Coco Bodu Hithi to welcome back Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kitchin

Coco Collection is set to welcome back Michelin-starred Chef Tom Kitchin to the shores of the group’s flagship resort, Coco Bodu Hithi.

Tom, who was at Coco Bodu Hithi in October 2017, will be serving an exquisite five-course menu at Coco Bodu Hithi on the December 23 and 27.

Born in Scotland, Tom is Chef Proprietor of one of Britain’s finest restaurants, The Kitchin in Edinburgh. The restaurant opened in 2006 and was awarded a Michelin star just six months later in 2007 which it has retained for 11 years.

Kitchin Group also includes award-winning Castle Terrace Restaurant and gastropub The Scran & Scallie which opened in March 2013 and was awarded a prestigious Bib Gourmand, becoming the only Scottish restaurant to be added to the 2017 Michelin Guide, last year.

Tom is a regular guest on The One Show, Saturday Kitchen Live, as guest judge on Masterchef and headlined the BBC2 series, The Chef’s Protégé. Tom’s newest cookbook, Fish & Shellfish, was released on 23rd August.

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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