COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives
COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives

COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives

Makunufushi, South Male Atoll, Maldives

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“Rustic sophistication”

There are Instagrammable destinations, then there are places that will have you saying “what internet?” – where the pleasure is in the real world, spread out in all its laid back glory. It’s a simple life here. Sand. Sea. Spa. Repeat. Even the choice of rooms is a (balmy) breeze as they’re all perched over water, and all with an indescribable rustic charisma. No wheels, no big deal – you’ll want to walk anyway with sand this fine. The spa therapies are possibly the best you will come across in the world, online and off.

Best time to visit : December to April

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What we love

What we absolutely love about the property and feel sure will dazzle you too.

  • The ephemeral beauty of the sandbank at low tide will make a poet of you
  • Stunning house reef with a drop-off minutes from the room
  • Wellness in and out, with exceptional spas and COMO’s signature Shambhala Cuisine which also features tasty tandoor
  • The Dhoni Loft Water Villa which make you feel like you’re on a traditional sailboat out in the big blue

  • Rooms
  • Dining
  • Leisure
  • Location

34 Overwater Suites and Villas

The style and design of the newly refreshed 34 overwater suites and villas are like that of no other luxury resort in the Maldives. Uniquely inspired by dhoni boats—the gently curving wooden vessels used by local fishermen—COMO Cocoa Island’s rooms arc out from the island itself. Simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon connect them, forming an overwater boardwalk pathway.
 
Some villas have private pools, and each has its own private terrace—all the better for slipping into the warm Maldivian sea, right from your room. Views from the floor-to-ceiling windows look across the watery expanse and horizon, as if you’re floating on the ocean. 

Room Facilities

  • WiFi Internet access
  • In room safe
  • International direct dial telephone
  • Air conditioning and antique colonial ceiling fan
  • Mini bar and snacks
  • Coffee/tea making facilities (Nespresso machine)
  • Bathtub and separate shower stall
  • Private sundeck with loungers and dining table
  • 42” LCD/plasma satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • iPod docks

Need to know

Check-in 14.00 / Check-out 12.00

Dhoni Water Villa
Dhoni Water Villa
  • 2
  • 75 sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

The split-level Dhoni Water Villas stand out for their unusual design: shaped like a traditional Maldivian ‘dhoni’ fishing boat, they make you feel like you’re floating on the ocean. The generous living room is a calming space to relax, while the overwater private terrace has a staircase that leads to the lagoon’s warm waters.

Dhoni Loft Water Villa
Dhoni Loft Water Villa
  • 2
  • 110 sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

Shaped like a traditional ‘dhoni’ fishing boat, the Dhoni Loft Water Villas have an expansive lower level living area and a master bedroom on the mezzanine, making them great for families. The design is about bringing the outside space in, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water, and a private terrace touching the ocean.

Loft Water Villas
Loft Water Villas
Loft Water Villas
  • 2-4
  • 123 sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

In these villas, the horizon feels like it extends forever as you look out from your private sundeck or watch the ocean roll past the floor-to-ceiling windows. The elevated loft features a king-sized en suite master bedroom, while the lower deck’s large and airy sitting area doubles up as a sleeping space for families. There is also a secluded outdoor rain shower with steps directly into the ocean.

One Bedroom Water Villa with Pool
One Bedroom Water Villa with Pool
One Bedroom Water Villa with Pool
  • 2
  • 125 sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

These light-filled villas sit on their own secluded jetty, each with a private entrance deck, surrounded by the aquamarine ocean. Outside, there’s a new private pool and a balcony with a daybed, where you can relax as the sun rises and sets on the ocean. Inside, the spacious living area with floor-to-ceiling windows provides plenty of space to unwind.

COMO Water Villas
COMO Water Villas
  • 2
  • 300 sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

Situated on either side of the island, COMO Cocoa Island’s two COMO Water Villas – Sunset and Sunrise – are arranged with two separate wings, both featuring an en suite bedroom and a private terrace directly above the ocean. The wings are connected by the living and dining areas, with balconies on either side that let you step directly off the deck into the turquoise lagoon. There’s also a secluded deck, with a new private pool that almost touches the edge of the ocean.

