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What is the best time to visit Cora Cora Maldives? caret-down

The Maldives generally has a tropical climate with two distinct seasons: the dry season (November to April) and the wet season (May to October). Both are suitable for travelling, however more frequent rain showers have to be expected during the wet season.

What is the time zone in the Maldives? caret-down

The Maldives is 5 hours ahead of the GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). All timings at Cora Cora Maldives are on Male time.

Do I need a visa to enter the Maldives? caret-down

No, you do not need a visa to enter the Maldives. All travelers are given a 30-day visa upon arrival. To receive this, each traveler must present a passport (valid for at least six months), and a valid return air ticket to a destination where the passenger has permission to enter, together with any visa required for that destination. All travellers are required to submit the Traveller Declaration within 96 hours to the flight time, during arrival and departure. https://imuga.immigration.gov.mv/ethd

How long does it take to go around the island? caret-down

You can go around the island within 20-30 minutes on a casual pace.

What is the dress code at Cora Cora Maldives? caret-down

We have a relaxed and casual dress code, allowing you to feel comfortable and at ease throughout their stay. As the resort is on a tropical beach, light and breathable clothing is often recommended. During mealtimes, we do request that you dress appropriately in dining attire, and we kindly ask you not to come to the restaurant in swimwear or sleeveless shirts. If you wish you can enjoy our island and all our outlets barefoot.

 

Do you have a doctor on the island? caret-down

Yes, we have medical facilities and professional staff available to attend to your healthcare needs. There will be a doctor permanently stationed on the island with a clinic equipped to handle common medical concerns and emergencies.

Transportation

Where is Cora Cora Maldives located? caret-down

We are located in the beautiful Raa Atoll. #reconnectinRAA

How far is Cora Cora Maldives from Velana International Airport? caret-down

Cora Cora Maldives is located approximately 177 KM from Velana International Airport. The exact distance may vary depending on the transportation method used and the route taken. Typically, the resort can be reached via a seaplane transfer or a domestic flight + speedboat transfer from the airport.

Will I be welcomed at the airport? caret-down

On arrival at Velana International Airport, you will need to clear immigration and collect your luggage before coming out into the arrival hall, where our airport representatives will be waiting for you in front of the arrival gate, holding a board displaying “Cora Cora Maldives”. You will be escorted to the resort transfer.

How can I reach the island? caret-down

Cora Cora Maldives is a scenic 45-minute flight by Seaplane away from Velana International Airport. As an alternative there is the 30-minutes transfer by Domestic Flight followed by a 20-minutes Speedboat journey.

 

  • Seaplanes operate only during daylight hours. For your arrival, please note that the transfer will be arranged for all international flights landing no later than 3.30 PM. Please do keep in mind that if there are major delays in the flight or on the ground to due unforeseen circumstances (bad weather, technical issues, system failures, long queues in the airport etc.) a transfer on the same day cannot be guaranteed.
  • For your departure day, only international flights departing after 9 AM will be catered by Seaplane transfers.
  • If you are arriving or departing outside these timings, you will need to overnight in a hotel in the Greater Male’ area.

Who arranges the transfer if I book directly with the resort? caret-down

The transfers will be arranged by Cora Cora Maldives through our 3rd party transfer providers.

What are the baggage allowances? caret-down

Seaplane Luggage Information:

Baggage allowance is 20kg per person and hand luggage allowance is 5 kg per person. Any excess weight over this will be charged at US$ 6.04+ taxes per kg at the time of check-in. Luggage Excess Fee is subject to change without any prior notification. The weight for any bag should not exceed 32kg. Please also note that children below 2 years flying free of charge do not have any luggage weight.

Domestic Luggage Information:

Baggage allowance is 20kg per person and hand luggage allowance is 5 kg per person. Any excess weight over this will be charged at US$ 2.00+ taxes per kg at the time of check-in. Carry on hand luggage allowance is 20” x 12” x 7″. Please also note that children below 2 years flying free of charge do not have any luggage weight. Please ensure provided names are correct as per passport, the domestic airline charge USD 100 for name changes

Accommodation & Bookings

What are the accommodation options at Cora Cora Maldives? caret-down

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit different preferences and needs. See below:

  • Beach Villa
  • Beach Pool Villa
  • Lagoon Villa
  • Lagoon Pool Villa
  • Beach Pool Suites
  • Duplex Lagoon Pool Villa
  • Two Bedroom Family Beach Villa
  • Two Bedroom Family Beach Pool Villa
  • Two Bedroom Lagoon Pool Villa with Slide

What is the standard Check-In/ Check-Out time? caret-down

The standard check-in time is 14:00hrs and check-out time is 12:00hrs noon.

What is Premium All Inclusive Gourmet Meal Plan®? caret-down

The Premium All-Inclusive Gourmet Meal Plan® offered at Cora Cora Maldives is a comprehensive dining package designed to provide guests with an exceptional culinary experience during their stay. It is valid from the moment you arrive to the island and until 11AM on your departure day.

