PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • One of the smallest, most stylish resorts in the Indian Ocean has just 34 thatched villas inspired by dhonis with large, secluded decks for lounging on or slipping into the lagoon. This intimate resort has some of the finest white sand beaches in the Maldives.
  • Resembling a collection of Keralan boathouses, the individual over-water villas have soothing white-on-white interiors and teak flooring to create an ambience of laid-back romance.
  • This little slice of tropical heaven offers a total escape from everyday life – relax in minimalist style, lose yourself in a yoga class and, of course, dive among the parrot fish, rays and sharks swimming close by.
  • Resembling a collection of Keralan boathouses, the individual over-water villas have soothing white-on-white interiors and teak flooring to create an ambience of laid-back romance.
  • The scuba diving here is terrific, and after an afternoon of reef watching you can soothe away any aches and pains in the world-class Como Shambhala spa.
  • Holistic, Asian-inspired treatments are offered in the COMO Shambhala Retreat.
  • Easy to slip into the crystal clear waters from your own sundeck. Large infinity swimming pool with the ocean as a backdrop.
  • Discover the best of COMO Cocoa Island with The Cocoa Experience, where you can snorkel with turtles, swim with sharks, and watching dolphins playing by the bow of your boat.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Reef Explorer

This guided excursion takes you to two different reef sites near COMO Cocoa Island where you will discover vibrant coral colours and abundant marine life. Our knowledgeable guides will swim with you through these luscious seafloor landscapes, helping you spot and identify the Indian Ocean’s flora and fauna.



Complimentary Equipment Rental

COMO Cocoa Island offers a range of snorkelling, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and windsurfing equipment for guests to use. These are available at the Marine Sports Centre on a first come, first served basis.



Windsurfing Lessons

Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of sailing and surfing. Each lesson with our qualified instructors moves at your own pace, covering the fundamental techniques of balance, before progressing onto more advanced moves.



Sandbank Dinner

Enjoy an intimate evening beneath a canopy of stars, surrounded by the sounds of the ocean and gentle sea breezes. You will dine at a private table, set up along COMO Cocoa Island’s eastern sandbank, where your personal butler will serve a five-course meal accompanied by a bottle of chilled Champagne.



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.


Marine Talk

Our resident marine biologist gives weekly talks in Faru Bar on a range of topics concerning marine life, the environment and our local ecosystem. You are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the presentation, regarding anything you have seen or found in the ocean while at COMO Cocoa Island.



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. Dive trip experiences may be enhanced by bringing along our resident marine biologist.



Night Snorkelling

See a different side of our stunning house reef after the sun has set. Armed with bright, underwater torches, our guides will help you glimpse the reef’s shy, nocturnal creatures, including lionfish, lobsters and moray eels.



Coral Propagation

Sponsor a coral propagating frame and help our resident marine biologist plant it on the seabed at COMO Cocoa Island’s coral garden. You will receive photographs and updates every six months after you have planted the frame, so you can watch your contribution to the Maldives’ ecosystem flourish.



Sunset Cruise

Wild dolphins migrate through the waters of South of Malé in pods of between 10 and 30. This excursion sets out in the evening, to where the dolphins swim playfully and jump out of the water to showcase their acrobatic skills spins. They may also come up close to surf the boat’s bow waves. On the way back to COMO Cocoa Island you can enjoy the sunset while sipping sparkling wine and nibbling on gourmet canapés.



House Reef Snorkeling

Snorkelling the resort’s bustling house reef is an essential experience for guests of COMO Cocoa Island. You will discover a diverse array of marine life during this complimentary guided excursion, from schools of Kashmir snapper and oriental sweetlips, to needlefish and the occasional (harmless) reef shark.



UV Night Snorkelling

Experience an underwater light show at COMO Cocoa Island’s house reef. Special UV torches and mask lenses will reveal the stunning hues of fluorescent greens, yellows, reds and oranges emitted at night by various coral species, such as tube coral and brain coral. You may also catch flashes of marine animals including lobsters and lionfish, which also appear to glow under ultraviolet lights.



