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COMO Cocoa Island, The Maldives

Makunufushi 
South Male Atoll, Male,
Maldives

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Overview

COMO Cocoa Island, known locally as Makunufushi, is located among South Malé’s coral atolls. Importantly, guests do not need seaplanes to access the island; it is just a 40-minute speedboat transfer from the international airport on Malé (the main island). In addition, COMO Cocoa Island is located in the opposite direction to the majority of resorts (concentrated in the North Malé atoll) and occupies a quieter, undisturbed area. 

Due to the isolated nature of the Maldives, almost all travellers arrive by air. There is one international airport, situated on the island of Hulhulé, which is two kilometres across the water from the capital, Malé. There are many scheduled and charter flights to the region. Providers change frequently according to the time of year and it is advisable to check with your local travel agent.
There is also an international airport on the southern island of Gan. Gan is situated on the southernmost island of the Addu Atoll. From Malé, it takes approximately 70 minutes to fly to Gan.

Speedboat transfers

Roundtrip airport transfers, combined with other COMO Cocoa Island guests, is available for scheduled flights only.

Exclusive Amenities

  • One Spa Treatment, per room, per stay
  • Fresh Fruits and Juice daily

The following amenities are subject to availability at the time of check-in/departure:

  • Upgrade
  • Early Check-In
  • Late Check-Out

Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 Noon

Accommodations

Number of Rooms: 33

Como Villa (Two Bedroom) (2)

Of the 33 suites and villas at our Maldives beach resort, COMO Cocoa Island's two COMO Villas — Sunset and Sunrise — offer 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), ensuite 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.

One Bedroom Villas (4)

The largest of COMO Cocoa Island's over water villas, these four light-filled bungalows, all of which sit on their own secluded jetty, feature three private al fresco areas: an outdoor shower, a balcony with a daybed, and off the sitting area, which converts into a kid-friendly sleeping area, there's a sun terrace fitted with a table and pair of loungers. 125sq. m. / 1345sq. ft.

Loft Villas (10)

With private sundecks and full-length windows overlooking the Indian Ocean, these Maldives villas bring the outside in. A dramatically elevated loft sequesters a king-sized bed while downstairs on the main level a large and airy sitting area doubles up as a sleeping area for kids. The main bathroom features a double vanity, seperate bath and shower, and a secluded outdoor shower with steps into the sea.
123sq. m. / 1324sq. ft.

Dhoni Loft Suites (9)

The best resorts in the Maldives can't match our Dhoni Loft Suites' quirky design. 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. Again the terrace has steps straight into the lagoon. 110sq. m. / 1184sq. ft.

Dhoni Suites (8)

Among Maldives beach resorts, our eight split-level 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. Light floods in, the 'dhoni' — style boat design — the suite doesn't float but is rather fixed to the lagoon making you feel as if it's just you and the sea. 75sq. m. / 807sq. ft. 

Guest Services

24-Hour Concierge

Butler Service

Laundry Service

Multilingual Staff

Wi-Fi

Facilities

Boutiques

DVD Library

Gym

Open 24 hours daily, our fully equipped, air-conditioned gym is located next to the COMO Shambhala Retreat.

High-Speed Internet Access

Infinity Pool

Library

Water Sports

  • Dive Centre, for all levels of SCUBA enthusiast
  • Snorkeling
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Dolphin & sunset cruises

    Excursions

    Sunset Fishing: Head out under the spectacular sunset and put your skills to the test with a spot of reef fishing — the way Maldivian fishermen have done for centuries.

    Sunset Cruise: Travel across the waters of the South Malé Atoll, where dolphins are frequently spotted. As sunset approaches, relax in the fading light while sipping wine or Champagne and dining on a delicious antipasto.

    Snorkelling Excursions: Enjoy the coral colours while you're guided underwater, exploring untouched reefs, schools of fish and tropical marine life that are sure to capture your imagination.

    Catamaran Snorkelling Trip: The two hours spent sailing and snorkeling through the ocean is an ideal choice for couples who want a private experience. The captain will take you out to a quiet snorkelling spot.

    Retreat

    Guest Wellbeing: 'COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Cocoa Island'

    COMO Cocoa Island attends to guests' needs at a deeper level with COMO Shambhala Retreat. The wellness area offers healing traditions from Asia with natural therapies from the sea and earth, honed by international health consultants. It is a holistic approach coupled with expert Yoga tuition, which includes week-long retreat weeks led by world-renowned specialists.

