Beyond Expectation! Highly Recommended!
Posted May 4, 2016
Our 1st Maldivian experience which was way beyond our expectation!
Coco Bodu Hithi is a Maldivian owned resort located 40min by speed boat from Male, which allows night transfer to fit our tight schedule (most other resorts that rely on seaplane transfer can't be reached after dark). We requested a villa w/ high privacy & late check out, both were fulfilled free of charge.
On arrival at the resort we were greeted by our butler Mohan who offered great advice on beverages/activities & personalized care during our entire stay. We were led to our pool villa, i.e. Coco Residence, which is huge to an extend that we did not have enough time to enjoy every part of the villa, in particular the living room, which could get quite warm day time. Although the villa aged a little, nothing major to spoil our experience.
Originally we opted for full-board but changed our mind as the choice of restaurants would be limited. We ended up skipping lunch throughout as the buffet breakfast till 10:30 am was enough to keep us feeling full under the burning sun. We dined at the Aqua & Stars, priced reasonably between USD100-150 pp for 3 courses, which all served delicate dishes with fresh ingredients. We enjoyed BBQ on-the-beach the most, truly Maldivian.
We tried scuba diving for beginners, which offered full 45min underwater experience for a good deal. For better coral and turtles, we also did the 1 hr jetski + snorkeling, which the guide let us ride our own jetski, which was exciting!