COMO Cocoa Island is an intimate private Maldives island resort with 33 overwater suites allowing you to slip right into the turquoise lagoon to explore an exceptional house reef. Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes holistic wellness treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat, South Indian-influenced cuisine and world-class diving facility. Whether travelling with a spouse, partner, children or extended family, our sophisticated facilities are available to anyone with an overnight stay.
The style and design of all the 33 overwater suites and villas at the Cocoa Island by COMO are uniquely inspired by dhoni boats (the gently curving wooden vessels used by local fishermen) and the villas arc out from the island itself. Each room has its own private terrace and the view is directly out to the watery expanse and endless horizon.
The ‘dhoni’-style boat designed suite doesn’t float but is rather fixed to the lagoon. These suites stand out for the generous indoor seating area with a Balinese day-bed, large bathroom and private terrace allowing for easy access to the lagoon’s warm waters.
These nine rooms work very well for families because of an expansive downstairs living area (which doubles up as a sleeping area for children) and then the master bedroom on a mezzanine level, just beneath the rafters. While the terrace has steps straight into the lagoon.
With private sundecks and full-length windows overlooking the Ocean, these villas house a king-sized bed while downstairs on the main level, a large and airy sitting area doubles up as a sleeping area for kids.
These four light-filled bungalows feature three private al fresco areas: an outdoor shower, a balcony with a daybed, and a sitting area, which converts into a kid-friendly sleeping area. The sun terrace is fitted with a table and a pair of loungers.
The highlight of this resort’s accommodation options are the two COMO Villas—Sunset and Sunrise—offering the most unique guest experience. Approached by a private jetty, each villa is arranged with two wings, each with a bedroom (one king, one twin), en-suite bathroom, outdoor shower and private terrace. These wings are connected by living and dining areas with balconies on either side, which allows for step-off-the-deck access to the lagoon.
Stay in a COMO Villa and you will experience our personalised butlers. Their role is to ease you through your arrival, organise castaway picnics with the children and arrange meals and assist you as your chief activity planner, during your stay.
Relish your palate and taste buds with some of the best dishes on the menus as they are modern, light and steeped in the nuances of South Indian cuisine. We also offer contemporary interpretations of other Asian and Mediterranean classics, as well as old favourites like pastas and salads. Our healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine is always popular.
Inspiration drawn from the Malabar Coast’s rich gourmet heritage and local seafood, Ufaa presents a modern interpretations of Southeast Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. The kitchen’s tandoor oven allows for fat-free, flavour-rich grilling of meats, vegetables and fish. With our COMO Shambhala Cuisine, we present health-conscious alternatives at every meal. And three times a week Ufaa offers a set Indian, Thai and Seafood Barbecue dinner menu.
Unwind yourself in our resort bar and let our artful bartenders put together refreshing cocktails and mocktails. Fine wines, classic cigars and light snacks also feature, alongside some easy beats at sunset.
For those special moments to nurture and celebrate, COMO Cocoa Island presents several private dining experiences in various mesmerising locations along with delicious meals to treat your palate.
For a romantic dinner with your loved one, we set up an intimate dining table on Cocoa Island’s eastern sandbank, where your personal butler serves you a five-course meal from our carefully selected dinner menu and a bottle of chilled Champagne.
With flickering lanterns under a tent on the beach, listen to the sound of the ocean as your dedicated waiter serves you a bottle of chilled champagne and your delicious meal, chosen from our daily à la carte dinner menus.
To celebrate your moments, this is a perfect dining experience. Close to the water’s edge, surrounded by pretty lanterns, this magical experience is a highlight of any stay on Cocoa Island. Choose your meal selection from our daily à la carte dinner menu.
This private candlelit dinner in your own dhoni or villa includes an intimate set-up on your outside deck, lit-up with candles and lanterns. Guests can choose from the in-room dining menu or our daily à la carte dinner menu.
Sit back, relax and enjoy the white sand and turquoise waters on your very own sandbank over a gourmet breakfast selection served with a bottle of chilled vintage Champagne.
