Green Travel Maldives

Checking In: Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach in the Maldives

Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach fulfilled my Maldivian fantasies and nerdy, environmentalist dreams all at once. This luxury boutique hotel is located in Hulhumale’ and is the first eco-friendly hotel on the island, committed to protecting our oceans and environment.

Logan and I spent a quick one night stay at this stunning property, and it was exactly what we needed to unwind and refresh after 40+ hours of travel.

The hotel itself is tucked away just across from the beach and may be hard to find if you didn’t know where to look; but as a guest at the Coconut Tree you won’t need to worry about being able to find the hotel. Upon landing at the International Airport we were greeted by a member of the Coconut Tree staff who drove us to the hotel.

After a quick ten-minute drive, we arrived at Coconut Tree and were greeted by more incredibly welcoming staff who provided us with juice and cool towels. They were also able to help carry our luggage up to our room, which was very helpful for an over packer like myself as the hotel doesn’t have an elevator.

I was in awe when we reached our room. Sunlight poured in through the large balcony doors, shining light on the simple, but authentic island décor hanging on the walls. The room wasn’t overly large, but provided more than enough space for the two of us to have a comfortable stay.

My absolute favourite part about our room was the rooftop terrace. The terrace provided a view of the ocean and housed the huge outdoor shower and bathtub. Who needs a towel when you can just soak up the sun post-shower?

While the room was beautiful and I adored the rooftop terrace, the real reason I had chosen to stay at Coconut Tree was because of their environmental initiatives. The hotel has an Eco Initiative that includes not using any plastic water bottles or plastic containers for amenities such as shampoo and conditioner. Instead, drinkable water for guests is refilled in sterilized glass jars and bathroom amenities are also in refillable containers. Some of Coconut Tree’s other environmental measures include key card controlled lights and air conditioning to save energy, reducing the use of paper in guest rooms, and using eco-friendly detergents and cleaning agents.

There is also a restaurant right next to the hotel for guests looking to enjoy a quick bite without wandering off too far. The lovely staff at Coconut Tree even offered to deliver the restaurant food to our rooms, as they could tell we were exhausted from a long day of travelling. Breakfast is included with your stay at Coconut Tree, though the options are very limited. If you’re a picky eater I’d advise bringing along some breakfast bars or seeking out breakfast elsewhere on the island.

The hotel is also able to organize and coordinate different excursions for guests including jet skiing, paddle boarding, snorkelling, visits to neighbouring islands, and a variety of others.

The front desk staff was very helpful in general and more than willing to go above and beyond to ensure we had everything for a perfect stay on the island.

My Final Recomendation 

If you’re reading it on my blog, then you know this place is good! I’d recommend Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach to anyone looking for a cute place to stay in the Maldives that’s centrally located to the airport and beaches, as well as anyone looking to minimize their environmental impact while travelling.

Rooms from $129 USD. Visit Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla Beach to book online. 

Airplanes & Avocados was welcomed to this hotel as a guest. All opinions are my own.

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