Explore COMO Cocoa Island, a resort built amidst crystal clear waters and powdery beaches. Situated on its own island, Cocoa Island has 34 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.
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.
A total of 34 spacious waterfront rooms are on offer at Cocoa Island, with five vari ations, all designed in a contemporary style, while still maintaining the island’s feeling a nd soul.
The Dhoni Water Villas are known for their unique design, shaped like a traditional Maldivian fishing boat. 807 square feet of space includes an overwater private terrace with steps directly into the ocean, plus a spacious living room and bedroom. Amenities include a separate bathtub and shower, 42-inch LCD plasma TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, iPod docks and hot drink facilities, including a Nespresso machine.
1,184 square feet covers two levels; a lower level with a spacious living area and a master bedroom up on the mezzanine. Floor-to-ceiling windows and the private terrace with sun loungers make the most of the beautiful ocean setting, creating a feeling of "floating" on the waves. Amenities include a separate bathtub and shower (plus an additional ensuite bathroom on the mezzanine level), 42-inch LCD plasma TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, iPod docks and hot drink facilities, including a Nespresso machine.
Extending across 1,324 square feet, the Loft Water Villas include an elevated loft floor with a king-sized bed and ensuite bathroom facilities. On the lower level, you'll find a spacious living area that can also be converted to a second sleeping space for families staying together. Enjoy an outdoor rain shower, which also features direct steps into the lagoon. Amenities include a separate bathtub and shower, 42-inch LCD plasma TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, iPod docks and hot drink facilities, including a Nespresso machine.
Located on a private jetty, these 1,345-square-foot overwater villas also boast a private pool (should you wish for a change from the crystal clear ocean waters) and a balcony area with a lazy daybed, perfect for horizon-watching. Amenities include a separate bathtub and shower, 42-inch LCD plasma TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, iPod docks and hot drink facilities, including a Nespresso machine.
Located on either side of the island, the 3,229-square-foot COMO Water Villas (aptly named Sunset and Sunrise) both split into two separate wings. These two wings each contain an ensuite bedroom and private terrace, but connect at the living and dining areas. Direct ocean access sees you step straight into the ocean, while the deck and private pool seamlessly blend into the waves. Amenities include a separate bathtub and shower, 42-inch LCD plasma TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, iPod docks and hot drink facilities, including a Nespresso machine.
This signature overwater villa is the newest addition to COMO Cocoa, joining the family in January 2020. The 3,122-square-foot lodging includes a large private swimming pool, superlative sunset views, expansive living spaces, a study, a private gum and an ensuite master bedroom. If you're traveling in a group, this villa can also be connected to the COMO Water Villa (Sunset) via a boardwalk, or closed off if you prefer privacy. Like all COMO Cocoa accommodation options, amenities include a separate bathtub and shower, 42-inch LCD plasma TV with satellite channels and a DVD player, iPod docks and hot drink facilities, including a Nespresso machine.
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.
This boutique fulfils all your forgot-to-pack purchases, guilt-free holiday buys and take-home souvenirs.
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.
This well-appointed gym includes both weights and cardio equipment, so you can maintain your fitness targets.
With a legacy lasting 6,000 years, water therapy soothes the body, releases tension and calms the nervous system.
The library includes a diverse selection of books, music (including iPod equipment), as well as DVDs that you can watch from the comfort of your overwater villa.
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 25-meter infinity-style outdoor pool is a great alternative option to the gentle lagoon.
Diving and snorkeling by day and night, coral propagation, underwater wildlife watching, boat excursions, game fishing and watersports such as kitesurfing and sailing (including lessons for beginners) barely scratch the surface of what's offered here.
Enjoy yoga, pilates and other fitness options (including private session) on the tranquil outdoor yoga pavilion.
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, beach picnics or romantic candlelit dinners that can be set up anywhere they like. Alternatively, guests can enjoy a divine five-course meal 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.
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