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The hottest new opening in the Maldives

Cora Cora Maldives will open on the 1st of October 2021 and will be the hottest new opening in the destination! Cora Cora Maldives is a truly innovative concept resort and unlike anything the Maldives has ever seen, giving guests the unmissable opportunity to experience the Maldives like never before. Cora Cora Maldives is the very first resort in the Maldives that celebrates and embraces the culture and heritage of the destination. Located in the pristine and pure Raa Atoll, Cora Cora Maldives is just 45 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport or 30 minutes by domestic flight, followed by a 20-minute speedboat journey. Cora Cora Maldives is surrounded by the stunning natural beauty that will make your soul soar. Freedom and wellbeing are the true essences of Cora Cora Maldives and this is evident throughout the island from the delicious plant-based dishes, to the moment you step into the glistening turquoise waters that fringe the sugar soft beaches, immersing yourself into the tranquil spirit of the resort. An expertly-selected choice of accommodation (from 68 to 234 sqm) Comprising of 100 villas and suites, each one has been expertly curated to reflect the spirit of the Maldives and is prevalent in all of the nine accommodation categories. Accommodation sizes range from the generously appointed Beach Villas at 68 sqm to the two-bedroom Lagoon Pool Villa with slide inject an element of fun into the traditional over-water villas which the Maldives is famed for. Cora Cora Maldives fuses innovation and an element of freedom to create luxurious accommodation that is fun and exciting. 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. Gourmet Meal PlanÒ (premium all-inclusive) It’s freedom time and at Cora Cora Maldives the Gourmet Meal PlanÒ is present in every detail of the resort, giving guests the unmissable opportunity to experience an array of dining possibilities. With five restaurants and bars, Culinary Director Umberto Piccolini has expertly curated a range of contemporary and traditional menus that guests can enjoy 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. TazaaÒ – From a unique breakfast display to an a la carte and buffet, it is a tribute to different kitchens on the old spice route Ginger Moon® – An Asian Restaurant offering the flavours of Asia’s legendary markets Teien® – A Japanese Restaurant that combines Teppanyaki, Sushi, and Kushiyaki. MY COFFEE® – For a quick caffeine fix, tasty grab ‘n’ go bites, or just a place to sip and graze, MY COFFEEÒ blends rustic chic with modern style. Acquapazza® – An Italian Restaurant & Beach Club lifestyle concept serving meals and drinks throughout the day Guests of Cora Cora Maldives can tantalise their tastebuds at any time of the day or night, with no restrictions on mealtimes, the freedom to enjoy whatever you desire when you desire further enhances Cora Cora Maldives’ freedom ethos Wellness: the heart of Cora Cora Maldives Wellness is at the core of Cora Cora Maldives and the seven beautifully designed treatment rooms create a luxurious tropical sanctuary. The stunning surroundings enable guests to connect with the environment and immerse themselves in the natural beauty of Cora Cora Maldives whilst participating in a range of mindful activities. In addition to the extensive treatments, including yoga and meditation classes which are undertaken on the expansive yoga pavilion. Experienced therapists have been carefully selected from Bali, Thailand, and Indonesia to expertly deliver a fusion of Eastern and Western practices. Families: something for children of all ages Traditionally Maldivian resorts have been for couples and honeymooners. Embracing freedom, there are no restrictions-Cora Cora Maldives is suitable for everyone from tots to teens to the young at heart. Cora Cora Maldives guests have the freedom to do as little or as much as they desire. With a diverse range of incredible facilities at their fingertips, from five restaurants and bars; a seven-treatment room spa with an extensive range of therapies as well as a wellness centre and yoga platform; a dedicated PADI certified dive centre and exciting first-class kids’ club and playground, the freedom of choice, has never felt so liberating! A diver’s delight! Explore the aquatic wonders of the Raa Atoll and 10 dive sites Guests can dive into the spirit of the Maldives with the PADI certified dive school. Guests can explore this aquatic world of wonder and discover Raa Atoll’s incredible array of marine life. The PADI certified dive centre at Cora Cora Maldives offers divers of all levels the opportunity to encounter the captivating marine life and natural wonders of the Raa Atoll. Divers can experience the wildlife-rich waters that surround Cora Cora Maldives and can encounter curious lemon sharks, impressive marlins as well as brightly coloured nudibranchs, and tropical red toothed triggerfish, a key characteristic is their distinctive red teeth. The warm, crystal clear waters are teeming with colourful fish, and with an array of 10 dive sites ranging from 20 minutes to 50 minutes by boat (depending on weather conditions), aquatic adventures that will astonish even the most experienced diver is guaranteed. The spectacular dive sites are suitable for any level of diver and all easily accessible. The expert divemasters at Cora Cora Maldives will guide guests to a range of dive sites depending on ability and visibility. Culture and heritage Cora Cora Maldives will be the first resort in the Maldives to showcase a licensed art gallery and museum, showcasing the cultural heritage of the island. With over 400 incredible local artefacts in the collection, guests can explore the rich history of the Maldives in breath-taking natural surroundings. Cora Cora Maldives will also host guest artists from around the world, curating exclusive exhibitions for guests to enjoy. Cora Cora Maldives will offer its guests a one-of-a-kind immersive Maldivian cultural, experiential, and culinary experience. Comprising of 100 villas, five restaurants, two bars, an extensive spa, watersports centre, gym, yoga pavilion, outdoor cinema, kids’ club, and museum. Cora Cora Maldives is set to be the ultimate idyllic, island escape.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Telegraph.

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  1. More and more top hotels seem to be tuning into what us guests want. A variety of restaurants is brilliant, it gives you a night out without having to go anywhere.

  2. The Maldives have been creeping up my to visit list over the last couple of years. Cora Cora is where I would want to stay.

    After travelling all that way you’re not going to want to stay at a hotel that’s a bit of a disappointment.

  3. I’ve always wanted to have a go at diving. I’m guessing that the Diving School can cope with beginners. Over two weeks I could concentrate on getting qualified.

  4. Over the pandemic a few of the weaker players have gone to the wall and the big boys have had a chance to rethink their game. Cora Cora shows how the last year has given travel companies a chance to push towards higher standards. You’re going to see the A game from the top of the market.

  5. is it worth staying in cora cora??
    kindly let m know a i am planning to go for my honeymoon.

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