Maalifushi by COMO
Among Maldives Island hotels, Maalifushi stands apart with its understated style, encapsulating the spirit of the Indian Ocean and the barefoot chic of a COMO private island resort.
Indulgent luxury with a COMO Shambhala spa, world-class yoga facilities and exceptional cuisine along with the Maldives’ vibrant marine life. Around Thaa Atoll, this includes rich hammerhead shark and manta ray populations.
Maalifushi is located in the Thaa Atoll, 60 minutes by seaplane transfer from the capital of Malé, where the international airport is located.
Known locally as ‘Kolhumadulu’, this round atoll has a combined landmass close to nine square kilometers, with no single island larger than one square kilometer. Of the 66 islands that make up the atoll, there is only one other resort under development.
Among the liveaboard cognoscenti, Thaa Atoll has acquired a rich reputation for diving with hammerheads and manta rays, and challenging surf breaks.
The resort accommodation references indigenous architecture while remaining elegantly pared back to reflect the island’s calming setting.
The over-water suites and villas are built off wooden walkways that stand above the shallow lagoon. Each has its own private terrace for slipping into the sea, while our garden rooms benefit from being set into the island’s tropical heart. The views are consistently spectacular: either lush gardens, where children can play, or directly out to the watery expanse.
Our Garden Rooms are located in the centre of the island, shaded by the resort’s tropical greenery and just a short foot-in-the-sand walk to all the resort’s amenities. They have an open-plan feel ... read more
Beach Villa with Private Pool
Our Beach Villas offer an extremely spacious alternative to the typical boutique hotel in the Maldives, with each villa commanding 116 square metres. These villas each have their own private swimming ... read more
Two Bedroom Beach Suite
Sheltered in the shade, this stylish accommodation space offers the same facilities as our Beach Suites but with two bedrooms. The second bedroom offers twin beds and a smaller shower room, making i ... read more
Two Bedroom Beach House
Our two-bedroom duplex beach house leads on to its own private lawn. Surrounding a large private pool is a secluded sundeck complete with sun loungers and furniture, allowing you to eat, drink and r ... read more
Two Bedroom Beach Villa
These two-bedroom villas (one king and one smaller twin room) have their own access to the beach as well as their own private pool. Elegant, simple interiors are lit up with large windows to make th ... read more
Our two-storey four-bedroom COMO Residence offers all the comfort that one would expect from a luxury COMO resort, combining endless sea views with a contemporary living area, spacious media room an ... read more
Water Suite with Private Pool
Our Water Suites are ideal for couples looking for the perfect honeymoon resort in the Maldives. These 17 distinctive stilted bungalows occupy their own jetty on the west of the island where they bene ... read more
Our Maldives water villas designed by Japanese architect Koichiro Ikebuchi are located on their own jetty to the west of the island. Each villa has its own pool, sundeck and full-length windows overlo ... read more
Maalifushi Water Villa
This is among COMO’s most spectacular over water villa in the Maldives: an oversized, two-bedroom, light-filled bungalow, which sits the end of the jetty, allowing for peace and privacy, featuring a ... read more
Our two-bedroom overwater COMO Villas sits above the lagoon and has a large pool. The COMO Villas also comes with its own private pool and butler, making this Maalifushi’s ultimate luxury experience ... read more
For those seeking a holistic approach to wellbeing, Maalifushi by COMO is a Maldives spa hotel that successfully incorporates the active life. The gym features cardio equipment and weights, and the resort offers daily complimentary yoga classes as well as private instruction. There’s also privately guided meditation and pranayama.
The resort gym is fully equipped with the latest cardio and strength training equipment as well as a variety of free weights. This 24 hour space is open to all guests.
Maldives yoga is a way of life in Maalifushi by COMO, with complimentary yoga classes six days a week in our Yoga Studio or Yoga Pavilion.
Private tuition with the 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. Maalifushi by COMO also offers tutelage in the deep yoga breathing technique known as pranayama.
Dining in the Maldives reaches new heights at Maalifushi, credentials firmly established by the sister resort, Cocoa Island by COMO, which has been cited as offering some of the finest food in the islands.
