"Hotel Babylon" star Tamzin Outhwaite sure knows her hotels, another reason to love her more.
And that's why she loves the Maldives with its palm-fringed, white sand, luxury resorts. Her favorite? Coco Bodu Hithi in the North Male Atoll.
The resort is the epitome of luxury. With 100 villas to choose from, such as the Island Villas, the Water Villas suspended above the lagoon, the Escape Water Villas with floor to ceiling windows and steps leading to the lagoon, it's tough to choose where to stay and what to do. All villas are tastefully decked in traditional architecture, comprise garden pools, and are absolutely luxurious.
The Escape Water Residences too, are breathtaking. They are the largest over-water villas with high ceilings and large windows in addition to bespoke furniture and elegant interiors. And there's more- the Al-fresco area with a four-poster day bed and private infinity plunge pool is in split-level with steps going down to the lagoon.
For the more discerning and affluent, The Premium Club Villas come with access to a private club house and restaurant. Yes, such a place does exist!
Model much? Your Private Photo shoot awaits you at Coco Bodu Hithi. Bring out the star in you, or just capture your surroundings with this great and unique option.
Bring the family, or that special someone to the private Coco cinema and enjoy a movie under the stars. The fun increases with the various activity nights, from magic shows to DIVE Ocean Shows and Environmental Documentaries.
Coco Bodu Hithi is also a PADI Certified dive school with multi-lingual instructors and provides for some great diving experiences, among which are Scuba diving and Adventure diving.
Coral Garden Snorkeling is also a great way to discover the reefs and the gamut of marine life within. Or just indulge in some afternoon fishing and proudly display your haul afterwards!
More activities to fill up your days enjoyably are Sunset Cruises, Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Water skiing and many other water sports.
The Male City Discovery takes you on a tour of the Maldivian Capital with things to see and buy, while a 15 - minute seaplane journey over the Maldivian Atolls gives you a bird's eye-view that is absolutely indescribable.
And when you're done for the day, retire to your villa to enjoy an In-Villa BBQ. Simply divine!
Coco Bodu Hithi has all-day dining at the Air restaurant that serves fabulous fusion cuisine.
For a more romantic setting, Aqua offers al-fresco dining located over the waters. Fresh seafood and tastes of Asia define the flavors here.
The Stars Restaurant and Bar is the place for Asian Fusion Cuisine prepared using the freshest produce.
At the Breeze- set on the beach- Barbeques are the buzzword with a unique cook-it-yourself approach.
And for those unique tastes of Japan, delight in the dishes at Tsuki, where sushi, sashimi and maki mono rolls are at their best.
Situated near the infinity pool, Latitude is the super cocktail bar while a visit to the Wine Loft is a must for the best wines from around the world reach your lips- a great way to watch a gorgeous sunset.
If you want to relax a few muscles and beat the stress, here's the place... Trust! THEMAE's range of products offers the healing properties of tea at the Coco Spa. Every ritual is a blend of different cultures and traditions. The Coco Signature Treatment is "Journey to Maldives" which will take you on a trip of healing using traditional Maldivian methods. Be pleasantly surprised by the Slimming ceremony which reduces cellulite and helps you get in shape, and the Ceremony of the Sun which offers super after-sun care.
You will no doubt find yourself impressed with the range of massages at Coco Spa, from Oriental Massage to Detox Massage which purifies the body. Wellness rituals include Sunrise Yoga, Hatha Yoga and more. There are also Yoga instruction classes.
What's more, the Coco Spa Boutique gives you the opportunity to purchase some one-of-a-kind THEMAE products, while the Coco Juice Bar is the place for some healthy and refreshing juices.
Many couples love to say their nuptials in a traditional Maldivian Ceremony on the beach with decorations and folk drums, for which the traditional wedding attire is provided by the resort. They also gift you with a great honeymoon package which includes an in-villa champagne breakfast, complimentary him and her spa treatment and more.
Basically, Coco Bodu Hithi is like heaven on earth. So now you understand why Tamzin Outhwaite’s biggest worry as she left the resort, was when she would be able to come back!