The countdown is on for the 1 October 2021 launch of Cora Cora Maldives – a new resort in the Maldives’ Raa Atoll that celebrates the culture and heritage of the destination.
The five-star contemporary resort promises to be unlike anything the Maldives has ever seen, giving guests the unmissable opportunity to experience the Maldives like never before.
Cora Cora Maldives comprises 100 villas and suites, each one has been expertly curated to reflect the spirit of the Maldives and is prevalent in all of the nine accommodation categories. Accommodation ranges from Beach Villas to the two-bedroom Lagoon Pool Villa with slide.
On site is the Cora Cora Maldives Museum, the largest collection of Maldivian cultural heritage outside the Maldives National Museum. Artefacts found on Maamigili date from the Pre-Islamic period to Colonial Period in the Indian Ocean. A preserved oil lamp from the Buddhist period and immaculately preserved Chinese porcelain from the 1500s on both ends of this collection chronological spectrum.
The collection is displayed in two areas of the resort, one at the main lobby gallery and larger exhibits are accessed at the Outdoor Museum at the centre of the island.
The ethnographic collection acquired around the country represents a pre-modern era in Maldivian history. It tells the story of peoples who populated and thrived on these islands for over 2000 years. The outdoor Museum has a fully intact eight-metre-wide Temple Tank from the pre-Islamic period and a twin Temple Tank in the process of excavation. A 120-year-old traditional house that was relocated to the museum has been rebuilt and fully furnished represents the intricacies of the traditional Maldivian lifestyle.
The resort’s gourmet all-inclusive meal plan enables guests the opportunity to experience an array of dining possibilities. With five restaurants and bars, Culinary Director Umberto Piccolini has expertly curated a range of contemporary and traditional menus that guests can enjoy from plant-based dishes to authentic Maldivian curries. Catering for a wealth of dietary requirements, Cora Cora Maldives will also serve an array of healthy options, created from the island’s produce, including homemade vegan ice-cream, fresh salads and dishes comprised of freshly caught fish and seafood.
Translating as ‘liberation of the soul’ the Moksha Spa and Wellbeing Centre is perfectly aligned with Cora Cora Maldives’ freedom philosophy. The facility comprises of seven spa suites that are in harmony with the natural surroundings of Cora Cora Maldives. With a range of holistic activities, indulgent treatments, and ancient wellness traditions and therapies, the Moksha Spa and Wellbeing Centre is a luxurious tropical sanctuary that embraces the true spirit of the Maldives.
Experienced therapists have been carefully selected from Bali, Thailand and Indonesia to expertly deliver a fusion of Eastern and Western practices.
Cora Cora Maldives is just 45 minutes by seaplane from Velana International Airport or 30 minutes by domestic flight, followed by a 20-minute speedboat journey.
More at coracoraresorts.com.
Lead image: Acquapazza, Cora Cora Maldives