    Facilities:

  • Four treatment rooms
  • Hydrotherapy pool
  • Asian inspired holistic therapies developed by COMO Shambhala, including massage and facials

    Hospitality Desk

    Movie Library

    Spa

    Our Maldives day spa packages have been designed to maximise the COMO Shambhala holistic wellness experience during your stay at COMO Cocoa Island. Each package combines a range of complementary treatments that achieve real results, from relaxation to restoration and rejuvenation

    Spa Treatments

    THE REVITALISATION PATH

    Designed to relieve stress and calm the mind. The journey begins with a 60-minute aqua therapy session, which uses the pressure of warm water as a way to massage and relax your body. This type of treatment has been effectively used to treat chronic pain and aid recovery from surgery or injury. Next is a 75-minute COMO Shambhala Massage, using our signature blended massage oil to calm the mind and relax the body. The path concludes with a 60-minute Sundari healing facial, designed to restore even the most sensitive of skin. Using neem — a plant extract known in India as the 'pharmacy tree' — this facial will sooth, hydrate and firm sensitive or irritated skin, helping restore a youthful glow. Total time: 3 hours and 15 minutes

    THE RESTORATION PATH

    A full body pampering and beautifying treatment. This journey begins with a 60-minute Indian head massage which reduces tension in the head, neck and shoulders, and includes a gentle facial massage. A 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage follows, using our signature blended massage oil to calm the mind and rejuvenate the body. After that, a 60-minute reflexology session stimulates your body's healing process, with a 60-minute facial customised to your skin type. The path concludes with a nourishing manicure and pedicure which includes an aromatic soak, scrub and soothing massage. Total time: 5 hours and 45 minutes

    THE RELAXATION PATH

    Designed to open your mind and calm your senses. This path commences with a Javanese royal lulur bath – a gentle exfoliating treatment that incorporates an Indonesian massage, body scrub and the application of cooling yoghurt. A 60-minute reflexology session follows to create a state of deep relaxation while stimulating your body's healing processes. This treatment concludes with a 60-minute facial, customised to your skin type. Total time: 4 hours

  • DINING

    Ufaa Restaurant

    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.

    Breakfast: 7AM to 10:30AM
    Lunch: 12PM to 3PM
    Dinner: 7PM to 10PM

    Faru Bar

    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.

    Private Dinning

    In addition to Uffa, Faru bar as well as our in-room dining, we offer several private dining experiences in stunning locations across COMO Cocoa Island.

    Tented Dinner -This tented dinner experience with flickering lanterns create a soft light under the canvas with the silky COMO Cocoa Island's sand at your feet. The sound of the ocean is your soundtrack as your dedicated waiter serves you a bottle of chilled champagne and your delicious meal, chosen from our daily à la carte dinner menus.

    Candlelit Dinner - This romantic candlelit dinner on the beach is the perfect way to celebrate your honeymoon or special anniversary. Close to the water's edge, surrounded by pretty lanterns, this magical experience is a highlight of any stay on COMO Cocoa Island. Choose your meal selection from our daily à la carte dinner menu. US$50 (Includes beach set-up and dedicated waiter).

    Dinner on the Deck- 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. Choose from the in-room dining menu or our daily à la carte dinner menu. US$75 (Includes deck set-up and dedicated waiter).

    Sandbank Sunrise Breakfast - During this unique experience you will witness the first rays of morning sunlight on COMO Cocoa Island over a gourmet breakfast selection served with a bottle of chilled vintage Champagne. Sit back, relax and enjoy the white sand and turquoise waters on your very own sandbank.

    Sandbank Dinner - Enjoy an unforgettable evening under a canopy of stars with only the sounds of the ocean and gentle sea breezes to distract you. We set up an intimate dining table on COMO 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. US$599 (Includes five course meal for two, butler, a bottle of champagne, sandbank set-up).

    Romantic Beach Dinner

    Romantic Beach Dinner for Two

    Spend Valentine's Day this year dining on the white powder sand, indulging in six courses of fresh, Maldivian cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. The menu features butter-poached lobster, king crab and fresh red snapper followed by a rich white chocolate and strawberry cheesecake. With the ocean and elegantly lit beach as a backdrop, and some of the Indian Ocean's finest seafood, this will be an intimate dining experience to share with your partner. Priced at US$179 per person (or US$69 per person for guests on a full or half board package).

    COMO Shambhala Cuisine

    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.

    Attractions

    Boat Excursion

    Island Hopping This is a half-day trip, visiting three islands. The itinerary will vary depending on daily accessibility, but will include a resort, uninhabited island for snorkeling or undeveloped dots of sand and palm trees. Guests can visit typical Maldivian villages, with some limited possibilities for shopping.

    • Time: 9am to 1.30pm
    • Include: Snorkeling equipments, bottled water, soft drinks and snacks

    Snorkeling Trip

    This is a two-hour trip to a nearby sandbank, a magnificent snorkeling point for guests who wish to explore a safe but exciting reef, Fushifathi Finolhu.

    • Time: 10am to 12noon I
    • Include *Snorkeling equipments, bottled water, soft drinks

    Private Picnic

    Spend your day in an uninhabited island or a sand bank. Should you wish to have lunch at the sand bank, your dedicated guest services staff will set up for you upon request.

    • Time: On request
    • Include *Snorkelling equipments, bottled beer, bottled water, soft drinks & snacks

    Sunset Cruise

    Cruise around the water of the South Malé atoll on a speedboat, watching dolphins at play and flying fish skirt across the water. Your dedicated crew will be pleased to serve you wine or champagne and a gourmet antipasto platter at around sunset.

