Coco Collection’s Wellness Retreat with Dave Catudal

Refresh your senses and get back to a healthy lifestyle at the wellness retreat to be held at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu from 10 – 15 August and at Coco Bodu Hithi from 18 – 23 August 2015. These five or seven day retreats are designed by Dave Catudal, Director of Weight Loss Retreats and Fitness Boot Camps at Lifestyle Health Retreats, with the objective of helping guests improve their mind and physique through nutrition, positive thinking and a balanced lifestyle.

Dave Catudal, Health and Wellness Director and Nutrition and Fitness Coach at PurelyB
Dave Catudal, Health and Wellness Director and Nutrition and Fitness Coach at PurelyB

Having worked together with Hollywood celebrities, top models and professional athletes, Dave is also the Health and Wellness Director as well as the Nutrition and Fitness Coach at PurelyB, a one stop destination for everything healthy and natural. In 2014, Dave emerged as a published author with “The Physique Transformation Book”, a series of educational guidebooks covering the essentials of all the key elements of health, fitness, detox and nutrition.

Coco Bodu Hithi
Coco Bodu Hithi

At Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Coco Bodu Hithi, guests can rejuvenate with classes aimed for abs and core conditioning of the body along with private wellness consultations to understand body types and corresponding fitness routines. Furthermore, the retreat includes different lifestyle health workshops raising awareness on health transformation diets, eating right for your body type, essentials of the modern day detox diets and anti-aging and hormone optimization diets. With the 5 day retreat at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu starting from USD 2,528 in a Beach Villa, guests of Coco Bodu Hithi can also experience the retreat starting from USD 3,158 in an Island Villa.

Sunset Beach Villas, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
Sunset Beach Villas

A High Intensity Interval Training session will also provide guests with metabolic fat-loss challenges followed by ocean fitness activities such as athletic body warm up routines, kayaking and swimming exercises. Additionally, with a resident Yogi, guests can enjoy balancing morning and sunset yoga sessions to improve core strength. At Coco Bodu Hithi, guests can indulge in superfood protein smoothie classes, an ideal addition to a healthy lifestyle.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

“The Maldives is the ideal place for a wellness retreat! When it comes to the health of our bodies, we must also exercise the health of the mind. I can’t think of a more ideal location to experience a holistic wellness retreat than the Maldives. Guests will return home with a lighter, leaner and more healthy body, and a more balanced and peaceful mind,” Dave commented.

Visit and for more information on the packages available to embark on a healthy journey for a better living.

General Manager for Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island appointed

Coco Collection has announced the appointment of Paul Vincent Benedict Brown as the General Manager of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island.

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island is one of the world’s most exclusive private islands and the ultimate top experience of the Coco Collection. The island offers plentiful space for a family or group of friends, with various amenities, sparkling waters of the surrounding lagoon, the colorful house reef gardens and the riches of the natural beauty of the Maldives.

Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island
Coco Privé Kuda Hithi

Apart from cultivating an exceptional stay by ensuring nothing but regal treatment for his guests, Paul is assigned to oversee the efficient operation of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island while working closely with Armand Chaudhary, the newly appointed COO of Sunland Hotels and Coco Collection. Trained by the Household of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Paul is the founder and owner of White Glove Consultancy Services, a company that specializes in educating resorts, villas, private households and butlers on everything pertaining to first class service.

It is noted that during his time at Buckingham Palace, Paul’s duties bestowed him with the privilege to serve at Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s pleasure, as well as taking care of visiting Heads of State. On numerous occasions, Paul was also chosen to work privately for individual members of the immediate Royal Family in Buckingham Palace and at their private residences. Paul received The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic as well as the President of Iceland’s Medal of Honor in 1990.

After his departure from Buckingham Palace, Paul served as House Manager and Butler for Timothy Landon in the UK and for notable TV producer Aaron Spelling in the USA, before deciding to move to Asia, where he joined The Royal Phuket Yacht Club as Director of Guest Services and was personally responsible for the VIP guests while training and managing the butler service team at the club. Before joining Coco Collection this June, Paul inhabited the role of Executive Assistant Manager at The Village Coconut Island in Thailand, where he oversaw the day to day operations of the property.

Palm Residence, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island
Palm Residence, Coco Privé Kuda Hithi

Paul Brown, General Manager at Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, commented “I am excited to have taken on the responsibilities of General Manager here at the magnificent Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island in Maldives, and it is with great pleasure that I look forward to working with the team that has so successfully launched this extravagant island. With my experience of etiquette and protocol in the performance of butlering duties, I am confident that we will elevate service levels to new heights, ensuring a Uniquely Coco stay for our guests!”

Paul’s main focus will be to ensure that guests of the island will be treated like real royalty and to create a sense of familiarity and intimacy for each guest that genuinely symbolizes the vision of Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island Maldives.

Coco Collection ranked as top submitter by Manta Trust

Coco Collection has been ranked as the top submitter for sightings of newly identified Manta Rays as well as the second top submitter for overall sightings to the Manta Trust for the year 2013.

Manta Trust envisions to create a sustainable future for the oceans where Manta Rays thrive in healthy and diverse eco systems. The Maldivian Manta Ray project was initiated by the Manta Trust in 2006. According to a press release by Coco Collection, Chiara Fumagalli, Resident Marine Biologist at Coco Bodu Hithi and Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu, has contributed the details of 24 new Mantas and 93 Manta sightings to the project’s database. This information is a tremendous help towards attaining the research objective of Manta Trust: to estimate the size and structure of the Maldivian Manta Ray Population.

Manta Ray - M1696 “Tofu”
Female Manta Ray – M1696 “Tofu”

Coco collection is also one of the leading contributors to the Maldives Turtle Identification Program. Marine Savers and Seamarc, founded this program in 2011, This is a government endorsed initiative aiming to conserve turtles by protecting their nests, rehabilitating injured turtles and tracking turtles through photo identification. With 159 sightings reported, Coco Collection has been ranked the second top submitter of turtle sightings for the year 2013.

The press release also states that Coco Collection’s environmentally conscious efforts have been recognized for its sustainable hospitality by EarthCheck, the leading environmental certification agency in the travel and tourism industry. Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu is EarthCheck Silver certified and Coco Bodu Hithi holds EarthCheck Bronze certification.

Coco Collection’s portfolio includes the luxury resort Coco Bodu Hithi located in the North Malé Atoll, the environmentally conscious escape Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu in Baa Atoll and the private and exclusive Coco Privé Kuda Hithi Island, which right in front of Coco Bodu Hithi.