At Coco Bodu Hithi you have several restaurants to choose from, when you want to try something different for Dining in Maldives. There is the meal plan buffet dinner in Air, one of the seven different restaurants. The buffet is a vast selection of a lot of different foods, good quality, a lot to choose from. But besides Air, there is Aqua, which is al fresco seafood over the water, Breeze – a weekly BBQ on the beach, Stars – a modern restaurant at the Escape Water Residences, Tsuki at top of the Latitude bar – serving Japanese specialties, sashimi and sushi. At last the Wine Loft also offers once a week dining menu paired with worldclass wines.
During our stay at Coco, we tried to dine in servals of the restaurants, as we are honestly more into having a good ala carte dinner together, than a buffet. And at Coco the choices are so many for having a different experience each evening. The resort gives you a daily meal credit, so if you dont go to the buffet, you can use the credit in som of the other restaurants, which means that for only a little more you can have a fabulous ala carte dinner. What a great concept – we loved it.
We simply just love sushi and Japanese food, and Tsuki was therefore the choice for us the first evening at Coco. Located at Latitude, this small cosy place has a nice view over the pool, main jetty and beach. As there is only 5 tables outside, you are very much alone and undisturbed and can enjoy the food. Actually this place is so nice, that we event here twice during the stay.
We tried the selection of sashimi, some different maki rolls and of course the wagyu beef. The restaurant doesn’t have a huge selection of dishes, but it works all fine, and in our opinion is it more important that the food is fresh and tasty. Both times we where a Tsuki – we really enjoyed, relaxing and good foods, and some very nice desserts of course.
At Aqua, you can dine in harmony with the elements over the waters. Well – is was quite windy the evening we where at Aqua, so we could really feel the elements. But the food here outshined the wind very fast. The menu at Aqua is a little more gourmet than Tsuki and we had a maki roll and spicy noodle salad and thai beef salad as starters. Raspberry sorbet to clear the tastebuds and then the signature dish Aqua Grilled Seafood together with mango papaya salad and green salad. As dessert the Creme Brûlée with Passionfruit. All of these dishes was very well prepared, and we enjoyed especially the detail that the thai dishes was strong and spicy in the taste. We love thai food, and these dishes really represented the true thai flavor. Something which is often missing.
But the restaurant we use most, was Stars which was located pretty close to our villa. No for the dinner, but because when you are staying in the Escape Water Residences, you can have a ala carte breakfast here every morning. To be able to sit at this terrasse and enjoy a fresh prepared breakfast with fruits, omelets, coffees and teas, and to wrap it all up with a small steak is just the perfect start on a day with snorkeling or diving. We loved the possibility to have a remote and relaxing breakfast.
In general the food on Coco have a good quality, and the chefs prepare the dishes pretty good. If you would like som adjustments to the dishes to match you taste, the wish is quickly replied with an “Of course”. The service, no matter where you go to dine, is very professional, attentive and polite. A pleasure to see, and a great example was the waiter at Stars. As Katja had a little cold a few days, he prepared a fresh ginger tea with lemon and honey for her each morning, strong and tasty to help the cold to go away.
Dining in Maldives is something you should consider when choosing you resort for the holiday, as it is very important for the entire experience. As you are staying at a remote island, you have the possibilities that there are present here, and are typical not able to go anywhere else, unless there is another resort close by you can try. Coco Bodu Hithi offers good quality, even better locations and stunning service, so here we felt in good hands regarding the food. Consider the luxury of having the Stars as your private choice for breakfast, it makes a great day start even better.