Christmas might be over but with Chinese New Year two months away we’re already scouring the web for our next holiday destination. Our latest find, Coco Prive in the Maldives, will be sure to satisfy the cravings of any beach bum.
Part of the Coco Collection, an established portfolio of Maldivian-owned resorts, Coco Prive is flanked by wavering palm trees and enjoys expansive views of the Indian Ocean. The private island retreat comprises one grand Master Residence and five luxurious villas, and can accommodate up to 12 guests at a time.
Done up by award-winning architect Guz Wilkinson, the exterior is a harmonious blend of sleek minimalist contours and wood accents. The interiors, meanwhile, are bathed in earthy palettes and tactile textures.
The jewel in the crown, the Master Residence, is spilt into two levels. The upper level plays host to an open bedroom, living area and master bedroom while the lower level comprises a library, dining room, living room, cocktail bar and gymnasium with steam shower. The private upper deck, featuring a sunken lounge and a Jacuzzi, is just the tonic after a day spent swimming or diving in the pristine Indian Ocean.
Coco Prive’s chef and sommelier will be on hand to cater to your every gastronomic need. Hotel guests can also hop over to the neighbouring five-star resort Coco Bodu Hithi to tantalize their taste buds at one of their five fine dining restaurants.
Beauty aficionados and thrill-seekers will find themselves spoilt for choice, with the range of daily spa treatments and complimentary water sport activities including wind surfing, paddie boarding, kayaking and snorkeling on offer. Certified divers can also take advantage of scuba diving opportunities with a qualified diver master.