Web Reference
Call us | +27 (0) 11 233 2300
Straight from the factory to you
Maldives - COCOON MALDIVES - 7 Nights
Web Ref#: HF6523
    Destination
    Maldives - Lhaviyani Atoll
    When can I go?
    1 August 2017 - 30 September 2017
    Description
    7 nights on the fabulous new Cocoon Maldives with FREE seaplane transfers - Book by 31 July
    What’s included in the deal?
    • Return flights to Maldives
    • Return resort transfers by seaplane
    • 7 nights accommodation in a Beach Villa
    • Breakfast; lunch and dinner
    • Drinks during lunch and dinner including water; soft drinks; house wine; tap beer; tea and coffee;
    • All taxes; levies and surcharges (estimate)
    More Info
    • Package price includes FREE return seaplane transfers, a 25% discount on accommodation and FREE upgrade to Full Board Plus - book by 31 July 2017
    Airfare Surcharges & Conditions
    • A weekend surcharge is applicable for travel on Fridays and Saturdays.
    • A high season surcharge applies for travel 10 December 2017 to 15 January 2018 inclusive
    Terms & Conditions
    • Packages are subject to availability at the time of the reservation.
    • Passport & visa costs (if applicable), travel insurance & items of a personal nature are also not included.
    • Prices are subject to change without prior notice due to airfare increases and currency fluctuations.
    • Rebooking and cancellations fees apply.
    • All prices are per person sharing unless otherwise specified.
    • Standard terms and conditions apply.
    Pricing from Johannesburg
    Base Price: ZAR 25 350 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 29 320 p.p.s
    Pricing from Cape Town
    Base Price: ZAR 24 620 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 28 590 p.p.s
    Pricing from Durban
    Base Price: ZAR 25 780 p.p.s
    Package Taxes: ZAR 3 970 p.p.s
    Total Price: ZAR 29 750 p.p.s
    5
    COCOON MALDIVES
    Why we like it
    The stunning island of 'Ookolhufinolhu' (sandbank point) is located in an unexplored part of the Lhaviyani Atoll, a 30-minute seaplane ride from Male international airport.This large island has a long, sweeping sandbank perfect for weddings and special occasions.The atoll is also home to some of the best diving and snorkelling in the Maldives with its pristine coral reefs. Majestic manta rays, dolphins and turtles are just some of the amazing underwater world you will see here.
    Description
    Location
    Lhaviyani Atoll Maldives – a 30 minute seaplane transfer from the international airport

    Accommodation
    Italian interior design company LAGO have put a unique and extraordinary touch on the interiors.Their ‘floating bed’ designs are a common fixture in all villas as is the use of rustic wildwood.
    The 150 villas are divided into semi-detached Beach Villas, stand alone Beach Suites, Family Beach Villas, Beach Suites with Pool, Lagoon Villas on stilts over the water, Lagoon Suites, Lagoon Suites with Pool and a Presidential Suite on the beach. All are equipped with:
    Air conditioning and Ceiling fan
    King size bed
    Bathroom with shower
    Hair-dryer
    Sitting area with sofa
    Telephone
    Mini-bar
    Private digital safe
    Flat screen TV
    Tea/Coffee making facilities
    Day bed/sun bed
    Terrace/Sundeck
    Music system/DVD player
    Jacuzzi (Lagoon suites only)
    Plunge Pool (Pool villas only)
    Beach Suites,Lagoon Suites and the Cocoon Suite enjoy 24 hour butler service

    Dining
    Octopus, the main buffet restaurant, serves breakfast, lunch and dinner showcasing culinary highlights from around the world with regular theme evenings.
    The Manta Restaurant is an a la carte restaurant over the lagoon
    The Palm Grill is located under the palms on the beach and is dedicated to seafood grills and special beef
    Lobi Lobi is the resort’s main bar and the Kurumba Bar is located near the children’s play area

    Meal Plans
    The resort operates on a half board plus basis - breakfast and dinner plus drinks during meal times including water, soft drinks, house wine, tap beer, tea and coffee.

    Guests can choose to pay a supplement to upgrade to a full board plus basis which includes lunch with water, soft drinks, house wine, tap beer, tea and coffee,and to an all inclusive basis which includes the following:
    Breakfast, lunch and dinner served at the Main Restaurant
    Afternoon tea/coffee with snacks served from 1630hrs – 1800hrs
    Bottled water, drinks served by the glass including soft drinks, beer, house wine and pouring spirits which includes Gin, Vodka, Whiskey, Brandy, Tequila, Rum, Arrack and Martini between 1000hrs and 0000hrs only
    Selected cocktails & mocktails
    Mini bar - soft drinks and water (replenished once daily)
    Tea and coffee making facilities in the room
    10% discount on Spa treatments

    Facilities and Activities
    Swimming pool
    Gym
    Water Sports Centre
    Dive Centre
    Kids Club
    Excursions Desk
    Evening entertainment
    Complimentary WiFi
    Library
    Boutique
    Butler Service (Lagoon and Beach Suite categories only)

    Spa Cocoon
    The resort spa offers a wide range of therapeutic treatments to soothe and heal spirit, body and mind.

    Facilities
    Spa
    WiFi
    Diving
    Kids Club
    Housereef
    Snorkeling
    Babysitting
    Beach hotel
    Great Beach
    Water Sports
    All Inclusive
    Seaplane Transfer
    Honeymoon holidays
    A recommended hotel
    Villa accommodation
    Package Bonus Info
    • Package price includes FREE return seaplane transfers, a 25% discount on accommodation and FREE upgrade to Full Board Plus - book by 31 July 2017

    WELCOME TO MALDIVES

    A destination of dazzling tropical beauty that offers the perfect recipe for relaxation and rejuvenation!

