Whether you are looking for a romantic retreat or a fun family holiday the COMO Cocoa Island is a dream destination for both. Crystal-clear water and powder-white sandy beaches await you in, what can only be described as, paradise. The COMO Cocoa Island is a peaceful sanctuary that will provide a break from your bustling world, where you can be lulled into relaxation or catapulted into adventure – whichever suits you. With its tropical weather, the Maldives are perfect for traveling year round. From the incredible staff, to the fine dining, beautiful villas, and assortment of activities to do, the COMO Cocoa Island has guests wanting to stay forever in this little slice of heaven.

Location

Why choose the COMO Cocoa Island over other over-water villas in the Maldives?

Located in South Malé Atoll, this private paradise is 40 minutes from Malé airport. Reach your destination with a bird’s eye view from a seaplane or by water via private transport offered by the resort. Surrounded by a blanket of blue sea, the COMO Cocoa Island resort rests on an island known by the locals as Makunufushi. It is situated in North Malé, a less populated area of the island, making it a prime location for guests who desire a quieter and undisturbed stay.

Key Facts

  • the resort offers 24-hour airport pick-up service, whisking you away to paradise via a speedboat with WiFi access
  • each bungalow is situated 24 feet from one another, separated by a wooden boardwalk, providing their guests absolute privacy
  • conveniently located to Biyaddo Beach and Kandooma Beach, where you’ll find one of the best diving sites in the Maldives

What is special?

  • cast yourself away on this private island where powder-soft beaches, turquoise waters and a barefoot existence are your only concerns
  • enjoy snorkeling, without ever having to leave the resort, at the resort’s house reef where you’ll find some of the world’s most exotic sealife
  • a remote island perfect for enjoying water sports such as kayaking, windsurfing and paddle boarding

What do the guests say?

  • couples agree the Como Cocoa Island is the perfect honeymoon destination and romantic getaway
  • for an extra exclusive stay, guests recommend the Loft Villas on the other side of the resort
  • guests find the location to be breathtaking and worth the cost

Accommodation

How is my overwater villa going to be? How much privacy can I expect?

Inspired by the local Maldives fishing boats, each bungalow resembles a Dhoni boat from the exterior, and is interconnected with the other bungalows by simple wooden walkways. Step into your secluded paradise within paradise where you will be met with interiors that boast a beach chic aesthetic with white flowy drapes, bleached wood and thatched roof. Interiors are simplistic; yet luxurious, serving as a nod to local culture. Whether you’re taking a dip in the ocean from your deck or basking in nothingness, your stilted abode is a retreat you’ll never want to leave.

Key Facts

  • 33 Dhoni-inspired overwater suites and villas
  • spacious living rooms leading out to a private deck with direct access to the lagoon
  • bungalows are equipped with kid-safe gates to ensure the safety of little ones

What is special?

  • wake up to the unrivaled views of luminous waters of a lagoon that you can easily slip into right from your private deck
  • floor to ceiling windows that drench the space with natural light, creating an oasis perfect for peaceful relaxation
  • with its 2:1 staff to guest ratio, no need will go unmet and guests of the COMO Villa are provided a personal butler to really go the extra mile

What do the guests say?

  • guests love their sundecks with an outdoor shower, making it easy to rinse off after a refreshing swim
  • the loft villas are a favorite among guests
  • boutique hotel lovers revel in the intimacy of this smaller resort

Pools & Spa

How can I take my relaxation to the next level? Is there a spa?

The COMO Cocoa Island makes it easy for their guests to experience ultimate relaxation. Leave the stresses of the world behind as you enter this magical space of peace and tranquility. From the serene surroundings to its wellness programs, guests will leave feeling renewed and refreshed. Whether you indulge in a revitalizing facial in one of the open-air pavilions or a full-body pampering in the privacy of your villa, the spa services are not to be missed.

Key Facts

  • take a dip in the infinity pool where the ocean serves as a backdrop
  • comprised of four treatment rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and steam rooms
  • fully equipped gym with cardio machines and weights, available at your leisure

What is special?

  • take care of your body and soul with the COMO Shambhala wellness program, combining nutrition, exercise, and Asian-based holistic therapies
  • work one-on-one with experts that will help you develop wellness routines that you can carry on with beyond your stay
  • choose a wellness path that is tailored to your needs; whether it’s restoration, revitalization or relaxation

What do the guests say?

  • guests rave about the top-quality spa experience and the intuitiveness of the therapists
  • the COMO Shambhala Signature Massage is a favorite amongst spa goers
  • guests don’t mind an early wake-up call for the morning yoga sessions, claiming it is absolutely worth it

Culinary

Will my dining options be limited on this private island? What kind of food can I expect?

At the COMO Cocoa Island you will enjoy a variety of cuisines with a mix of local flavors as well as international favorites. Guests can delight in themed dinners ranging from seafood to barbeque and everything in between. Whether you fancy a social setting with other guests or a more intimate and secluded setting with your significant other, the resort’s tailor-made experiences have got you covered.

Key Facts

  • full and partial board dining options are available to guests
  • enjoy a refreshing cocktail at the foot-in-the-sand Faru Bar, where you can watch beautiful Maldivian sunsets
  • the Ufaa Restaurant features Indian and Mediterranean-inspired cuisines from a daily-changing and fresh-from-the-sea menu

What is special?

  • a designated menu by COMO Shambhala offers clean eating options for the health conscious foodie, so you’re able to indulge while on vacation without feeling guilty
  • from the pasta to croissants and even the delectable ice cream, everything is made in-house ensuring you are getting the freshest and best quality of food
  • make your stay extra memorable with the resorts private dining options, ranging from candlelit dinners by the pool to sandbank sunrise breakfasts

What do the guests say?

  • sunrise breakfast on the sandbank is a favorite among guests
  • honeymooners and couples highly recommend a candlelit dinner by the pool, which makes for the ultimate romantic dinner
  • guests love the cocktails at the 2-for-1 Happy Hour hosted each night by the beachside bar

Activities

What can I do besides relax in the resort? What kind of activities are offered?

The COMO Cocoa Island is a paradise in which doing nothing can be everything. However, there is plenty to do if you seek a little more adventure. From world-class diving to reef explorations, you’ll find a variety of excursions and activities to fill your days in the tropics. Whether you’re seeking a thrilling adventure or calm relaxation, there is something for people of all ages and gustos to enjoy.

Key Facts

  • get an insight on local life with a two-hour cultural visit to the island of Guraidhoo
  • learn more about marine life, the environment and the local ecosystem with a resident marine biologist
  • find your zen with morning yoga sessions in an open-air pavilion overlooking the ocean

What is special?

  • enjoy a sumptuous sunset cruise with wine and canapés, while watching wild dolphins show off their acrobatic skills
  • experience an otherworldly aqua adventure with a UV night snorkeling excursion, where you’ll be treated to an underwater fluorescent light show starring the Maldives marine life
  • create a lifelong memory, contributing to the Maldives ecosystem by planting a specially built propagating frame in the coral garden, where you will also receive photographs and updates every six months

What do the guests say?

  • guests love being able to snorkel without having to leave the resort
  • for an ultra-luxe excursion, guests suggest chartering a boat and island hopping
  • the tailor-made experiences created by the Guest Services Team make travelers feel truly valued