COMO Cocoa Island
The style and design of the 34 overwater suites and villas are like that of no other luxury resort in the Maldives. Uniquely inspired by dhoni boats—the gently curving wooden vessels used by local fishermen—COMO Cocoa Island’s rooms arc out from the island itself. Simple wooden walkways built above the shallow lagoon connect them, forming an overwater boardwalk pathway. Some villas have private pools, and each has its own private terrace—all the better for slipping into the warm Maldivian sea, right from your room. Views from the floor-to-ceiling windows look across the watery expanse and horizon, as if you’re floating on the ocean.
Dhoni Water Villas stand out for their unusual design: shaped like a traditional Maldivian ‘dhoni’ fishing boat, they make you feel like you’re floating on the ocean. The generous living room is a calming space to relax, while the overwater private terrace has a staircase that leads to the lagoon’s warm waters.
Shaped like a traditional ‘dhoni’ fishing boat, the Dhoni Loft Water Villas have an expansive lower level living area and a master bedroom on the mezzanine, making them great for families. The design is about bringing the outside space in, with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the water, and a private terrace touching the ocean.
In these villas, the horizon feels like it extends forever as you look out from the private sundeck or watch the ocean roll past the floor-to-ceiling windows. The elevated loft features a king-sized en suite master bedroom, while the lower deck’s large and airy sitting area doubles up as a sleeping space for families. There is also a secluded outdoor rain shower with steps directly into the ocean.
These light-filled villas sit on their own secluded jetty, each with a private entrance deck, surrounded by the aquamarine ocean. Outside, there’s a new private pool and a balcony with a daybed, where you can relax as the sun rises and sets on the ocean. Inside, the spacious living area with floor-to-ceiling windows provides plenty of space to unwind.
Situated on either side of the island, COMO Cocoa Island’s two COMO Water Villas – Sunset and Sunrise – are arranged with two separate wings, both featuring an en suite bedroom and a private terrace directly above the ocean. The wings are connected by the living and dining areas, with balconies on either side that let you step directly off the deck into the turquoise lagoon. There’s also a secluded deck, with a new private pool that almost touches the edge of the ocean.
The overwater villa features a large terrace with a 10-metre private swimming pool, offering some of the island’s best views of the iconic Maldivian sunset. The villa was designed with space in mind: there’s a living room, an en suite master bedroom, a private study and a gym. The villa can be connected to the COMO Sunset Water Villa via an overwater wooden walkway, or closed off for complete privacy.
Offering some of the best dining in the Maldives, menus in COMO Cocoa Island are modern, light and steeped in the nuances of South Indian cuisine. We also offer contemportary interpretations of other Asian and Mediterranean classics, as well as old favourites like pastas and salads. Even the healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine is always popular.
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with flexible dining to suit guests’ preferences. Cuisine features European dishes in addition to a blend of Indian and Mediterranean traditions with an emphasis on locally caught seafood, fresh produce and COMO Shambhala healthful eating options.
COMO Cocoa Island offers a range of dining options at both our open-sided Ufaa restaurant and our foot-in-the-sand Faru Bar. For those who want a little extra privacy - whether a romantic meal for two or an intimate gathering with friends and family - private dining experiences provide the seclusion you're looking for, in dramatic spots around the island.
Arrangements on request are avaiable for Candlelit Dinner, Dinner on the Deck, Sandbank Sunrise Breakfast, Sandbank Dinner and Tented Dinner.
COMO Shambhala Cuisine is a unique nutritional concept that incorporates organic ingredients rich in living enzymes, vitamins and sea minerals while still delivering on flavor. Food is raw, steamed or grilled for maximum health benefits. Chefs also make ample use of the tandoor, a type of Indian oven that allows for the fat-free cooking of meats and fish whilst introducing a wonderful charcoal flavor. COMO Shambhala Cuisine is served at Ufaa and is also available via in-room dining.
Faru Bar is an easy-going, foot-in-the-sand resort bar where our inventive bartenders put together refreshing cocktails (and mocktails). Fine wines, classic cigars and light snacks also feature, alongside some easy beats at sunset. Faru Bar is open from 10am until late, adjacent to the infinity pool and leading directly to the beach.
In-room dining at COMO Cocoa Island includes salads, pastas and refreshing juices and is available from 7am until 11pm daily.
COMO Shambhala Retreat, the island wellness centre, is the embodiment of our philosophy for healthy living. Inspirated from the heavenly surroundings of Maldives, with treatment pavilions that combine natural wood, traditional Maldivian coral walls and thatched roofs. At this nurturing island retreat the menu includes Asian-based therapies, physical fitness classes and a new Pilates studio, as well as a fitness centre and airy yoga studio, where you can practice mindful exercises with views of the island. To complement the wellness experience, there is a daily schedule of activities, including yoga and Pilates alongside a range of other wellness pursuits.
Surrounded by spectacularly clear waters, the land itself is made up of live coral reefs and sand bars, making the natural ecosystem here truly distinctive. Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes world-class diving, fishing trips, as well as sunset cruises offering a chance to watch dolphins at play.