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So good we are going back
I cannot rate this island highly enough From the moment you arrive you are treated fantastically. The bungalows (preferred the over water bungalow to the beach bungalow) are stunning with fully equipped mini-bars. Nothing is too much trouble ... We are going back in October 2020. Cant wait !!
Excellent service, shame about the transfers
This was our second visit to the Maldives, and we chose the island based on close location to male, the choice of locations to eat and the pool villas. We arrived about 09:30 after a short boat ride(more of that later) the island was beautiful and the pictures really don’t do it justice. We checked in and were luck to be able to have our room straight away. I think others have commented on the slightly tired look of some rooms, again ours showed signs of wear and tear, damaged hinges on the wardrobes, patched decking etc but nothing too bad. We did have some ants around the fridge but the supplied bug spray kept them at bay 🙂 cleanliness did seem to vary, as the staff changed mid week the standard did drop off. We tried all the restaurants, and our favourite was Stars closely followed surprisingly by the buffet. This really was excellent and even though we had the all inclusive with option to use all the restaurants we kept coming back due to the great staff and food choice. We did also have a couple of extras, champagne and flowers for our honeymoon and a birthday cake at Stars, very nice however as we pointed out we were not on honeymoon, and neither of us had a birthday during our visit.......once pointed out reception sent champagne and fruit as we were VIP 😂😂😂 Apart from this the service and welcome from the team on the island was fantastic. However, one area I fed back to the manager and unfortunately never received an answer on was the transfers. On the way to the island it was quite rough, the team did slow a little but it was still quite a harsh, bumpy trip of 40’ On the return we had to be at reception no later than 15:50, arrived on time then sat around for 30’ when we were shown to the jetty, they seemed confused as to what happening and sent the first boat way !! The second boat we shared with staff members heading home which wasn’t a concern, however the crew seemed to be on a mission and even though the sea was very rough they insisted on going flat out crashing into the larger waves, we arrived in male 30’ later both with back pain and our clothes soaked....just what you need before a long haul flight. We did explain to the crew we were unhappy with the transfer, however they seemed totally indifferent. So this really is a 5 star island, just a 1 star transfer service
We spent 9 nights family holiday with our 2 grown up children at this most AMAZING resort. Only 40 mins speed boat ride from Male airport. We had 2 Escape Water Villa - one on the sunrise side & one the sunset side so we can have both views. The villas are very spacious, very clean & glorious view. Outside sun deck have direct excess to the sea & reef. Also a lovely plunge pool to cool off. Resort have a huge pool as well as many lounger you can sit if you want to get out of your villa......... also beach all around the whole island. Dive & water sport centre where you can hire life jackets & snorkelling masks for free but we took our own. There’s quite a few restaurants outlets which we tried all & much say the food is so delicious & great choices. The whole holiday was made extra special with ALL the staffs........ from the moment we checked in. Just like to thank EVERYONE for looking after us & made this holiday very special. THANK YOU!
Fine but would not return
We had a nice time and there are positives about this resort but ultimately we would not return. Spa was very good, the room was fine but you must check out which one you are going to get because a lot of the beach villas don't actually have any beach!! the sea comes right up to the garden area which is a real shame. The food was probably the most disappointing thing. Very average buffet every day. Service was also good but you would expect that in the Maldives and when paying these prices. Reef was relatively average (certainly compared to the Baa Atoll where we went 2 years ago) Transfers (by boat) all worked out well so no issue with the efficiency side of things. So, in summary, good but not great when you consider the Maldives should be a 'once in a lifetime' kind of thing.
Couldn't have imagined a better honeymoon!
We stayed in a Escape Water Villa (over-water bungalow). Lack of better words, all I can say is WOW! Where do I begin with this amazing experience... **Accommodation**- What a beautiful over water villa we had (room 621). Very spacious with our own living room, spacious master bedroom, HUGE bathroom with shower and separate area with romantic tub. Also a spacious private outdoor shower. Our Villa also included our own private infinity pool, pergola with two comfortable retractable chairs, and another 2 lounge chairs for sunbathing and 2 bean bags. Take a few steps down from our deck and you can jump into the crystal blue waters of the Indian Ocean. We basically had our very own reef to snorkel which was massive. The hotel supplied us each with complimentary fins and snorkel headset to hold throughout our stay. All areas of the the villa (living room, bedroom, bathroom) had glass barn doors to access our private outdoor space. Many things were included in the accommodation such as daily coffee, bottled water, mini bar (separate cost) that can be refreshed daily upon your request, umbrellas, flat screen Samsung tv (living room which I never used), plenty of electrical outlets, WiFi was FANTASTIC! We were preparing to have minimal to no WiFi access. The connection was so great it felt like I was at home. WiFi access along the whole island. A/C was perfect and as strong as I chose it to be. **Restaurants**- There are several dining options on property such as Starbar restaurant which was closest to our villa. We had breakfast there every morning. Other areas we dined were Tsuki (Japanese), Air (buffet), Aqua (seafood), Latitude (little bit of everything, great for lunch). There might be more restaurants but these were the only ones we made it to. We spent one night with a private pergola dinner (5 courses) on the sand watching the sunset. What an amazing experience that was, well worth it! **Staff**- They truly made our experience so unforgettable. We have been fortunate to travel around the world. They really take hospitality to another level. Our personal concierge Nizam was nothing short of OUTSTANDING. He was easily accessible and very pleasant to have a conversation with. There was never once when we tried to call him and didn't answer the phone. Believe me I called him a few times per day for a bucket of ice. With the sun we were getting, ice buckets were melting quickly outside LOL. His punctuality was perfect with all of our experiences (private beach cinema, beach side pergola dinner, Turtle point snorkeling, private sandbank picnic). Should any guest have the option of requesting a specific personal concierge, without hesitation and full confidence I strongly suggest to request Nizam!!! Adam (housekeeping) was our personal attendant and was great! Always greeted us with a smile and made sure we had everything we needed in our villa.... Bruno (Starbar restaurant server) was also very pleasant and welcoming each morning and throughout the day. He was our daily server for breakfast. Very funny guy, his nickname is Bruno because he must be a doppelganger of Bruno Mars!... Mustafah (front desk) was also EXTREMELY helpful. Due to the pandemic of the Coronavirus our honeymoon was cut short as our next stop after the Maldives was going to be Bali. However we were forced to cancel that flight and to rebook our flight home. Due to travel patterns we needed to extend our stay by one night. Mustafah showed great compassion and provided us a generous rate for a 1 night extension. He also felt bad our honeymoon was being cut short and provided us a complimentary dinner on our extended night. We are grateful for Mustafah's generosity. Another helpful tip when booking Coco Bodu Hithi. Upon landing in Male, the property is easy to coordinate a speedboat ride to the property from the airport. It's a nice 40 minute speedboat ride. Once you have picked up you luggage from baggage claim and get to the Coco Bodu Hithi kiosk. They take all your luggage from that point and load it onto the speedboat. They were waiting on 1 more couple to arrive. We waited in the food court for maybe 10 minutes. The Coco Bodu employee came to get us at the food court once the speedboat was ready to depart. Looking for an amazing resort in the Maldives for an over the top experience could seem overwhelming. Should this review provide you all the details you seek, than you can stop that search and select Coco Bodu Hithi as your Maldives island experience!!! Thank you Coco Bodu Hithi as we will never forget our honeymoon experience and hope to revisit one day :) Sincerely, Delwin & Anneliese Liranzo ( Miami, FL), room 621
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