Cocoon Maldives Appoints Ahmed Jihad-Jay as New General Manager

Sep 5, 2021

MALE’, MALDIVES – 05th September 2021– Cocoon Maldives is excited to announce the appointment of Ahmed Jihad (Jay) as its new General Manager. Jay is currently the General Manager of You & Me Maldives. With this new appointment, Jay will be the Corporate General Manager for both Cocoon resorts.


Throughout his 20 years career in the hospitality industry, Jay has experience working in renowned 5-star luxury brands in the Maldives in various managerial positions from Operations Manager, Resort Manager to General Manager.

“We are excited and proud to appoint Jay as the new General Manager for Cocoon Maldives, who has vast Maldivian experience and knowledge to effectively lead and manage the team for an unforgettable Cocoon experience to all our valued guests. We are confident that Jay will bring Cocoon and You & Me to new heights and strategically position both properties as the leading brands in Maldives luxury resort segment” said Alessandro Azzola, Managing Director of Cocoon and You & Me Maldives.


You & Me is located in the secluded northern atoll of Raa and is positioned as an achingly elegant, rustic-chic resort that exclusively caters to guests aged 16 and above. It oozes romance, with drop-dead gorgeous villas and free flow champagne, not to mention an intimate fine dining designer restaurant, H2O by Andrea Berton, which is fully submerged at the bottom of the island’s lagoon.


Cocoon Maldives, located in Ookolhufinolhu Island, Lhaviyani atoll is easily accessible by a 40-minute scenic seaplane flight from Velana International Airport, blends the best of Italian design with the Maldives’ stunning natural beauty. The five-star resort houses 150 villas that are exclusively designed by Lago, one of Italy’s finest design firms.