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.
COMO Maalifushi is the only luxury resort in the pearly white and otherwise undeveloped Thaa Atoll in the southern part of the Maldives. Accessible by a 35-minute domestic flight to Thimarafushi Airport followed by a 25-minute speedboat ride, this is a truly remote and gorgeous getaway. Designed by Japanese architect Koichiro Ikebuchi, the 65 villas and rooms are tastefully decorated with a combination of cultural authenticity and chic modern style. Built with New Zealand pine, floored with teak and artfully thatched, the accommodation options cater to all guests from honeymooning couples in search of peace and romance to families seeking adventure and fun. In the three restaurants, guests can take their pick of dining options to suit their mood. Crystal clear lagoon waters are perfect for swimming and snorkelling, treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat are sure to relax and rejuvenate,while a range of watersports and a fully-equipped gym are available for more active guests.
This ultra-luxury resort, perched at the tip of Phuket’s Cape Yamu on the island’s east coast, looks out over the crystal blue waters and picturesque limestone karsts of the Andaman sea. No detail has been left to chance here, with interiors by Paola Navone of Italian design fame, a five-star wellness retreat featuring a slew of treatment rooms, yoga studio, jacuzzi, sauna - the works, and two fine dining restaurants that offers guests a choice between a gourmet taste of Thailand at Nahmyaa, or authentic Italian at La Sirena. The hotel’s Aqua bar concocts everything liquid, from healthy smoothies to tantalizing cocktails that can be enjoyed poolside. And oh what a pool it is - with infinity edges, its waters blend seamlessly into the nearby ocean - a view guests can enjoy from one of the many plush sun loungers surrounding it. If that’s not enough, a fully air-conditioned, state-of-the-art fitness center, kids’ club, and meeting facilities are also made available to guests.
COMO Shambhala Estate is a haven of wellness situated in the heart of Ubud. The Estate is the flagship property of the COMO Shambhala brand and offers the services of a wide variety of health professionals, including a nutritionist, naturopath, Ayurvedic doctor, physiotherapist, as well as fitness, yoga and pilates instructors. The property’s spacious rooms and suites have a host of amenities including direct dial telephones, Internet access, satellite TV, a DVD player, CD player, electronic safe, private bar, and COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities. Hotel amenities are equally plentiful: indoor and outdoor fitness centers, a natural spring that feeds into Kedara garden, which has four treatment bales and other relaxation areas, lap and hydrotherapy pools, a full-service business center, Ojas, the Sanskrit word for “essence of life” and the name for the Estate’s principal treatment area, a yoga pavilion, pilates studio, rock climbing wall, tennis courts and two restaurants.
COMO Uma Bhutan Paro is a 29-room hotel set in Paro Valley with breath-taking views of the Himalayas. The Bukhari restaurant, set amid pine trees, uses mostly organic food from the surrounding area for Bhutanese delicacies such as pakshee paa, a sliced pork dish with chilies and radishes; ema datsee, a chili and cheese dish, or hewa datsee, a combination of potatoes, cheese and chilies. Uma by COMO, Paro is home to the COMO Shambhala Retreat, a holistic health spa with an open-air yoga pavilion overlooking the Paro Valley. Additional facilities include a business center, fitness center and swimming pool. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the airport in Paro.