Cocoa Island Resort
From its personalised service and sophisticated cuisine to its distinctive design, authentic culture and calming spa, our Maldives luxury resort works hard to tailor the experience to your needs. We can orchestrate customised cruises to neighbouring islands and beaches; plan private dinners at secluded locations; arrange yoga, diving or snorkelling; and create adventures for families travelling together.
The style and design of our 33 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 a sinuous boardwalk pathway.
Each room has its own private terrace, all the better for slipping into the warm Maldivian sea, right from your room. The view from the wide platform is directly out to the watery expanse and horizon. Interiors are dominated by whites and blues, with only the subtlest nod to a certain local rustic aesthetic.
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Welcome to Easter at COMO Cocoa Island. We have created a special activities programme for you and your family. There are cake decorating classes and kite flying activities for the children, and for the whole family we have a seafood barbecue feast, coral reef planting and more.
CATAMARAN SNORKELLING TRIP
This private, two-hour sailing and snorkelling trip through the Indian Ocean is ideal for couples. You can feel the tropical Maldivian breeze on your cheeks as our catamaran is steered through the ocean by one of our expert guides, to some of nearby islands, atolls and sandbanks where you will find some of the best snorkelling sites in the Maldives.
SANDBANK SUNRISE BREAKFAST
Enjoy a gourmet breakfast and a bottle of vintage Champagne as the first rays of morning sunlight appear over COMO Cocoa Island. Your breakfast will be set up on your own private sandbank surrounded by turquoise waters, with a dedicated butler on hand.
SHARK ADVENTURE SNORKELLING TRIPS
Guests of COMO Cocoa Island can snorkel with some of the ocean's sleekest predators - white tip and blacktip reef sharks, on reefs just a 15-minute boat ride from the resort. Reef sharks are harmless to humans, but their long agile bodies and lightning-quick reflexes make them a feared predator to smaller fish. There will be a short talk on shark conservation in the local area, after which guests will depart for the reef. Private excursions can also be arranged by speaking to the Marine Sports Centre.
Dine from our daily Ã la carte dinner menu, beneath a canvas tent lit by lanterns and traditional tiki torches on your own private swathe of sand. A dedicated butler will be on hand throughout the meal, which will be accompanied by a bottle of Champagne.
PRIVATE BOAT CHARTERS
Private boat charters can be tailored to a vast array of waterborne interests. Speak to the Marine Sports Centre for more information on our private charters.
Enjoy an intimate evening beneath a canopy of stars, surrounded by the sounds of the ocean and gentle sea breezes. You will dine at a private table, set up along COMO Cocoa Island"s eastern sandbank, where your personal butler will serve a five-course meal accompanied by a bottle of chilled Champagne.
Set out on COMO Cocoa Island"s sports fishing boat to put your fishing skills to the test. Travel between reefs accompanied by our experienced Maldivian crew and experience the thrill of fighting bluefin trevally, snappers and dog tooth tuna. Your catch can also be cooked by our chefs for lunch or dinner the next day.
LOCAL ISLAND CULTURAL EXCURSION
Our two-hour cultural excursion to the local island of Guraidhoo is an insight into a lifestyle that has existed on the Maldives" islands for hundreds of years. You will stroll through sandy streets while your guide explains how the community is run, then stop at a local café for a traditional Maldivian snack.
WHALE SHARK EXPEDITION AND PICNIC
This exciting trip begins with a speed boat ride across to the Ari Atoll, where our search for the largest shark in the ocean will begin. Once a whale shark has been spotted, guests are invited to snorkel alongside this gentle sea giant. At lunchtime we will stop on an uninhabited island to enjoy a picnic, before heading back out to continue the hunt.
Wild dolphins migrate through the waters of South of Malé in pods of between 10 and 30. This excursion sets out in the evening, to where the dolphins swim playfully and jump out of the water to showcase their acrobatic skills spins. They may also come up close to surf the boat"s bow waves. On the way back to COMO Cocoa Island you can enjoy the sunset while sipping sparkling wine and nibbling on gourmet canapés.
