Cocoa Island by COMO is an intimate private Maldives island resort with 33 overwater suites allowing you to slip right into the turquoise lagoon to explore an exceptional house reef. Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes holistic wellness treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat, South Indian-influenced cuisine and worldclass diving.
Among Maldives beach resorts, our eight split-level suites stand out for the generous indoor seating area with a Balinese day-bed, large bathroom and private terrace allowing for easy access to the lagoon’s warm waters. Light floods in, the ‘dhoni’-style boat design—the suite doesn’t float but is rather fixed to the lagoon—making you feel as if it’s just you and the sea.
The best resorts in the Maldives can’t match the Dhoni Loft Suites’ quirky design. These nine rooms work very well for families because of an expansive downstairs living area (which doubles up as a sleeping area for children) and then the master bedroom on a mezzanine level, just beneath the rafters. Again the terrace has steps straight into the lagoon.
With private sundecks and full-length windows overlooking the Indian Ocean, these Maldives villas bring the outside in. A dramatically elevated loft sequesters a king-sized bed while downstairs on the main level a large and airy sitting area doubles up as a sleeping area for kids.
The largest of Cocoa Island by COMO’s Maldives over water villas, these four light-filled bungalows, all of which sit on their own secluded jetty, feature three private al fresco areas: an outdoor shower, a balcony with a daybed, and off the sitting area, which converts into a kid-friendly sleeping area, there’s a sun terrace fitted with a table and pair of loungers.
Approached by a private jetty, each villa is arranged with two wings, each with a bedroom (one king, one twin), ensuite bathroom, outdoor shower and private terrace. These wings are connected by living and dining areas with balconies on either side, which allows for step-off-the-deck access to the lagoon.
Discover the calming spirit of the Maldives spa resort at COMO Shambhala Retreat where the offer holistic, Asian-inspired treatments. The resort have an open-air pavilion for yoga, four treatment rooms (including one for couples), plus separate male and female steam rooms and a large hydrotherapy pool. We also offer a series of ‘Wellness Paths.’ these well-priced groups of treatments addresssing specific needs such as purification and stress.
The Cocoa Island Dive Centre is open daily from 8am until 6pm. Staff are always on hand to assist you and to recommend dive sites to match your interest and experience.
Reservations can be made at the dive centre before 5.30pm on the preceding day. If you are unsure whether or not to dive the next day, it is better to make a reservation anyway. This avoids disappointment should the boats or diving schedule fill up.
The Maldives in general, and Cocoa Island in particular, offer very good water-based activities from diving to surfing. The waters surrounding the islands are clear, calm and exceptionally beautiful. The white sand and shallow lagoons mean sunshine reflects off the seabed, creating pools that are a warm, brilliant turquoise. This is also why the Maldives are highly appealing to families, with children able to snorkel safely.
Sunset cruising is a popular touristic pastime, with Cocoa Island offering its resort speedboat (fully crewed) for those who want to watch sunset over the waters of the South Malé Atoll. This is a chance to watch dolphins at play, who are often active in close proximity to the resort.
You can go deep-sea fishing, or partake in water-sports off the beach, like windsurfing or catamaran sailing and the resort facilities includes: Gym with yoga facilities.
Cocoa island by como is the essence of romance. Turquoise water gently rolls onto the powder-white beach. The private lagoon displays a myriad of colourful fish and corals, and your suite or villa leaves you wanting for nothing.
COMO Shambhala Cuisine incorporates organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals. At Cocoa Island by COMO, resort chefs also make ample use of the tandoor, a type of Indian oven that allows for the fat-free cooking of meats, vegetables and fish whist introducing a wonderful charcoal flavour.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening under a canopy of stars with only the sounds of the ocean and gentle sea breezes to distract you. Set up an intimate dining table on Cocoa Island’s eastern sandbank, where your personal butler serves you a five-course meal from our carefully selected dinner menu and a bottle of chilled Champagne.
Faru Bar is an easy, foot-in-the-sand Maldives’ resort bar where the artful bartenders put together refreshing cocktails and mocktails. Fine wines, classic cigars and light snacks also feature, alongside some easy beats at sunset.
Unique among restaurants in the Maldives, resort talented, New Zealand-born Executive Chef Shane Avant draws inspiration from the Malabar Coast’s rich gourmet heritage and local seafood. He also creates modern interpretations of Southeast Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. The kitchen’s tandoor oven allows for fat-free, flavour-rich grilling of meats, vegetables and fish. With COMO Shambhala Cuisine, the resort present health-conscious alternatives at every meal. And three times a week Ufaa offers a set Indian, Thai and Seafood Barbecue dinner menu.