- One of the smallest, most stylish resorts in the Indian Ocean has just 33 thatched villas inspired by dhonis with large, secluded decks for lounging on or slipping into the lagoon.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 can be tailored to a vast array of waterborne interests. Speak to the Marine Sports Centre for more information on our private charters.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cocoa Island by COMO is a stylish and intimate over water resort located in the South Male atoll, a short speedboat ride from Male. In no time you arrive to this tranquil haven of calm, the perfect place to reflect, relax, unwind and do nothing. Set on a lush tropical atoll in the Maldives, amongst soft white beaches and crystal clear lagoons, Cocoa Island is the epitome of barefoot chic, yet sophisticated in its luxury.
With only 33 suites and villas on the island, 17 of which are converted dhonis or local fishing boats and 16 being villas it definitely has that sense of a boutique property. Each bungalow is connected by a planked walkway, sitting offshore over the crystal turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean and have been decorated using bleached woods and natural fabrics with Kajan thatched roofs. Blue and white décor further brings the sea, sand and sky into the heart of every room. This is complimented by sublime cuisine at Ufaa, the island’s main restaurant which has a relaxed atmosphere, dining by the infinity pool and sea serving Keralan and international style dishes.
Cocoa Island has 33 rooms most of which are uniquely inspired by dhoni boats, the style of vessel used by local fishermen. Adjoined by simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon with a private terrace and steps into a warm Maldivian sea. There are range of villas to choose from, some with two bedrooms more suited to families. All suites and villas include: private sundeck with loungers and dining table, bathtub and separate shower, air conditioning, minibar, coffee and tea facilities, 42 inch satellite TV and DVD player, safe, phone, wifi and iPod docking station.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
Cocoa beach has a well-equipped gym, a luxurious spa offering a range of relaxing treatments as well as the dive centre and swimming pool. The casual atmosphere of Ufaa, the main restaurant, contradicts the sophisticated flavours behind each dish. Dine informally beside the infinity pool and the sea, or have meals delivered to your private villa or to your very own private table at the beach. And Faru, the hotel’s bar, is the place to relax with fine wines, flavoursome cocktails, healthy juices and light snacks.
The wellness area offers healing traditions from Asia with natural therapies from earth and ocean, honed by international health consultants.