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Ultimate desert island fantasy
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Ultimate desert island fantasy
May 31, 2022
The beating sun creates a marbling of the translucent shallows. Encompass a small tropical land mass of vibrant green and brilliant white that heart yearns.
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akrandom2020
akrandom2020 member.review-s
August 11, 2022
Loved the submarine and scuba experience
It was one great experience with Maldives traveller, the guide was soo compassion and humble. Submarine is a different experience to witness soo many aquatic creatures soo close to your eyes as it takes you down to 45 mts below sea level. Scuba diving is on another level as they make you practice the signs thoroughly before going inside the water. Overall a pleasant and a beautiful experience with maldives traveller.
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Paola Mattana Lamperti
Paola Mattana Lamperti member.review-s
June 29, 2022
Maldives' Northernmost Point
When I visit the Maldives with my husband Nicola, my stay tends to be a little more adventurous and lively than usual, this is because he likes to discover new things and particular places, those a "little off the beaten track". So, after having touched the Southernmost Point the year before (in Gan, Addu City), it was now necessary to reach the Northernmost point as well. I showed him a photo of the place and he immediately exclaimed: "Next time I absolutely want to go there!". The organization of the stay that allowed us to do this excursion was done entirely by me with the precious help of a Maldivian photographer friend: Ibrahim Asad, whom I thank again warmly. We hired a private speedboat that took us from Hanimaadhoo to Thuraakunu, on which is situated the Northernmost Point of the Maldives. Unfortunately the exact point is not marked or valued and so we were on both protrusions of the island that were candidates to be so: the East one, immediately to the right and behind the port (arriving) and the one at the extreme West of the island, where there is the metallic lighthouse and the big cross-shaped concrete block we saw in the famous photo. Then we set off to discover the island under a scorching sun. The island is small, has nice stretches of beach and looks very quiet and tidy inside. We met few people, perhaps also because it was the hottest time of the day, but the few crossed were all very kind to us and curious to know why we were there. I suppose not many tourists visit that far corner of the archipelago. A family, seeing us quite exhausted, invited us under the pergola of their garden and offered a delicious juice, passion fruit flavored. Never has a drink seemed more luxurious than this. Another family invited us to see how it is cooked and to taste one of their aperitifs, a kind of triangles, some spicy, some not: very tasty indeed. We practically covered almost the entire perimeter of the island with some sections inside, when we wanted to cool off and, in this way, we went back to the port, from which we started our exploration, to take our boat back to Hanimadhoo. After this visit at Thuraakunu, I enjoy describing my exploration of the Maldives like this: "I was at the Northernmost and Southernmost Point of the Maldives with about 70 stops in between".
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Paola Mattana Lamperti
Paola Mattana Lamperti member.review-s
June 23, 2022
All you need for a classic Maldivian vacation is here!
Having followed numerous European forums for many years, I know what most tourists want to find on an island when they book it and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu fulfills the vast majority of their wishes: not too big island, not too many overwater villas, separate villas, a wide beach, beautiful lagoon, an accessible coral reef, lush vegetation, traditional Maldivian outlook, kind and knowledgeable staff, good food and service... Let's add that this island has a strong ecological conscience and respect for the environment and we get very close to what is perfection! This resort easily maintains its reputation as a classic and iconic Maldivian island soberly and elegantly through the years - it lives and ages well! Even the most innovative aspects of modern luxury are there. In a more discreet and natural form, but you can find them all. We spent 2 weeks of relaxation in close contact with the beautiful Maldivian nature and we sincerely thank the entire CPDK team for their kindness and professionalism. I know I'm not an easy customer to satisfy but everyone was up to the task and even more. For those who value their ecological footprint when visiting the Maldives, I would like to point out that the resort is home to the first Olive Ridley Turtle Rescue Center in the Maldives, the water is served in branded glass bottles and there is no fish feeding at all. This last point has unfortunately become nearly a RARITY!! nowadays. I recommend CPDK to all those looking for a holiday in contact with nature, a traditionally Maldivian holiday with all possible luxuries but without exaggeration of them.
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Paola Mattana Lamperti
Paola Mattana Lamperti member.review-s
June 10, 2022
COCO PALM Private Island Escape
1. PROLOGUE There is something primeval about the desire to be alone on a desert island. Something that almost demands revenge for that Garden of Eden which was taken away from us by Adam and Eve and was supposed to be our home forever! It is like a persistent desire to return to the origins, to nature, to pure and simple happiness. So, you can well imagine, knowing that in the Maldives THERE IS a Garden of Eden very, very close to what my soul yearns for, I have done everything to be able to spend there as much time as possible. The planning began even months before our arrival on the island because, at the moment, such an experience is not yet part of the standard offer... but who knows, maybe one day I will be able to book even weeks in my 'private' paradise. 2. THE ISLAND My private, enchanted Garden of Eden is called Embudhoo Desert Island, is located in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve, and belongs to the nearby Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu Resort. The island is small, perfect!!, totally surrounded by a white sandy beach and also by a beautiful coral reef that is easy to reach. The vegetation is luxuriant, interrupted only by the three sandy pathways that branch off from the small house towards the East, North and West directions. Two spectacular pools have naturally formed in the sea, where indulging in bathing is a pure delight, a real Spa treatment on its own! A rich avian fauna, hermit crabs, crabs and fish will be your only Misters Friday. There are no mosquitoes! Or, at least that's what we noticed during our two visits... Perhaps because they well know that normally there is very little to sting on this island. Who knows? 3. KUDABE GE is the name of what I consider to be one of the most luxury homes in the Maldives! Already the building, although it is called Kuda which means 'small', has nothing small! The size exceeds many of the villas in the 5-stars resorts I have recently visited! If we consider the garden / jungle / beaches that surround it, then we get the true definition of a large (bodu) private space that is mine and not yours!! in the Maldives. And today this is one of the main criteria that defines true luxury, imho. Everything is rustic but everything you need for a perfect stay is there! The living room has a sand floor, there is no glass on the windows, the bathroom is open to the sky and the bed is one of the most comfortable I've ever slept in and I won't tell you more so as not to spoil the surprise. How do we say?.. Seeing is believing! 4. THE TAILORED ESCAPE The choice of Private Escapes on Embudhoo Desert Island is wide: Tropical, Sensational, Private, BBQ Dinner, Overnight... The previous time, 8 years ago, we combined some Escapes in order to spend 24 hours on Embudhoo and this experience skyrocketed to the top of my "TO DO LIST in the MV" and remains there ever since! We dreamed to repeat it ever since too!! This time we doubled the duration (48 hours) but took it to a higher isolation level. After careful planning with Mr. Anas, we had our schedule which enumerated good weather, even a full moon night and only 4 interruptions of our celestial solitude for the delivery of breakfast/dinner baskets. How can I describe it to you? We crafted what is most similar to the real Heaven on Earth! During 2 incredible days we went back to being Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, natural miracles happened, there was a magical atmosphere and we would have liked to stop time forever! 5. THE PICNIC BASKETS In nr. 4 I mentioned them but calling them picnic baskets is really somewhat simplistic, especially when Chef Idrees himself takes care of them. Thus, what in our idea consisted of a few sandwiches, a salad and some fruits had surprisingly transformed into real gourmet menus based on cold dishes. Consequently, setting the table with care for our culinary moments had also become a pleasant ritual. PS: this experience ranks # 1 on our Maldives' TO DO list and will always be there!
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