COMO Cocoa Island is an intimate Maldives Resort which is located in South Male Atoll, a 40-minute speedboat ride from the international airport. On the west side of the island lies the Kandooma Channel which is considered to be one of the best dive sites in the Maldives, while to the east there is a quiet reef – perfect for snorkeling flanked by a curl of beach which tapers into a spit of sand.
COMO Cocoa Island was named 'Indian Ocean's Leading Private Island Resort' at the 2017 World Travel Awards.
All of the 33 suites and villas at Cocoa Island are over water, with the design inspired by dhoni boats which are used by local fishermen and connected by simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon. All accommodation options have a spacious indoor seating area as well as a private terrace from which you can slip into the warm Maldivian sea. With spectacular views out to sea, the accommodation is laid out to maximise privacy making this an ideal tropical retreat. Many suites accommodate families with a mezzanine level, while the most luxurious COMO villas are arranged into two wings connected by spacious living and dining areas.
At Cocoa Island fresh food is very much order of the day with locally caught lobster and other seafood featuring regularly on menus. Cuisine blends Indian and Sri Lankan traditions with an emphasis on tandoor and organic locally sourced produce. There is also a comprehensive room service menu and a healthy COMO Shambhala option. The Faru hotel bar is open from 10am until midnight serving wines, exotic cocktails and energising juices.
A wide range of activities are available at Cocoa Island, many of which are complimentary. Guests can take part in morning and sunset yoga classes as well as guided snorkeling and non-motorised water sports. There is also an on-site dive centre staffed by PADI certified instructors catering for every level of experience, where you can rent equipment, enroll on a PADI sanctioned diving course, visit the house reef or take part in night dives. The boat dives visit more than 20 different dive sites in the area and the safari dives explore further afield. Other excursions include sunset cruises and fishing trips.
Cocoa Island also has a gym and a COMO Shambhala Retreat offering a full range of treatments including massages, facials, massages, hydrotherapy pool, steam rooms and meditation centre.
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Children: Children are welcome and a babysitting service is available.
Transfers: Cocoa Island is 40 minutes by speedboat to the main airport.
Activities: Complimentary daily yoga classes, Dive Centre (private reef and access to some of the world's best dive sites), snorkeling, catamaran sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, water sports centre, gym. Health and fitness COMO Shambhala Retreat with 4 treatment rooms, gymnasium, hydrotherapy pool, steam room, meditation area and yoga pavilion.
Other Facilities: Library and resort boutique, 24 hour Concierge and Manager on duty, valet service, laundry service, twice daily maid service, butler service (two bed. villa only), in room dining, foreign exchange, multi-lingual hotel staff and access to an all day lounge.
Complimentary Services for All Guests: Wi-fi internet throughout the resort, use of non-motorised water sports equipment, use of snorkeling equipment, use of all day guest lounge with PC/Mac stations for early arrivals or late departures, coffee and tea making facilities in all suites and villas, complimentary mineral water in all suites and villas, complimentary use of DVDs available from the library.
Excursions: Island hopping - visiting 3 Maldivian islands, snorkeling trips, sunset fishing, big game fishing, private picnic - spend a day on an uninhabited island or sand bank. Sunset cruises - watch dolphins and flying fish at play, luxury sailing.
Internet: Free internet stations/free WiFI connection in reception/bar/poolside area.
Meal Arrangements: B&B, half and full board options available.
Each suite/villa is overwater and has the following - King size or twin beds with handmade Italian linen, a private sun deck with lounges and dining table, bathtub and separate shower, air conditioning and antique colonial ceiling fan. Other amenities include a mini bar and snacks, tea and coffee making facilities with Lavazza Espresso machine, complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit daily, 42" LCD Satellite TV and DVD player, direct dial telephone, COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities, hairdryer, private safe, complimentary Wifi, umbrella.
Dhoni Suite: These split-level suites have king size or twin beds and a lounge area leading out onto a private sun deck with two chaise lounges, a dining table and direct access to the lagoon. The bathroom contains a single vanity unit with separate bathtub, shower stall and WC. (75sqm)
Dhoni Loft Suite: These spacious split-level suites have an expansive living area with vaulted ceilings surrounded on three sides by full length windows, leading to the furnished sun deck with direct lagoon access. A staircase leads from the living area to a mezzanine level fitted with a king size bed and ensuite WC, while a larger bathroom on the lower level contains a double vanity unit, separate bathtub, shower and WC. The living area can be converted into a sleeping area for children. (110sqm)
Loft Villa: These stylish villas are light and airy, where the spacious living area is surrounded on three sides by full length windows overlooking the ocean, leading to the furnished sun deck with direct lagoon access. A staircase leads from the living area to a mezzanine level fitted with a king size bed and ensuite WC, while the main bathroom features a double vanity unit, separate bathtub, shower stall, WC and a secluded outdoor shower with steps into the sea. (123sqm)
One Bed Villa: These spacious villas are reached by a secluded jetty and feature three private al fresco areas including an outdoor shower, a balcony with a daybed and a sun deck with a table and sun loungers. Inside there is a bedroom with king size bed, a bathroom with a double vanity unit, freestanding bath and separate walk-in shower leading out to the outdoor shower, and a living room with French doors onto private terrace and Bale (a covered Tiki hut). (125sqm)
Como Villa: These two large villas are reached by a private jetty, one on the sunset side and one on the sunrise side. The villas are split into two wings which are connected by living and dining areas, each with a bedroom (one with a king size bed and one with twin beds), an en suite bathroom, outdoor shower and private terrace. Both bathrooms have a double vanity unit, WC, freestanding bath, separate walk-in shower, an outdoor shower. The spacious living area offers striking views of the lagoon through full length windows which lead onto balconies with lagoon access. A private butler is on hand to help make guests' stay extra special. (300sqm)