Como Cocoa Island
Outstanding service and facilities, giving you the 5* experience
Our rating: Luxury | Property style: Resort
A 40-minute speedboat journey from Male airport takes you to the stunning Cocoa Island, located in a quiet spot in the South Atoll. This intimate private resort offers understated luxury. The villas are inspired by local dhoni boats, built with wood using traditional methods. The villas and suites are perched over the water and connected to the resort by wooden walkways. All the rooms come with a private terrace and large glass windows that have uninterrupted views of the spectacularly clear Maldivian sea, you won’t want to leave! The dining options offer a mix of fine Asian and modern western cuisine, and of course are complimented by stunning panoramic views. Being part of the luxury COMO group, the Como Shambhala spa offers world class spa facilities. The island’s location offers one the best dive sites in the warm water of the Maldives, with snorkeling and diving trips available, and the resort can also arrange other activities such as yoga, windsurfing, boat trips and fishing, all of which can be booked directly whilst at the resort.
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