Just as you’re planning for an indulgent post-vaccine escape and eyeing those quarantine restrictions like Tesla stock, new retreat Cora Cora Maldives is set to arrive in the Indian Ocean.
Opening October 1st, Cora Cora Maldives has been designed to redefine the traditional Maldivian resort concept, which is great news for regular visitors to the Indian Ocean playground biting at the bit to get back for some well-earned R&R.
Positioned as the ‘very first resort in the Maldives that celebrates and embraces the culture and heritage of the destination” (although we think a few other properties might have a view on that) Cora Cora Maldives is located on the pristine Raa Atoll, a 45-minute seaplane flight from the international airport in Malé.
Home to 100 villas and suites ranging from 68sqm through to the expansive 234sqm two-bedroom Lagoon Pool Villas, which come complete with ocean slides, Cora Cora Maldives has been designed with freedom in mind and provides the perfect blend of luxury, romance and fun family-friendly options. All of the villas and suites offer complimentary Wi-Fi, satellite TV, a fully stocked mini-bar, and organic amenities.
The resort will also boast five restaurants and bars under the guise of Culinary Director Umberto Piccolini, who has expertly curated a range of contemporary and traditional menus that run the gamut from plant-based dishes to authentic Maldivian curries. Catering for a wealth of dietary requirements, Cora Cora Maldives will also serve an array of healthy options, created from the island’s produce, including homemade vegan ice cream, fresh salads and dishes comprised of freshly caught fish and seafood.
The F&B concepts include TazaaÒ, a tribute to different kitchens on the old spice route; Asian restaurant Ginger Moon; Japanese joint Teien, which combines teppanyaki, sushi and kushiyaki; and Acquapazza, an Italian restaurant and beach club that serves throughout the day. There’s also My Coffee for caffeine fixes and grab ‘n’ go bites for when you need to fuel up before hitting the spa, with its seven treatment rooms Eastern-meets-Western menu, and yoga and meditation sessions.
If you prefer to be a little more active, you can head for the PADI-certified dive school and explore the more than ten local dive sites in search of lemon sharks, marlins, and tropical red toothed triggerfish, or make for the resort’s own licensed art gallery and museum, which will showcase over 400 local artefacts and host guest artists from around the world.
Think of it as a respite for all the senses.
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