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COMO Cocoa Island is a beautifully designed desert-island paradise that is the embodiment of understated elegance. Located on Kaafu Island in South Malé Atoll and reached by a 40-minute speedboat transfer from Malé International Airport, the intimate private Maldives island resort offers luxurious accommodations in the form of over-water villas with soothing white-on-white interiors and teak flooring that resemble a collection of Keralan boathouses.

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Encircled with powder white sand, gin-clear waters, and an exceptional house reef, COMO Cocoa Island is also home to the exclusive COMO Shambhala Retreat offers holistic wellness treatments and pampering massages; award-winning restaurants serving an array of globally-inspired cuisine and signature libations; and world-class activities and facilities such as two private diving reefs for snorkeling and scuba diving, infinity swimming pools, and a fully equipped fitness center.

Award-winning chefs bring an array of exquisite international cuisine to this luxurious island retreat, with lavish buffets piled high with fresh local fare from lush tropical fruit and vegetables to succulent seafood pulled straight from the sea. Explore the multi-colored kingdoms of the pristine coral reefs, venture into the rich landscape of the surrounding island, or simply immerse yourself in the gin-clear water of the villa’s infinity pool and dreamily drink in the views.

Whether the gentle wash of the waves on the shore draws you to the ocean or the idea of relaxing in a hammock with a book is your idea of a perfect holiday, COMO Cocoa Island will pamper your senses in every way.

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COMO Coco Island Accommodations

Designed for elegant comfort and style and inspired by the local dhoni boats, uniquely designed and beautifully appointed villas feature contemporary décor that echoes the surrounding accents of this beachfront oasis. Arcing outwards from the island, 33 luxurious villas are connected by a sinuous path of wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon and feature spacious, open-plan living areas that flow out onto expansive wooden decks floating over the ocean, airy bedrooms and inviting en-suite bathrooms with walk-in rainfall showers, soaking tubs, designer toiletries, and outdoor showers.

Modern amenities in both suites and villas include air-conditioning, antique colonial ceiling fans, Nespresso machines, 42-inch LCD plasma satellite televisions and DVD players, iPod docking stations, private bars and snacks, in-room safe, international direct dial telephone, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

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Dhoni Suites

Dhoni Suites are shaped like the traditional dhoni boat and offer 807 square feet of space with ample living rooms furnished with designer décor, dining areas, and private sun decks with two chaise lounges and direct access to the lagoon.

Dhoni Suites. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

Dhoni Loft Suites

Split-level Dhoni suites are 1184 square feet in size with elegant living areas and vaulted ceilings surrounded by full-length glass windows on three sides that seamlessly connect interior and exterior spaces. Wooden staircases lead to spacious, airy lofts with comfortable bedrooms and en-suite bathrooms with walk-in rainfall showers, and designer toiletries. Sun decks enjoy direct access to the crystal-clear lagoon.

Dhoni Loft Suites. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

Loft Villas

Stylishly appointed Loft Villas offer 1,324 square feet of space and feature spacious living areas with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the lagoon. Chic main bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms with walk-in rainfall showers, soaking tubs, double vanities, designer toiletries, and outdoor showers.

Loft Villas. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

Como Villas

Situated on either side of the island, luxurious COMO Villas are 3,229 square feet in size and boast breathtaking views of the lagoon and island. The ‘sunrise’ and ‘sunset’ villas feature inviting sundecks with loungers and umbrellas, and sumptuously designed bedrooms with ample en-suite bathrooms boasting walk-in rainfall showers, soaking tubs, double vanities, designer toiletries, and outdoor showers.

COMO Villas. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

COMO Coco Island Restaurants and Bars

Savor a range of gourmet cuisine at COMO Cocoa Island ranging from contemporary interpretations of other Asian and Mediterranean classics to mouthwatering South Indian cuisine, fresh salads, and catch-of-the-day seafood.


Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a spacious and airy setting overlooking the beach and ocean, UFAA serves a variety of Indian and European cuisine along with classic Mediterranean fare with an emphasis on locally caught seafood and locally grown produce. UFAA offers special themed dinners three times a week, including Indian, Thai, and a Seafood Barbecue.

UFAA. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

Faru Bar

Faru Bar is a casual, toes-in-the-sand resort bar where inventive bartenders create innovative and refreshing cocktails and mocktails and serve craft beers, fine wines from around the world, imported spirits, classic cigars, and a light bar menu. Located next to the infinity swimming pool with direct access to the beach, Faru Bar also offers easy beats at sunset from a resident DJ.

Faru Bar. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

Exclusive Private Dining Experiences

Guests wanting elevated levels of intimacy can enjoy exclusive private dining experiences with personalized services in several stunning locales around the island.

Private Dining Experiences. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

COMO Coco Island Spa and Wellness

COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Cocoa Island draws inspiration from the incredible surroundings, with treatment pavilions that combine natural wood, traditional Maldivian coral walls and Kajan thatched roofs and spectacular ocean views. The three single treatment rooms boast commanding views of the turquoise lagoon, and a couple’s pavilion overlooks the lush tropical gardens. Guests can enjoy Asian-based therapies, Ayurvedic and holistic treatments, hydrotherapy, and yoga.

COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Cocoa Island. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

COMO Coco Island Sports and Leisure

COMO Cocoa Island boasts a wealth of recreational activities and sports to enjoy from scuba-diving, snorkeling, and swimming with manta rays to Dhoni excursions, kayaking, and big game fishing. Enjoy day and night fishing charters, dolphin watching excursions, catamaran sailing, beach volleyball, and windsurfing. Guests can also take a sunset cruise on a traditional dhoni, or head out in search of dolphins, turtles, manta rays and other amazing marine life in a guided wildlife watching trip.

Sailing lessons. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

COMO Coco Island Weddings and Honeymoons

COMO Cocoa Island provides the perfect island getaway for intimate weddings and honeymoon celebrations against a spectacular background of Indian Ocean views. Providing an idyllic setting for romantic weddings with beautiful venues for ceremonial blessings such as a dedicated wedding pavilion or the picture-perfect white sandy beach, COMO Cocoa Island has a professional team that plans and organizes all types of wedding ceremonies and receptions from start to finish and caters for every need.

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COMO Cocoa Island Facilities

  • COMO Shambhala Retreat
  • Three single massage pavilions with outdoor shower garden
  • One double massage pavilion with outdoor shower/tub
  • Open-air yoga pavilion
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Steam facility (separate male/female)
  • Meditation and relaxation area
  • Gym with weights and cardio equipment
  • 25m infinity-edge swimming pool
  • Watersports center
  • Dive center
  • COMO the Shop
  • Book/iPod/DVD library
  • Restaurant and bar

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COMO Cocoa Island Services

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet connection throughout the resort
  • Complimentary use of non-motorized water sports equipment
  • Complimentary use of snorkeling equipment
  • Complimentary use of the guest lounge
  • Comprehensive travel and tour assistance
  • A 24-hour manager on duty
  • Personalized butler service (COMO Villas only)
  • Multilingual hotel staff
  • Laundry service (no dry cleaning)
  • Twice daily maid service
  • In-room dining
  • Foreign exchange
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting

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COMO Coco Island Conservation

Sponsor a coral propagating frame and help the resort’s 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.

COMO Cocoa Island Conservation Programs. Photo Credit:COMO Coco Island

Article by Mia Russell©



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