The Republic of Maldives, commonly referred to as just Maldives, is an island country that lies in the Indian Ocean. Maldives has some of the most beautiful beaches on earth, and has attracted a huge number of travelers from all over the world since ages. The island destination has acquired an almost legendary status as a tropical destination par excellence. The waters here are crystal clear and aquamarine and the beaches here are luscious stretches of snow white sand. A principal per cent of Maldives’ income comes from tourism, and after that fishing. It follows that Maldives is generally dependent on the sea.
Cocoa Island has been described as one of the heavenliest islands in the planet. It is part of Maldives, and lies in the South Male Atoll. The Island is a veritable paradise, having the best pick of beaches, top notch diving and some pristine natural environment that has been safeguarded by a strict ecological policy. There is the Kandooma Channel in the west of the island, which is one of the top most dive sites in the world. On the east is a serene reef that is ideal snorkeling territory.
Getting to Cocoa Island . . .
The Maldives has a huge number of islands and tiny islets of which Cocoa Island is one. You can fly to the International Airport at Male, and you can travel to Cocoa Island via speed boat, which will take you about thirty minutes.
There are a number of airlines that operate flights to Maldives, such as Sri Lankan Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Emirates, Singapore Airlines and Indian Airlines that offer flights going to Maldives. You can fly direct to Maldives from Singapore, New York and London.
Staying at Cocoa Island . . .
Dhonis are some of the most fun and authentic places to stay in. Dhonis are fishing boats having suites that look sort of like the house boats that are popular in Kerala. The accommodation option gives the tourists a glimpse of the local culture. In addition to this, these dhonis are incomparable in terms of staying in, Dhonis are built right at the beach on a platform with water below, and there are a series of bridges that connect each Dhonis, and to the beach.
Things to do on Cocoa Island . . .
You can go swimming, take in some sun lying on the beach here, as well as enjoy some heavenly diving. The waters here are crystal clear and offer the best visibility levels almost all through the year. The Kandooma Channel is one of the best diving spots in the world. The coral reef has a huge number of marine creatures making plays of colors in the waters, making the sight nothing less than a Psychedelic experience.