COMO Cocoa Island
What We Love
- Privacy is key here; Cocoa Island by COMO’s overwater suites are spaced at least 24 feet apart, and each has direct access to the lagoon
- Snorkeling among the diverse species in the resort’s reef
- Exceptional service
- Free yoga classes at sundown
- The overwater Como Shambhala spa, plus a small gym and swimming pool
What To Know
- Best for couples looking for romance
- Getting here requires a 40-minute speedboat ride
- Alcoholic beverages can be pricey
- There’s one restaurant
- You’ll see black-tip reef sharks, but don’t worry, they’re harmless
- Free WiFi
Located in Makunufushi (South Male Atoll), Cocoa Island by COMO is convenient to Biyadoo Beach and Kandooma Beach. This 5-star resort is within close proximity of Maafushi Reef and Maafushi Harbor.
Make yourself at home in one of the 33 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and plasma televisions. Satellite programming along with DVD players are provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as coffee/tea makers and ceiling fans.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as an outdoor pool, a steam room, and a fitness center. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get around on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 75 km.
Grab a bite to eat at the resort’s beachfront restaurant, which features a bar, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services.
How to Get There
My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights and we're very happy with experience. Our airport pick up was fast and seamless. The island facilities and rooms have a clean, understated vibe that goes well with the island setting (and should be even better after the renovation!). We chose this location for the house reef and it did not disappoint. We went snorkeling every day and saw an incredible quantity and variety of fish. You can see baby reef sharks, fish, and big rays all from your room! I also recommend the shark snorkeling tour - just a 10 min boat ride to see reef sharks swimming - it was one of our highlights!
The food and service was excellent as well. The staff did a great job of being attentive but didn't go overboard and the result was that we felt perfectly secluded with help when needed (we're not a couple that enjoys overt attention like a private Butler so this was perfect for us). I'd like to specifically call out the bar staff of Palitha and Ravi who made our stay extra enjoyable (and well hydrated!).
The only reasons I didn't give 5 stars:
1. There was plastic and trash that washed up on the shore every day. While this was absolutely not from the Como resort they could have put more people in charge of going around the small island a few times per day to clear this.
2. The staff at the watersports center acted a bit put off with some "last minute" requests like rigging the small sailboat when wind came, or us asking to join a snorkel tour on the day of. While I understand that it's easier for them to plan if we call ahead, for an island this small it shouldn't be that difficult to accommodate (which they always did in the end).
However these were very small details that didn't affect our enjoying this beautiful island. If you're looking for an easy to get to Maldives island with good diving/snorkeling and food this is a good choice for you. Highly recommended and we would definitely come back.
Serene and relaxing atmosphere, thoughtful designed villa with all amenities, scrumptious cuisine, and definitely attentive and professional staff specially Sharif providing my partner slippers when he walked barefoot on jetty and Ravi in the bar. Special thanks to Benjamin, Zaheen, and Ahmed for very warm welcome and taking care of us throughout our stay. Highly recommended to everyone!
Paradise.... the island and resort more than delivered! Fantastic and attentive staff; sun, sand and nature at it best. Snorkeling....more snorkeling... turtles, sharks and the colorful world of tropical fish. Variety, unsurpassed quality and tastes out of this world in the the Ufaa restaurant (foodies!;)) Winemakers dinner together with hotel management and guests from all parts of the world was memorable; wines & info...food, conversations under the stars. Massage in the spa to die for....ahhhh...and the Yoga sessions! Would not want to miss out on any of these fantastic open air classes. Summary = perfect holiday:-)
This is our 1st trip to COMO Cocoa. A small beautiful resort. white sand beaches very atrarctive. Rooms are specious and well maintained with all the facilities. they have a very friendly team in al most all areas. we love to coma again. A big thank to COMO team.
This was our second Maldives island and it was interesting and enjoyable to have a change of scene to a much smaller and quite intimate resort. The Como atmosphere is very relaxed but entirely professional - many guests walk around all day in bare feet although we found the sand and timber walkways too hot! The sea and snorkelling are first class, and the excellent marine team who lead great turtle and other sea expeditions also give several talks a week in the lovely bar, which is set next to the equally lovely restaurant.
The bar and restaurant service are five star plus, as were the drinks and food quality and variety. Unfortunately some guests during our stay were chain smokers at breakfast and dinner - we would have much preferred a smoking ban outside by the pool (the best tables) as well as in. Como also allows young children who can be noisy.
The complimentary yoga included sunrise and 4.30pm options for all levels with an expert and very considerate instructor. All equipment, cold towels, iced water and even ginger tea were at the ready, so all we had to do was show up.
We also thought the hydrotherapy pool was first class. Its temperature and different water jets were a perfect way to prepare or recover from a strenuous yoga session. So too the regular complimentary hydro-pool exercise sessions.
The Spa provides excellent massages, which although expensive were rewarding.
This was a great conclusion to our Maldives holiday. The whole team under Benjamin's leadership looked after us extremely well and we enjoyed every day. We are sure the forthcoming renovations will preserve the essential spirit of the place while updating some of the room facilities - although from our perspective the dhoni suites were very spacious and comfortable. And walking over the lagoon from them to breakfast while fish spotting (especially baby sharks), and to them while star gazing after dinner, were extremely pleasant bookends to the day at Cocoa Island.