Location: The island on which Cocoa Island Resort is based is locally-known as Makunufushi, and is part of south Male’s coral atolls. The resort also offers guests a collection service via speedboat from the international airport.
History: The government’s efforts to monitor tourism to the islands of the Maldives and as a result, the luxury resorts have restored their sense of exclusivity of late, and the coral reefs have flourished.
Service: Here at Cocoa Island, they take their service seriously with all staff trained to the highest standard, providing energetic, enthusiastic and incredible attention to detail. If one is lucky enough to stay in a COMO villa, they’ll enjoy private butler service.
Explore COMO Cocoa Island, a resort built amidst crystal clear waters and powdery beaches. Situated on its own island, Cocoa Island has 33 overwater suites modeled after traditional dhoni boats, the gently-curving, wooden vessels used by local fishermen. Simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon connect the suites to the hotel’s facilities. Each room has its own private terrace, allowing guests to effortlessly slip from the bedroom straight into the warm turquoise sea. The resort offers a truly luxury experience with a highly customized level of service. Dining options include the luxurious Ufaa, which serves cuisine inspired by the foods of south India’s Malabar Coast; COMO Shambhala, which features fresh, organic ingredients and an authentic, Indian-style tandoor oven; and in-villa and beachside dining. Guests can indulge in holistic wellness treatments and explore world-class diving sites. COMO Cocoa Island is a 40-minute speedboat ride from the international airport at Male.
A total of 33 spacious waterfront rooms are on offer at Cocoa Island, with five variations, all designed in a contemporary style, while still maintaining the island’s feeling and soul.
The resort’s Dhoni Loft Suites are known for their unique design, and with 1,184-square-feet, are an excellent fit for families. The downstairs area features a spacious living room, with a master bedroom on the mezzanine level, and a terrace that leads directly into the beautiful tropical lagoon.
The Dhoni Suites provide guests with a luxurious 807-square-feet of space, in split-level style. The suite is shaped in the style of a traditional Dhoni boat, fixed in the luxurious lagoon. The indoor area features a comfortable Balinese day-bed, large bathroom, and private terrace.
The hotel’s Loft Villas, with a jaw-dropping 1,324-square-feet of space, feature expansive views of the Indian Ocean. Their interiors contain a king-size bed upstairs, with the downstairs sitting area can also be used as another bedroom.
Guests will be pleased with the facilities on offer at Cocoa Island. Guests can enjoy the unique and ancient tradition of Ayurvedic treatments at the spa, while those hosting events will be pleased with the banquet facilities available to them.
Guests organizing events will be pleased by the resort’s event facilities, with a team of event organizers who can take care of every tasks involved in the event’s organization, as well as gourmet culinary offerings.
The Cocoa Island Spa offers day packages to its guests designed to maximize the holistic and wellness experience of the treatments. Many treatments incorporate the ancient learnings and practices of Ayurveda. Traditional Maldivian massages are also available.
The main cuisine served up at Cocoa Island Maldives is South Indian, while also incorporating Asian styles of cooking and mediterranean flavors. Classic dishes are also on offer, such as pasta and salad to please every palate, with their fantastic array of culinary classics and exquisite catches fresh from the sea and beyond.
This beach bar serves up exquisite wines and tasty cocktails, as well as an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages. Imported cigars and light snacks are also available for those who wish to imbibe.
Guests who prefer a more intimate meal can enjoy their meal in the privacy of their villas, with picnics or romantic candlelit dinners that can be set up anywhere they like. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a divine five-course meal on the beach, either in the cozy privacy of a tent, or in the breezy open air, under the stars.
Guests who patronize Ufaa will be delighted by the restaurant’s modern twist on traditional Southeast Asian and Mediterranean cuisines. Meats can be cooked in the restaurant’s own tandoor oven, providing a rich and succulent flavor that is particularly health-conscious, complementing the other fresh, healthy dishes on the menu.