Coco Bodu Hithi
North Male Atoll
Location: North Malé Atoll, Maldives, Indian Ocean
Transfer: Speedboat 40 minutes
Having stayed at this resort and experienced the island first hand, here at Invite to Paradise we think Coco Bodu Hithi is amazing. It’s Stylish, relaxed, luxurious, stunning and traditionally Maldivian with a contemporary edge.
Coco Bodu Hithi island resort is the ultimate setting for a luxury holiday or honeymoon in the Maldives. If you fancy spoiling yourselves and having a real luxury treat then this is the place for you.
The 5 star tropical Maldives holiday resort island Coco Bodu Hithi is perfectly situated in the north west of the North Malé Atoll, just a 40 minute speedboat journey across the stunning blue waters of the Maldives from the Male International Airport.
After arriving at the airport in the Maldives you will be greeted by our wonderful airport representative and guided out of the airport to your luxury speedboat before speeding off for the time of your lives in paradise for either your holiday, family holiday or honeymoon.
We think the Coco Bodu Hithi boats tend to be a bit more luxurious and stylish than many other resorts’ boats. The seats are so comfy and we loved the use of brown leather and yellow stitching throughout. The staff on the boat - in their matching yellow t-shirts, cool sunglasses, shorts and bare feet - are so friendly and professional, they immediately make you feel chilled out as they greet with a cold face towel and cooling drinks. They really set the tone and give you the feeling of how relaxed, comfy and stylish things are going to be at Coco Bodu Hithi. You are then whisked away in the speedboat across the atoll. As you leave Male the speed increases and you cut through bright blue waters before reaching the one of the nicest slices or paradise we have ever encountered. This part of the journey is over and the journey in to the heart of paradise is about to begin.
As the boat slows down and you reach the island’s lofty arrival the pavilion, you hop out to such a genuinely warm welcome by some of the resort’s amazing staff members who have come to greet you. You look ahead and see the sun bleached wooden jetty stretching out in front of you, leading to a scene that you will forever more want to jump back into, this is the island of Bodu Hithi. With the turquoise shallow lagoon either side of you, you catch little glimpses of the island’s splendid coral reef with colourful exotic fish swimming by and wonder what mysteries it holds. Ahead, the tropical island jumps out at you, with it’s lush green coconut trees reaching for the sun and the most perfect white sandy beach you could imagine. To the left you see the impressive glass walled swimming pool, cabanas, bar and the thatched roofs of one of the speciality restaurants. It’s so pretty, you just want to stop, take a photograph and then jump right in.
The concierge informs you that the resort is one hour ahead of ‘Male time’ in order to save daylight. Every minute here is blissful and precious. You step foot on the island and realise that you may never want to leave this place (at least the memories of it will never leave you).
A buggy awaits you on the leafy lined sandy path and takes you in to the heart of the island through its remarkable, and well established, Maldivian flora to find your luxury villa where you can begin your relaxing holiday or honeymoon in the Maldives.
Every villa here is stunning and comes with it’s own private pool.
Coco Bodu Hithi in the Maldives is home to some of the most desirable designer hotel rooms found anywhere. The villas feature Maldivian architecture at it’s best blending seamlessly with French inspired interiors and complete with top quality furnishings and fittings. The design team here have pulled out all the stops. With a variety of rooms to choose from Invite to Paradise can help you to decide which room is best for you.
There are 4 room types at Coco Bodu Hithi and everyone has it's own private pool for you to enjoy:
44 Island Villas
16 Water Villas
16 Escape Water Villas
24 Escape Water Residencies
General amenities for all villas include:
flat screen TV/DVD
Coco Bodu Hithi's Island Villa rooms are very spacious and beautifully designed, they are the biggest villas at the resort and are amongst the best beach villas, and best lead-in room categories, that we have experienced in the Maldives. These retreats combine the best of traditional Maldivian design with the latest in personal luxury. The rooms are open plan, yet intimate and each villa includes a feature bathing area where you can submerge yourself in the large central tub. The relaxing master bedroom has a comfortable king-sized bed and a sunken living area with sofa, flat screen TV and personal bar. If this wasn't enough the rooms also benefit from having their own private courtyard and pool, ideal for cooling off from the hot tropical sunshine. There's also a daybed in the courtyard and a sundeck on the beach side of the room that has views straight through to the gorgeous beach and sea. You can wake up in the morning and literally just stroll out on to the picture perfect beach and have a dip in the gorgeous turquoise waters. What a way to start your day! The only issue is this place will spoil you rotten, so when you come back home to reality you may find that you really miss the perfect lazy days in this luxury paradise island resort. With such a lovely set up there's no wonder this room category is so popular. Early booking is recommended.