Shark Adventure Snorkelling Trips

Guests of COMO Cocoa Island can snorkel with some of the ocean’s sleekest predators – white tip and blacktip reef sharks, on reefs just a 15-minute boat ride from the resort. Reef sharks are harmless to humans, but their long agile bodies and lightning-quick reflexes make them a feared predator to smaller fish. There will be a short talk on shark conservation in the local area, after which guests will depart for the reef. Private excursions can also be arranged by speaking to the Marine Sports Centre.


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

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.


Sunset Fishing

Reef bottom fishing is a traditional activity in the Maldives, which guests can try for themselves while the sun sets over the island. Potential catches such as humpback snapper and groupers can also be cooked by our chefs for lunch or dinner the next day.


Catamaran Snorkelling Trip

This private, two-hour sailing and snorkelling trip through the Indian Ocean is ideal for couples. You can feel the tropical Maldivian breeze on your cheeks as our catamaran is steered through the ocean by one of our expert guides, to some of nearby islands, atolls and sandbanks where you will find some of the best snorkelling sites in the Maldives.



Tented Dinner

Dine from our daily à la carte dinner menu, beneath a canvas tent lit by lanterns and traditional tiki torches on your own private swathe of sand. A dedicated butler will be on hand throughout the meal, which will be accompanied by a bottle of Champagne.



Whale Shark Expedition and Picnic

This exciting trip begins with a speed boat ride across to the Ari Atoll, where our search for the largest shark in the ocean will begin. Once a whale shark has been spotted, guests are invited to snorkel alongside this gentle sea giant. At lunchtime we will stop on an uninhabited island to enjoy a picnic, before heading back out to continue the hunt.



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.


Sailing Lessons

The consistent sea breezes along COMO Cocoa Island’s lagoon make it an ideal location for learning to sail in our TOPCAT K1 and K3 catamarans. Our one-hour lessons are led by qualified instructors and tailored to your ability level.


Sandbank Sunrise Breakfast

Enjoy a gourmet breakfast and a bottle of vintage Champagne as the first rays of morning sunlight appear over COMO Cocoa Island. Your breakfast will be set up on your own private sandbank surrounded by turquoise waters, with a dedicated butler on hand.


Game Fishing

Set out on COMO Cocoa Island’s sports fishing boat to put your fishing skills to the test. Travel between reefs accompanied by our experienced Maldivian crew and experience the thrill of fighting bluefin trevally, snappers and dog tooth tuna. Your catch can also be cooked by our chefs for lunch or dinner the next day.

Chat with one of our expert travel designers today to begin planning your perfect vacation

Call: +852 9465 4577

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Como Cocoa Island Villa Two Bedroom

Como Cocoa Island is an understated private island resort in the Maldives, with 34 overwater villas allowing you to slip from your balcony into the turquoise lagoon to explore the sealife-rich house reef. We promise what few luxury Maldivian resorts can truly provide: peacefulness, privacy and the opportunity to do very little – very little, that is, aside from stroll on silk-soft sand, snorkel in a world of colourful marine life and simply relax, whether that’s on a massage table or on a daybed staring out at the hypnotic azure ocean. The style and design of our newly refreshed 34 overwater suites and villas are like that of no other luxury resort in the Maldives. Uniquely inspired by dhoni boats,  he gently curving wooden vessels used by local fishermen, Como Cocoa Island’s rooms arc out from the island itself.

Offering some of the best dining in the Maldives, our menus are modern, light and steeped in the nuances of South Indian cuisine. Como Shambhala Retreat, our island wellness centre, is the embodiment of our philosophy for healthy living. We draw our inspiration from our surroundings, with treatment pavilions that combine natural wood, traditional Maldivian coral walls and thatched roofs. 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. Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes world-class diving, fishing trips, as well as sunset cruises offering a chance to watch dolphins at play.

