Occupying its own island in the Southwest Thaa Atoll region of the Maldives’ archipelago, COMO Maalifushi is the brand new addition to the COMO properties. A sophisticated, barefoot elegance defines the property that traverses an expanse of lush vegetation, shallow lagoons, and calm waters by stilted walkways. Designed by Japanese architect Koichiro Ikebuchi, the property embraces its greatest asset—the island. With 66 stilted villas that float above the water and shelter amongst the lush vegetation of the island’s heart, Maalifushi by COMO is a private island luxury paradise. Each villa opens onto a private terrace overlooking the open water. Tai, the property’s over water restaurant, features Japanese cuisine, a sushi bar, and a sunken bar designed for watching the sun set. Here, the signature COMO Shambhala spa also hovers above the water with open air treatment rooms. This is the ultimate Maldives destination for diving aficionados who will rejoice in the surrounding untouched reefs and whale shark population who take-up residence amongst the uninhabited neighboring islands. Surf junkies will enjoy the local breaks, and families, couples, and children will be transported by the tranquil environment.