TURTLE EXPEDITION SNORKEL
A 20-minute boat ride will take you to the pristine reefs where green turtles are frequently spotted near COMO Cocoa Island. Here you can swim alongside these gentle creatures, and other reef fish, in their natural habitat.
Sponsor a coral propagating frame and help our resident marine biologist plant it on the seabed at COMO Cocoa Island"s coral garden. You will receive photographs and updates every six months after you have planted the frame, so you can watch your contribution to the Maldives" ecosystem flourish.
HOUSE REEF SNORKELING
Snorkelling the resort"s bustling house reef is an essential experience for guests of COMO Cocoa Island. You will discover a diverse array of marine life during this complimentary guided excursion, from schools of Kashmir snapper and oriental sweetlips, to needlefish and the occasional (harmless) reef shark.
MARINE BIOLOGIST PRESENTATION
Our resident marine biologist gives weekly talks in Faru Bar on a range of topics concerning marine life, the environment and our local ecosystem. You are encouraged to ask questions at the end of the presentation, regarding anything you have seen or found in the ocean while at COMO Cocoa Island.
Located at Maldives" South Malé Atoll, COMO Cocoa Island enjoys a marine-rich lagoon full of pristine dive sites, such as the dramatic Kandooma Caves and the ever popular shark cleaning station at Cocoa Thila. Divers will discover reefs and overhangs teeming with marine life, including green turtles, reef sharks, bigeye trevally and many other colourful reef fish. Dive trip experiences may be enhanced by bringing along our resident marine biologist. To dive at COMO Cocoa Island you must hold an International SCUBA diving license, which you will be asked to provide with your logbook. We also offer a range of PADI-approved diving courses for those wishing to earn their SCUBA license while at the resort.
This guided excursion takes you to two different reef sites near COMO Cocoa Island where you will discover vibrant coral colours and abundant marine life. Our knowledgeable guides will swim with you through these luscious seafloor landscapes, helping you spot and identify the Indian Ocean"s flora and fauna.
COMPLIMENTARY EQUIPMENT RENTAL
COMO Cocoa Island offers a range of snorkelling, kayak, stand-up paddleboard and windsurfing equipment for guests to use. These are available at the Marine Sports Centre on a first come, first served basis.
Discover the Indian Ocean"s finest panoramas with a relaxing sail around the COMO Cocoa Island lagoon, on a catamaran piloted by one of our expert guides.
Fly up to 100m over the islands and lagoons surrounding COMO Cocoa Island, enjoying a bird"s eye view of turquoise greens and sapphire blues. This exhilarating experience, in which a parachute is towed above the sea by a speedboat, is also a great photo opportunity.
Reef bottom fishing is a traditional activity in the Maldives, which guests can try for themselves while the sun sets over the island. Potential catches such as humpback snapper and groupers can also be cooked by our chefs for lunch or dinner the next day.
UV NIGHT SNORKELLING
Experience an underwater light show at COMO Cocoa Island"s house reef. Special UV torches and mask lenses will reveal the stunning hues of fluorescent greens, yellows, reds and oranges emitted at night by various coral species, such as tube coral and brain coral. You may also catch flashes of marine animals including lobsters and lionfish, which also appear to glow under ultraviolet lights.
See a different side of our stunning house reef after the sun has set. Armed with bright, underwater torches, our guides will help you glimpse the reef"s shy, nocturnal creatures, including lionfish, lobsters and moray eels.
Windsurfing is a thrilling blend of sailing and surfing. Each lesson with our qualified instructors moves at your own pace, covering the fundamental techniques of balance, before progressing onto more advanced moves.
DINING AND CUISINE
Offering some of the best dining in the Maldives, our menus 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. Our healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine is always popular.
Ufaa serves modern interpretations of Indian and Mediterranean cuisine with an emphasis on local produce, including seafood and COMO Shambhala healthful eating options.
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.
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.
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
COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Cocoa Island is the embodiment of a philosophy for healthy living that COMO Shambhala has successfully refined at its award-winning retreats all over the world. The COMO Shambhala experience combines Asian-based therapies, nutrition, exercise and yoga with a results-driven agenda managed by experts in holistic health.
