Cocoa Island Resort

  • First Class
  • 5 star
  • 33 villas
  • Speedboat
  • 40 min
  • 30km
  • South Male Atoll
  • Makunufushi

What sort of Trip was this?

  • Honeymoon
  • Diving
  • Spa

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.

The Maldives are a beautiful, natural chain of over 1,190 tiny, low-lying islands. Spread over 90,000 square kilometres, they are also some of the most dispersed in the world, yet in landmass only twice the size of Washington DC. Situated far out in the Indian Ocean, they are divided up into 26 atolls, or groups of islands (the word atoll, which originated from a Maldivian word atholhu in the Dhivehi language, means ‘ring-shaped coral’).

The Maldives stand around 700 kilometres southwest of Sri Lanka and approximately 400 kilometres from the tip of Southern India. The tips of a vast underwater mountain range, the islands make up part of the 2,000km-long Lakshadweep-Maldives-Chagos Group.

These tiny islands (the largest is only eight kilometres long) are surrounded by spectacularly clear waters. The land itself is made up of live coral reefs and sand bars, making the natural ecosystem here truly distinctive. Coral patches may be exposed at low tide and just as quickly covered up again six hours later. For the islands are some of the lowest lying on the planet. They are typically flat, with the highest point above sea level reaching a mere 10 feet.

As to Cocoa Island, the resort is located in the South Malé Atoll (or South Kaafu Atoll), only 40 minutes by speedboat from the capital of Malé, which is also where the international airport is located. The equator, an imaginary line equidistant from the North and South Poles, passes through the Maldives, just south of Cocoa.

Simple yet sophisticated, contemporary yet indigenous, and always deliberately restrained—Cocoa Island by COMO is a gently cosseting Maldives luxury hotel that reflects the archipelago’s serene soul.

The style and design of our 33 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—Cocoa Island’s rooms arc out from the island itself. Simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon connect them, forming a sinuous boardwalk pathway.

Each room has its own private terrace, all the better for slipping into the warm Maldivian sea, right from your room. The view from the wide platform is directly out to the watery expanse and horizon. Interiors are dominated by whites and blues, with only the subtlest nod to a certain local rustic aesthetic.

Villa Type of Cocoa Island Resort

Dhoni Suites

Dhoni Suites

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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 la... read more

Dhoni Loft Suites

Dhoni Loft Suites

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The best resorts in the Maldives can’t match our Dhoni Loft Suites’ quirky design. These nine rooms work very well for families because of an expansive downstairs living area (which doubles up as ... read more

Loft Villa

Loft Villa

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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... read more

One-Bedroom Villa

One-Bedroom Villa

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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 s... read more

COMO Villa

COMO Villa

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Of the 33 suites and villas at our Maldives beach resort, Cocoa Island by COMO’s two COMO Villas—Sunset and Sunrise—offer the most unique guest experience. Approached by a private jetty, each v... read more

COMO Shambhala Cuisine incorporates organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals.

At Cocoa Island by COMO, our 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.

Cocoa Island by COMO’s room service menu is wide and varied, as one would expect from one of the best Maldives luxury resorts. Available from 7am until 11pm daily, it includes healthy salads, open-face sandwiches and pastas.

For a refreshing pick-me-up in the sun, we offer lassis as well as chilled coconut milk and a variety of freshly prepared juice blends.

Private Dining

In addition to our UFAA restaurant, FARU bar as well as our in-room dining, we offer several private dining experiences in stunning locations across Cocoa Island.

Faru Bar

Faru Bar is an easy, foot-in-the-sand Maldives’ resort bar where our artful bartenders put together refreshing cocktails and mocktails. Fine wines, classic cigars and light snacks also feature, alongside some easy beats at sunset.

Ufaa

Unique among restaurants in the Maldives, our 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 our COMO Shambhala Cuisine, we present health-conscious alternatives at every meal. And three times a week Ufaa offers a set Indian, Thai and Seafood Barbecue dinner menu.

  • WIFI
  • swimming pool
  • television
  • coffee
  • air conditioning
  • fitness facility
  • fridge
  • wine bar
  • smoking allowed
  • entertainment
  • secure vault
  • room service
  • play place
  • complimentary breakfast
  • Handicap Accessible

Our Maldives day spa packages have been designed to maximise the COMO Shambhala holistic wellness experience during your stay at Cocoa Island by COMO.

Each package combines a range of complementary treatments that achieve real results, from relaxation to restoration and rejuvenation.

Dhoni Suites

Dhoni Suites

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 la

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Dhoni Loft Suites

Dhoni Loft Suites

The best resorts in the Maldives can’t match our Dhoni Loft Suites’ quirky design. These nine rooms work very well for families because of an expansive downstairs living area (which doubles up as

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Loft Villa

Loft Villa

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

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One-Bedroom Villa

One-Bedroom Villa

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 s

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COMO Villa

COMO Villa

Of the 33 suites and villas at our Maldives beach resort, Cocoa Island by COMO’s two COMO Villas—Sunset and Sunrise—offer the most unique guest experience. Approached by a private jetty, each v

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Dhoni Suites

Dhoni Suites

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 la

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Dhoni Loft Suites

Dhoni Loft Suites

The best resorts in the Maldives can’t match our Dhoni Loft Suites’ quirky design. These nine rooms work very well for families because of an expansive downstairs living area (which doubles up as

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Loft Villa

Loft Villa

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

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One-Bedroom Villa

One-Bedroom Villa

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 s

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COMO Villa

COMO Villa

Of the 33 suites and villas at our Maldives beach resort, Cocoa Island by COMO’s two COMO Villas—Sunset and Sunrise—offer the most unique guest experience. Approached by a private jetty, each v

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