Barefoot luxury is yours to discover at a Maldivian escape that’s as easy on the eyes as it is the ecosystem.


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  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • Smoothie/ Juice Bar

    Smoothie/ Juice Bar

  • Farm-to-Table Program

    Farm-to-Table Program

  • Organic Food Options

    Organic Food Options

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Gluten-Free Food Options

    Gluten-Free Food Options

  • Spa On Property

    Spa On Property

  • Fitness Programs

    Fitness Programs

  • Organic Herb Garden on Property

    Organic Herb Garden on Property

  • Fruit Trees On Property

    Fruit Trees On Property

  • Vegan Food Options

    Vegan Food Options


  • A\C Energy Saver

  • Towel Program

  • Heater Efficiency

  • Plant-a-Tree Program

  • Natural Roaming Species

  • Recycle Program

  • LED Lighting

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

  • Responsibly Managed Forests

  • Responsible Watering

  • Garden Lounge

  • Room Temperature Control

  • Green Sustainability Team

  • Eco-Friendly Bath Products

  • Composting

  • Water Bottle Program

  • On-site Biologists

  • Animal Sanctuary

Community Impact

  • Donates Back

  • Local Artist Program

  • Local Artisan Products

  • Locally Sourced Furnishings

  • New Jobs Created

  • Pays Fair Wages


  • Travels Choice 2022
  • Conde Nast Award
  • Travelife


The Setting

A 30-minute seaplane journey over crystalline Indian Ocean waters dappled with the archipelagos that compose the Maldives, brings you to the stunning waters of the Baa Atoll and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Resort. As you land, you enter one of the world’s essential havens – a designated UNESCO biosphere reserve and home to incredible marine life and reefs. Energy flows as easy as the tides here, so prepare to be inspired and relaxed in an organic, yet elegant setting. It’s called barefoot luxury. With such an important and cherished setting, it’s welcoming to know Coco Palm makes the most of it. They promote awareness about ongoing environmental issues within the region and connect with like-minded individuals to discuss ways in which they and the local community can help protect the environment and nourish its inhabitants. There is an on-site Marine Biologist to educate and promote conservation and a marine turtle rescue center on the island. 

Sleep and Sanctuary

Coco Palm is 98 island villas ranging from charming beachside bungalows to luxurious overwater lagoon villas. Your task (and privilege )is to choose between six different types of villas. Whether on land or over sea, each offers a soulful sanctuary of comfort, sunrise/sunset views and direct access to powdery sand beaches. For land lovers – lush tropical gardens, splash pools and outdoor jungle showers are a few of the spoils in the Beach, Sunset Beach or Deluxe Villas. If by sea – you’ll enjoy luxurious lagoon villas perched over turquoise waters with thatched roofs, outdoor showers, and hand-carved furniture for your delight. We’d say we don’t envy your task, but we do. We so do. 

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Two welcoming restaurants and two beachside bars satiate every Kind Traveler’s appetite for locally-sourced ingredients from land, sea, and tree. Tucked away in the deep green of the island’s flourishing plant life, just moments from the largest beach, Cowrie restaurant is open every day for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Your other dining option, Cornus, lovingly serves fresh Thai cuisine under a canopy of trees or a thatched roof. For lazy afternoons, Beach Bar and its locale in powdery sand next to blue waters, or Conch Bar with its tropical island feel are the places to be. Supplying much of the bounty for food and drink, the on-island herb gardens provide a selection of organic herbs, fruits and vegetables, also limiting the impact of food miles to the island.  



  • Airport Transportation

  • Air Conditioning

  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea

  • Laundry Facility

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Baby Crib Service

  • Kids Club

  • Gym

  • Mini Fridge

  • Family Friendly

  • Jacuzzi

  • Bath Robes

  • Minibar

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Entertainment


Check-in: 2 PM
Check-out: 12 PM
Special check-in instructions

Guests must transfer via Airplane to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Guests must contact the property directly with their flight details at least 72 hours before travel for important check-in instructions. Transportation to the property from Male International Airport is via seaplane, which is operated by the hotel for a surcharge, only operates during specific hours, and has a maximum of 20 kg per-person luggage restriction. There is an additional charge per extra kg. Seaplane operating hours in the Maldives are from 6 AM until 3 PM. Guests arriving or departing outside of the seaplane hours are advised to book a hotel room until services resume. Domestic flight transfers are arranged if the flight is arriving late and is outside the permissible time range of the Seaplane transfer. This property will not be responsible if guests fail to reconfirm transfers and number and ages of the passengers. The domestic flight is followed by a 45-minute speedboat ride to the resort.

The additional fee (payable at the property) covers mandatory transfer fees for guests ages 12-17.


No pets allowed

Children and extra beds
  • Children are welcome
  • Rollaway/extra beds not available
  • Free cribs available



Conscious Culture

If you have some free time before flight in Male, we recommend hitting a couple great museums including the National Center for the Arts NCA,  the Department of Heritage and the National Gallery of Art

Mindful Adventures
  • Visit the local island of Thulhaadhoo,  just 10 minutes from Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, and indulge in local delicacies. Also meet the master craftsmen who practice the dying art of laquer work
  • While in Thulhaadhoo, if you would like to join a local family for afternoon tea, Coco Palm can arrange in advance for you to be hosted. In the home of a Maldivian family, you’ll receive genuine welcoming warmth, traditional sweet black tea and delightful snacks known as Hedhikaa 
  • Enjoy a Dolphin Adventure, they’re easy to spot as they play in the morning sun and bask in the warm evening sun. Morning cruises on select days will take you to see the Spinner dolphins perform their happy acrobatics. Closer to the island, Bottlenose dolphins leap over the wake of the boats 
Do Good for the Day
  •  Pay a special visit and find ways to assist the Olive Ridley Project Marine Turtle Rescue Center on the island, it is the first veterinarian-led turtle rescue center in the Maldives. Their mission is to remove discarded fishing nets- known as ghost nets- from the ocean; rescue and rehabilitate sea turtles injured by these nets; reuse and reduce marine debris; and educate the world about the dangers of ghost nets and the perilous situation of sea turtles
  • Take a personal guided tour with the on-site Marine Biologist.  Learn all about the different species that live in the waters around the atoll. See the myriad characterful, colorful reef fish and the much-spotted timid Blacktip reef sharks, amid some of the best snorkeling spots around the island
  •  Help the Marine Biology team build onto the coral reef. Guests are invited to a Maldives nature experience where they can build on this and add their name or a dedication to the structure – leaving an important environmental legacy for the future 
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Enjoy a nice beachfront stretch with a complimentary yoga class at Coco Palm
  • Relax and destress in romantic seclusion with an Emboodhoo Escape on the resort’s private deserted island. Just 5 minutes away from Coco Palm, it’s home to a single traditional hut. Rustic and romantic, running away to this exclusive retreat for a few hours or an overnight stay is both a thrill and a privilege. 
  • Hop on board one of Coco’s hand-crafted Dhoni and cruise around the island as the sun set


Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, Maldives


By Plane

Upon your arrival at Velana International Airport (MLE) in Male, Maldives, The Coco Airport Team will be on hand to help you with your transfer to your island getaway. The 30-minute seaplane journey from Velana International Airport gives you a stunning bird’s eye view of the Maldives before you land at your island home. Round trip seaplane transfers may be arranged through the hotel for a fee. 

*It is illegal to bring alcohol and pork into Maldives - they will be removed from your luggage before you enter the country. Guests are also prohibited to travel with dogs in the Maldives.