Cocoa Water Villa with Pool
Cocoa Water Villa with Pool
  • 2
  • 290 sq. m.
  • King
  • Ocean

This new overwater villa features a large terrace with a 10-meter private swimming pool, offering some of the island’s best views of the iconic Maldivian sunset. The villa was designed with space in mind: there’s a living room, an en suite master bedroom, a private study and a gym. The villa can be connected to the COMO Sunset Water Villa via an overwater wooden walkway, or closed off for complete privacy.

Ufaa
Ufaa
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with flexible dining to suit guests’ preferences. Cuisine features European dishes in addition to a blend of Indian and Mediterranean traditions with an emphasis on locally caught seafood, fresh produce and COMO Shambhala healthful eating options.
Faru Bar
Faru Bar
Faru Bar is an easy-going, foot-in-the-sand resort bar where inventive bartenders put together refreshing cocktails (and mocktails). Fine wines, classic cigars and light snacks also feature, alongside some easy beats at sunset. Faru Bar is open from 10am until late, adjacent to the infinity pool and leading directly to the beach.
COMO Shambhala Cuisine
COMO Shambhala Cuisine
COMO Shambhala Cuisine is a unique nutritional concept that incorporates organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals while still delivering on flavor. Food is raw, steamed or grilled for maximum health benefits. Chefs also make ample use of the tandoor, a type of Indian oven that allows for the fat-free cooking of meats and fish whilst introducing a wonderful charcoal flavor. COMO Shambhala Cuisine is served at Ufaa and is also available via in-room dining.
Private Dining
Private Dining
COMO Cocoa Island offers a range of dining options at both the open-sided Ufaa restaurant and the foot-in-the-sand Faru Bar. For those who want a little extra privacy - whether a romantic meal for two or an intimate gathering with friends and family - the resort's private dining experiences provide the seclusion you're looking for, in dramatic spots around the island. 
COMO Shambhala Retreat
COMO Shambhala Retreat
COMO Shambhala Retreat, the island wellness centre, is the embodiment of the resort's philosophy for healthy living. It draws inspiration from it's surroundings, with treatment pavilions that combine natural wood, traditional Maldivian coral walls and thatched roofs. The treatment rooms – two double and one single – have commanding views of the turquoise lagoon, while the couple’s pavilion overlooks tropical foliage. There is also one of the only hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives, where guests can relax in the heated water, with purpose-built high pressure jets to target different areas of the body.
25m Infinity-edge swimming pool
25m Infinity-edge swimming pool
Open-air yoga pavilion
Open-air yoga pavilion
Gym
Gym
Dive Centre
Dive Centre

COMO Cocoa Island, Maldives

COMO Cocoa Island, known locally as Makunufushi, is located among South Malé’s coral atolls. Importantly, guests do not need seaplanes to access the island; it is just a 40-minute speedboat transfer from the international airport on Malé (the main island). In addition, COMO Cocoa Island is located in the opposite direction to the majority of resorts (concentrated in the North Malé atoll) and occupies a quieter, undisturbed area.

Makunufushi, South Male Atoll, Maldives

Diving
Diving
Located at Maldives’ South Malé Atoll, COMO Cocoa Island enjoys a marine-rich lagoon full of pristine dive sites, such as the dramatic Kandooma Caves and the ever-popular shark cleaning station at Cocoa Thila. Divers will discover reefs and overhangs teeming with marine life, including green turtles, reef sharks, bigeye trevally and many other colourful reef fish. Along with our professional guides, our resident marine biologist can also accompany you on dives to explain about the flora and fauna present at our dive sites.
Catamaran Sailing
Catamaran Sailing
Discover the Indian Ocean’s finest panoramas with a relaxing sail around the COMO Cocoa Island lagoon, on a catamaran piloted by one of our expert guides.  
Private Boat Charters
Private Boat Charters
Private boat charters can be tailored to a vast array of waterborne interests. Speak to the Marine Sports Centre for more information on our private charters.
Local Island Cultural Excursion
Local Island Cultural Excursion
Our two-hour cultural excursion to the local island of Guraidhoo is an insight into a lifestyle that has existed on the Maldives’ islands for hundreds of years. You will stroll through sandy streets while your guide explains how the community is run, then stop at a local café for a traditional Maldivian snack.
Turtle Expedition Snorkel
Turtle Expedition Snorkel
A 20-minute boat ride will take you to the pristine reefs where green turtles are frequently spotted near COMO Cocoa Island. Here you can swim alongside these gentle creatures, and other reef fish, in their natural habitat.