villas at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is like entering a world of authentic Maldivian charm. Unlike other five-star resorts, these villas are designed to reflect the true essence of the Maldives. With their unconventional circular structures, authentic thatched roofs, and rustic terra cotta tiles, each villa exudes a sense of timeless elegance and rustic allure.



Concealed amidst tropical ferns, vines, and palms, these beach villas offer the perfect retreat for those seeking a true Maldivian hideaway.

For those craving a taste of historic Maldivian royalty, the lagoon villas evoke a sense of nostalgia, with their regal ambiance and panoramic views of the surrounding azure waters.

Barefoot Luxury

At Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, luxury is redefined as a state of effortless relaxation and blissful seclusion. Tucked a sea plane away in the wildlife-rich Baa Atoll, this much-loved resort embodies the concept of “no shoes, no news,” offering guests a sanctuary away from the distractions of modern life. Here, you won’t find televisions in every room or ubiquitous internet access. Instead, you’ll find yourself immersed in the simplicity of island living, where every moment is an invitation to unwind, reconnect with nature, and savour the true essence of barefoot luxury.


Environmentally and Socially Conscientious

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is more than just a luxury resort – it’s a steward of the environment and a champion of local heritage and community. Committed to preserving the natural beauty of its surroundings, the resort actively engages in eco-friendly initiatives aimed at minimizing its environmental impact and supporting the local community. From a wonderful turtle rescue and rehabilitation centre, to sustainable practices to community outreach programs, every aspect of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is infused with a sense of social and environmental responsibility, ensuring that guests can enjoy their stay knowing that they are contributing to a brighter, more sustainable future for the Maldives and beyond.

Located Within UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve

As part of the UNESCO biosphere reserve of Baa Atoll, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is privileged to be situated amidst one of the world’s most biodiverse ecosystems. From its rich marine life to its pristine coral reefs, the waters surrounding the resort teem with life, offering guests a rare glimpse into the wonders of the natural world. Hanifaru Bay, located nearby, is renowned for its annual gatherings of whale sharks and manta rays, providing diving enthusiasts with an unparalleled opportunity to witness these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Whether exploring the depths of the ocean or simply basking in the beauty of the island’s surroundings, guests of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu are invited to embark on a journey of discovery and exploration unlike any other.


Sanctuary of Rejuvenation and Wellbeing

Nestled in the heart of the island lies Coco Spa, a sanctuary of rejuvenation and wellbeing where guests can indulge in a range of holistic treatments designed to soothe the mind, body, and soul. From traditional Thai massages to Ayurvedic rituals, the spa offers a variety of tailored experiences aimed at promoting relaxation, healing, and renewal. Surrounded by lush tropical gardens and overlooking the azure waters of the lagoon, Coco Spa is a haven of tranquillity where guests can escape the stresses of everyday life and immerse themselves in a world of pure bliss and serenity.


‘Uniquely Coco’ Experiences

At Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, every moment is an opportunity for adventure and discovery. From dolphin watching excursions to romantic dinners on a deserted island, the resort offers a range of ‘Uniquely Coco’ experiences designed to create memories that will last a lifetime. Whether exploring the island’s pristine reefs, embarking on a sunset cruise, or simply lounging on the beach with a cocktail in hand, guests are invited to immerse themselves in the beauty and tranquillity of their surroundings and create their own unforgettable moments of magic and romance.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is more than just a luxury resort – it’s a sanctuary of natural beauty, a haven of barefoot luxury, and a beacon of environmental and social responsibility that’s recently celebrated its milestone 25th birthday. From its unrivalled natural surroundings to its commitment to sustainability and community engagement, every aspect of this exquisite retreat is infused with a sense of passion, authenticity, and genuine hospitality. Whether seeking a romantic escape, a family adventure, or simply a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu offers an experience unlike any other, where every moment is an opportunity to reconnect with nature, indulge in luxury, and create memories that will last a lifetime.   Little wonder why many guests return time after time.

Visit the website to discover more.

By Lisa Curtiss

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