The style and design of our 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.
Como Cocoa Island Dhoni Suite Interior

Dhoni Suites

Our Dhoni Suites are the only suites in the Maldives that are shaped like the traditional dhoni boat – one of the oldest known sailing vessels in the Maldives. The spacious living room leads onto a private sundeck with two chaise lounges, a dining table and direct access to the lagoon.

Como Cocoa Island Dhoni Loft Suite Living Room

Dhoni Loft Suites

Shaped like a traditional dhoni boat, these split-level suites boast airy living areas with vaulted ceilings surrounded by full length glass windows on three sides. A staircase leads to the loft, fitted with a king-size bed and en suite. The lower level consists of a spacious living area with a larger bathroom, and a sundeck leads to direct access to the lagoon.

Como Cocoa Island Loft Villa Exterior

Loft Villas

Our Loft Villas offer a spacious living area with full length windows overlooking the lagoon. The loft area is fitted with a king-size bed and en suite. The main bathroom features a double vanity, separate bath and shower, and a secluded outdoor shower with steps into the sea. Loft Villas also have a large private sundeck.

Como Cocoa Island One Bedroom Villa

One-Bedroom Villas

Our One-Bedroom Villas are calm, elegant spaces with a private entrance deck. Fitted with vintage carpets and rugs, the villas exude an authentic Maldivian touch. The bedroom features a comfortable king-size bed and an en suite bathroom with double vanity, island bath, separate walk-in shower and an outdoor shower. The spacious living room leads to the private sundeck with direct lagoon access.

Como Cocoa Island Villa Two Bedroom
Como Cocoa Island Villa Living Room

COMO Villas

Situated on either side of the island, our COMO Villas offer an amazing view of the expansive lagoon and sandbank. One of the villas offers the spectacular sight of the Maldivian sunrise, while the other villa overlooks the house reef and is a perfect spot to watch the sunset. Both the king-size and twin-bed rooms have an en suite bathroom with double vanity, island bath, separate walk-in shower, an outdoor shower and private sundeck. The spacious living room offers striking views of the turquoise lagoon through full length windows.

Offering some of the best dining in the Maldives, our menus are modern, light and steeped in the nuances of South Indian cuisine. We also offer contemportary interpretations of other Asian and Mediterranean classics, as well as old favourites like pastas and salads. Our healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine is always popular.

Como Cocoa Island Restaurant

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 and fresh produce.

COMO Cocoa Island Private Dining

Private Dining

COMO Cocoa Island offers a range of dining options at both our open-sided Ufaa restaurant and our 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 – our private dining experiences provide the seclusion you’re looking for, in dramatic spots around the island.

Como Cocoa Island

Faru Bar

Faru Bar is an easy-going, foot-in-the-sand resort bar where our 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 Cocoa Island Villa Living Room

In Room Dining

In-room dining at COMO Cocoa Island includes salads, pastas and refreshing juices and is available from 7am until 11pm daily.

Como Cocoa Island

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.

COMO Shambhala Retreat, our island wellness centre, is the embodiment of our philosophy for healthy living. We draw our inspiration from our surroundings, with treatment pavilions that combine natural wood, traditional Maldivian coral walls and thatched roofs. Our treatment rooms – two double and one single – have commanding views of the turquoise lagoon, while our couple’s pavilion overlooks tropical foliage. We also have 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. At this nurturing island retreat we offer Asian-based therapies, physical fitness classes and a new Pilates studio, as well as a fitness centre and airy yoga studio, where you can practice mindful exercises with views of the island. To complement the wellness experience, we have crafted a daily schedule of activities, including yoga and Pilates alongside a range of other wellness pursuits.

Como Cocoa Island Shambhala Treatment Room

Spa

The wellness area offers healing traditions from Asia with natural therapies from earth and ocean, honed by international health consultants.

Como Cocoa Island Faru Bar and Pool

Pool

Area & Location

Area, Country
Makunufushi, Maldives
Nearest Airport
Velana International Airport, Malé
Local Currency
Maldivian Rufiyaa
Time Change
GMT +5:00
Language
Dhivehi
Best time to go
Best visited between November through April.

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