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Friday is an All-Day Celebration of Maldivian Traditions at Coco Collection Resorts

Beach Dinner at Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu
At Coco Collection resorts in the Maldives, Friday is an all-day celebration of Maldivian traditions and culture!

At Coco Collection resorts in the Maldives, Friday is an all-day celebration of Maldivian traditions and culture! You can see the resort’s islanders in traditional Maldivian attire from the airport to the resort. Additionally, you can also hear the ‘Bodu Beru’ drums in the evening at the resorts as well.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Coco Bodu Hithi host a traditional beach dinner every Friday as well. Guests indulge Maldivian delicacies and South Asian cuisine at the beach dinner. And remember, coconuts are a big thing in the Maldives. So, expect to sample some amazing coconut dishes.

Image: Coco Collection

Guests can end their Friday with an entertaining (and informative!) presentation about the Maldivian history and culture. The presentation is held at the resorts’ bar.

Also read: 05 Ways to Connect with the Traditional Side of Maldives

The Coco Collection brand compromises of Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu and Coco Bodu Hithi in the Maldives. Recently, the two resorts have received honours from Condé Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers’ Choice Award. Likewise, Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu won the 20th place in the top 30 Indian Ocean Resorts category. Meanwhile, Coco Bodu Hithi won the 27th place.

Coco Bodu Hithi

The flagship property of Coco Collection, Coco Bodu Hithi reflects the Island’s character in its every dimension. Furthermore, the chic retreat is a place where guests can connect with themselves, loved ones and the wonder of the natural world. Nestled within North Malé Atoll, the resort is accessible via a 40-minute journey from Velana International Airport.

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu

Coco Palm Dhuni Kolhu promises that ‘happiness is found in every moment’. The resort located in Baa Atoll remains dedicated to making the most of its cherished island home. Moreover, Coco Plam Dhuni Kolhu offers The style and feel are rustic yet luxurious, organic yet elegant. So, the beautiful island is for guests who want to forget about the everyday stresses of life and reconnect with nature.

Feature image by Coco Collection
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Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives Announces New Leadership Appointments

Meet the newest leadership appointments at Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives introduces Steven D’Souza as Director of Food & Beverages, and Tammy Gan as Assistant Director of Branding & Marketing.

Steven D’Souza – Director of Food & Beverages

Originally from India, Steve brings over 18 years of experience within the hospitality Industry. Having achieved a Bachelor of Hotel Management degree, Steve has accumulated invaluable pre-opening resort experiences. Steve has worked across three continents and served as the Food and Beverage division Head at Cap Jaluca, A Belmond Hotel in Anguilla.

When it comes to the Maldives, Steve has worked at The Nautilus Maldives, Niyama Private Island Maldives, and Anantara Kihavah Maldives. Additionally, Steven has also worked in Anantara in Thailand, Raffles Hotels Canouan Island, Buccament Bay Spa and Resort in St. Vincent & Grenadines, and Sheraton Jumeirah in Dubai.

At Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll, Steve will be reporting directly to the General Manager. He has been tasked with spearheading the F&B operations, prioritizing revenue growth, waste minimization, and regulatory compliance, as well as enhancing guest satisfaction through elevated service standards.

Tammy Gan – Assistant Director of Branding & marketing

Tammy, who is originally from Singapore joins Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll with over 14 years of Marketing and Branding experience in the hospitality sector. Throughout her career, Tammy has worked in countries across Southeast Asia to the Middle East as well as the Maldives. Prior to this, Tammy held the position of Assistant Director of Marketing & Communications at The Nautilus Maldives. Additionally, she held roles in esteemed properties like Gili Lankanfushi Maldives, Laguna Banyan Tree Limited in Phuket, Anantara Hotels Resorts & Spa in UAE, and Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel.

In her new role, Tammy will report to the Director of Sales & Marketing. Here, she will oversee the strategic development and execution of marketing and communications plans for Finolhu and . HERE brands. Additionally, her role also encompasses brand enhancement, market analysis, advertising initiatives, resource allocation optimisation, as well as nurturing innovative branding and communication strategies through collaboration with external agencies.

I’m thrilled to welcome Steven and Tammy to Seaside Finolhu. I am confident that their expertise will help enhance our brand and elavate our dining experiences, ensuring unforgettable memoments for our guests, comments Steven Phillips – General Manager, Seaside Finolhu Baa Atoll.

Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives is owned and managed by the Seaside Collection. The resort consists of 125 beachfront and overwater villas, four restaurants and an array of activities for guests to enjoy every day! Recently, the resort took groundbreaking measures to offer its employees more opportunities by signing an MoU with the Maldives National University. The MoU with Finolhu and MNU ensures the employees have opportunities to pursue further education and grow in the industry.

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