By Diane Small
We’ve all been there: tired of the exhausting circus of city life, we dream of waking up every morning to white sandy beaches and sunshine, breathing in fresh, salty air and going down to a sumptuous, healthy breakfast already waiting for us in a shady spot. We imagine being waited on hand and foot, with our every need catered to–massaged and fed and personally trained until we are at our physical best. Now those dreams can become a reality.
Welcoming the latest trends in experience-led travel, the luxury boutique hotel the Coco Collection has recently introduced the Coco Residences at Coco Bodu Hithi. Perched on stilts over a crystalline lagoon, the Coco Residences will redefine what luxury means by offering tailored experiences, brought to you by dedicated Lifestyle Hosts trained to blend lavish comforts with boundless surprises.
The spacious Residences feature high ceilings and large windows that provide stunning natural light, highlighting the exquisite interior with amenities such as a luxurious pillow menu to choose from and a private wine cellar to explore. The alfresco terrace area is a split-level with steps leading into the lagoon, packed with colourful marine life; a true delight for snorkelling enthusiasts. But if they prefer a more intimate environment, guests can also indulge in the luxurious comforts of their own private infinity plunge pool.
Given the delicate nature of the ecosystem surrounding the residences, very careful attention is paid to sustainability at the resort. For example, any paper, plastic and glass is recycled, and only local woods and stones were used to construct the resort. Locally sourced food is served at all meals, and eco-friendly cleaning products are used throughout the Residences.
These Residences will be launched to the public in May, 2015 with dedicated events to discover the Bodu Hithi life among the company of other Residence guests. For example, the STARS Bar will offers daily high tea, Apéritifs, Canapés and weekly Sundowner Cocktails overlooking the warm waters of the Indian Ocean. Over at the award-winning Coco Spa perched over-water, dedicated daily yoga and fitness sessions will be designed to explore wellbeing as a way of life. The Coco Residences are located over the pristine lagoon for seclusion, but white sandy beaches lining the eastern shores of the island are close at hand, and personal Lifestyle Hosts can arrange a special corner for guests to bask in their own corner infused with warm sunshine.
While Coco Residence is the perfect haven for the discerning travellers looking for ultimate seclusion, it is also for those seeking experiences to improve their way of life. Need to rekindle the romance? Plan romantic date nights with a cruise for two under the light of the full moon, or have a private beach picnic packed by your Lifestyle Host. Feeling congested and run down? Refresh your body and mind in the soothing environment of Bodu Hithi, where you can detoxify and meditate on a pristine sandbank or a deck overlooking the sunset. Feeling out of touch with nature? Reconnect by exploring the underwater gardens of Bodu Hithi with the house Marine Biologist, ready to take you on an unforgettable journey of colours and tell you the story of the resident sea turtles.
Sure, most of us do these things on holiday, but as Georgios Papazoglou, General Manager at Coco Bodu Hithi promises: “The Coco Residences will bring a new element to timeless experiences; with our devoted Lifestyle Hosts crafting tailor-made Coco Experiences for guests. Combine that with the surprising touches during their stay at these Residences and our guests will have moments to treasure for a lifetime.”
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