Tuesday, 7 April 2015

The Cocoa Island Maldives

The Maldives seem a bit like an over-the-top parody of an island holiday destination,not an Island or archipelago,but an atoll of a thhout Robinson Crusoe-sized islands,in the shallow water of a coral reef in the Indian Ocean. Cocoa Island is one of the these,just a ten minute walk from end to end(and two minutes across),with absolutely nothing on it but the hotel.All of *Cocoa Island's suite's and villas are over the water in the form of dhomi,a traditional fishing boat,with a short out the back door,leading from a tiny balcony straight down into the oceans shallow waters.The "boats" are firmly moored to the sea floor,as you can see at the low tide,but at night tide the gentle waters lap against the edge of the balcony. The view from the bed,through large french windows,is nothing but calm and unbroken Indian Ocean as far as the eye can see.

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