You & Me by Cocoon, an exclusive, new, five-star, adults-only, private island resort in the Raa Atoll, northern Maldives, will open on 1 February 2019, offering guests a secluded, romantic hideaway in luxurious, “rustic-chic” style surroundings.
Announced in partnership with sales and marketing company Plateau International, who will represent and promote the hotel to UK and European agents and trade partners, You & Me by Cocoon is perfectly positioned in a beautiful, untouched corner of the Maldives and transports guests to a world far removed from the stresses of everyday life.
Marco Rosa, Founder of Plateau International, said: “The island is an idyllic, intimate, retreat where couples, honeymooners and friends can unwind and enjoy tranquil “us time”, far away from other hotels in The Maldives. The beauty of the resort’s location, the outstanding villas and suites, the refinement of the restaurants and the wonder of underwater dining make You and Me by Cocoon stand out as one of the very best, romantic island resorts in the Maldives.”
Attilio Azzola, Marketing Manager for the new You & Me by Cocoon, said: “You and Me by Cocoon is our second island resort in the spectacular Maldivian atolls, and will attract travellers looking for an intimate escape where they can switch off from their busy lives and relax into the calm of island life. The new resort perfectly complements our first hotel, the design-led Cocoon Maldives, and both will offer an unrivalled experience in the region. We look forward to working closely with our trade partners and seeing the hotel welcome delighted visitors from early 2019.”
The adults-only You and Me by Cocoon features 109 rooms and suites, a la carte restaurants offering exceptional levels of cuisine and service - including H20, the only underwater restaurant in Raa Atoll, and one of only six in the whole of the Maldives – plus four more restaurants, a bar in partnership with Veuve Clicquot, pool and full-service spa, featuring Elizabeth Arden products and treatments. When not relaxing and discovering the beauty of the island, guests can opt for a range of activities and excursions, including water sports, scuba diving, local island tours, big game fishing tours, snorkelling trips and dolphin cruises. Daily entertainment includes live music and Maldivian cultural showcases.
The outstanding accommodation options include 99 overwater villas and suites, and 10 suites with private pool set on the beach. There are seven different room types to choose from, including Manta Villas offering a sunrise view, Dolphin Villas offering a sunset view or Dolphin Villas with Pool, again offering a sunset view. All are air-conditioned and have a barefoot luxury feel, with polished wooden floors, king-sized bed overlooking the ocean, rain shower and a seaside deck with an infinite view of the beautiful lagoon.
Couples seeking sheer indulgence can choose an Aqua Suite or Aqua Suite with Pool. These are larger overwater villas, with a spacious bathroom with rain shower, couple’s bathtub overlooking the ocean, king-sized bed, sofa and large outdoor deck to relax and sunbathe with lagoon access and spectacular sunrise views. The Aqua Suite with Pool features a private infinity pool in addition to the large sundeck, with direct lagoon access for guests to enjoy a dip in the pool or the ocean.
On the beach, guests can opt for a Beach Suite with Pool. These spacious rooms offer a luxurious feel, with a beautiful bathroom including a couple’s bathtub and rain shower, a king size bed overlooking the beach, sofa, sun deck and private pool with beach and sea views.
The resort’s gastronomic offerings include H2O, a fully-submerged, underwater restaurant that treats diners to a 360-degree view of the Maldives’ incredible marine environment, as they dine on gourmet cuisine that’s unrivalled in the Maldives. Located just 100 metres from the hotel, on the stunning, unspoilt reef, H20 is the only underwater restaurant in Raa Atoll and one of only six in the whole of the Maldives.
Green Carpet is an à la carte garden restaurant, overlooking the pool and beach, where guests will dine on a pretty, English-style lawn. The Sand serves freshly cooked international dishes prepared at bespoke live cooking stations and is open for breakfast and dinner. Rising Sun serves a Japanese, à la carte, fine dining menu for lunch and dinner and Italians do it better…la pasta is a relaxed beachside restaurant, serving Italian favourites such as pasta and pizza for lunch and dinner. Every meal served in the resort’s restaurants is freshly prepared from an à la carte menu, with no buffet service meals at any time.
Beside the main pool area, is the Cheers Bar, adorned with hammocks and lounge chairs, serving freshly made cocktails as well as a wide variety of wines and champagnes, offered via a unique partnership with Veuve Clicquot. At Cheers Bar, guests can enjoy live music performances and entertainment each evening.
No stay at You & Me by Cocoon would be complete without a visit to the You & Me Spa, featuring four double treatment rooms. Experienced therapists offer a wide range of therapeutic treatments, featuring Elizabeth Arden products, designed to soothe the mind, body and spirit to ensure a sublime spa experience. The spa rooms look out on the beautiful azure seas of the Raa Atoll.
You & Me is reached in just 20 minutes by speedboat from Ifuru domestic airport, or in 45 minutes, via a scenic seaplane ride from Male’ international airport.
Rooms at You & Me by Cocoon start from £355 per room, per night on a bed and breakfast basis. Half-board plus, full-board plus and all-inclusive packages are also available.