Island Viila Features
central bath tub
sunken living area
private garden pool and daybed
beach front veranda
instant beach access
high walled so they are really private
The Water Villas sit directly above the blue ocean and offer 109 square metres of luxury, with a king bed and spacious bathroom with indoor and outdoor showers, double washbasins and a large bathtub. Opening on to a large private terrace with outdoor seating and pool. From here the villas provide direct access to the breath-taking lagoon below where you can take a splash and submerge yourself right in to the nearby house reef.
Generic amenities as above plus the following features:
King size bed
Separate wash basins and outdoor shower
Terrace with pool & seating
Direct lagoon access
Maximum occupancy 2 guests
Escape Water Villa
Situated further down the wooden jetty, the Escape Water Villas are bigger than the Water Villas as they offering 144 square metres of private seclusion. The Escape Water Villas are spacious with a separate living room, indulgent bathroom with double bath and spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, as well as a bedroom with king-sized bed and private outdoor terrace with infinity plunge pool that affords breath taking views. As with the Water Villas you have your own steps down in to the crystal clear waters where you you can snorkel or kayak to to discover the impressive near by house reef with it’s varied coral and plethora of tropical sea life from the resident sea turtles to the colourful parrot fish.
Generic amenities as above plus the following features:
King size bed
Maximum occupancy 3 guests
Steps down to the lagoon
Pool and terrace
Separate living room
Bathroom with double bathtub
On a separate jetty and enjoy extra benefits including in-villa check-in and Champagne on arrival, daily à la carte breakfast at Stars restaurant, tea and snacks 4-5pm, one cocktail 6-7pm, one couple's yoga session per stay, one sunset cruise per stay, private Coco Cinema experience or in-villa movie night with snacks once per stay, non-motorised watersports, priority booking for Stars restaurant, and access to Stars Lounge with selection of games, books, DVDs and use of iPad on request (Club benefits not available on free upgrades).
Generic amenities plus the following features:
breakfast at Starts restaurant
separate living room
king size bed
bathroom with double bathtub
indoor and outdoor shower
large terrace with outdoor day bed, sun loungers and seating
lower deck with direct access to the Indian Ocean
Lifestyle Host included
Step onto the arrival pavilion and bask in the serenity of Coco Bodu Hithi as a dedicated Lifestyle Host welcomes you with a smile on hand, to design your Coco Experience. Trained to handle every detail of your stay with the discreet charm of a private butler, your Lifestyle Host will blend the luxurious comforts of the Residence with boundless surprises on the island to create a timeless experience.
Dedicated events designed for the Residences deliver occasions to tickle your taste buds and discover the Bodu Hithi life among the company of other Residence guests.
Sophisticated and stylish, STARS Bar offers daily high tea overlooking the infinite Indian Ocean, allowing guests to revel in classical moments. Afterwards, taste a scrumptious selection of Apéritifs and Canapés designed to ready your palate for a wonderful dinner. Once a week, meet the team behind the life of Coco Bodu Hithi for Sundowner Cocktails, as the sun paints the sky with fiery shades.
The coral island, with it’s crescent-like shape, is ringed with pristine beach, awash with crystal clear turquoise waters and dotted with Island Villas and restaurants around its perimeter. There is a renowned coral house reef, ideal for both snorkelling and diving alike. At either end of the island there is a wooden jetty built on stilts leading to the 3 different categories of over water villas and also the over water spa. The island is narrow one end and wider the other end. At its widest point you can find all the main facilities and also the team village where the resident staff live.
