From coral rehabilitation to pure Indulgence and other COCO news this month
25 August, 2023
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Vote for COCO in World Luxury Hotel awards 2023!
The World Luxury Hotel Awards is a renowned international evaluation voted by guests, tourists and industry participants, and recognises worldwide luxury and legendary hotels for their top-notch facilities and services.
This year, Coco Bodu Hithi has been nominated in the categories of Luxury Honeymoon Resort, Luxury Island Resort, and Luxury Resort. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu meanwhile has been nominated for Luxury Resort, Luxury Beach Resort, and Luxury Sustainable Resort category.
We appreciate your loyalty to our resorts and invite you to take a moment to tell other tourists about your adventures!
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Coral rehabilitation and conservative with COCO Collection
We are thrilled to share with you an update on our collaboration with the University of Milano-Bicocca as we welcomed our new Marine Intern, Arianna Pica, this June.
Through analysis of fragments from our coral garden, Arianna has recorded 23 species of coral from 6 different genera using Coral External Morphology and Multi-Zoom Photographic Approach.
From her analysis, it was found that some of these corals are listed under the Maldives Red List of threatened species as both endangered and critically endangered levels of extinction risk, with a global decreasing population trend. It is therefore imperative that we take steps to protect them.
Coco Collection’s coral garden project focuses on branching coral species as these are some of the fastest growing species with a complex 3-dimensional structure. Due to this, they have more habitat space to attract more marine life. These branching corals are also sensitive to breakage due to their delicate forms. Therefore, broken pieces are usually found scattered across our rubble zones. Later, these pieces are collected and placed on the artificial reef frames for a chance of survival and continuation of growth.
Among the endangered species, a Pocillopora meandrina fragment was found partially covered by a greyish mat. This is due to Terpios hoshinota also known as black disease, an encrusting cyanobacteriosponge that infects all species of hard corals in shallow reefs, overgrowing and killing them via nutrient and space competition. Population dynamics of the sponge is limited; therefore, Arianna has started to monitor its progression rate, the affected species, the number of damaged colonies, and its overall level of threats to the corals.
While coral reefs are home to a greater percent of marine life and are highly valuable and critical to the ecosystem, the crucial role of Coral Regrowth project enables to restore and conserve denuded reefs, preserve endangered species, and provide a habitat for many oceanic species.
Stay tuned to know more about our Coral Rehabilitation and Conservation, and to find out more about the Coral Regrowth project, follow us on social media @cococaresmv.
Get ready for pure indulgence at the Latitude Bar
An expertly crafted cocktail alone doesn’t make an unforgettable bar experience. It is as much about the atmosphere, the ambience, and the service as it is about the liquor. And don’t forget the food!
Be it a dimly lit intimate evening, refreshing afternoons, or evening entertainments, the Latitude Bar at Coco Bodu Hithi is the perfect perch to indulge all your senses. With an infinite view of the horizon, try one of the Latitude Signature Cocktails, the Coral Cooler, for a refreshing taste of the tropics. Simply fruity and delicious!
For the ultimate poolside lunch, you can’t wrong with the Coco Signature Burger; a toasted Brioche Bun loaded with a juicy Beef Brisket Patty, Pork Bacon, Caramelised Onions, gooey Red Cheddar Cheese and a Cocktail Dressing that will have you craving more on the first bite.
The cosy seats on the Latitude deck is a swoon-worthy location for a celebratory setting. For first timers, we recommend trying the Coco Signature Cake for an exquisitely decadent chocolatey and chewy treat.
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Coco Collection runs two islands — Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu that make up the Coco Collection brand.
Luxurious and contemporary, with superb private pool villas and an idyllic overwater spa - 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. There are seven chic restaurants, two open air cocktail bars, extensive thatched overwater Coco Spa and a fitness center (with ocean views!). An uncrowded infinity swimming pool and a large selection of activities, including scuba diving and snorkeling in the lagoon. Despite all these facilities, guests - especially at night - tend to seek privacy in a private getaway, possibly with a bottle from Wine Loft.Read More
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is a quiet place in the Maldives where you will find luxury, beauty and privacy at reasonable prices. The resort very well takes care of its environment and creates guests all for a 5-star beach experience in tropical paradise. Dhuni Kolhu is ahead of other hotels in its category by quality, design and amenities. This is a top class, but a simple, laid-back package of key Maldives elements - diving, snorkeling, beach, island and accommodation. Half a mile from tip to tip, a private island of medium size is populated with 98 villas. Snorkeling and scuba diving is awesome amd the guests can freely walk between two restaurants, SPA and sports grounds, using shady paths entwining the lush jungle. The removal of the island takes 30 minutes by seaplane from Male airport. Snorkeling and scuba diving is awesome and the resort offers a number of fun tours, but there is no pool on the island.Read More
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