Same principles apply at Maalifushi: local seafood that’s so fresh, served as sushi and sashimi at the Japanese restaurant, Tai, as well as organic produce rendered in healthy, all-day dining at Madi, Thila, and on our COMO Shambhala menus. Flexibility is key, chefs always to accommodate food intolerance, the preferences of children, and discerning palates full of expectation.
‘Madi’ (meaning Manta Ray in the local language) takes its inspiration from the region’s fresh, tropical produce and abundant seafood.
Menus are light and flavourful, with a range of local, Mediterranean & simple classic dishes served all day, from breakfast to late evening.
Madi also holds themed nights each week, including a Tradition Maldivian Bodu Beru night, seafood bounty local seafood barbeque and a 'Thali' evening focusing on south Indian specialties.
Madi, is open in the evening to offer themed nights on Monday (Maldivian Boduberu dance and drums), Wednesday (Indian Thali), and Friday (seafood barbeque under the stars with live entertainment). Madi will continue to serve breakfasts daily.
Thila is named after coral formations in the Maldives that are covered with abundant marine life. As a place to congregate, it inspires the informal Maldives restaurant and pool bar where guests can come to chill out.
Food at Thila is easygoing and family-friendly, with salads, freshly cooked seafood, pizzas and Turkish ‘pide’.
Laid-back music, pool tables and an open-air pool bar with ocean views make Thila the relaxed and vibrant heart of island life on Maalifushi.
Thila, the main lounge bar and open air BBQ kitchen will continue to open every day from midday to midnight to offer its light Mediterranean tapas menu as well as the dinner menu normally served at Madi.
Tai or red snapper, which is a celebratory fish in Japanese culture, aims to be among the finest Japanese restaurants in the Maldives, while showcasing fresh seafood from local waters.
At our dedicated sushi and cocktail bars, Tai’s chefs entertain guests with their culinary skills, focusing on sustainably caught seafood from the Indian Ocean.
Tai, will offer dining on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. During the days Tai is closed, a Japanese menu will be offered on request.
Begin the day with ease as the morning light glistens across the Indian Ocean. Welcome the beauty and stillness of Maalifushi with a gourmet breakfast selection, paired with the perfect bottle of champagne served by your dedicated butler. Optional choice of Caviar available.
Romantic Castaway Picnic
The Maalifushi crew will take you to a private beach of the whitest, powdery sand with a picturesque ambiance.
Enjoy a gourmet picnic, a mini bar of your choice and the person of your dreams. Swim, sunbathe, sleep and enjoy a private moment together.
Family Castaway Picnic
Explore the island’s white sandy beaches as you enjoy a gourmet picnic, a mini bar of your choice and your loved ones. Swim, sunbathe, sleep, discover and treasure family time together.
Enjoy an unforgettable evening under a canopy of stars with only the sounds of the ocean and gentle sea breezes to distract you.
An intimate dining table will be set up on the deck of your own pool, or away on the secluded beach where you will enjoy complete privacy while your personal butler serves you a three-course meal from the carefully selected dinner menu and a bottle of chilled champagne.
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 flavour.
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 flavour.
COMO Shambhala Cuisine is served at Madi. It is also available via room service and private dining.
In Villa Dining
In Villa Dining at Maalifushi by COMO includes salads, pastas and refreshing juices and lassis, and is available from 7am until 11pm daily.
At the over-water COMO Shambhala Retreat at Maalifushi, those seeking a spa holiday in the Maldives will discover signature COMO Shambhala treatments, emotionally re-balancing holistic techniques and facials for restorative skincare.
A wide array of massage spa treatments available in Maalifushi- Maldives. Traditional techniques include Indonesian and Taksu as well as Thai massage, which is sometimes known as passive yoga. The signature COMO Shambhala Massage is a particularly nurturing treatment, employing long, soothing strokes.
The body care treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat at Maalifushi are unique among spa hotels in the Maldives. Designed to relax and renew, these treatments will leave you feeling refreshed from head to toe.
Among spa hotels in the Maldives, COMO Shambhala Retreat at Maalifushi offers high quality facial care. The use of the range of natural skincare products and other advanced anti-ageing and rejuvenating facials. Our expert therapists can advise the best match for your skin.
At COMO Shambhala Retreat at Maalifushi, all the pampering beauty care treatments that might be required for a week on the beach are offered.
Our nail care system uses products filled with naturally hydrating properties for soft and silky hands and feet.