 

Accommodations

The meal plan includes your chosen accommodation with us, allowing you to enjoy their meals in a luxurious and comfortable setting.

 

Gourmet Dining

With our Gourmet Meal Plan®, you have access to a wide variety of gourmet dining options. This includes 4 à la carte specialty restaurants and 2 bars, offering a diverse range of cuisines and flavors prepared by talented chefs combined with premium spirits, cocktails and mocktails for you to indulge in.

 

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

The Gourmet Meal Plan® includes daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, ensuring that guests have a satisfying dining experience throughout the day. This allows for flexibility and convenience in planning meals during the stay. On top of that the drinks in all restaurants and bars are included at any time based on our Beverage Menu.

 

Premium Beverage Selection

The Premium All-Inclusive Gourmet Meal Plan® includes a huge selection of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. This consists of a variety of cocktails, spirits, wines, beers, soft drinks, and more.

 

Snacks and Afternoon Tea

The plan includes snacks, coffee, tea and homemade ice creams available throughout the day, providing additional options for light bites and refreshments.

On my departure day, do I get charged for consuming anything after I checked-out from my villa? caret-down

No, you will not get charged for consumption within our Premium All Inclusive Gourmet Meal Plan®, as it is valid until your departure.

Is it possible to accommodate 2 Adults & 2 Children or 3 Adult + 1 Child in Lagoon Villa Category? caret-down

The Lagoon Villa category is typically designed to accommodate 2 adults and 1 child below 11 years old. It is therefore not possible to accommodate 2 adults & 2 children or 3 adults & 1 child in the Lagoon Villa. The resort’s

Is Wi-Fi available at Cora Cora Maldives? caret-down

Yes, Wi-Fi is available both in the villas and public areas. Guests can enjoy wireless internet access throughout their stay, allowing them to stay connected and make the most of their experience at the resort.

What kind of sockets do you have in the guest villas? caret-down

We provide international sockets. You can conveniently use your electronic devices and chargers without the need for any adapters or converters. The international sockets are designed to accommodate various plug types, ensuring that guests from different regions can easily connect their devices during their stay. We do also have adapters available on request in case there is a need for it.

What are the infant and child ages for the resort? caret-down

0 – 1.99 years is considered as an infant and 2 – 11.99 years is considered as a child.

What are the sizes of the bed options & the baby cot? caret-down

Master Bed – 200cm x 180cm

Sofa Bed – 190cm x 70cm

Extra Bed – 190cm x 90cm

Baby Cot – 120cm x 60cm

Are there railings in any of the overwater room accommodations? caret-down

No, we do not provide any railings.

What methods of payment does the resort accept while on the island? caret-down

We accept various methods of payment to ensure convenience for you during your stay. While the specific payment options may vary, here are some common methods of payment that can be accepted:

  • Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • Cash
  • Bank Transfers
  • Mobile Payment Apps
  • Online payments

Spa, Experiences & Events

Are there any water sports or diving opportunities at Cora Cora Maldives? caret-down

Yes, we offer a range of water sports and diving opportunities for guests to enjoy.

Can I pre-book the restaurants, spa and excursion in Cora Cora Maldives? caret-down

Yes, you can pre-book restaurant reservations, spa treatments, and excursions for your stay at Cora Cora Maldives. To make the process even more convenient for you, we created the Cora Cora Maldives App, which allows you to pre-book various activities and browse the daily happenings at the comfort of your home before you have even set foot on the island.

I have never experienced diving before. Do you offer beginner’s classes? Diving and Watersports Center. caret-down

No prior experience is required and you will get to experience the fun of diving under the direct supervision of our divemaster.

Do you have kids club on the island? caret-down

Our CoRa Kids® Club with its own pool and play area, has programmed activities for our little guests.

Do you have babysitting services? caret-down

Babysitting is available on request at CoRa Kids® Club and is subject to charge.

Do you offer proposals, weddings, and vow renewals? caret-down

Looking for the perfect place for a special occasion, proposal, weddings or vow renewals? At Cora Cora Maldives we can arrange these experiences for you. Please contact us for the full details.

Do you offer photography and videography services? caret-down

Cora Cora Maldives have Image Lab, our on-island photographer, on hand who will be happy to capture those wonderful moments for you. They have services for Photo, Video, and Aerial session that you can avail while on the island.

Are drones allowed on the island? caret-down

At Cora Cora Maldives, the use of drones is generally not permitted for the privacy and safety of all guests. The resort adheres to regulations and policies that prohibit the operation of drones within the premises. This policy is in place to ensure the tranquility and peacefulness of the resort environment, as well as to respect the privacy of other guests.

Are there any spa or wellness facilities at Cora Cora Maldives? caret-down

Yes, we have our own MOKSHA® Spa & Wellbeing Center to enhance your relaxation and well-being.

Do you have a doctor on the island? caret-down

Yes, we have medical facilities and professional staff available to attend to your healthcare needs. There will be a doctor permanently stationed on the island with a clinic equipped to handle common medical concerns and emergencies.

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