Christmas cheer at Coco Bodu Hithi, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Collection has announced the 2018/2019 festive line-up at its resorts, Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu.

As part of the festivities, the resort group is creating exciting and unique experiences for everyone, such as the gingerbread village at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and beach bowling with coconuts at Coco Bodu Htihi.

Both resorts will be hosting a kids’ camp, with fun games and activities on the beach for the little ones. The associates at Coco Bodu Hithi will also be leading a treasure hunt around the island, whilst the team at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu will host a special kids’ buffet on Christmas day.

Coco Bodu Hithi will also welcome back Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kitchin this festive season. Tom will be preparing an exclusive dinner menu and conducting a special cooking masterclass for guests.

“From aqua yoga and volleyball to cocktail masterclasses and karaoke nights, join our wonderful resort teams as they throw a joyful celebration that is sure to delight and entertain,” an announcement read.

Some of the festive highlights include:

Green Christmas Workshop

Coco Bodu Hithi will turn into Santa’s Workshop as the team creates homemade ornaments for the Christmas tree. Recycled materials from around the island such as cardboard, coconut shells, tins, and glass will be used. Join Coco Bodu Hith’s elves for a fun afternoon of making zero-waste decorations.

Making Cookies for Santa

Help welcome Santa to Coco Bodu Hithi by making gingerbread cookies with the friendly troupe of pastry chefs. Spend some quality time with your kids and make fun shapes with the homemade cookie dough.

Siraj’s Christmas Tree 

Siraj, the General Manager at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, is very excited about their Christmas tree this year. He and his team will be turning on the lights for their beautiful tree just after sunset, which will be followed by a special beach BBQ with seasonal cocktails.

Wine Tasting Competition

A guest sommelier at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu will teach guests all about the art of wine tasting, followed by a blind tasting competition between the guests. Join the guest sommelier for a drink and prepare to be merry this festive season!

Santa’s Arrival

Wake up on Christmas morning and enjoy a stunning breakfast buffet whilst you wait for Santa to make his appearance.

New Year’s Eve Gala

Chefs at Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu will be preparing a grand buffet to celebrate the end of the year. Indulge in this sumptuous buffet dinner, before heading to the beach to bid farewell to 2018. A live band will perform at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, followed by a fun talent show by associates. At Coco Bodu Hithi, laugh and marvel at a unique comedy hypnosis performance before the clock strikes midnight.

New Year’s Day Brunch

Sleep in late after the exciting New Year’s Eve celebrations at Coco Bodu Hithi and enjoy a decadent Champagne brunch as you continue the festivities.

Three islands — Coco Bodu Hithi, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Coco Privé — comprise the Coco Collection brand.

Coco Bodu Hithi, the flagship property in Coco Collection’s portfolio, is a chic retreat where you reconnect with yourself, your loved ones and the wonder of the natural world. Translating island life into contemporary sophistication, the resort, which is accessible by a 40-minute speedboat ride from the main Velana International Airport, offers 100 villas that are surrounded by the calm view of the lagoon and the soothing sound of the waves.

With seven restaurants and bars, Coco Bodu Hithi celebrates and offers a variety of exquisite cuisines, taking inspiration from the Maldives and further afield.

An award-winning wellness zone on stilts over the clear water, Coco Spa is a sanctuary for the soul. Mindful of the healing properties of nature and the ocean, the spa is designed to retreat for an escape, whether a massage in one of the eight treatment rooms or yoga on the pavilion overlooking the ocean and beach. With a range of products from the Paris label Thémaé combining the healing properties of tea, therapists at Coco Spa are trained in techniques to treat the mind, body and soul. An overwater gym within the zone inspires guests to keep up with their regime of active well ness when away on a holiday.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is dedicated to the inspiring beauty and natural wonder of the Maldives. Here, environmentally-conscious touches are woven into luxurious natural surroundings and initiatives contribute to the environmental and social sustainability of Maldives.

At USD 45,000 a night, Coco Privé is the first private island for exclusive hire in the Maldives. Secluded and utterly discrete, the island is perfectly designed for guests to escape to an entirely private paradise.

With a master residence and five guest villas all with breathtaking views, a lavish dining room, purpose-built kitchen, cocktail bar, wine cellar, library, indoor and outdoor gym areas, sauna, and a 40-metre pool, this 1.4 hectare island is the perfect space to indulge in anything you can imagine.

A dedicated team of personal staff including private chefs, butlers and spa therapists ensure a level of service that is unparalleled. Every guest is given a completely personalised experience, and this is what makes stays on the island so exceptional.

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