At Cocoa Island by COMO, the COMO Shambhala Cuisine is a unique nutritional concept where organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals are offered with maximum health benefits. Chefs here use the tandoor, a type of Indian oven that allows for the fat-free cooking of meats and fish whilst introducing a wonderful charcoal flavor. This cuisine is served at Ufaa and in-room dining.
The resort’s room service menu is wide and varied. Available from 7am until 11pm daily, it includes healthy salads, open-face sandwiches and pastas. We offer lassis as well as chilled coconut milk and a variety of freshly prepared juice blends.
Cocoa Island by COMO believes in attuning few fitness regimes through sports and exercises into a tropical holiday for the fitness and sports enthusiasts.
The resort boasts of a fully equipped gym. Cardio equipment and a variety of weights are available for strength-training and muscle-toning regimens.
Cocoa Island by COMO offers complimentary classes at the open-air yoga pavilion. Morning classes are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8am to 9am followed by half an
hour of Pranayama and Meditation session. Sunset classes begin from 4:30pm to 5:30pm every day (except Friday).
This unique therapy allows up to one litre of water to be absorbed into the body. This treatment serves to stimulate the metabolism and increases the function of the lymphatic and circulation systems to detoxify tissues and expel toxins. Complimentary aqua therapy sessions are conducted every Wednesday and Saturday from 11am to 12noon at the hydrotherapy pool.
COMO Shambhala Retreat offers holistic, Asian-inspired treatments. With open-air pavilion for yoga, four treatment rooms (including one for couples), plus separate male and female steam rooms and a large hydrotherapy pool, the Spa gives you an idyllic ambience to replenish yourself. The resort works with only the best practitioners in holistic health, drawing talent from all over the world.
Explore from a myriad of activities such as snorkelling and fishing trips, sunset cruises that offer a chance to watch dolphins at play. There are plethora to do around the resort; be it on or under the water. Cocoa Island’s Marine Sports Centre is open from 8am until 6pm, seven days a week.
Enjoy the coral colours while you’re guided underwater — the untouched reefs, schools of fish and tropical marine life are sure to captivate your imagination.
Time : 10am to 12pm, Tuesday and Saturday
Head to one of the turtle-rich reefs for the chance of an intimate encounter with these fascinating creatures.
Time : 10am to 12pm, Thursday
Experience the coral reefs when snorkelling at night and be amazed to explore shy, nocturnal creatures glide beside you that hide throughout the day.
Time : 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Monday and Friday
Using special torches and lenses for your mask, see the vibrant colours that corals emit, turning the reef into a dance floor (UV torches will be provided).
Spend two hours sailing and snorkelling through the ocean with your beloved.
Time: 9.30am to 11.30am, Monday and Friday / 2.30pm to 4.30pm, Wednesday
Cruise on a ‘dhoni’ and travel across waters to where dolphins are frequently spotted. As sunset approaches, relax in the fading light while sipping wine or Champagne and dining on a delicious antipasto plate.
Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday
This two-hour excursion takes guests to the island of Guraidhoo or Maafushi, to witness island life, post which guests can dine on traditional local snacks, such as Hedhika.
Time: 2pm to 4pm, Tuesday and Thursday
Private boat charters (half day and full day) can be tailored to meet your personal specifications. A selection of picnic basket options is available to take on your trip (additional charge applies).
Travel across on a speedboat and search for the whale shark, the largest shark of the ocean, with the prospect of snorkelling with this majestic (and harmless) fish. Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch on an uninhabited island (additional charge applies). An underwater camera is essential for this trip.
Time: 9am to 5pm
While the sun sets, head out to the waters and indulge is session of reef fishing. All hand lines and bait will be provided, while the fish you catch can be prepared for your lunch the next day.
Time: 5.30pm to 8pm, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
Fly high over the islands and lagoons surrounding Cocoa Island and see the Maldives with a whole new perspective — the perfect photo opportunity.
Time: 3pm to 4pm, Wednesday / 10am to 11am, Sunday
Large reef fish such as giant and bluefin trevallies, red snappers and dogtooth tuna are the prize catches in both jigging and casting. Experience the thrills and frustrations of fighting for the big catch.
Cocoa Island benefits by some of the best diving sites, only a 10- to 30-minute boat ride from the resort. There are at least 25 sites nearby, including a wreck.