COMO Cocoa Island is an intimate Maldives Resort which is located on the less developed 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.
All suites and villas at Cocoa Island are over water, inspired by dhoni boats which are used by local fishermen and connected by simple wooden walkways built above the shallow ocean. 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 or twin beds with handmade Italian linen, private sun deck with lounges and dining table, bathtub and separate shower stall, air conditioning and antique colonial ceiling fan, mini bar and snacks. complimentary tea and coffee making facilities with Lavazza Espresso machine. complimentary bottled water and fresh fruit daily. Satellite 42" LCD TV and DVD player, direct dial telephone. COMO Shambhala bathroom amenities, hairdryer, private safe, complimentary Wifi connection in all guest suites/villas, umbrella.
Dhoni Suite: 75m sq. Split level bedrooms have king size or twin beds. The spacious living area leads onto a private sundeck 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.
Dhoni Loft Suite: 110m sq. Expansive living area with vaulted ceilings surrounded by full length glass windows on three sides. Staircase leads to loft fitted with a king size bed and ensuite WC. A larger bathroom on the lower level contains a double vanity unit, separate bathtub, shower and WC. Sun deck with direct lagoon access.
Loft Villa: 123m sq. Spacious living area with full length windows overlooking the ocean. The loft area is fitted with a king size bed and ensuite with WC. The main bathroom features a double vanity unit, separate bathtub, shower stall, WC and a secluded outdoor shower with steps into the sea. Loft Villas also have private sundecks.
One Bed Villa: 125m sq. Private entrance deck, bedroom with king size bed, bathroom with double vanity unit and island bath, separate walk-in shower and outdoor shower. Living room with French doors onto private terrace and Bale (covered Tiki hut), access to the water with privacy screens.
Como Villa: 300m sq. Approached with a private jetty these two bedroom villas are private and spacious. Both the king size and twin bedded room have an en-suite bathroom with double vanity unit, WC, island bath, separate walk-in shower, an outdoor shower and private sundeck. The spacious living room offers striking views of the lagoon through full length windows. Guests will also enjoy a private butler to help make their stay extra special.