Intuitive, empowering and empathetic, our expert therapists are dedicated to guiding each guest into a state of greater wellness. The resort works with only the best practitioners in holistic health, drawing talent from all over the world.
At COMO Cocoa Island, the active life is as vital a part of the COMO Shambhala experience as the spa treatments. We make it easy to effortlessly incorporate sport and exercise into a Maldives luxury holiday while staying on our island. The gym features cardio equipment and weights, and the resort offers daily complimentary yoga classes as well as private instruction. There"s also a hydrotherapy pool and privately guided meditation and pranayama.
YOGA AT COMO COCOA ISLAND
COMO Cocoa Island integrates this holistic practice into the rhythm of island life by offering complimentary classes at our dedicated yoga pavilion. A dedicated yoga pavilion is located at COMO Shambhala Retreat. Private tuition with our full-time yoga instructor is also available for focused sessions, both for beginners who want to discover the benefits of this ancient tradition and for those looking to improve their practice.
With private guided sessions, those looking for meditation in the Maldives can learn the healing powers of this traditional practice. COMO Cocoa Island also offers tutelage in the deep yoga breathing technique known as pranayama.
COMO Shambhala Retreat at COMO Cocoa Island is proud to offer access to one of the very few hydrotherapy pools in the Maldives.
PRIVATE MIND AND BODY DISCIPLINE CLASSES
At COMO Cocoa Island and COMO Maalifushi there are a range of classes that tie together mind and body, including yoga and Pranayama. With one-on-one tuition, you can quickly discover the benefits of these ancient disciplines, with teachers who will design personalised programmes to incorporate into your daily life.
COMO Shambhala Retreat offers a range of natural skincare products and advanced anti-ageing and rejuvenating facials. Our expert therapists can advise the best match for your skin.
GUINOT HYDRADERMIE LIFT
Hydradermie Lift was created to lift and firm the skin through muscle stimulation. Hydradermie Lift stimulates the small muscles of the face for a more radiant, firmer appearance to the skin. In just an hour this treatment revitalizes and promotes oxygenation in the skin.
GUINOT HYDRADERMIE LIFT EYE
This relaxing eye contour treatment can help reduce puffiness, dark circles and fines lines. It uses a mild muscle-stimulating electric current along with specific eye products, making for long-lasting results.
GUINOT AROMATIC FACIAL
Using pure aromatherapy preparations, this cleansing treatment promotes deep relaxation and revitalisation. The prescriptive treatment addresses various skin conditions.
SUNDARI AGE DEFYING FIRMING FACIAL
Reclaim your skin"s youth with this advanced facial featuring the regenerative properties of Gotu Kola, which feels luxurious and acts powerfully to instantly exfoliate, firm and improve your skin"s tone and texture.
SUNDARI INTENSIVE HEALING FACIAL
This facial is suitable for very sensitive skin and utilises the purifying benefits of Neem, known in India as the "pharmacy tree". Organic plants extracts combine with soothing oil to heal, hydrate and firm "“ restoring balance to sensitive or irritated ski, regaining strength and its youthful glow.
SUNDARI ESSENTIAL SUPPLIFYING FACIAL
Breathe new life into dry or stressed skin with this deeply nourishing, intensely hydrating facial. Our own Omega3+ complex uses naturally active ingredients to restore skin lost lipids "“ softening, renewing and awakening your natural glow.
SUNDARI GENTLEMEN'S FACIAL
A targeted face, eye and neck treatment for the unique needs of men"s skin "“ using the healing powers of Neem to support the skin with nutrient infusion and intense enzyme exfoliation to firm, soother and hydrate the skin.
SUNDARI BEAUTIFUL EYES
Hydrate and firm delicate eye areas with this luxurious treat assist with the penetration of our propriety age-defying formulas to soothe puffiness, hydrate and relief tired eyes.
SUNDARI FIRMING NECK TREATMENT
Reclaim the firm, healthy appearance for the neck and décolletage after exposure to the elements. An active exfoliation with enzymes and bamboo extract reduces roughness, uneven pigment and loose skin. An energizing mask and massage, utilizing the rejuvenating effects of Gotu Kola leave skin firm, smooth and restored.
