Unusual for the Maldives, the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is a luxurious 5-star resort that also has a “No news, no shoes” goal, so it's an ideal bit of paradise for those looking to unplug from their busy lives, and especially for those on honeymoons or other romantic getaways. Everything is deluxe, and entertainment systems in the rooms are actually available upon request.
The 14 overwater villas at the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu are all large and each includes its own private plunge pool. The two Sunset Lagoon Villas at the end are nearly twice as large as the others, and include personal butler service. There are more than 80 other villas on the island itself, as well as four restaurants and bars, and nearly endless water sports and recreational opportunities, so those seeking an active holiday have plenty of options as well.
Reviews for the Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu resort are generally very good, especially for those who researched the hotel before their stay. The setting and service get very high marks, as does the food and the villas. Some felt the drinks and some other things were overpriced, but this is typical of the entire region so it’s important to realize before you go that 5-star resorts in the Maldives are not for the budget-conscious.
A few previous guests mentioned the lack of an entertainment system in the villas, which is intentionally part of the resort’s strategy, as well as weak Wi-Fi signals. Those looking to properly “unplug” should be very happy and impressed by the Cocoo Palm Dhuni Kolhu. Guests also detail their stay as ‘excellent’, ‘private, ‘superb’ and ‘a once in a lifetime experience’.