Ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

4.7 out of 5
67% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.5 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Switzerland

Two people + 1 baby at Coco Palm

Posted Apr 8, 2017
Pros: Very nice and helpful baby-friendly staff, good food at the restaurants, cleanness of the room, very nice house (sunset villa), diving experience
Cons: Nothing, although everything was (too) expensive
I went to Coco Palm last week with my wife and our 7-month year old baby, and our vacations were simply amazing. For those of you who worry about going there with a baby, don't hesitate: all the staff is very friendly, and very helpful, especially when they see you with a baby; they come, smile at him, want to carry him, play with him, etc; oftentimes they were carrying our son while we were eating during breakfast and dinner, which was really nice for us to enjoy our meals. We wanted to go snorkeling (3-4h) and diving (3-4h the next day) so we asked for babysitting (this was our first experience leaving him with other people for such a long time) and everything went well! 4 ladies and 1 gentleman from the spa took care of him while we were away and they managed to make him sleep, play, etc. He evidently spent a very good time with them! I went snorkeling almost everyday from the shore. Unfortunately most of the corals in the housereef were dead, but I saw a tortle, several black-tip sharks (1-2m long + 2 baby sharks directly from the beach), a nurse shark, rays, an octopus, and many big fishes, so I really enjoyed the snorkeling despite the sad coral condition. As for diving it was just incredible!! We went to an underwater reef closeby (the top of the reef was about 10m below the surface), and most corals were still alive, with lots of beautiful anemones, clown fishes, muray eels, two tortles, thunas, jack fishes hunting a big school fishes, etc! Wonderful experience!!!
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Island Paradise just falls short

Posted Feb 27, 2017
Pros: Lovely Island Sandy beach on one side of the island was great Cornus bar for lunch, sun & re-hydration with burger & fries Dive master was friendly
Cons: Service levels More eating location/style choices Better lighting and mood music The advertised desert island experience was "not available"
Location: Scuba diving was restricted to local thilas which, apart from a couple of Eagle Rays and a Nurse Shark, were average.
I'm comparing this to Kurumba & Velassaru, two previous 5 star Maldive visits of ours. Dhuni Kolhu is kept natural under the Environmentally Friendly umbrella; pathways through the jungle capture this well particularly at night where the lighting really picks out the dense greenery. As a 'castaway' experience it hits the mark. The down side is the increased interaction with the creatures there. Non-chemical insect repellents don't work. Take something stronger and check between bed layers for co-habitors! Our solution was to upgrade to a water villa for a reasonable rate which rescued the holiday. Trying a remoter location was for a trip in a seaplane and the internet promise of an unspoiled house reef. Seaplane was a blast and an eye-opener for my nervous wife. She loved it! Very stable, super safe even during the windy outbound leg. Noisy, exciting. However, once done it is debatable whether the extra cost, hassle & discomfort will be repeated. The reef away from the drop-off was a disappointment. There are better. The remote location means a limited labour pool to draw from and it showed. Errors on orders & billing, slow service (both receiving and clearing away), a reluctance to smile and make eye contact was all a bit too frequent to go unnoticed. Buffet food has to be v.special to meet 5* expectations. It wasn't. The beach BBQ is a must. Best BBQ lobster ever. Sunset bar & Stingray-feeding time unmissable. Good deep beach on one side. Not bad but really just 3
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Redmond, WA

Loved the hospitality

Posted Dec 15, 2016
The hotel staff went out of the way to prepare Veg food for us. Fantastic experience over all.
5 out of 5
by Yudhana

This traveler left a rating score only Posted May 13, 2016 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Apr 3, 2016 on Hotels
Every hotel staff we met was friendly and approachable.
5 out of 5
by Mohamed-Ali

amazing honeymoon destination

Posted Jan 5, 2016 on Hotels
great service, food, beautiful beaches, great snorkeling, scuba diving
5 out of 5
by Clay from Sacramento

It's Like a Postcard

Posted Oct 16, 2015 on Hotels
We had a breathtaking honeymoon at this hotel. The location is picturesque and the staff extremely friendly and helpful. We are a gay couple, and were a little unsure of what to expect upon arrival. The staff bent over backwards to ensure we were comfortable and having a great time. Special thanks to Raj! My only recommendation to take back up credit cards for check-out, we had some issues with the cards, not sure why.
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Montreal, Canada

Nice hotel but very rustic

Posted Sep 26, 2015
Pros: Beach
Cons: Food variety
Location: No reasonable activities.
Compared to other Maldives facilities, a bit too rustic. Good enough for relaxing vacation.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from uk

Posted Mar 8, 2015
Lovely island with excellent facilities for accommodation, restaurants, & bars Great choice of food at mealtimes with no evidence of anything running out. Great swimming & snorkelling. Really friendly & helpful staff.Very natural & uncrowded island
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

A Great Escape

Posted Jul 10, 2013
Pros: I liked the simplicity of this hotel with 5 star service
Was a super stay in a very unique hotel. Everything was excellent from all aspects (food, staff, facilitites, service...etc). Me and my wife have had really a relaxing stay with a super friendly service.