Coco Privé is set on Kuda Hithi island, and is just a short yacht ride from Malé. But, with an enormous lagoon and thick, tropical vegetation, the island feels like it is in the middle of nowhere. The resort’s size — just over three acres — gives a particularly intimate feel, and the fact that it’s owned and run by a Maldivian family makes the experience more personal. Just five stylish guest villas and a master residence sit amid the palm trees. Instead of dining in a resort restaurant or retreating to a spa, you’re served custom meals by a private chef and given spa treatments by a personal therapist anywhere you please. While bespoke service is standard here, you still have access to excellent amenities: Find a seat at the cocktail bar, choose a vintage from the wine cellar and cool down in the 130-ft pool after a catamaran trip.
Top suite: Palm Residence
The split-level master residence has a generous master bedroom, living and dining areas, indoor and outdoor shower, cocktail. bar, wine cellar, Jacuzzi and library. The views of the ocean are seemingly endless. Enjoy the sunset from the cushy daybed — it ‘floats’ in the middle of the pool.
Kuda Hithi, Republic of Maldives +960 664 8887 cocoprive.com