The sandy path, flanked with dense tropical flora, weaves through the middle of the island around the many native trees. You catch glimpses of the curvy high white walls decorated with pretty circular stone mosaics that surround the Island Villas - they give the guests inside great levels of privacy. As you follow the path around the island doesn’t feel manufactured or too uniform, unlike some of the newer Maldives resorts, Bodu Hithi island is very much naturally beautiful, established and still looks intriguingly wild off the paths. The paths are so well maintained and swept with care and regularity by the experienced gardening team. Moving around the island either by buggy or by foot you get a cosy feeling as you pass under the towering green canopy. It’s not just coco palm trees here, there is a wonderful variety of Maldivian trees, bushes and flowers. The little carved wooden signs allow you to find your way around, pointing to the water villas, beach or various restaurants and bars.
Keep an eye out for the wooden yellow and brown house keeping trolleys as the team wheel them along the island. They are crafted to look like traditional wooden dhoni boats so - very unique. The little touches like this set Coco Bodi Hithi apart from the crowd.
The service is top drawer at this resort - the staff do a fantastic job. They all look so smart yet relaxed in their uniforms in shades of white and sandy colours with their sandals, big smiles and discrete yet highly attentive service to the guests. The resort features an array of professional staff members with varying skills ranging from executive chefs and managers to maintenance and gardening teams. There are so many members of staff that stand out including the role of the Resident Manager who has a huge smile, is very friendly and a welcoming personality. We found him to be so approachable and open with all the guests - he doesn’t seem to rest on his laurels, he leads by example and can often be found walking around the resort making sure everyone is happy: He even puts on a complimentary beach cocktail party at sunset for guests each week (often on a Monday). You know when a person like this is in charge everyone else will also be extremely good at taking care of you.
Restaurants & Bars
Having stayed at this resort and experienced the food and drink first hand, here at Invite to Paradise we think Coco Bodu Hithi is a fantastic choice for those who love to wine and dine. The resort offers a diverse range of seven indoor and outdoor restaurants and bars with a varied mix of food and beverage experiences from around the world, serving some of the finest food and drink that you will find anywhere in the Maldives. With so many great choices you can discover a different dining experience every night, so there’s no chance of becoming bored with the cuisine. Experiences range from a delicious BBQ on the beach to authentic Japanese dishes.
The meal plan at Coco Bodu Hithi is often booked on bed & breakfast board basis, however half board, full board and also all inclusive upgrades are all available.
The friendly and attentive staff are always on hand to provide genuine local hospitality. They are very professional and will be happy to help you choose something special from the menu along with a perfectly paired beverage. Unlike some other resorts, the staff here seem to give you all the time in the world and are so happy and willing to talk about their restaurant, island and the Maldivian way of life. This enriches your dining experience and leaves you looking back on the resort with warmth and fondness.
We are especially impressed with the team of talented chefs, all of whom have a passion for creating innovative and original menus using local and international ingredients. With such a large selection of dining options, everyone from food lovers to gourmet connoisseurs can enjoy tastes from around the world as they sample new flavours alongside treasured favourites.
The all-day dining restaurant is situated at the main hub of the island near to the beach and offers stunning views of the impressive infnity pool and Indian Ocean beyond. It serves a selection of fusion cuisine where you can choose from the delectable à la carte menu or try the delicious daily buffet.
As its name suggests, Aqua is located over-the-water and is an elegant alfresco dining option in a truly unforgettable setting. Aqua restaurant specialises in deliciously fresh seafood for dinner (excluding Monday and Friday). Here you can taste seafood freshly caught from the local surrounding waters, served with a touch of spice, giving you an authentic taste of Southeast Asia. The setting is stunning with the best tables on individual wooden decks that are perched above the ocean below where you can hear the aquatic world going by. We definitely recommend having dinner here.
