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Cocoa Island - South Atoll

Cocoa Island by COMO is an intimate private Maldives island resort with 33 overwater suites allowing you to slip right into the turquoise lagoon to explore an exceptional house reef.
Encircled with powder white sand, the carefree, understated luxury experience includes holistic wellness treatments at COMO Shambhala Retreat, South Indian-influenced cuisine and worldclass diving.


Cocoa Island is a small, private island resort known locally as Makunufushi. It is located among South Malé’s coral atolls, approx. 40 mins speedboat transfer from Malé airport.

Dhoni Suites
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.

Dhoni Loft Suites
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.

Loft Villas
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.

One Bedroom Villas
The largest of Cocoa Island by COMO’s Maldives 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.

COMO Villas
Of the 33 suites and villas at our Maldives beach resort, Cocoa Island by COMO’s two COMO Villas—Sunset and Sunrise—offer the most unique guest experience.

  • Private sundeck with loungers and dining table
  • Bathtub and separate shower stall
  • Air conditioning and antique colonial ceiling fan
  • Mini bar and snacks
  • Coffee/tea making facilities (Nespresso machine)
  • 42” LCD/plasma satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • In room safe
  • International direct dial telephone
  • WiFi Internet access
  • iPod docks

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 contemporary interpretations of other Asian and Mediterranean classics, as well as old favourites like pastas and salads. Our healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine is always popular.

The relaxed atmosphere of Ufaa, our main restaurant, belies the sophisticated flavours behind each dish. Dine casually beside the infinity pool and the sea, or eat like a castaway, with meals delivered to your private villa or to your very own private table at the beach. And Faru, our bar, is where to relax with fine wines, tasteful cocktails, healthy juices and light snacks.

Ufaa
Unique among restaurants in the Maldives, our talented, New Zealand-born Executive Chef Shane Avant draws inspiration from the Malabar Coast’s rich gourmet heritage and local seafood. He also creates modern interpretations of Southeast Asian and Mediterranean cuisine. The kitchen’s tandoor oven allows for fat-free, flavour-rich grilling of meats, vegetables and fish.

Chef Profile
New Zealand born Shane joined Cocoa Island by COMO after a six year stint in the islands of Fiji leading the kitchen teams with award winning resorts Vomo Island and the Fiji Beach Resort and Spa, Shane's style of cuisine balances the best of local and regional produce to create a memorable dining experiences on Cocoa Island by COMO.