A treasure in the Maldives - COMO Cocoa Island

Slip into the turquoise lagoon from your over-water villa. Located in the Maldives’ South Male atoll, just a 40-minute speedboat transfer from the airport, Como Cocoa Island is positioned in one of the quietest and most undisturbed areas of the Maldives.

The island houses 34 recently renovated over-water villas and suites, uniquely inspired by Dhoni boats, traditionally used by local fishermen. The villas are connected by simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon and all have floor to ceiling windows which gives the feel as if the ocean is your own. Many of these exquisitely designed villas have private pools and each have their own terrace, with steps down to the inviting, pristine Indian Ocean.

Offering some of the best dining in the Maldives, menus are modern, light and steeped in the nuances of South Indian cuisine. Guests can enjoy healthful options and refreshing juices from the Shambhala Cuisine menu or enjoy a cocktail or a fine wine at the island’s laid back, foot-in-the-sand bar.

When it comes to wellbeing the Como Shamhabala retreat is the embodiment of healthy living. Home to one of the only hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives, this nurturing island retreat offers Asian inspired therapies, yoga and Pilates alongside a range of other wellness pursuits.

The experiences available at COMO Cocoa Island are truly life-changing, with highly qualified instructors and guides, guests can embark on a whale-shark expedition, night snorkelling, sailing lessons, and turtle exploration – just to name a few. And to top off an extraordinary day, guests can reflect on their experience with a private sandbank dinner beneath a canopy of stars.