Coco Palm resort wins ‘Best Luxury Hotel’

High-end resort Coco Palm at Bodu Hithi island won the prestigious “Best Luxury Hotel 2009” award from the World Luxury Hotel Awards.

The ceremony was held last week in Thailand.

In a press release, the resort said it was honoured by the distinction, “which sets Coco Palm Hithi as a benchmark for luxury hotels around the world.”

Hotels are nominated for the award by guests, travel agents and tour operators and voting is carried out by a panel of 50 leading travel experts.

The Bodu Hithi resort, based in North Male Atoll, consists of 100 villas, including 32 perched on wooden stilts over the lagoon.