    A country of more than a thousand islands spread over 90,000 square kilometres across the Indian Ocean. Endowed with a dream like beauty, the Maldives welcomes you to enjoy its natural splendour and charm. The destination offers holidaymakers the basic ingredients for a tropical island holiday - great sunny days of deep blue skies, crystal clear lagoons, moonlit nights, waves lapping the soft white sand, the rustle of palm trees and powdery white beaches. Few places offer all this in greater abundance than the Maldives.

    The warm seas of Maldives have high visibility throughout the year; with water clear enough to see the passing fish as far as fifty meters away at times. Over a thousand species of fish and other underwater creatures in habit the Maldivian waters. Enjoy days snorkelling, diving, deep-sea fishing or cruising at sunset.

    HISTORY

    The history of the Maldives is that of a small, isolated and peaceful nation constantly trying to contain the desires of its powerful neighbours and would-be colonisers. It’s also an incredibly hazy history for the most part. The Maldivian character has clearly been shaped by this tumultuous past: hospitable and friendly but fiercely proud and independent at the same time.

    WEATHER

    The Maldives has a tropical climate distinguished by two seasons, or monsoons: the dry northeast monsoon from December to March, and the wet south eastern monsoon from May to November, with more strong winds and rain. April is a transitional period noted for clear water and warm weather. It should be noted the Maldives lie outside the cyclone belt. The temperature remains remarkably consistent at around 30°C year round.

    AIRPORT & RESORT TRANSFERS

    The airport lies on its own island, Hulhule, close to the capital Male. Transfers are either by speedboat or seaplane depending on your chosen resort location. The Maldives has one of the largest seaplane fleets in the world and the low altitude journey provides a breath taking view of the atolls and islands. Seaplanes only operate during daylight hours the last check in time being 16h00. Speedboats and fixed wing flights operate during daylight hours and after dark.

    ACCOMMODATION

    There are over 90 resorts each with their own individual character and charm ranging from simple 3 star to 5 star deluxe. Each resort occupies its own island - either very small or reasonably large - and is surrounded by pristine beach, a lagoon and a house reef which in itself is a coral garden and natural aquarium. Accommodation ranges from rooms in small blocks to individual bungalows and villas on the beach or built on stilts over the water with steps leading into the lagoon from your own private deck. Beach accommodation generally offers semi outdoor bathrooms which are totally private but enable guests to enjoy showering and bathing under the skies - one of the destinations special, and unique charms. All the basic modern conveniences are provided - ISDD telephones, TV, restaurants, bars, gift shops, medical centres, spa and wellness facilities, diving schools and a full range of land and water sports.

    ELECTRICITY

    220/240 V. British type plugs with 3 flat pins are used.

    LANGUAGE

    The language of the Maldivians is Dhivehi. English is widely spoken in the Maldives.

    TIME

    The Maldives are five hours ahead of GMT and three hours ahead of South African time. Several resorts operate on their own island time which is an hour of local Male time.

    VISAS & PASSPORTS

    South African passport holders do not require a visa.

    HEALTH

    No vaccinations are required and there is no malaria risk. The majority of resorts have a resident medical doctor on the island and decompression chambers are easily reached in the case of any diving emergency.

    CUSTOMS

    Alcohol may not be taken into the Maldives. Any alcohol carried by arriving passengers will be confiscated.

    INSURANCE

    We strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance providing cover for medical expenses, baggage loss of funds due to cancellation and curtailment.

    COMMUNICATION

    The Maldives has international direct dialing facilities to most parts of the world and well as high speed internet services. International roaming agreements exist between the Maldives and several countries including South Africa.

    WHAT TO PACK

    As the Maldives is warm throughout the year it is recommended that you pack light comfortable relaxed clothing. Most resorts are quite casual, so light clothing should be adequate at most times - you may also want to take a thin rain jacket in the event of the occasional rain storm. Nudity is strictly prohibited. Whilst beachwear and barefoot are the order of the day at resort restaurants and bars guests are expected to cover their torsos and thighs. Some resorts request that men wear long trousers for dinner but evenings generally are very casual and glamorous evening wear is not necessary. Don’t forget appropriate beach wear plus sunscreen and sun glasses.

    CHILDREN

    Children are welcome in most resorts and more and more kids clubs are being introduced to the new resorts. Jacuzzi and water villa accommodation is not recommended for young children. Babysitting is available on most islands and can be arranged in the resort at a nominal charge.

    DIVING

    If you are a certified diver, travel with proof of certification and discover this miracle of nature called Maldives - a true diver’s dream. Do you harbour dreams of becoming a certified diver - well there’s no time like the present! Take the plunge while on holiday in the Maldives - with its shallow lagoons Maldives presents ideal conditions for beginners. With Maldives being one of the most coral rich regions in the world, here you are spoilt for choice when it comes to diving. With over a thousand different species of coral and fish, every dive is a fascinating experience. While boat diving is more popular, shore diving to discover natures little wonders subtly hidden in the house reef off the island are a favourite pastime for many. Diving possibilities include drift diving, wreck diving and night diving.

    Enjoy a Maldives Holiday in one of our premier hotels - See more here.


    Thank you very much for taking the time to visit our website - we do hope you found something to whet your appetite. If you would like more information about your holiday choices or if you would like to proceed with a reservation we would love to help you. Please leave your telephone number and a suitable time for us to call and one of our friendly, experienced consultants will contact you.

    Destination
    Name:
    Contact No:
    What is the best time for us to give you a call between 09h00-16h30, Monday to Friday?
    Validation code
    Enter validation code
    Holiday Search
    Destination
    Region
    Hotel
    Price Range
    Departure Date
    Holiday Type