Stars Restaurant & Bar
Perched over the water on the wooden jetty that leads to the Coco Residence villas, Stars restaurant has an enviable location with stunning water views. The wonderful kitchen brigade here serve up a superb a la carte breakfast. The restaurant prides itself on producing the best in Modern Classical cuisine with Mediterranean influences using fresh seasonal produce. A great entrée is the Yellow fin Tuna Carpaccio with pickled ginger, veg, mango chutney and wasabi mayonnaise, the Seafood Platter is a winner for the main course with lobster, mussels, calamari, scallops, tiger prawns, tuna and reef fish with veg and champagne rosé beurre blanc. Finish your meal with a great choice of desserts including a chocolate sphere with infused ice cream and coffee sauce.
This wonderful cocktail bar is located by the infinity pool and serves an exciting range of classics and exclusive Bodu Hithi Island creations by the expert mixologists.
Exciting and sophisticated, the Wine Loft is a beautiful venue offering a unique dinner experience once a week, where you can enjoy an eclectic selection of world-class wines from around the globe paired with a delicious menu.
The islands very own Japanese restaurant, here you can watch the expert chefs cook live as they use traditional Japanese ingredients and techniques to prepare a range of dishes including sushi, sashimi and maki mono rolls.
Although the restaurants offer wonderful settings, sometimes you just don’t want to leave the comfort of your luxury villa, so why not take advantage and enjoy a relaxing exclusive private dining experience where the food comes to you. There’s a large selection of dishes on the in-villa menu - you won’t be disappointed.
The first facility to greet you is the sandy floored main reception Meridian, followed by the little boutique island shop Equator and the resident jewellery shop Sifani. There’s also an impressive over-the-water gym, the Longitude departure lounge, a range of indoor games and a tennis and volleyball court.
We think the most impressive facility is the Coco Spa. This utterly relaxing space looks so picture perfect, located over the water, it sits on a giant balu wooden deck with gorgeous sea views all around. The treatment sessions can be tailored to your exact preferences. The resident spa therapists are professional, friendly and dedicated to their craft. Choose from hydrating facials, relaxing massage rituals and soothing body therapies. In-villa treatments can also be arranged on request but we recommend experiencing a treatment in this amazing space over the Indian Ocean.
Snorkelling and Diving
The Maldives is globally recognised as one of the best diving destinations in the world. Coco Bodu Hithi is located in the North Malé Atoll and the resort is rightfully renowned for its crystal clear water and breath-taking underwater landscape. We think it’s perfect for both advanced divers and also first time divers. Those who have never tried diving before can partake in the PADI discover scuba diving activity which we have experienced and thoroughly recommend as the experienced instructors here are wonderful and take great care of you. The house reef at tis island resort is in good condition and offers great opportunities for photography and exploration as you drift-dive with the current amongst the fascinating coral caverns teaming with fish.
Ocean Bodu Hithi is the PADI certified dive school, staffed by four multi-lingual instructors who are trained to the highest international standards. Whether you are a complete beginner or have years of experience, begin your exploration of the lagoon with a guided orientation dive in the house reef before venturing further afield to try our selection of underwater adventures including full day excursions and night dives.
During your stay, you can gain Association PADI Certification from entry level through to professional standard. Children over eight years old can also take part in our Bubblemaker and Junior programmes.
A destination where the only limit is your imagination, discover tailor-made experiences that will inspire and reenergise. Join us as we visit a nearby reef and explore the beautiful coral garden below, discover Malé’s rich cultural heritage with a stolen afternoon in the capital city, or experience the ultimate romantic dinner for two on the very tip of Bodu Hithi Island.
Group Activities Include:
Coral Garden Snorkelling
Sunset Fishing Adventure
Snorkelling with Manta Rays
Private Activities Include:
Champagne Breakfast on the Beach
Traditional Morning Fishing Sandbank Picnic
Ultimate Sunset Cruise
Sunset Pergola Dinner
Private Coco Cinema
Sunset Experience on a Sandbank
Bird’s Eye View from a Seaplane
Big Game Fishing
If you would like to receive a personalised package and price from us, then please get in touch as our team are always here to help you.