Welcoming You to Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island – Indian Ocean’s Leading New Resort 2013

Coco Prive Aerial View

By: Mujah Muneer

The recipient of this year’s Indian Ocean Leading New Resort award at World Travel Awards this year was Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, by locally owned hotel chain Coco Collection.

Regarded by many as one of the finest private getaways, Kuda Hithi Resort offers an absolute escape from the anxieties of daily life. The North Male’ Atoll island presents unmatched luxury  alongside innovative and modern design by prominent architect Guz Wilkinson, making the island the perfect natural haven for privacy-seeking visitors.

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi IslandThe island embraces a unique blend of five luxury villas complementing a grand Master Residence, thus accommodating up to 12 guests. Guests can be ensured the pleasure of magnificently built accommodation, offering a perfect balance of natural ambience and spacious tactile brilliance. The Master Residence comprises of two levels; of which the upper level consists of an open bedroom, living area, and spacious bathroom adjacent to a private deck with a breathtaking view of the azure sea and vibrant turquoise reef alongside a sunken lounge and Jacuzzi. Furthermore, the lower level offers additional amenities such as a library, a fabulous cocktail bar, gymnasium and steam shower.  The five luxury villas also have two private pools along with a shared infinity pool, meaning guests are never too far away from a relaxing private swim.

The island hideaway also offers plentiful outdoor dining and entertainment within the serene beauty of the island, while picturesque spots around the island such as the raised fire pit and fabulously stocked wine-cellar will surely thrill visitors. Guests are assured exquisite dishes of their desire by the resort’s chef and F&B staff around the clock in addition to a free flow of exclusive beverages, and they may also choose to dine at any of the five classy restaurants at the nearby Bodu Hithi resort owned by the hotel chain.

Other Key Amenities on offer at the Island:Coco Prive Diving

  • Personal Host Service
  • Daily spa treatment with dedicated spa therapist
  • Complimentary water sport activities including Wind Surfing, Paddle Boarding, Kayaking and Snorkelling
  • Scuba Dives for certified divers with qualified dive master

The island is located 30 KM north of Male’ International Airport, and visitors would be escorted to the destination via private transfer arranged by the resort. To arrange your holidays at Coco Privé Kuda Hithi or any other Maldivian resort, contact us at www.maldivestraveller.com

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The Great Adventure: Fishermen’s Paradise

Photo of Thomas Pickard. Visit his websit www.thomaspickard.com

Staring into the deep blue sea, watching the sun’s golden rays slowly dip into the horizon in front, you slowly start to wonder if you are going to get lucky at all today. The taunting of your friends grows ever louder with every minute that pass by. When all hope is almost lost, you feel that sharp tug and you know that finally the time has come for you.  Then comes the mental and physical game you have to play. Seconds pass and you are left to wonder if you have done enough. Slowly but surely it surfaces, the fruit of your labor. You finally caught that elusive fish. This is the intense and exciting adventure of fishing. A sport that is rooted in our genes and one that thrives in the Maldives.

Long regarded as a honeymooner’s paradise, the idyllic country is littered with amazingBaros_Sandbank-1793_(0) sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. However Maldives is not only perfect for sunbathing and taking a dip into the water, it is also one of the most brilliant destinations to go fishing in.

Fishing has been one of the staples in the Maldivian economy for centuries. Before tourism became the main industry of the Maldives in the 1970’s fishing was long regarded as the bloodline of the country.  Every morning at the crack of dawn, the men of the families could be seen setting of in their boats and when they returned with their catch, the womenfolk would be ready to help them in processing the fish. With such a rich history in fishing, it is not a surprise that the waters of the Maldives is such a gem for all kinds of fishing adventures

The Indian Ocean, the only ocean which reverses the currents with the season is a haven for all types of fish. For the big game fishermen, marlins, tuna’s, sailfish and the ever famous skipjacks are plenty and ready for the adventurous souls.  Whisk of in a speedboat to the best fishing areas with the latest fishing gears that could be hired from the resorts or diving school and immerse yourself in a day of excitement. Although the rules are less, it is important to know where the protected marine areas are and the best fishing spots are. Locals who have spent countless of days fishing near their atolls would be more than glad to guide you along the way. Expect to encounter a variety of fishes such as barracuda’s, wahoo and yellow fin tuna’s in these waters.

If you are looking for a more relaxed environment, reef fishing might be the best choice forNight Fishing photo precious maldives you. With a wide array of marine life such as red snappers, emperors, squirrelfish and much more swimming in the reefs below, it is sure to be a treat that you would not forget soon.   Night fishing would be best suited for such trips and it would leave you with memories that you would cherish for a life time.  Whether it is the thrill of the catch or just staring into the endless skies at the glittering skies of the night above you, night fishing in the traditional Dhoni’s of the Maldives should not be an experience to be missed.

Whether its big game fishing or an outing with family and friends with a barbeque on the sandy banks, roasting up your days catch; fishing in the Maldives is sure to be an exciting adventure unlike any other.

Maldives Pole & Line Fishing