Cocoa Island by COMO
Recognized as one the Maldives’ top resorts with an award winning spa, house reef, and occupying its own private island, Cocoa Island by COMO is a place to embrace sun kissed, barefoot luxury. Navigate the property via an elevated wooden boardwalk that hovers above the warm water lagoon, snorkel off your private terrace, and end the day with a romantic, secluded dinner on the beach. Comprised of 33 over water suites and villas that arc from the island’s banks, Cocoa Island by COMO is designed to mimic the gentle curves of dhoni boats—local fishing vessels. Each individual, at sea villa resembles a traditional Keralan boathouse with soothing white and blue interiors, teak floors, and a restrained décor that nods to the local, rustic aesthetic.
At the COMO Shambala Retreat relax with traditional Ayurveda treatments, unwind with sunrise and sunset sessions in the open air yoga pavilion, rejuvenate in the steam rooms and hydrotherapy pool, then refuel with an energy-boosting offering from the popular raw food spa menu. The Ufaa open air restaurant serves modern, light, South Indian infused dishes that change daily based on fresh, local ingredients. Or enjoy your meals on your private, stilted terrace between swims. Also offered are island hopping excursions during which you can experience a barbecue lunch for two on a secluded sandbar. Guided snorkeling, fish feeding, fishing, sailing, and sunset boat tours in search of playing dolphins are available. As are windsurfing, catamaran, and kayaking activities.