You & Me by Cocoon Maldives appoints Ahmed Jihad-Jay as new General Manager

You & Me by Cocoon Maldives has appointed Ahmed Jihad-Jay as its new General Manager.

Prior to joining the newly opened You & Me resort in September, Ahmed had been serving as the General Manager of Baros Maldives.

Ahmed began his hospitality career at Full Moon Maldives, after completing a degree in Hospitality Management at TAFE, QLD, Australia. He started as Front Office Manager, working his way up to Resident Manager.

This was followed by a stint at Sheraton Maldives Full Moon Resort and Spa, before joining Baros Maldives in 2008 as its Operations Manager. His career took him to Niyama Private Islands Maldives in 2011, followed by Huvafen Fushi where he remained Resort Manager for five years before re-joining Baros in 2017 as its General Manager.

The second resort owned and managed by Cocoon Investments, You & Me is located in the secluded northern atoll of Raa, and is accessible by a 45-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport. Alternatively, guests can take a domestic flight to the Ifuru domestic airport in Raa atoll, followed by a 20-minute speedboat ride to the resort.

Positioned as an achingly elegant, rustic-chic resort that exclusively caters to guests aged 16 and above, You & Me has 109 villas — of which 99 are overwater — and six superb dining outlets scattered around the island, each highlighting the resort’s unique views, flavours and features. The resort features five restaurants, offering Japanese fine dining and authentic Italian dishes in an elegant and rustic environment.

Guests can take advantage of the ‘dine around’ concept, where guests on Half Board Plus, Full Board Plus, and All-Inclusive packages can have lunch and dinner at any à la carte restaurant. They can also enjoy free-flow French champagne at a dedicated ‘champagne island’.

The new resort oozes romance, with drop-dead gorgeous villas and free flow champagne, not to mention an intimate fine dining designer restaurant, H2O by LAGO, which is fully submerged at the bottom of the island’s lagoon.

Cocoon Investments opened its first resort, Cocoon Maldives in March 2017.

Cocoon Maldives, located in Ookolhufinolhu Island in the northern Lhaviyani atoll and accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from the main Velana International Airport, blends the best of Italian design with the Maldives’ stunning natural beauty. The five-star resort houses 150 villas that are exclusively designed by Lago, one of Italy’s finest design firms.

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