The body care treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat are designed to relax and renew, these treatments will leave you feeling refreshed from head to toe.
JAVANESE ROYAL LULUR BATH
Lulur is a beauty ritual from the royal palaces of central Java. This gentle exfoliating treatment begins with an Indonesian massage. A body scrub with aromatic mixed spices precedes the application of cooling yoghurt and a relaxing bath. This treatment concludes with a soothing application of body lotion.
COMO SHAMBHALA SUN SOOTHER
This soothing and comforting face and body treatment is designed specifically for use after excessive sun exposure. The treatment is designed to nourish the skin while reducing heat and redness. Holistic ingredients such as blood orange, aloe vera, apricot kernel oil and shea butter are used to protect, heal and comfort damaged skin.
REJUVENATING BODY TREATMENT
This treatment is inspired by the traditions of ancient philosophy. Dosha assessment, a process used to determine your body type, will be carried out prior to your treatment to ensure your needs are met. The treatment begins with an Abhyanga back massage using herbal oil. This will be followed by an exfoliation and the application of a herbal oil-based mask. The process will be repeated on the front of your body, before concluding with a therapeutic facial and hydration massage.
SACRED LOTUS BODY TREATMENT
This treatment has been developed specifically to provide tone and firmness to slack areas of skin. The treatment starts with a nourishing oil application and Abhyanga back massage, followed by a full body enzyme scrub and firming, peptide-infused body mask to exfoliate and detoxify the skin. The treatment concludes with a vigorous contouring massage using Sacred Lotus lotion. This treatment works by increasing circulation to the skin, naturally toning and smoothing the visible outer layers.
COMO Shambhala Retreat offers a wide array of massage spa treatments. The signature COMO Shambhala Massage is a particularly nurturing treatment, employing long, soothing strokes.
INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE
An excellent treatment for relieving stress-induced tension in the head, neck and shoulder areas. This treatment also incorporates a gentle facial massage.
DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE
A restorative full body massage that aids in releasing deeply held patterns of tension, removing toxins, relaxing, soothing and thereby encouraging muscles to operate at full capacity. The techniques used in this massage create a prolonged state of reduced muscular tension by applying deep muscle compression and cross fibre friction to increase blood and lymphatic flow.
By applying pressure along the meridians, this treatment unblocks trapped energy and improves vitality. Often referred to as passive yoga, it stretches joints and balances all the major muscle groups of the body. No oil is used during this treatment and Thai pyjamas are provided.
A wonderful introduction to traditional Indonesian therapy, this massage incorporates rolling and kneading strokes to rejuvenate the body. Provides a good therapeutic workout whilst also invoking deep relaxation.
HOT RIVER STONE MASSAGE
This powerfully therapeutic massage utilises hot and smooth oiled river stones. The stones glide along muscles, correcting tensions at the deepest level. The melting sensation promotes a profound sense of relaxation.
Reflexology recognises how feet have points that correspond to the organs and functions of the body; when stimulated, they can rectify imbalances, helping the body to repair itself. The technique of applying gentle pressure to the reflex points is ideal after a day of walking or travelling.
This specially designed prenatal treatment, accommodating all stages of pregnancy after the first trimester, starts with a floral footbath followed by a full body massage and concludes with a relaxing facial massage. Pregnancy support pillows are used to ensure total comfort at all times.
Taksu means the magical transference of energy between two people that connect. It is a strong and invigorating massage that increases blood circulation and is a fantastic antidote to deeply held patterns of stress.
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.
THE RELAXATION PATH
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.
THE REJUVENATION PATH
Your day will begin with a 60-minute hatha yoga session tailored to your level of ability. A COMO Shambhala bath follows, cleansing and gently exfoliating your skin. A COMO Shambhala salt scrub is then applied to the body, before a relaxing 60-minute COMO Shambhala Massage. After a light lunch from the COMO Shambhala Cuisine menu consisting of a main course and healthy COMO Shambhala juice, the path is concluded with a 60-minute deep tissue massage.
THE RESTORATION PATH
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.