    • Time: 4.30pm to 6.30pm By COMO-1(Luxury Cruiser) (Minimum / Maximum 2 couple)
    • Include Bottle of Champagne, bottle of Wine, bottle beer, bottled water, soft drinks and assorted Antipasto platter.


    By COMO-1(Luxury Cruiser)

    Include Bottle of Champagne, bottle of Wine, bottle beer, bottled water, soft drinks and assorted Antipasto platter.

    Private and Boat Charter

    PRIVATE CHARTER

    Sea Plane Charter

    Extraordinary vistas of Maldivian seas, atolls, reefs. For more information and price, please contact Cocoa Island Guest Services.

    BOAT CHARTER

    Half-Day Charter (Normal Speed Boat)
    Explore the islands at your own leisurely pace with a dedicated crew who will be happy to lead you to the best snorkeling sites.
    Time: 9.30am to 1pm
    Include *Snorkeling equipments, soft drinks, bottled water, bottled beer and snacks

    Full Day Charter (Normal Speed Boat)
    Enjoy deserted beaches and snorkel along deserted reefs. Your crew is solely devoted to taking you where you choose to cruise.
    Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
    Include *Snorkeling equipments, soft drinks, bottled water, bottled beer and snacks

    COMO-1 Charter (Luxury Boat)
    Sail the turquoise sea and relaxed at your own leisurely pace aboard our luxury boat - COMO-1. Our crew is solely devoted to taking you, where you choose to cruise.
    Include *Snorkeling equipments, bottle of champagne, wines, soft drinks, bottled water, tea & coffee, antipasto, fresh fruits
     

    Fishing

    FISHING

    Sunset Fishing

    Try bottom fishing with our friendly, helpful crew.  All hand lines and bait will be provided. Should you get a bite, we recommend that you choose to have it cooked, in your preferred manner, the following lunch or dinner for best enjoyment of the fish. We do ask that if you don’t intend to eat the fish, to carefully return it to the sea, and keep only sufficient for dinner.
    Time: 5.30pm to 8pm
    Include Bottled water, bottled beer, soft drinks

    Game Fishing

    Fishing has traditionally been carried out from every inhabited island of the Maldives, with fish being an integral part of Maldivian diet; it is also their heritage, and for many, their current livelihood. Working the reefs that adorn the atolls, large reef fish such as, Grouper, Wahoo, Giant & Bluefin Trevally, Red Snapper and Dog Tooth Tuna are the prize catches in both Trolling and Casting. Experience the thrill or frustration of fighting true champion of the reef, but don’t always expect to be a winner.

    Diving

    DIVING
     
             
    Diving in the Maldives is rated among the best in the world. Cocoa Island is located in a quiet atoll where the waters are undisturbed, ensuring extraordinary colour close to hand.

    The team of staff – all PADI instructors, who can teach courses for all levels, from beginner to specialty certifications up to Divemaster  in English, Japanese, German & French – have in-depth knowledge of local waters, the coral reefs, wrecks and seasonal highlights.

    All divers are required to hold an International SCUBA diving license. It is recommended to bring along the logbook as well.  In addition, divers may have to take part in an orientation dive as part of Maldivian regulations. Safety at Cocoa is considered absolutely paramount.

    Cocoa’s rental equipment includes Scuba Pro BCDs and regulators with 11 litre tanks. Wetsuits are long-leg and short-arm, and available in all sizes. The resort also provides Gull masks in various sizes and forms, Technisub fins and Aladin Plus and Smart Pro dive computers. The compressor is a Bauer V-20.

    The nearest decompression facility is at Bandos Island, approximately one hour away by speedboat.

    DIVE SITES
    At Cocoa, there are over 20 dive sites available near by.  After your orientation dive, your guide will also recommend dives that are suitable to your ability. Your safety is paramount, so please accept our experience in matching your standard to local conditions. We have listed the highlights of the dive sites and click here for dive map.

    DIVE SEASONS

    During the dry season (Jan - April), currents tend to be strong with excellent visibility (25-40m). Most dives are at the channel entrance or drop offs where all the big fish can be seen, such as large Dogtooth Tuna, Giant Trevally, large schools of Eagle Rays and, of course, sharks. Note some sites are not suitable for beginner divers.
     
    Rainy season (May - Dec) brings rain and tropical storms, but some very good dives for manta rays. Visibility is reduced (10-15m) due to plankton in the water; however, this is also what most marine creatures feed upon. During September there is the chance to see Whalesharks and Hammerheads.

    The water temperature remains around 27 to 30 degrees Celsius all year
     

    Land Excursions

    LAND EXCURSION

    Visit our neighboring island and the fishing village of Maafushi. Experience the Maldivian way of life, watch them at work and meet the children.

    Map / Location

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    Cocoa Island is a private island loccally known as Makunufushi.  Located in the South Male’ Atoll. It is 19 Miles South of Male’ International Airport. The island is reached by a 40-minute direct speedboat transfer provided by the resort.  Return speedboat transfer at US$180 per adult and US$90 per child, free for 0-3 years.

    Nearby airports: Male, Hulule, Maldives
    Distance: 19 Miles

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