Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island
By LoAnn Halden
No destination on the planet is more closely associated with luxury than the Maldives, and for good reason. Its landscape seems as if it burst from the sea floor ready-made for exclusive resorts: More than 1,000 coral islands rest contentedly atop an underwater mountain range in the middle of the Indian Ocean, basking in year-round sun and caressed by otherworldly azure seas. The surrounding reefs teem with tropical fish only a few fin kicks off the islands’ white-sand beaches.
But even amidst such astonishing scenery, it’s possible to find a spot that can take appreciation of the Maldives to new heights. Located in the North Malé Atoll, 30 kilometers from Malé International Airport, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island attracts the most discerning guests from around the globe. “Kuda Hithi Island is one of the world’s most picturesque destinations,” says Lisa Brightwell, VP, Sales and Marketing for Coco Collection, the Maldivian owned hospitality company behind Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island. “As fate would have it, Kuda Hithi’s reef is very dense and surrounds the whole island, which provides our guests with the ability to enjoy the wondrous wildlife that the Indian Ocean has to offer – including sea turtles, manta rays and reef sharks – right on their doorstep. It is impossible not to be enthralled by the natural beauty.”